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Cold prevention can be delicious

Cold prevention can be delicious

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

December 5, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

It seems that all of the stars have aligned like some kind of cruel joke at the end of this semester, producing an incredibly high risk for an outbreak of the Carlmont plague. The recent rainy weather has caught many of us Californians off guard with some shivers, and has become our dominant weather...

Don’t take away our voice

Don’t take away our voice

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press," reads the First Amendment. Five St. Louis Rams players walked out of their tunnel with both hands in the air, demonstrating the "don't...

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

The food industry is plotting against us, one fake blueberry at a time

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 15, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion

Consuming enough servings of fruit was already challenging enough before it began deceiving us. We are encountering an interesting situation where we are being bombarded with fake blueberries. When I say fake blueberries, I am not referring to decorative plastic blueberries that one might use...

Put the phone down and join reality

Put the phone down and join reality

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

News flash: if you don't look at your phone for five minutes, the world isn't going to erupt into flames and the sky isn't going to fall. Everyday I am bombarded with people who are constantly glued to their phones and it has got to stop. I remember when I was in middle school and I had a friend who...

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

Knocked up with Halloween’s food baby

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

November 2, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass

You are what you eat. This means that after Halloween, I become a very round, nauseous blob, containing the Pacific Ocean's worth of high fructose corn syrup and enough sugar to replace all of the sand in the Sahara Desert. The levels of unnatural flavoring and coloring in my body are so repulsive that...

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

Teenagers: It’s time to act your age

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

November 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Say goodbye to the days when your teachers held your hand and gave you a homework pass when you had a rough night, because it's time to grow up. For many of us, this will be our last year in high school, and then it's off to the real world where there is nobody reminding us to do our laundry or to...

Procrastination is not your friend

Procrastination is not your friend

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

October 20, 2014


Filed under The Way It Is

Procrastination is the silent-but-deadly monster that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. At first you're just watching some harmless TV, convincing yourself that it's only 3:00 p.m., and you have plenty of time to do all your homework. But then next thing you know, it's 12:00 a.m., and you...

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

Portion distortion: stop eating like you’re at grandma’s house

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

October 17, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Many of us have fallen victim to a severe epidemic that has transformed the way we live. You may had been infected by it as a young child, perhaps at a restaurant or worse: grandma's house. Do not despair, for this epidemic is much more a set of  habits than an illness, and it is never too late...

Complain less, vote more

Complain less, vote more

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

We live in an age of all time high political apathy for the younger generation, which entails us having record low voter turnouts. People complain about campaign finance roofs and how the rich have the power to control elections. About how internet rights are being de-neutralized, how privacy rights...

Love yourself, not thigh gaps

Love yourself, not thigh gaps

Veronika Dvorakova, Art Director/Columnist

October 3, 2014


Filed under A Dash of Sass, Opinion, Top News

Are you sick of listening to girls wish for thigh gaps? Boys kicking themselves because their stomachs resemble kegs more closely than a six-packs? Young women feeling insecure because of the size of their breasts? Are you tired of being one of them? I know I am. The matter of the fact is that...

Senior year: take some time for yourself

Senior year: take some time for yourself

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Senior year is the best year of high school. It's when you get to relax, hang out with your friends, make fun of the freshmen, and fantasize about moving far, far away. Right? Wrong. Senior year is stress overload, and according to the American Psychological Association, the percentage of high school...

Don’t grow up too fast

Don’t grow up too fast

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

For as long as I can remember, my parents have always said, "Don't grow up too fast." They both cried on my first day of kindergarten, begged me not to wear make up, and wouldn't let me watch any kind of reality television show because they thought it would corrupt my soul. As I got older, they held...

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