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Selfishness on the rise

Maya Campbell and Soleil Dam February 15, 2021

Power and success always go hand in hand. To achieve success, we often hear about working hard and being kind. However, the most influential people do not get there by ordinary means.  Jeff Bezos,...

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Talking about Tolkien: Lord of the Reads #1

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Greetings, traveler.  Gather round, one and all: disembark your spacecraft, bring your weary steed to our stables, hang up your dirty cloak on a peg. Draw your chair close to the fire, and prepare yourselves...

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Opinion: We should not recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, even if we might be angry with him

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

In 2003, California's Democratic governor Gray Davis faced a recall election just a year after winning a second term. Davis lost that vote by 10%, and in the replacement vote, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Therapy can be beneficial to everyone, even if they don't have a mental illness.

Editorial: Normalize regular mental health checkups

Editorial Staff, Editors February 9, 2021

People schedule regular doctor appointments, even if they aren’t sick. People go to the dentist regularly, even if they don’t have cavities. People schedule regular optometry appointments, even if...

Students struggle to choose extracurricular activities that appeal to colleges instead of choosing them because they're interesting.

Opinion: There is such thing as too many extracurriculars

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Happiness. Defined in the Webster Dictionary as "a state of well-being and contentment." It is a word, a feeling, that everyone has experienced at one point in their life. Extracurricular activities often...

Linguistic diversity is threatened by the lack of support for minority languages.

Editorial: Linguistic minorities deserve more recognition

Editorial Staff, Editors January 25, 2021

People speak over 7,000 distinct languages globally, but at least a third of these are considered endangered because of their decreasing numbers of native speakers. A minority language is any language...

After a chaotic presidential transition, the Senate will be tasked with judging whether or not soon-to-be-former President Trump is guilty of incitement of insurrection.

Opinion: The Senate must convict Trump after he has left office

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

It is never a good thing to see a president impeached, let alone convicted. It means that the president failed their duties and oath of office.  As Americans, we all root for the success of our president....

Students approach reading differently based on the purpose of why they’re reading.

Opinion: Students benefit from different types of reading

Erin Kee, Staff Writer January 16, 2021

"Harry Potter," "Lord of the Rings," and "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" are popular classics that almost everyone reads. However, "The Great Gatsby," "The Catcher in the Rye," and "Romeo and Juliet"...

Gen Z often takes jokes too seriously.

Opinion: Gen Z is too sensitive

Anna Wilkinson, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

There is a difference between being overly sensitive and being respectful. As a member of Generation Z, every day, it feels like society has something new to tiptoe around. Whether that is the language...

Indifference has been the cause of rising white supremacy throughout history.

Editorial: Yes, this is the America we know

Editorial Staff, Editors January 10, 2021

When rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday to overturn the results of the 2020 election, there was an outpouring of shock, anger, and sadness. Many accurately noted that while the police employed...

A right-wing protestor holds a flag that combines a Gadsden flag from the American Revolution with a Confederate flag from the Civil War. Though the two symbols, historically, contradict each other, they are now frequently seen together. He talks to another man holding an American Flag with President Trump’s face plastered over it.

Opinion: Political extremes hijack national symbols

Cori Nicholson and Jessica Conley January 8, 2021

Once representative of freedom and unity, the American flag has become a symbol of the political right in recent years. This association with the right has left many feeling unsure if the flag always flies...

Anxiety can be an overwhelming mental disorder; but it doesn't have to take over every aspect of one's life.

Anxiety: the monster we all hate

Kylie McNiel, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

Anxiety is the feeling of when you stay up at night staring at the ceiling, asking yourself an infinite number of questions,  debating whether or not you want to know the answers.  The feeling where...

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