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Editorial: Waitlists bring more false hope than admission

Editorial: Waitlists bring more false hope than admission

Editorial Staff, Site Editors

April 5, 2019

We seniors have waited for months in anticipation of April 1. Before that, we were writing about our life stories and passions. Even before that, we were working as hard as we possibly could to set ourselves up for the best college outcomes. We worked for months, even years. In a way, we were waitin...

Opinion: Stop talking about Jordyn Woods

Opinion: Stop talking about Jordyn Woods

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloé Kardashian. This is not the most surprising piece of celebrity news. The beginnings of the relationship are a bit dubious – Thompson allegedly cheated on his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig with Kardashian. Craig was pregnant when Thompson and Kardashian began datin...

Opinion: My culture is most-likely your prom dress

Opinion: My culture is most-likely your prom dress

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

March 31, 2019

Joseph Gomez chortles out another hot and spicy video on a topic that was relevant about a year ago ... CULTURAL APPROPRIATION. Everybody have a safe prom, don't smoke the Devil's lettuce, drink Satan's juice, or pop Lucifer's Tic Tacs.     Like if you find the two typos.

Opinion: The UC System is cheating California residents

Opinion: The UC System is cheating California residents

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

In 2018, 22 percent of out-of-state applicants were admitted by UCLA. The acceptance rate for California residents: 12 percent. Those numbers mean that of the 71,569 Californian applicants in 2018, only 8,725 were accepted. That is not fair. No matter the statistics of these out of state...

Opinion: Track is a team sport

Opinion: Track is a team sport

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

Picture this: a track runner is in last place and pushing to finish the race, but everyone can tell that they are starting to give up. It is pouring rain with strong winds on the backstretch. Everyone else on the team is minding their own business and not watching the race, even though they are right on the f...

Opinion: Prom preparations are grueling but worthwhile

Opinion: Prom preparations are grueling but worthwhile

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The new year rolls around. While you are posting about your New Year resolutions, your female peers have already started checking prom dress websites for an event four months away. This is only the first step that many females take in the long and grueling process of preparing for prom. As so...

Opinion: My stupid opinions

Opinion: My stupid opinions

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

March 13, 2019

Joseph Gomez low-key needed to throw out some of his horrible ideas so he could divert all his future energy into making his last few videos good. It goes without saying that this video is a dumpster fire, but his next ones are going to be real bangers!

Opinion: Know your privilege

Opinion: Know your privilege

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

People will tell you to check your privilege all the time. Before you laugh it off as a “snowflake statement,” think about the parts of your identity that allow you to dismiss the issue. If you’ve never had to think about how some unchangeable aspect of yourself influences your day-to-day li...

Opinion: People need to change their mindset to adapt to the rain

Opinion: People need to change their mindset to adapt to the rain

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

Everyone in California loves the sun; it is known as our comfort zone. Warm, sunny days put everyone in a good mood. According to bestplaces.com, a site that features the best places to live in the U.S., “On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Los Angeles. The U.S. average is 205 sunny days.” While we do not have ...

Opinion: Don’t worry about climate change

Opinion: Don’t worry about climate change

Nisha Marino, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019

As usual, no one has said it better than President Trump: Global warming, or "waming," as President Trump referred to it, has been discussed for well over a century. But scientists have discussed a lot of theories they can't prove, like evolution and heliocentrism, so there's no reason we should believe them now. It's time...

Opinion: Every house needs security

Opinion: Every house needs security

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

News flash; your house cannot protect you on its own anymore. Technology has advanced so you can protect your home better than most expensive security services. In my neighborhood, our homeowner's association used to pay a watchdog security person to supposedly patrol the neighborhood to deter crime o...

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