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Say Happy Holidays Instead of Merry Christmas

Say Happy Holidays Instead of Merry Christmas

December 1, 2017

Christmas is arriving very soon! We humans have the habit of saying “Merry Christmas” to everyone.  We ...

Show Colin Kaepernick Some Respect

Joshua Fenty, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful because in doing so, he’s still paying respect to those who fight for our country. He’s rightfully unsatisfied with America’s current social and political state, but he still acknowledges that those who fight for our country are deserving of the utmost respect...

Is Having a Job While in School Worth it?

Is Having a Job While in School Worth it?

November 17, 2017

Having a job while in school is absolutely worth it for some people. If you’re a busy person who plays...

Self-Love and Care is Important

Self-Love and Care is Important

Sarah Rudolph, Opinion Reporter

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Self-love is important because you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. It is...

Taking Days Off of School for Mental Health

Taking Days Off of School for Mental Health

Sarah Rudolph, Opinion Reporter

October 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

School can be very stressful at times, not just physically, but mentally. Meeting due dates for assignments,...

How Consumerism Affects Us On Black Friday

Nevan Campos, Asst. Opinion Editor

October 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many Americans participate in the annual shopping experience called Black Friday, an unofficial holiday after Thanksgiving used by corporations to entice buyers into purchasing their goods at mediocre discount prices. Lines of people desperately waiting to get into certain stores wrap across the length of the malls. Black...

How to be an Effective Trans Ally

Nevan Campos, Asst. Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In recent times, transgender people have gained more visibility in movies, TV shows, and the general public. Almost 0.7% of all American teenagers identify as transgender, according to a January 2017 study conducted at UCLA. It may not seem like a big number, but that’s around 150,000 trans teenagers in this country. An even...

Mental Health Is Not A Joke

Mental Health Is Not A Joke

October 26, 2017

People who suffer from depression often feel like they are the only person in the world who feels that...

Adopt Don’t Shop

Adopt Don’t Shop

October 25, 2017

When a family decides to get a pet, it’s always an exciting time. Whether your family is getting a...

Don’t Neglect Your Dog

Don’t Neglect Your Dog

October 24, 2017

Getting a dog will change your life forever and if you aren’t willing to give your dog the attention...

Don´t Change Yourself for Others

Don´t Change Yourself for Others

Aaliyah Apilado, Opinion Reporter

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There are always going to be people that criticize the way you look, dress, and the way you act. There...

High School Kids Are Not Too Old to Dress Up.

High School Kids Are Not Too Old to Dress Up.

Leslie Silva, Opinion Reporter

October 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

High schoolers are not too old to dress up for Halloween. Everyone should have the right to have fun...