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Shame on you for slut shaming

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

March 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

"He hooked up 3 girls at the same party what a bro, right?" "She hooked up with 2 guys this weekend. Can you say slut?" Same situation two completely different results. Why is that teenage girls are incapable of being sexually open when in turn teenage boys are praised for their escapades? It's n...

Stop the hate: bullying must go

Stop the hate: bullying must go

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Whether the perpetrator or the victim, most of us have experienced bullying at some point in our lives. According to dosomething.org, 3.4 million students are victims of bullying every year. Bullying is a prominent part of our everyday lives. From school to home, we witness or experience it often. Most...

Road rage: it’s not worth it

Road rage: it’s not worth it

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

March 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Yesterday, I honked at somebody for the first time, and it came back to bite me shortly after. I was hurrying to work and was stuck behind this car who was literally just rolling down the hill and swerving to the side every 10 seconds. It was obvious that she didn't know where she was going, but because...

Down with college entrance exams

Down with college entrance exams

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Colleges take many factors into consideration when admitting students. Unfortunately, admission is very dependent on two ridiculous tests: the SAT and the ACT. I took my first Preliminary SAT (PSAT) at the beginning of my sophomore year, and it did not go well. I had never taken a test like that,...

Congratulations we’re all aware you’re single

Congratulations we’re all aware you’re single

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

With Valentine's day around the corner and teen angst at an all time high, many people feel the need express their “loneliness.” Everyone has a friend who says that they’re “forever alone,” and if you don’t have that friend, then you are that friend. The sudden realization that one lack...

The progressive alternative

The progressive alternative

February 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout has not been pretty and as a progressive, I can very confidently say, “I told you so.” I did not fully support the ACA and originally pushed for a less complicated, less market-reliant policy, the public option. The idea was floated around by progressives through an easy bill amending pro...

The importance of naps in high school

The importance of naps in high school

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

February 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

When I was in kindergarten, I resented naps. Because I was an energetic child, any amount of time where I had to be still was complete torture. Whenever my teacher said it was time for a nap, I would always count the minutes until I could go outside again. As a current high school student who only ge...

Utah is just a distraction

Utah is just a distraction

January 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

Gay marriage in Utah is a milestone, but the Utah case is not going to end in the sweeping gay rights case that we are looking for, and we need to look beyond this distraction, and find the best path forward. A few weeks ago a federal district court said that Utah’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitu...

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Weekend homework: an academic form of torture

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

January 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is, Top News

Teachers subject their students to forms of torture everyday; some of the most prominent and agonizing forms include group projects, outlines, and presentations. Even though I believe these assignments are tedious and just plain annoying, there is one form I will not tolerate: weekend homework. Assignments...

Why students should be able to take as many AP classes as they want

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

December 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Restricting a students access to advances in knowledge sounds like something out of a horror story for any AP student. The unemployment rate for college graduates is at 4.5 percent, and the unemployment rate for high school graduates is even higher at 24 percent. So why stop children from excelling in...

Editorial: Common Core is for the common good

Editorial: Common Core is for the common good

December 6, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

America, we have a serious problem. According to the Broad Foundation, “American students rank 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading compared to students in 27 industrialized countries.” Additionally, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that we have g...

Numbed by the Media

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

There’s a feeling of numbness when it comes to watching people across the globe dying on television. It’s too simple to just flip the channel and carry on with the day as if nothing has happened, as if those people weren’t really dying. The only reason these horrid detachments are possible is becau...

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