The Visitation Voice

What is the “Vis Bubble?”

Noel Wang, Arts, Culture, and Style Editor

March 1, 2020

You, yourself, are a bubble, in a sense. Your family is a bubble. Your school is a bubble, inside of the larger bubble of Mendota Heights, inside the bubble of our state and our country. And every bubble is a microcosm of its own belief systems, ways of thinking, ways of looking not only outward, but within.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays: the December Dilemma

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays: the December Dilemma

Edie Weinstein, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2020

I urge everyone to really think about how their words will impact others, and to whom they are saying “Merry Christmas.” Will this person actually celebrate a Christmas that you hope will be merry?

Men in Society and Feminism: How do we Find Common Ground?

Norah Grimes, Freelance Editor

March 1, 2020

How do we find a mutual understanding between our environment of strong feminists and a greater appreciation of men in society?

On the Legal Vaping Age

On the Legal Vaping Age

Erika Kyba, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

There is no doubt that vaping is an ill-advised practice that minors should be kept away from, but given the state of our culture, we ought to put the regulation of vaping in the hands of parents.

A Dance of Compromise and Conflict: Visitation’s Uniform Debate

Margot Kern, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

At Visitation, the uniform, enforced by the school, creates a dance of compromise and conflict between the students and staff.  Students are required to wear a uniform consisting of brown, closed toe shoes, white ankle socks, a navy pleated skirt which should fall no higher than two inches above th...

The Big Connection Between The Lorax and Flint, Michigan

The Big Connection Between The Lorax and Flint, Michigan

Clare Pryor, Co-Executive Editor

May 14, 2019

After five years, the citizens of Flint, Michigan remain unable to rely on clean running water. Though the two may seem unrelated, the city’s water crisis is comparable to the storyline of Dr. Seuss’s beloved book and movie, The Lorax. Recalling the premise of The Lorax, a greedy corporation exhau...

The Lyrical Genius that is Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean stands in front of a blank wall (google images).

Jane Gustafson, News Editor

May 14, 2019

Christopher Edwin Breaux, more commonly known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer and songwriter who shatters musical barriers. Ocean is a man of mystery, wisdom, and ineffability; that being said, he is the complete and utter manifestation of the words “lyrical genius.” Ocean...

When is it Moral to Break the Law?

Members of the recently formed Extinction Rebellion group in Westminster.  Photo courtesy of The Guardian.

Isabel Brandt, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

In October 2018, fifteen environmental rights protestors were arrested in London after blocking off roads outside of Parliament. The non-violent group did this as an act of civil disobedience. The term “civil disobedience” seems to have quite a bit of misinformation surrounding it, yet it prevails...

The Psychology of Color

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Natalie Sommervold, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Colors influence our daily lives; 90% of snap judgments are made about products solely based on color alone. Although many people attach the same certain meanings to specific colors, the effect a color has on an individual is due to personal experiences, preference, upbringing, and culture. To say that...

The Problem with One-Size-Fits-All Clothing

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Kate Sabre, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Over the last few years, the media and clothing industries have been portraying more diverse people in their campaigns to help customers understand that there isn’t one ideal body type. Well-known brands such as Aerie are using their platforms to represent people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds,...

The Power of Film in Political Commentary

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Sadie Richardson, Executive Editor

February 25, 2019

Our current era is one of astounding political controversy; we continue to achieve social progress, and yet, we still must resolve countless issues and inequities. Most people have their own outlet for the frustration or anger they might feel, and for some, that outlet is film. Movies and television...

Global Beauty Standards

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Keenan Conley, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019

Beauty is entirely subjective. What one person finds beautiful is derived from the cultural norm of beauty, and not often do someone’s perceptions deviate from these popular opinions. Beauty is dependent of the cultural context; what might be considered beautiful in one country could be ill-favore...

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