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The Danger of “Free Thought”

Zachary Friedman, Segments Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

        “I miss the old Kanye.” -- A phrase we have all heard before, and will continue to hear. Any music or pop culture fan is familiar with the evolution of Kanye West and his attitude. Riddled with controversies and scandals, the modern career arc of Kanye West is about as volatile as they c...

No Space for Kevin Spacey

No Space for Kevin Spacey

Joshua Kyong, Staff Writers

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

We give publicity to the unwanted, money to the despicable, and fame to the undeserving. When will we take back these titles and give them to those that truly deserve them? Kevin Spacey, a famous actor that played in the House of Cards, was accused of sexually assaulting younger men and colleague...

Face-Off: Boycotting Movies

Face-Off: Boycotting Movies

Rishabh Das & Sarah Baxter, Staff Writers

December 21, 2017


Filed under Face-Off

Should we boycott movies if sexual predators star or produce them? YES: Recently, many allegations against profound movie directors, producers, actors and alike have come to light, leaving people to question if they will continue to watch these films and shows with these sexual predators. Bigg...

Giving Back with Holiday Apps

Giving Back with Holiday Apps

Isabella Fragomeli, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The holiday season is a time when many people feel the desire to come together and help each other. To celebrate Giving Tuesday last week, the app store featured a few apps that make it easy to donate to charity, volunteer your time, purchase one-of-a-kind experiences to support worthy causes, and d...

Should Countries Receive Refugees?

Should Countries Receive Refugees?

November 15, 2017


Filed under Face-Off

The many refugee crises in the world have incited public furor and controversy. While their story is a brutal one, many debate over whether the countries should continue to receive refugees.

New Costco in Pleasanton: Is it worth it?

New Costco in Pleasanton: Is it worth it?

November 15, 2017


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The subject of Costco coming to Pleasanton had the whole town upside down after it's proposal last year. 63% of the Pleasanton residents voted "no" on the anti-Costco Measure MM. Consequently, the city plans to start putting together the 50,000 square ft. building by the end of the year on Johnson Drive.  

Chelsea Manning – Friend or Foe to the US?

Chelsea Manning – Friend or Foe to the US?

November 13, 2017


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On May 17, 2017, Chelsea Manning was released from prison after a 35-year sentence for releasing nearly 750,000 classified information on the war in Iraq to Wikileaks, the biggest leak in American history. Her case represents the controversy on how much government transparency our democratic country...

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


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    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...

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