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When a Hijab Becomes a Warning

When a Hijab Becomes a Warning

September 27, 2016

It’s not uncommon to see a Muslim woman wearing a burkini, a tunic outfit with loose pants made with...

Overcoming Prejudice: I Am Not a Stereotype

Overcoming Prejudice: I Am Not a Stereotype

September 27, 2016

Ever since I was a little kid I picked up on the stereotypes that societal prejudice has formed. I began...

Grading the Homework Policy

Grading the Homework Policy

September 27, 2016

By now, we are resigned to the fact that homework is an intrinsic element of school, and by extension...

Disneyland: Where Did the Magic Go?

Disneyland: Where Did the Magic Go?

September 17, 2016

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as the...

Social media through the eyes of a non-user

Social media through the eyes of a non-user

August 19, 2016

Before I describe my views on the impact of social media, I have a confession to make: I don’t actually...

Let’s stop complaining about airplane noise

Let’s stop complaining about airplane noise

August 19, 2016

On any given day, at least a thousand flights depart from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta...

College Board Prioritizes Profits over Students

College Board Prioritizes Profits over Students

May 30, 2016

Each spring, when AP season comes around, I ask myself why I’m paying a ninety-something dollar fee t...

Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws: A Step in the Wrong Direction

Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws: A Step in the Wrong Direction

May 30, 2016

The nation was shocked in March when the state of North Carolina passed an obviously anti-transgender b...

Is It Worth It To Duck and Cover?

Is It Worth It To Duck and Cover?

May 30, 2016

Every Tuesday students are granted 30 minutes to meet with teachers, catch up on work or review for ...

On Disbelief, Ignorance and Rape Culture

On Disbelief, Ignorance and Rape Culture

May 23, 2016

Last month, a childhood hero of mine was accused of rape. His name is Toby Turner, a YouTube sens...

School Traffic Safety: Underlooked and Underappreciated

School Traffic Safety: Underlooked and Underappreciated

May 17, 2016

When I was 6 years old, my oldest brother was hit by a car as he biked home from Egan Junior High Scho...

Scheduling Conflicts with SBAC Testing

Booker Martin, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016

Filed under Issue-7, Opinions

Last year, high schools in California introduced the newest iteration of standardized testing: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, also know as SBAC. The school’s primary issue with SBAC testing no longer revolves around the content on the exam itself. The problem nowis scheduling conflicts, which will likely increase...

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