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Editorial: Fixing the parking predicament

Editorial: Fixing the parking predicament

October 14, 2019

In response to the beginning of long-term construction on a new two-story classroom building, the school administration has reassigned the majority of student parking spaces to staff. This year, the number...

Forever 21 should close forever

Forever 21 should close forever

By Elli Lahdesmaki , Copy/Content Editor | October 9, 2019

Have you ever wondered how Forever 21 is able to sell a tank top for only five dollars? The cheap prices may be beneficial to our bank accounts, but are only possible because the brand pays its workers...

This year, the College Board moved the Advanced Placement (AP) test registration deadline from March to November.

Early AP registration deserves a one

By Isabella Borkovic, Web Managing Editor | October 7, 2019

Revolutionary, groundbreaking, and innovative—these are just a few of the words many are using to describe The College Board’s decision to move the Advanced Placement (AP) test registration deadline...

Ethnic studies a day keeps the ignorance away

Ethnic studies a day keeps the ignorance away

By Stella Huang, Features Editor | October 7, 2019

“An Asian trying to learn English bothers me more than someone listening to Lil Uzi Vert while I'm trying to eat dinner.” This remark was made by Shane Gillis, “comedian” and former Saturday...

Dora, now a teenager, hugs pet monkey Boots goodbye.

Rediscovering childhood in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”

By Cedric Chan, Staff Writer | October 6, 2019

“Come on, vámanos, everybody let’s go!” shouts Dora.   This familiar song, alongside dozens of others, is more than some children's introduction to Spanish; it’s a treasured part of...

Hobbs leads his army of brothers in a war dance before going to battle. “Hobbs and Shaw” explores Polynesian culture, which is rare in major Hollywood productions.

“Hobbs and Shaw” takes on Polynesia

By Meleseini Loto'aniu, Staff Writer | October 6, 2019

“Moana” and “Lilo & Stitch” have always been cute, cuddly films and two of my favorite Disney movies. But they weren’t just fun films to watch with my family. They were the only times we...

Two years after the release of the first movie in the franchise, IT: Chapter 2 goes further than a standard horror movie would, with a complex plot, killer cast of A-list actors, and a natural balance of funny and serious moments.

“IT: Chapter 2” is more than a horror movie

By Nina Crofts, Staff Writer | October 6, 2019

Two years after the release of the first movie in the franchise, IT: Chapter 2 goes further than a standard horror movie would, with a complex plot, killer cast of A-list actors, and a natural balance...

Spiderman activist group disbands after fulfilling

Spiderman activist group disbands after fulfilling “true purpose”

By Kate Stadler, Staff Writer | October 5, 2019

A therapy-turned-activist group calling themselves the “Spactivists” recently hosted their final meeting of celebration at a local Quizno’s, crediting themselves for Spiderman’s return to the MCU...

Girls water polo swims for the win

Girls water polo swims for the win

By Mayu Alten and Emily McNally | October 4, 2019

After winning CCS championships for the past two years, the varsity girls water polo team is currently 4-1 in their league and looking forward to continuing their streak with another outstanding season....

STEAM Foundations class adjusts curriculum structure

STEAM Foundations class adjusts curriculum structure

By Lucas Bricca | October 3, 2019

STEAM Foundations is a class started two years ago headed by robotics and physics teacher Stephen Hine and history teacher Sarah Alvarado. This year, the class aims to take a new approach in their curriculum...

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