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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...

Why History Failed to Teach Us

Why History Failed to Teach Us

Iman Baber

December 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

First and foremost, if we, as a society, learn history to prevent mistakes, then why do we keep making the same ones? Why are we not learning anything?

Bored to Death

Bored to Death

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Part of our fear is that opioids are new to the suburbs. For decades, heroin has been confined to cities. Suburbanites have remained unphased as heroin and many other types of drugs have been laced into our streets and have broken into our households. With the recent string of deaths pulling us out o...

DARE to Discuss Drugs

DARE to Discuss Drugs

Zoey Greenwald, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We all know the general picture plastered inside the minds of some SCV residents: The Rich Kids of West Ranch get into their fancy cars, pull out wallets full of outrageous allowances, and blare pop and rap music that boast the use of prescription drugs. Little do we realize that in a place where p...

Unfair and Lovely

Zoey Greenwald, staff writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Fashion, Opinions

On Sept. 8, 2017, pop star and Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman of the Year” 2011, Rihanna, released a line of makeup known as Fenty beauty. Strolling through Sephora the day after, I stare at the display in what can only be described as awe. I don’t wear makeup— and not due to some sort of crusade...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Zoey Greenwald

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Politics

  I’ve never quite understood the phrase “ignorance is bliss”, but recent mornings have made the adage ever more seductive — in turning from pillow to Twitter along with the arc of the sunrise, I encounter more horrors than your regularly scheduled programming can imagine.   By the tim...

Why We Shame COC

Why We Shame COC

Skijler Hutson, Design Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We love College of the Canyons (COC), don’t we? We can make up classes over the summer there, get ahead in some subjects, or take something that interests us but isn't offered at West Ranch. Well, at least we like it when we are in high school. It’s funny how that changes when college applications come...

My Issues With Organized Religion

Sophia Kriegel, Opinions Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I’m not stating that organized religion has always been troubled, merely that the new generation of Gods that seem to have been shaped just the way we need them to be to feel like good people.

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