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Opinion: Track is a team sport

Opinion: Track is a team sport

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

Picture this: a track runner is in last place and pushing to finish the race, but everyone can tell that they are starting to give up. It is pouring rain with strong winds on the backstretch. Everyone else on the team is minding their own business and not watching the race, even though they are right on the f...

Opinion: Prom preparations are grueling but worthwhile

Opinion: Prom preparations are grueling but worthwhile

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The new year rolls around. While you are posting about your New Year resolutions, your female peers have already started checking prom dress websites for an event four months away. This is only the first step that many females take in the long and grueling process of preparing for prom. As so...

Opinion: My stupid opinions

Opinion: My stupid opinions

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

March 13, 2019

Joseph Gomez low-key needed to throw out some of his horrible ideas so he could divert all his future energy into making his last few videos good. It goes without saying that this video is a dumpster fire, but his next ones are going to be real bangers!

Opinion: Know your privilege

Opinion: Know your privilege

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

People will tell you to check your privilege all the time. Before you laugh it off as a “snowflake statement,” think about the parts of your identity that allow you to dismiss the issue. If you’ve never had to think about how some unchangeable aspect of yourself influences your day-to-day li...

Opinion: People need to change their mindset to adapt to the rain

Opinion: People need to change their mindset to adapt to the rain

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Everyone in California loves the sun; it is known as our comfort zone. Warm, sunny days put everyone in a good mood. According to bestplaces.com, a site that features the best places to live in the U.S., “On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Los Angeles. The U.S. average is 205 sunny days.” While we do not have ...

Opinion: Don’t worry about climate change

Opinion: Don’t worry about climate change

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019

As usual, no one has said it better than President Trump: Global warming, or "waming," as President Trump referred to it, has been discussed for well over a century. But scientists have discussed a lot of theories they can't prove, like evolution and heliocentrism, so there's no reason we should believe them now. It's time...

Opinion: Every house needs security

Opinion: Every house needs security

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

News flash; your house cannot protect you on its own anymore. Technology has advanced so you can protect your home better than most expensive security services. In my neighborhood, our homeowner's association used to pay a watchdog security person to supposedly patrol the neighborhood to deter crime o...

Opinion: Turn on post notifications for 2020

Opinion: Turn on post notifications for 2020

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

Every week, thousands of people log onto Instagram to watch a Congresswoman cook dinner. Instant mac and cheese and tofu curry are only a few of the things she has made on her livestreams. She may not be Gordon Ramsey or Rachael Ray, but people love to watch her cook. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a...

Opinion: The American electorate is not ready for a diverse candidate

Opinion: The American electorate is not ready for a diverse candidate

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

Speculation clouds the air as Americans begin to wonder which Democratic candidate will face President Trump in the 2020 election. Among those considered by ABC to be most likely to run for president in 2020 are former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris...

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Dec. 14, 2012: I heard of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; 27 deaths. June 22, 2018: I got word from a senior at Santa Fe High School of the tragedy that had unfolded at her school; 10 deaths. Jan. 8, 2019: I found out about yet another shooting; one death. But this last one hit home;...

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2019

We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’ve started the year with no government. To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump administration seemed to hold itself together with contradictory statements and spray tans alone. The odd golf stick gave the governmen...

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