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Thanksgiving should hold a greater significance this year above others

Thanksgiving should hold a greater significance this year above others

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Thanksgiving is often overlooked as a pre-Christmas, no-present holiday, especially by the younger generations. This year, recent events have precipitated the need, now more than ever, to focus on unity across America and within households. Between the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, the northern California fires, and the Nov. 5 San Antonio shooti...

The predator is victimized even in 2017

The predator is victimized even in 2017

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ninety-three. That's how many women have accused famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein of some form of sexual harassment or assault. Poor Weinstein. At least that's the narrative being pushed by the media. Women, especially those showcased in media, are afraid to come out and speak about...

Sex robots encourage objectification of women

Sex robots encourage objectification of women

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine coming home to a woman that will never leave you, never turn you down for sexual desires, and never fight back against dominance. Welcome to the world of female sex robots. The sex industry is often an uncomfortable subject that isn’t widely discussed—let alone those creepy silicon...

Powderpuff doesn’t help feminism’s cause

Powderpuff doesn’t help feminism’s cause

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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Fall is here, which means pumpkin spice, comfy sweaters, and homecoming. And homecoming means Powderpuff. However, powderpuff is a step backward for women. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Powderpuff is defined as a traditionally male activity or event done or played by women. Powd...

Vaccinations are not one-size-fits-all

Vaccinations are not one-size-fits-all

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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Vaccines are a norm for today's society. Those who are not vaccinated are often stereotyped as uber-spiritual or hippie-like. This is not always the case. The choice to not vaccinate or partially vaccinate is often seen as a health hazard to others.  But what many people don't realize is that...

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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On Oct. 8, several Northern California wildfires destroyed buildings and forced residents in Napa and Sonoma to evacuate their homes. The smoke from the fires even drifted to many areas along the California coast. The burnt smell that came with the smoke from the fires was overwhelming and masks...

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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Once again females don't have a say in something that only affects them. According to The Washington Post, President Trump's administration and the Department of Health and Human Services have made it more difficult for women to obtain birth control by putting religious labels on it. Trump's administration has altered the rules of the Affordable Care Act, which now allows insure...

Family meals positively affect teens

Family meals positively affect teens

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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When was the last time you sat down with your family and ate dinner with them? If it's been a while, consider the benefits. Dinner time is an opportunity to take a breath and forget about whatever is happening in life, whether it be work, friends, homework, or an APUSH test the next day. It...

Social media continues to veil effective coping

Social media continues to veil effective coping

Editorial Staff

October 8, 2017


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Whether news comes through emails, texts, or snapchats, we all use social media to share experiences and get information. But social media veils the truths about lives and events. “Social media is like this giant filter on everyone’s lives and in my eyes, it’s fake and not genuine, so having...

Guns are out of control

Guns are out of control

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It happened again. Politicians are about to say how concerned they are about the most recent tragedy. However, they're also going to say that this isn't the time to talk about gun control. On Oct. 1, a country festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, was attacked by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Currently,...

Support a cause with more than just a tweet

Support a cause with more than just a tweet

Editorial Staff

September 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“I think climate change is a problem.” Cue a sea of heads nodding and a chorus of agreements. Replace that statement with another liberal-sounding claim and, chances are, many people in the Bay Area will agree. While some people claim that they support a cause, many do nothing but tweet a...

We stand united, we kneel divided

We stand united, we kneel divided

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's a Sunday afternoon in a sold-out football stadium. Fans are pumped, players are ready to go, and the singer is about to perform the National Anthem. As the music begins, tension builds. Some players link arms, some slowly kneel, and others never make it to the field. The media has exploded...

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