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Judge Kavanaugh

Judge Kavanaugh

Zoey Greenwald, News Editor

October 25, 2018

  The #MeToo movement has brought up previous cases of sexual misconduct. It’s been tentatively hailed as a social change — a last straw; a tipping point. Powerful man after powerful man has struggled to defend the undefendable. They are thrown in jail and their products are boycotted. No soon...

Women Will No Longer Live In Fear

Women Will No Longer Live In Fear

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

  Don’t walk alone at night, especially if you have nothing to defend yourself with. Don’t wear things that are too revealing if you don’t want men to stare. Don’t drink things that are given to you by strangers. Don’t walk down the street, even in the daylight, because scary men driving by mi...

Dear Older Generations, I’m Sorry

Dear Older Generations, I’m Sorry

Chika Winston, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

Dear older generations,   I’m sorry.   I know you want us to be married at 20, have two kids by 25, and be settled down with the    perfect house with the perfect husband in the perfect town all by the age of 30.   But we don’t.   We want to make you proud, so you hav...

Society’s Endless Cycle

Society’s Endless Cycle

Quynn Lubs, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

  Ever since elementary school, I have dreaded growing up. I would move slowly through my childhood and take in every little thing about my surroundings. My 10-year-old heart was too full to move through life without enjoying it.   As I got older and became a teenager, my heart began aching...

The Controversy Surrounding Columbus Day

The Controversy Surrounding Columbus Day

Alexa Empleo, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Today marks yet another year in which we Americans commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. I’m sure we all know who Christopher Columbus is, the man who “discovered” the New World. It was President Harrison who called upon the citizens of the United States to formall...

Amreeki Larki

Amreeki Larki

Iman Baber

October 8, 2018

I guess you could describe me as a black sheep in a herd of black sheep. I’m too American for Pakistan, and too Pakistani for America.

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Is Graffiti Morally Right?

Shanzay Hassan and Jessica Son

October 8, 2018

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

  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

  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 is Key

Balance is Key

Shanzay Hassan, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

  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

  “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

  “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...

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