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Mental Illness Importance

Mental Illness Importance

March 28

Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act.

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How Adults View Teens

How Adults View Teens

March 24

A lot of the time, we teens can’t wait to be fully grown so that we can finally leave high school behind and live life by our own rules.

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Immigration: ICE

Immigration: ICE

March 23

Having undocumented parents, I can’t imagine what it would be like for my younger sisters and me if one day my parents don’t come back from work because they have been detained.

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Mixed Gender vs. Single Gender Schools

Mixed Gender vs. Single Gender Schools

March 22

I believe that mixed gender schools are better and more beneficial for students.

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Beauty Pageants and Competitions

Andrea Garcia, Reporter

March 21

Filed under Opinion

Beauty pageants are contests based on mainly the physical qualities of the contestants.

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Women and Sexual Assault at Concerts

Emily Elias, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 18

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sexual assault is a huge epidemic at concerts.

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Piercings and Tattoos are Art

Piercings and Tattoos are Art

Briana Marcial Castillo, Opinion Editor

March 3

Filed under Opinion

Tattoos are still often seen as a tasteless form of art and piercings as body mutilation. Though these forms of expression aren’t for everyone, that doesn’t mean people should stereotype these people as thugs or criminals. Most of the time they just want to show the world that they are unique individuals. Yes, tattoos were often used to symbolize being a part of a gang but nowadays they are...

Find a Better Way to Discipline your Children

Find a Better Way to Discipline your Children

Andrea Garcia, Reporter

March 2

Filed under Opinion

There’s a tremendous difference between child abuse and physical discipline. People use physical discipline as a way to teach their kids not to repeat a certain action.

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How Predictable Will Best Picture At The Oscars Be This Year?

Sebastien Balembois, Reporter

February 24

Filed under Opinion

Sebastien Balembois Entertainment 2/08/17   How Predictable Will Best Picture At The Oscars Be This Year?   The 89th Annual Academy Awards are approaching. Over the years, a wide variety of movies have won Best Picture; some have been unpredictable and others were very much expected to win.   For example, not many people expected “Birdman” (2014) to beat out other nominees from the same year, such as “Boyhood,” “Theory of Everything,” or “The Imitation Game.” Similarly, moviegoers did not expect  “Spotlight” (2015) to beat both “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.” On...

AP Classes Aren’t for Everyone

Samantha Espinoza, Reporter & Asst. Features Editor

February 16

Filed under Opinion

Advanced Placement classes are college level classes, offered to high school students

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Valentine’s Day isn’t a Big Deal

Valentine’s Day isn’t a Big Deal

February 14

People treat Valentine’s day as an excuse to overtly show affection to their significant other or to build up enough courage to tell someone they like them. People go on dates just because they feel that’s what they have to do, when usually they would not care to. They spend money on gifts that stores tell them they “have to buy” in order to be the best partner despite the fact that it’s ju...

Venice High’s Dress Code is Unreasonable

Venice High’s Dress Code is Unreasonable

December 8

Venice High's dress code is overall ridiculous. The main issue is that the dress code implies that the school administration or Los Angeles Unified School District in general has problems with girls being too " promiscuous," "provocative" or "distracting" at school. Who are the ones actually being distracted? If boys are the ones being distracted by the way girls dress, then why not teach boys...

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