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Opinion: Chase Center is chasing away loyal Warriors fans

Opinion: Chase Center is chasing away loyal Warriors fans

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

19,595 seats, 47 seasons, four NBA Championships: one arena. Since 1971, the Golden State Warriors have been playing at Oracle Arena. This venue is located in Oakland, a city often referred to as the Town, which is 8 miles away from San Francisco. For decades, the Warriors have used these locker...

Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

In 2016, Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny was eight years old. Two years into the Flint water crisis, Copeny wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to come to Flint to discuss the future of clean water. Now, Copeny runs a successful GoFundMe to distribute clean water to her city. I am six years older ...

Opinion: Guns need regulation, not banishment

Opinion: Guns need regulation, not banishment

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

Don’t ban guns. Legal firearm regulation in America must be improved, but the right to individual ownership of firearms must also never be wholly compromised or banned. Firearm ownership is too significant to many in America to be outright banned. But with practical gun control solutions, gun v...

Opinion: Children shouldn’t have access to firearms

Opinion: Children shouldn’t have access to firearms

Anna Delmas, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

I’m 16 years old and I can own a gun. In California, along with 30 other states, there is no age minimum on who can own a long gun. You could hand your toddler a rifle if you felt so inclined. In most states, the only steps to obtaining a gun are a background check to confirm that you are not a ...

Opinion: Stop talking about Jordyn Woods

Opinion: Stop talking about Jordyn Woods

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloé Kardashian. This is not the most surprising piece of celebrity news. The beginnings of the relationship are a bit dubious – Thompson allegedly cheated on his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig with Kardashian. Craig was pregnant when Thompson and Kardashian began datin...

Opinion: The UC System is cheating California residents

Opinion: The UC System is cheating California residents

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

In 2018, 22 percent of out-of-state applicants were admitted by UCLA. The acceptance rate for California residents: 12 percent. Those numbers mean that of the 71,569 Californian applicants in 2018, only 8,725 were accepted. That is not fair. No matter the statistics of these out of state...

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: 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 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...

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

‘Tis the season for gifts. Whether giving them or receiving them, November through January has become the time of the year most known for present exchanges as several holidays within the time-frame value gifts as a means of celebration. It is impossible to open a magazine, click on a website, or walk d...

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Opinion: Women’s bathrooms take too long

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018

One minute. Five minutes. Ten minutes... and you’re still in line, you can’t see the end, and you’re going to pee your pants. But time has run out. According to Women's Health, the average person needs to use the restroom six to seven times every 24 hours, depending on their bladder size and how regularly they drink water. In a school day, that makes for more than a c...

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