Sean Spicer’s Apologies Are Not Enough

Sean Spicer’s Apologies Are Not Enough

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Student Columns

Sean Spicer has made many blunders while working as the White House Press Secretary that have forced him into a downhill spiral filled with apologies.    “I don’t know what he’s being told what to say. Remember he reports to the president. One, He could be just not prepared when he goes out t...

Unpopular AHCA Passes House Vote

Unpopular AHCA Passes House Vote

Mark Liu, Politics Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Columns

      On May 4th, the United States House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare), largely seen as the replacement to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The new bill now moves to the Senate for deliberation.      Not all parts of the AHCA are bad....

James Comey Latest in Series of Suspicious Firings

James Comey Latest in Series of Suspicious Firings

Mark Liu, Politics Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Columns

      On May 9th, FBI Director Comey was terminated from his position by President Donald Trump. The firing is suspicious for a number of reasons, most concerning, its timing. Comey was investigating Trump for Russian collusion at the time of his dismissal.      There has been a considerable...

Student Commentary: Obama’s Wall Street Speeches

Student Commentary: Obama’s Wall Street Speeches

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
May 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Wall Street has played a heavy hand in politics for a long time. Politicians frequently receive money in the form of paid speeches and campaign donations. This election, Clinton struggled enormously with corruption scandals, and one of these was her refusal to release her own Wall Street speech tran...

Facebook deaths and the power of social media

Facebook deaths and the power of social media

Julia Green, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the many wonders of social media can also come many indescribable horrors. In recent days, a string of heinous crimes have swarmed the news, beginning what many fear will become a social media murder trend.    On April 16th, many were mortified to learn of a gruesome murder committed by S...

Losing the Great Barrier Reef is a sign

Losing the Great Barrier Reef is a sign

Jordan Boright, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

 Climate change has not been kind to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Earth’s greatest natural wonders.    Rising ocean temperatures have caused massive amounts of coral bleaching in reefs, turning once vibrant underwater scenery into bleak colorless wastelands.    “I find it's sad...

Romanticized Suicide in 13 Reasons Why

Romanticized Suicide in 13 Reasons Why

Gabriela Miller and Jordan Klein
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

13 Reasons Why is a popular television show that’s streamed by Netflix, and is mainly watched by high schoolers or middle schoolers. It explains the 13 reasons why high school sophomore Hannah Baker decides to end her life. The show is based off of a book of the same title written by Jay Asher, and the TV show is...

Are police body cameras effective?

Are police body cameras effective?

Connor Corrigan, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The use of police body cameras has been a widely debated issue throughout the state of California and the United States at large. A study conducted in 2013, in which 489 officers were equipped with on-personnel cameras, showed that the officers equipped with these cameras had at least a sixty per...

Student Commentary: Obamacare repeal rejected

Mark Liu, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week, President Trump announced his decision to pull a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is better known, from the floor of Congress just hours before a vote was scheduled. With the Affordable Care Act still in place and no replacement in sight, Tr...

The Controversy Behind Similar Prom Dresses

The Controversy Behind Similar Prom Dresses

Claire Helmer, Sports Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Junior Prom and Senior Ball are huge events that almost every high school student looks forward too. And as spring dance season approaches, so does the pressure students face to search for the perfect dress. "You only go to Prom and Ball once so i think everyone deserves their own special and uniqu...

Student Commentary: Republican Health Care Plan is a Failure

Student Commentary: Republican Health Care Plan is a Failure

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Obamacare wasn’t perfect, but it did a lot of things right: it mandated preventative treatment to reduce emergency treatment, reduced insurance inflation rates from 4 percent to 0.5 percent, allowed children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, ensured coverage for pre-existing conditions, an...

Millennials living with their parents

Millennials living with their parents

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The ungrateful millennial living in his or her parents’ home has become a common trope for many comedy shows and routines as more millennials have begun to move back in with their parents. However, instead of attributing this to a deeply entrenched sense of entitlement, we should consider significant ...

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