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What does it mean to take a knee?

What does it mean to take a knee?

Mark Liu, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    In light of the recent surge of NFL players protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem, and in the wake of our president’s recent comments on the actions of those players, the origins of taking a knee must be re-examined.    What does it mean when someone takes a knee? Besides the ...

Trumps Response to Las Vegas Shooting

Trumps Response to Las Vegas Shooting

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

    On October 1, at 10:08 PM, Stephen Paddock, 64, situated on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Country Music Festival. Paddock shot for 11 minutes into a crowd of 22,000 leaving 58 people dead, including Paddock himself, and about 500 o...

Rocket man vs. dotard

Rocket man vs. dotard

Anna Sun, Page Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last Friday, September 22, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, called President Trump, a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and threatened to “tame” him. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a dotard is “an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.”    Kim’s heated words were in response...

Trump Addresses U.N.

Trump Addresses U.N.

Kevin Shi, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On September 19, 2017, President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York with a rousing speech regarding current events and issues facing both America and the rest of the world.     Trump discussed in his speech the idea of how all nations should embrace sovereignty in o...

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, 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

      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

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...

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