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Why It’s Okay to Be Offended

Why It’s Okay to Be Offended

Andie Tappenden and Gina Liu
May 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

“I don’t like when people say ‘you can’t say that,’” said Sawyer Dupree, a 10th grader who argues that society may be too sensitive at times. “How do you feel when people say triggered? Cause’ I think that’s hilarious. I think it’s really funny. But, I’ve met people like ‘you c...

Don’t Take Away Our Health Care

Don’t Take Away Our Health Care

Zoe Lubetkin
May 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION

On April 13, Trump signed into order H.J. Res. 43, a bill which allows states to withhold funding-provided by Title X of the Public Health Service Act-from Planned Parenthood. This overturned regulation by the previous administration - passed on Jan. 18 - which stated that Title X recipients cannot ...

To Bomb or Not To Bomb

To Bomb or Not To Bomb

Mazey Perry
April 21, 2017
Filed under OPINION

First, it was Russians hacking the 2016 election, then the bombs dropped in Syria, and now North Korea is threatening war. What do we do? At this point, nobody, not even the United States government, has a correct answer to this question. Still searching for an answer, no method is off the table, but weapons...

Access Denied: The Muslim Ban at Home

Access  Denied: The  Muslim Ban at Home

Suephie Saam
April 21, 2017
Filed under OPINION

In wake of the Muslim ban, I feel saddened to call this country my home. I feel saddened that to some, diversity is not our strength, and that the oppression of thousands of Muslim-Americans is now seen as normal. I, having two parents who were born in Iran, one of the countries under the ban, and havi...

Who Controls the White House: Trump or the Russian Government?

Who Controls the White House: Trump or the Russian Government?

Sacha Verlon
March 9, 2017
Filed under COLUMNS, OPINION, UNCATEGORIZED

The sovereignty of our country is currently being jeopardized because of President Donald Trump’s relations with Russia. Trump has had a long history of financial ties with Russia that could potentially harm him as President. And it is not only the president himself; multiple cabinet members in Trump’s...

Betsy DeVos: Uneducated in Education

Betsy DeVos: Uneducated in Education

Isaac McKenna
March 1, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Betsy DeVos has never attended a public school, nor have any of her children. She went to a Christian private school, paid for by her billionaire father, and is now in charge of public education in America. How did she get her appointment to Secretary of Education? During her confirmation hearing...

Oscars Still So White

Oscars Still So White

Mira Simonton-Chao, Web Content Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

21st-century America is not Black and White. In fact, it is quite the opposite. With growing minority populations across the country and a more than 50 percent Asian, Hispanic and Latino population in California— the third largest state in the U.S. —the United States is an incredibly diverse entity...

Trump v. Journalists

Trump v. Journalists

Cammi Tirico
February 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

jour·nal·ism /ˈjərnlˌizəm/ noun the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast. the product of the activity of journalism. "an art critic whose essays and journalism are never dull"   The world ne...

How the Songs We Listen to Affect the Way We Think

How the Songs We Listen to Affect the Way We Think

Elena Bernier and Omolara Osofisan
February 20, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Throughout decades, different genres of music have drifted in and out of the popular ear. No matter what music you listen to, the lyrics and messages are perceived by your brain and affect how you look at the world. A study done by Donald Saucier at Kansas State University found that people who lis...

196 School Shootings Since 2013

196 School Shootings Since 2013

Alexandra Hobrecht
February 13, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Jan. 7, 2013. Fort Myers, FL. A 27-year-old is shot and killed at the Apostolic Revival Center Christian School. Three days later a student injures two classmates with a firearm in Taft, CA. On Jan. 15 in Hazard, KY, a shooting takes place at Hazard Community and Technical College killing three. A 14-yea...

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