I deleted TikTok. Here’s why you should, too.

Mickey Lonner, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

TikTok is the new social media craze, and with the Covid-19 pandemic, its popularity has only grown. As teens search for new ways to pass the time and connect with peers, TikTok is an easy outlet, and...

High Art vs Low Art and the Importance of Expression in the Modern Age

High Art vs Low Art and the Importance of Expression in the Modern Age

Mickey Lonner, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021

Over the past few months, I’ve been forced to reflect on art and what gives it value. My thoughts led me to the ongoing discussion about high art vs low art, and as I’ve read, I’ve come to some important...

Popular music streaming services include Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Youtube Music.

Which music streaming service is the best?

Albertine Combs, Junior Editor May 24, 2021

With everyone in quarantine, there has been an increase in movie and music streaming service subscriptions. Music encapsulates our emotions and there’s no doubt that this quarantine has been a rollercoaster...

People have very different reactions to graphic images; either they are overwhelmed completely, or their morbid curiosity arises.

Is showing graphic images necessary or harmful in media?

Parth Mishra, Staff writer May 21, 2021

The use of graphic images in media has been a topic of widespread controversy for decades. The debate of either graphic images are necessary in bringing awareness to issues has come to a boil in the last...

CRISPR will change society in the future. Scientists have different views on the direction CRISPR will take.

Gene editing and the reawakening of the eugenics debate

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff writer May 21, 2021

The gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 has been on the news a lot lately, especially with its potential use to help treat COVID-19 and genetic diseases. It has been praised by the media and by the public alike,...

The photo above is the college board AP Student website where AP exams can be monitored.

Should the College Board have modified this year’s AP exams?

Yash Bachu, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

This school year has come with a variety of changes and challenges, some of the biggest ones coming from the College Board. In response to schools supporting distanced learning and all the challenges to...

Dwane Johnson recently has been in the news, with many people pushing him towards important political office.

Opinion: Why celebrities should not run for public office

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

President Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was an actor, starring in many films before his presidency. Donald Trump, the 45th president, was the owner of a private conglomerate and...

The 2021-2022 school year kicks off on August 11th, and hopefully the post-covid year looks more normal than the last.

What should the 2021-2022 school year look like?

River Johnson, Senior Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Since March of 2020, the Amador community — along with the entire world — has been on lockdown because of the pandemic. Not only has the pandemic brought very big changes to the 2020-2021 school year,...

45 mass shootings occurred in the US in just one month.

45 Mass shootings in the US over one month span

Kennedy Mayo, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

The US has reported an alarming number of 45 mass shootings in the last month. A mass shooting is an incident in which "four or more [are] shot and/or killed in a single event (incident), at the same...

Why vaccine passports are not a good idea

Why vaccine passports are not a good idea

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

As America is getting vaccinated, discussion shifts towards the new “vaccine passport” idea – where Americans have to obtain proof of vaccination to access select private property, such as sport...

Before we can celebrate the end of the pandemic, here are some ways for people to stop the growth in coronavirus cases in not just the U.S but across the globe.

Why the end of the pandemic is farther than we think

Arlina Yang, Junior Editor April 13, 2021

No one can say for sure how life will go on as coronavirus never ceased to disappear from the news reports with an ever growing case number in the U.S. As vaccines started to be distributed across the...

Facebook stopped banning political ads on March 4th.

Are political ads on Facebook a good idea?

Austin Coyne, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Earlier this month, on March 4th, Facebook ended the ban on political ads on its platform. Facebook had banned political ads indefinitely one week before the presidential elections last year to prevent...

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