The Spectrum

Code switching, defined as the practice of using different varieties of language in conversation, is usually brought out when talking to teachers. Callie Abraham '17, Savannah Swanson '17 and Steve Kaback converse about Physics during lunch.

Code Switching

How we tune our identities to others' perception of us
Alexis Reaves, Staff Writer October 29, 2015

“I can't tell people my true sexual orientation because I'm too scared of judgement.” “I try to "act white" but still embrace the fact that I am a person of color because I do not want to be seen...

Alexis Reaves surveys a town in the Basque Country in France in May during a study abroad trip.

Wrestling with Womanhood

Studying abroad for a year in France, Alexis Reeves ponders Simone de Beauvoir's words, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Reeves wonders, "How does one become a woman? I know the expectations. I’ve considered them carefully, though I can’t decide whether to follow them or not."
Alexis Reaves and October 3, 2015
Studying abroad for a year in France, Alexis Reeves ponders Simone de Beauvoir's words, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Reeves wonders, "How does one become a woman? I know the expectations. I’ve considered them carefully, though I can’t decide whether to follow them or not."
An illustration of the identities on and off the gender spectrum.

Implementing provisions for gender identity

An exploration of the new gender pronoun introduction
Brendan Barrow, Contributing Writer September 29, 2015

It’s the beginning of a school year, your teacher is reading off names, and they get yours wrong. And even though you remind them, it persists. If you’re new, many students might get your name wrong,...

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