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Opinion: Expressing unnecessary opinions promotes insecurity

People will often express their negative opinions on others without thinking twice. However, this  criticism often leads peers to feel insecure about themselves.

Raina Lahiri, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Everybody has an opinion. It's unavoidable. Frequently, people will say that it's bad to be opinionated since it often leads to conflicts. I disagree. Having an opinion is perfectly fine. However, choosing to express it isn't always necessary. Some people feel the need to express their opinions on everything, ranging from politics to what the kid in the grocery store is wearing, even when they know that what they're saying is insulting. It's common to say something like "no offense, but" before convey...

Opinion: We need to stop complaining about quarantine

Many people have been feeling depressed since quarantine started. However, we have it better than a lot of people.

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

As humans, one of our natural instincts is greed. When we lived in the caves, we had to be greedy to survive, as the ability to successfully hunt and gather determined whether one would live or die. However, now, humanity has a different kind of greed. In fact, we foster many types of greed, with...

Opinion: Hardship paves way for leadership

A true leader will reach out their hand to help others and together, guide them to success.

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Throughout history, leadership is always needed. From monarchies to elected officials to unassuming individuals thrust into positions of leadership, society needs leaders who have the charisma to take charge.  Though it might be hard to define leadership, times of crisis allow for stark contrast...

TikTok impacts modern music

Travis Scott is among the rappers whose fans are often negatively affected by TikTok supposedly ruining songs.

Anthony Eliopoulos, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

The extremely popular social media app TikTok has had a negative and positive effect on music, as it brings attention to unknown artists but also over-popularizes songs as well. The app uses "sounds" that play over the user's video that is often a song, and if this video blows up, people tend to replicate...

Opinion: Marine life needs coral reef protection

A clown fish is unable to blend into its correct atmosphere because the coral is bleached.

Camille Kay, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Coral reefs create a colorful and lively habitat for marine life to thrive in. According to NOAA, coral reefs support over four thousand species of fish and eight hundred species of hard coral. Scientists believe there are still millions of species that have yet to be discovered.  These vibrant animals, who...

Opinion: Young Thug inspires others, breaks standards in rap

Rapper, Young Thug, performs at a music festival.

Ari Ravi, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

After nearly 11 years of making music, rapper Young Thug has truly solidified his name as one of the best artists currently in the music industry. Young Thug uses various flows mimicked by other rappers and a variety of features that appeal to fans of different music genres. A case can be made for Young Th...

Opinion: Climate change approaches faster than we think

Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada are excellent for recreation but also essential for California's water supply. Unfortunately, climate change is causing severe effects on the mountains.

Kai Yoshida, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

To most of us, climate change seems like something distant, something intangible, affecting parts of the world that don't quite matter in our daily lives. As the polar bears lose the ice they call home, coral reefs die, and the Amazon rainforest burns daily, many other tragedies take place all ar...

Opinion: Disney promotes unrealistic body standards

These are the first seven princesses that starred in Disney movies.

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

Disney princesses.  These iconic characters have immensely impacted almost every girl’s childhood. Every girl has probably crawled into bed, wearing a princess costume, as they drifted into a dream where they starred in their own princess movie.  Personally, I remember watching Disney prince...

Editorial: Students need to stop stressing about college in the midst of COVID-19

Many students are feeling an increase in stress with the obstacles presented by COVID-19.

Editorial Staff, Editors

April 26, 2020

The modern school system that we take part in has put a significant emphasis on working towards one specific goal throughout our high school career: college.  As students, we are told to work hard, study every day, and involve ourselves in extracurricular activities as much as possible to achieve...

Opinion: Dear parents, stop kicking your kids out

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, teens are being kicked out of their houses. Parents need to examine the risks of their child being homeless before making the brash decision to send them out onto the streets.

Khalid Kishawi

April 23, 2020

Last month, Gavin Newsom issued a statewide lockdown to take action against the spread of COVID-19. Many students viewed this as a fun opportunity to stay at home from school, go out and party with friends, and stay up all night. But many other students knew this would be hell. An overwhelming number...

Opinion: We need to treat COVID-19 like a war to come back strong

We need to treat COVID-19 like a war to revive our economy.

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

After World War II, America was the most prosperous it had ever been. The reason for this was because of the sheer amount of collaboration between every citizen that occurred. Although we cannot currently work together as they did during the war, we should try to after the pandemic is over. The first...

Opinion: Evolution shouldn’t be taught as a fact

Evolution has become a standardized concept in California's science curriculum.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Despite evolution's widespread acceptance by the general public, evolution is not a fact; it has never been one, and shouldn't be taught as one. As students, we're required to take biology, in which one of the fundamental principles taught is Charles Darwin's scientific theory: evolution by natural sel...

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