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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...

The power of a can

December 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

I live in an upper-middle class suburb in a nice, comfortable house. I always have food on the table. I always get to see my family. I always have the money to afford most of what I want. I live a pretty nice life. I have been blessed with a stable household that can afford to help me achieve whatever g...

A new perspective on politics

A new perspective on politics

November 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Politically Correct

Over the summer, I worked on a Cameron Johnson’s San Carlos City Council campaign and I discovered that the only obstacle blocking us from changing the world is us. It all started in March when Cameron Johnson, a San Carlos city council candidate, announced his candidacy over Facebook. I saw t...

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Halloween: Immaturity covered with a mask

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 31, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

The stereotypes that run along with Halloween are beyond racist. Just recently a new costume trend has come out mocking the very sensitive case of Treyvon Martin. The controversial incident involving Treyvon Martin and George Zimmerman is not something to make light of. It is obvious that people...

Say no to PDA at school

Say no to PDA at school

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Original Opinions

Attempting to push away that frustratingly involved lip-locked couple off a locker and keeping them away long enough to get the books needed and get to class can be frustrating. In the midst of hormones, emotions, and trying to find love, teenagers are the number one culprits when it comes to publicl...

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