Virtual Learning is Over – What’s Next For Schools?

As schools move out of online learning and transition to hybrid education –a level of open-ness where some students are in-person and some continue to participate via Zoom–virtual students are facing more and more challenges connecting with their peers. Students who are on a screen can’t connect with their peer at all if the restContinue reading “Virtual Learning is Over – What’s Next For Schools?”

Opinion: Lies, Parasocial Relationships, and Cults – The “Religions” of Instagram

This article is an opinion piece anonymously submitted by an independent contributor, and may not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs shared by us here at YGA. We respect all opinions, so we provide an open platform for any and all high schoolers to share their perspectives. If you would like to contribute an opinionContinue reading “Opinion: Lies, Parasocial Relationships, and Cults – The “Religions” of Instagram”

Social Media: Big Followings, Big Change

Social Media is extremely prevalent in modern day society, especially amongst youths. TikTok is a perfect example of a social media that has been exploding recently. With 315 million downloads in Q1 of 2020 alone (the most successful quarter by any app ever), TikTok has grown to be one of the most popular apps ofContinue reading “Social Media: Big Followings, Big Change”

Opinion: Is “Social Justice” In Schools Just For Show?

This article is an opinion piece anonymously submitted by an independent contributor, and may not necessarily reflect the views shared by us here at YGA. We respect all opinions, so we provide an open platform for any and all high schoolers to share their views. If you would like to contribute an opinion piece, don’tContinue reading “Opinion: Is “Social Justice” In Schools Just For Show?”

Atlanta, Anti-Asian Violence, and Action

Two weeks ago on March 16, 2021, eight people, across 3 Atlanta massage parlors, were killed in a hateful mass shooting. Of the eight killed, seven were women, and of the seven, six were Asian. The past year has seen minority communities face some of their highest and lowest points in the nation’s history. Fear,Continue reading “Atlanta, Anti-Asian Violence, and Action”

The Influence of Memes on Society

If you are active on the internet at all, (who isn’t these days?) you’ve probably seen your fair share of memes. A meme can be created about pretty much any topic, and they serve as a source of enjoyment to the young and old alike. Most people can agree that memes have a pretty bigContinue reading “The Influence of Memes on Society”

COVID-19 and Racial Inequality

“The Black Wealth Gap” by The Week Staff focuses on the well-known issue of the wealth gap between black Americans and white Americans. Not only does the article delve into commonly discussed problems, but it also goes a step further by describing the innate racial tensions that underlie these issues.  “The pandemic is falling onContinue reading “COVID-19 and Racial Inequality”

January 6th, 2021

This Wednesday, following a heated D.C rally, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol. For the first time in United States history since the Civil War, the people of the United States stooped to an extreme degree of sedition and disruption of the congressional process, by organizing to resist the results ofContinue reading “January 6th, 2021”

Global Issue Spotlight: Water Conservation in Society

Water, the staple source of life as we know it, is plentiful in almost all parts of the world. Yet it’s no secret that despite the size of the world’s oceans, drinkable water is running out on our planet. In fact, one prediction from The World Counts says that at this rate, freshwater from lakesContinue reading “Global Issue Spotlight: Water Conservation in Society”

Opinion: Return to Normalcy is Here with Hockey

This article is an opinion piece anonymously submitted by an independent contributor, and may not necessarily reflect the views shared by us here at YGA. We respect all opinions, so we provide an open platform for any and all high schoolers to share their views. If you would like to contribute an opinion piece, don’tContinue reading “Opinion: Return to Normalcy is Here with Hockey”