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Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Shanzay Hassan and Jessica Son

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Top Stories

PRO:   Imagine walking down the streets of Peru, one of the poorest countries of the world, and seeing some beautiful art on the walls around you. Should you have to be labeled as a morally “bad” person if you can’t afford to be a “good” person? In the world of graffiti, the answer is a d...

Why I Sit During the Pledge of Allegiance

Why I Sit During the Pledge of Allegiance

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics

  Don’t think I haven’t noticed. I have seen my classmates whispering about me, tapping each other on the shoulder and pointing, saying “She isn’t standing,” as though even mentioning it is taboo. Maybe they believe that the more they show how they are against me, the more they make it appar...

Why I Stand During the Pledge

Why I Stand During the Pledge

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics

  It’s 10:05 a.m. and I hear the West Ranch fight song on the television. My classmates and I get ready to stand up and put our right hand our heart. To pledge to the flag.   I start saying, brightly and loudly, “I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. . .” ...

Balance

Balance

Shanzay Hassan, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Health, Opinions

  Through balance, and only balance, will we find an adventure of unity, strength, and weakness. But most importantly, balance allows us to enlighten ourselves and grow to our potential. Exposure to the importance of finding that equilibrium in any situation is essential to living a successful life. ...

How Poverty Plays Into the Criminal Justice System

How Poverty Plays Into the Criminal Justice System

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Politics

  “In the American criminal justice system, wealth—not culpability—shapes outcomes. Indigent people are unfairly disadvantaged at every step in a system that treats the rich and guilty better than the poor and innocent,” the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) writes.   Justice should not be different for peo...

Being Told to Change

Being Told to Change

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

  “What are you, anorexic?” “You should eat something.” “How much do you weigh?” “Have you ever even eaten?” These comments may seem insignificant. They may seem stupid, childish, and pointless. However, when you’ve heard these things since you were in elementary school, they star...

Slavery Never Ended

Slavery Never Ended

Ryan Factora, News Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

  “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”   -The Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States  ...

#freepress

#freepress

Iman Baber

September 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Politics

The press is one of the many pillars that keep this country standing. Its a voice by the people for the people.

Wakanda Forever!

Wakanda Forever!

Iman Baber

September 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Politics

I wish America was more like Wakanda.

Unapolegetically Asian

Unapolegetically Asian

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018


Filed under As Seen in Print, Editorials, Opinions, Race Matters

 “You’re such a bad driver. It’s because you’re Asian.”   I heard that sentence a week ago. But I won’t let it escape my mind.   Throughout my lifetime, I have had many Asian stereotypes and assumptions thrown at me, but I just took them with a laugh. I just assumed they w...

What We Need to Remember this Labor Day Weekend

What We Need to Remember this Labor Day Weekend

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions

A vast majority of us surely are aware of the upcoming Labor Day long weekend, which is both exciting and a huge relief. It is no surprise that most holidays that cause suspensions of classes are always overlooked since everyone is out enjoying their free day. However, it is also crucial that we at l...

Objectification: How the School System Tells Us It’s Okay

Objectification: How the School System Tells Us It’s Okay

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I was 14 years old. My two best friends and I were walking across the street in a tiny beach town one Saturday afternoon in August. We were laughing, enjoying our time together, and forgetting that we had to go to school on Monday morning. It had been a good day, swimming in the ocean and having picnics...

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