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Keep the Break in Summer Break

Keep the Break in Summer Break

Alex Luna, Sports Editor
August 14, 2017
Filed under Issue 0, Opinions

With summer now coming to a close, it’s time to return to school and work hard for the next nine months. It’s common to start thinking about next summer and what your plans will be. However, as the race for college continues those calendar days might be filled up with SAT prep courses, summer jobs, ...

Shouting Really Loud: Media Under Trump

Shouting Really Loud: Media Under Trump

Spencer Dembner, Web Managing Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusive

Donald Trump may hate the media, but he’s also its biggest consumer. Per The Atlantic, he watches over five hours of television a day, and tweets about it in real time. In February, networks hiked their ad rates in the DC area, hoping to cash in on their powerful audience of one. Fittingly, cable TV ...

Landing Long-term with Landed

Landing Long-term with Landed

Yalda Khodadad, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Issue-7, Opinions

According to USA Today, in Bay Area cities like San Francisco and Oakland, there has been an increase in subsidized teacher housing in order to attract more teachers to their schools. These benefits have contributed to more competition between districts, as they strive to increase the appeal of a teaching...

Answering the Trivial Questions in Life: Is Cereal Soup?

Answering the Trivial Questions in Life: Is Cereal Soup?

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Issue-7, Opinions

I don’t take life too seriously. That doesn’t mean that I laugh at inappropriate times or I joke through sensitive subjects. That means while others argue over politics, stress over academics or worry about the awkward first impression they left on the kid in their table group, I live in the moment...

Baby Steps: Navigating Generational Differences

Baby Steps: Navigating Generational Differences

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Issue-7, Opinions

For the most part, we fit the mold of a stereotypical grandfather and granddaughter. My grandparents’ walls are lined with photos, worksheets and art that my parents have sent, seemingly meaningless artifacts from my time in elementary school, but they are hung like college diplomas. There’s messily...

Conservatives Can Be Snowflakes Too

Conservatives Can Be Snowflakes Too

Julia Santos and Anisha Desai
May 9, 2017
Filed under Issue-7, Opinions

Old, white, angry and male is how we tend to describe most conservatives, but 24-year-old Tomi Lahren is breaking that mold. With her Barbie-esque appearance and fiery attitude, Lahren gives conservative media a new face. Lahren was the star of the talk show “Tomi” on TheBlaze, a conservative digital...

Frayed Strings and Sibling Things

Frayed Strings and Sibling Things

Miranda Li, In Depth Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Issue-5, Opinions

I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to my 14-year old-brother for longer than 20 minutes at a time. In fact, 20 might still be an overestimate. My brother isn’t really interested in conversation; he’s autistic. For 13 years, I struggled to grasp at the fraying strings of what I thought constituted...

A Recipe for Perfect Happiness

A Recipe for Perfect Happiness

Michael Sieffert, Senior Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Issue-5, Opinions

“In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.” Franz Kafka’s words have stayed put in my mind since the first time I read them. Maybe it was because I secretly wanted to find that key to perfect happiness;...

Sledding Down Memory Lane

Sledding Down Memory Lane

Madison Woo and Brian Huebner
March 27, 2017
Filed under Issue-6, Opinions, Showcase

Intro On Thursday, March 29, an iceberg will sink, a dance studio will close and a lighthouse will no longer shine as the online world of Club Penguin will close. The termination of this virtual world has struck sadness among many adolescents who grew up playing this game. Madison's Story It would ...

Why Companies Need To Be Politically Involved

Why Companies Need To Be Politically Involved

Anisha Desai and Justin Yu
March 24, 2017
Filed under Issue-6, Opinions

The United States was founded on the belief that the government would have limited oversight on private property. The checks and balances on government are ingrained in America’s root values of democracy and capitalism. But should companies use their influence on consumers to oversee the government...

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