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Road to Girl Scout Silver Award is plagued with obstacles

Road to Girl Scout Silver Award is plagued with obstacles

March 1, 2019

Imagine a Cadet Girl Scout is learning about the Silver Award. The scout already completed the Bronze Award as a junior (ages 9–11), so the Girl Scout thinks, “How much harde...

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

March 1, 2019

The price people pay for a degree is equal to the price of purchasing a small home in Sacramento, California. But there are ways to decrease the amounts people pay for your e...

Twin bonds can double tension and anxiety

Twin bonds can double tension and anxiety

March 1, 2019

She's always with me. She's my best friend. She competes with me and she fights with me, but she also motivates me. She's my twin sister. Approximately 32 out of every 1000...

Everyone struggles to fit in

Everyone struggles to fit in

February 27, 2019

People want to feel accepted, to feel wanted, and to feel like they are part of something bigger than them. However, the reality is much more complicated than that. By t...

League of Legends’ attempts at mending toxic player base

League of Legends’ attempts at mending toxic player base

February 26, 2019

A hunched over figure basks in the artificial light of a computer screen. Faint background music accompanies the rapid but gentle tapping of computer keys. The room seems nearly at ...

Cannibis companies smoke out youth

Cannibis companies smoke out youth

February 21, 2019

With recreational cannabis legalized in California by popular vote only two years ago, many are rightfully curious if and how the products meant for adults are being accessed by...

First responders face the stress of saving lives

First responders face the stress of saving lives

February 17, 2019

Imagine trudging through debris from a wildfire. Your job is to pick up what the fire hasn’t already destroyed. Houses are reduced to rubble and there isn’t a living thing in...

Adopted children struggle to find confidence in their identity

Adopted children struggle to find confidence in their identity

February 17, 2019

The sky beams blue as Jessica scrambles around the playground, trying to not be tagged by Cole, the lava monster. Just as Cole reaches out to tag Jessica’s hand, his mother ca...

The difficulties behind teen jobs

The difficulties behind teen jobs

February 17, 2019

Eleven million eight hundred forty-six thousand. This is the amount of unemployed youth, ages 16-19, in the United States according to 2017 Kids Count Data Center. This nu...

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

February 17, 2019

One remarkable December day, on the mostly unremarkable year of 1946, two employees of the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Earl Menefee and Ralph Salisbury, founded a soaring club...

Despite ADHD difficulties, silver lining can emerge

Despite ADHD difficulties, silver lining can emerge

February 17, 2019

There is always at least one student in every classroom who can't stay put — twitching, talking, or daydreaming when they shouldn't be. They are often considered to be disrespectful...

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

February 14, 2019

Ten minutes. Just ten more minutes before a student puts down their phone and starts their homework. Soon, this will turn into 30 minutes — then into an hour. For many, social media is a ...

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