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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...

Students have no choice but to give their money to College Board

Students have no choice but to give their 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 29, 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...

Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"I got five hours of sleep last night." "Well, I got only three because I had a math test." "Guys, I didn't even get that much sleep combined in this past week. Y'all are weak." Somehow, being a sleep-deprived zombie has become a bragging right on high school campuses across America, and it has...

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the end of my junior year draws near, there's one thing that I keep thinking about: where would I be without my teachers? When I entered high school, I expected to learn basic things, like what year the Civil War started or what a hyperbole was. I did not expect to learn how to be a better pers...

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

Justin Som, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trade deals, immigration, and alliances -- those are the three bonds that bind America to the rest of the world. Whether it is for better or worse, these relationships cannot be erased. They will last for as long as the United States and other countries exist. That's a lesson that needs to be...

Film is still alive and thriving

Film is still alive and thriving

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a conversation with the Associated Press, acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese stated that “cinema is gone.”  Although Scorsese has had an unrivaled career as a director and film enthusiast, I sadly feel that he is incorrect. Film in the 21st century has been just as inventive, creative, and ...

Americans should embrace political gridlock

Americans should embrace political gridlock

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

May 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Political gridlock has become as synonymous with American culture as Coca-Cola, fast food, and apple pie. While one of the most detested facets of America’s political climate, gridlock is a cornerstone of the United States’ history of liberty and democracy. The origins of American gridlock date back t...

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On December 2016, there was an oil spill in North Dakota, and almost no one cared. The pipeline which caused the spill, owned by True Companies, was originally thought to have released only 4,200 barrels of oil into the state's water supply. However, recent reports show that the spill is actually...

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