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The Value of Senior Standouts

The Value of Senior Standouts

March 15, 2019

Thick layers of dust are probably blown off the cover of yearbooks around the world by grandchildren as t...

Do Parents Have the Right To Pierce Their Babies’ Ears?

Do Parents Have the Right To Pierce Their Babies’ Ears?

March 14, 2019

It is a common practice in several cultures for parents to pierce their babies' ears. However, this has...

Editorial: Student Advocacy for Gun Reform Must Persevere

Editorial: Student Advocacy for Gun Reform Must Persevere

March 14, 2019

On Feb. 14 2018, a national tragedy took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. A...

The Value of Platonic Love

The Value of Platonic Love

Evan Holter, Asst. Opinion Editor

February 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It can be difficult to be single during the Valentine’s season. A month dedicated to romance and passio...

A Guide To High School Relationships

A Guide To High School Relationships

Nevan Campos, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion

High school relationships can be a messy, beautiful, crazy thing. You’re always hearing about the latest...

Environmental Apocalypse: 12 Years Until Our Impending Doom

Environmental Apocalypse: 12 Years Until Our Impending Doom

Nevan Campos, Opinion editor

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion

According to the world’s leading climate scientists, we only have twelve years to reduce and reverse the...

School Construction Leaves Gender-Neutral Bathroom in the Dust

School Construction Leaves Gender-Neutral Bathroom in the Dust

Nevan Campos, Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

While the construction over winter break is building our future campus’ new buildings, the school’s g...

Modern Emos Aren’t Really Emo

Modern Emos Aren’t Really Emo

Jacqueline Sanchez, Assistant Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

“Emo” is a subculture that sprouted from fans of emotional hardcore, or emocore, a style of punk roc...

The Danger of Charter Schools

The Danger of Charter Schools

January 18, 2019

During the United Teachers of Los Angeles strike, teachers have focused their attention on the negative...

The New Morning Tardy Policy Isn’t Benefiting Students

Heidy FLores and Merari Cuarenta

December 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The new tardy policy is unfair to students who live far away and it takes away too much class time to go through the process of getting a tardy pass. On Nov. 13 the tardy sweep policy for first period began, which means that if you arrived to school after 7:57 AM, you have to wait in line at the cafeteria and get a tardy slip ...

A Democratic Alternative to the Police Force

A Democratic Alternative to the Police Force

December 12, 2018

The top-down, state-imposed police that we know today exist as the pawns on the forefront of class confl...

America Is Not the Greatest Country in the World

America Is Not the Greatest Country in the World

Evan Holter, Assistant Editor

December 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As American patriots have become more outspoken, statements about America’s position in the world have bega...