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Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Donations help now but volunteering benefits the future

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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 lead to positive outcomes for teens

Family meals lead to positive outcomes for teens

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

You have no choice—give your money to College Board

You have no choice—give your money to College Board

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

September 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Come pay $60 to take a five-hour test in a random class room that will determine if you're smart enough to go to college! Pay only $500 an hour for the best strategy-teaching tutor in town! Don't worry, it'll be easy if you have a large amount of pointless knowledge on irrelevant subjects! This...

Ivanka Trump is not her father

Ivanka Trump is not her father

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ivanka Trump is a mother of three, wife, business owner, University of Pennsylvania graduate, and charity worker. She has authored multiple books, worked for her father, President Donald Trump, as the Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization, started the...

Animal rights are not human rights

Animal rights are not human rights

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Animals are now allowed to vote. Animals are now allowed to own land. Animals can now attend public school! On Sept. 2, thousands of vegans in central London protested against animal oppression and are attempting to fight Parliament in order for animals to have the same rights as humans. The object...

The notion of popularity lives on

The notion of popularity lives on

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“To be regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general,” is the definition of popularity, according to Dictionary.com. Approval in general is what most people are in search of, especially in the high school environment. This approval, commonly associated with being cool and...

Liberals display intolerance towards the intolerant

Liberals display intolerance towards the intolerant

Sophie Penn, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top News

San Francisco did what San Francisco always does. When it was announced that Patriot Prayer, an Oregon-based group claiming to promote free speech, would be coming to San Francisco to protest only two weeks after the deadly Charlottesville protest, San Franciscans planned a counter-protest consisting of thous...

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