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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 of student parking spaces in the front parking lot dropped from 200 to 94 so that faculty could...

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 as little as four dollars per hour. Aside from the underpayment of the brand’s workers, their m...

Early AP registration deserves a one

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

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 from March to November.  Just kidding—virtually everybody except The College Board is against earlier reg...

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 Night Live cast member. I thought I had mastered the ability to ignore comments like his, from being called small-eyed to being teased about...

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

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

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 many childhood experiences. So when news of a Dora movie came out, I was immediately intrigued. Pe...

“Hobbs and Shaw” takes on Polynesia

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.

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 saw people like us on screen. Even then, they weren’t real people—they were cartoons. But the la...

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

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.

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 of funny and serious moments. IT: Chapter 2 is a satisfying watch (if you can handle Pennywise, that is)....

Spiderman activist group disbands after fulfilling “true purpose”

Spiderman activist group disbands after fulfilling

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 (Marvel Cinematic Universe) on September 27th. Named as a combination of “Spiderman” a...

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. After losing last year’s seniors and key players like Kayley Gould and Cynthia Yee, the team’s cu...

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 by mirroring lessons to the steps of students’ real-world projects, with hopes of giving students a...

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