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The Problem With Exotic

The Problem With Exotic

Iman Baber

June 4, 2019

   Archaeological-adventure movies always make me laugh. The protagonist (obviously a stereotypical, heroic, macho American dude) travels to a distant land and battles traps, armies and snakes in order to save an ancient relic.    Then there’s a huge plot twist: the British museum owner he was ge...

How a Kitchen Sink Gave Me Purpose

How a Kitchen Sink Gave Me Purpose

Shanzay Hassan, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

  Slowly inching through sluggish LA traffic means a longer duration of music in the car. More music leads to new songs, and new songs mean new meaning.   YouTube Autoplay introduced me to a song called “Kitchen Sink.” I laughed at myself thinking about how one could possibly write about ...

God is Not a Prescription

God is Not a Prescription

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

  It was the worst headache I have ever had. My vision was blurring. People were talking to me, but their voices sounded like a foreign language. My hands were shaking; I had forgotten how to spell words like “who,” “plane” and “land”-- so I panicked. My teacher escorted me to the nurs...

Lies

Lies

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

  When people lie, the usual immediate response is a twist in their gut. People usually feel guilty and overthink everything that happens after a lie. Most people try to tell the truth but only when it’s comfortable for them. When the situation turns disadvantageous for an individual, the individu...

Live Every Moment

Live Every Moment

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

  Everyone grows up. In some way, everyone will progress from their high school selves. People may enter college, get a job, and grow old and gray. But some people might want to hold on to their youth. However, growing up is still inevitable. No one can conquer time, and it moves on as we age. ...

The Hate We Give

The Hate We Give

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018

A gunman who frequently posted anti-Semitic messages, theories, and memes online -- including an ominous message moments before his shooting -- burst into the Tree of Life Synagogue where many people came for their daily Saturday worship on Oct. 27.   The gunman, Robert Bowers, killed 11 people. Among...

Profanity and Positivity

Profanity and Positivity

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

It seems like everywhere you turn on campus, in every conversation, you are surrounded by people who curse. Around West Ranch, wherever you go people are dropping “F-bombs” and calling each other “witch-with-a-B.” However, this can make other students feel very uncomfortable. They can be intimidated...

Anger Makes me a Modern Girl

Anger Makes me a Modern Girl

Zoey Greenwald, News Editor

December 14, 2018

  My mother was the one who taught me how to be a feminist. From the time I was small, she’d proudly place me in front of the television to watch speeches by Emma Watson at the UN or to tune into the Rachel Maddow show. In 2016, I wore her Hillary Clinton t-shirt to school on election day, and toget...

2.8 Million Souls Cursed

2.8 Million Souls Cursed

Shanzay Hassan, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

  My fists were tightly closed with my elbows on the floor, one forearm perpendicular to another. I was on all fours with my head down, and if I dared to move one millimeter, the voice in my head -- referred to as ‘he’ -- would kill my cat.   My vision wasn’t blank; in fact it was extra vivid that d...

It’s Not Weird to Say Hello

It’s Not Weird to Say Hello

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

  You scan the aisles at Walmart, looking over the many brands of sugary cereal. You glance over your shoulder to see where your mom went, but instead you see a person from your school. Your first instinct is to quickly turn around and avoid eye contact, but then you start to wonder why you don’t...

AMA: Asian Representation

AMA: Asian Representation

Jessica Son, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

  The American Music Awards, or AMAs, have sparked conversation this month with the lineup being more diverse than it has ever been. With famous performers, such as Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Will Smith, Drake and Rihanna, the AMAs incited much anticipation for everyone’s favorite artists to win awards....

The Anti-Feminist #HimToo Tweet that Went Viral

The Anti-Feminist #HimToo Tweet that Went Viral

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

  The #HimToo movement has been floating around Twitter for a while now as a way for men to open up and connect with allies across the internet from their experiences of sexual assault and rape. It was part of the #MeToo movement, which spoke out against sexual harassment and assault and allowed people ...

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