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Society’s Mental Prison

Society’s Mental Prison

Minjoon, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics

With the rise of free speech and activism in today’s society, many can’t help but think about how free we are to express opinions and think differently. Some optimistically think of society as a breeding ground for diversity and free expression. However, what humanity has built for itself is a priso...

What Astrology is… and Isn’t

What Astrology is… and Isn’t

Zoey Greenwald, News Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics, Science

  When my twin sister and I were born, my great grandfather consulted the stars. The chart which he produced proclaimed that we would become great world travelers — that we would grow to do amazing things. I’d like to believe that these ideas are true, but because I’ll make them true —  not...

Dear Society…

Dear Society…

Iman Baber

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Politics

Our focus should be on our children, the next generation who will carry the legacy of our country.

How BTS is changing the world

How BTS is changing the world

Raylene Factora, News Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I never thought I would like K-pop. I sneered at the very thought of any music in another language. I thought Kpop was cringy and shallow. I thought those Korean guys with makeup were “too girly.”  I looked down on those “crazy K-pop fans” like they were mad men. I vowed I would never, EVER beco...

Racism in SCV: Alive and Thriving

Racism in SCV: Alive and Thriving

Sophia Kriegel, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Politics

 There is more danger that comes from the vicious thought that stems from white supremacy prevalent in our city than the supposed harm that comes from immigrants.

Dear Lawmakers…

Dear Lawmakers…

Iman Baber

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Politics

Dear lawmakers, I honestly have no idea where to start. What do I write? How can I make sense of the tangle of emotions in my mind? So, I turned to research. I listened to the voices of the leaders behind this powerful movement. Their words brought me to tears, their strength only lifting up ...

Feminism Needs to Fight for Femininity as well as Females

Feminism Needs to Fight for Femininity as well as Females

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Feminism is often credited with the fight for gender equality, yet rarely does it equally campaign for it. The modern fight for gender equality more or less began with first-wave feminism in the late 19th and early 20th century. Originally characterized by a push for voting and property rights,  t...

Gun Culture and Simulacra

Gun Culture and Simulacra

Ryan Factora, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

  188 school shootings in 18 years. 188 thoughts and prayers. 188 debates filled with partisan bickering. 188 times where no change has happened.   After every single mass shooting, it is only inevitable that politics come into play. Yet gun control advocates clash with staunch second-amendment defenders ...

Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar

Mary Waugh, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Over the past few weeks, anyone keeping up with the news, or just anyone on social media, has been able to take a peek into the unseen, abusive world of gymnastics. Just a few weeks ago, Lawrence Nassar, the former U.S.A. Gymnastics sports doctor, was accused in court by more than 156 woman concerni...

Insurmountable Challenges, Barred by Gender

Insurmountable Challenges, Barred by Gender

Gamin Kim, Editorials Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics

I am an Asian American. I am a first-generation immigrant to the United States. I am an individual who is anxiously awaiting college admissions decisions to arrive, day after day, heart fluttering whenever the word “college” or “university” scrolls past my eyes on the digital screen. And I am...

The Post: A movie about the past and a predictor of the future

Erica Gillespie, News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Opinions

“The Post”: another movie about The Washington Post, another movie about Watergate — only this time with Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep was, as expected, exceedingly wonderful in the movie. Unexpectedly, the movie was not about Watergate. I thought for sure if there were ever a time to make ...

Build-A-Baby

Build-A-Baby

Nicole Augusta, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Science

When you look around your classroom, the mall, the gym, or any public place, you’ll notice that everyone is different. However, that may not be the first description that comes to mind, since it is something that we’ve grown up hearing and subconsciously knowing. But everyone being unique may be so...

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