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Georgia school reinstates paddling – What’s the punishment like at Amador?

Georgia school reinstates paddling – What’s the punishment like at Amador?

Julian Koste, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Not too long ago, parents living in Hephzibah, Georgia received a letter from their school asking them to consent to the paddling of their children. One-third gave consent, and so, paddling has made its way back into Georgia’s roster of disciplining students. Strangely, the school wanted to be absolutel...

9/11: Have we stopped talking about it?

Rut Bansal and Esha Shah

September 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

9/11 is arguably the most devastating terrorist attack in the United States in the last 20 years. With more than 3000 people dead and four planes hijacked, it had a national impact on all Americans and was talked about for more than a decade. But conversations about the details are fading, and many pe...

Both Sides of the Net

Both Sides of the Net

Manogya Bharathula and Kenlyn Cashion, Staff Writers

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Uncategorized

  Both Sides of The Net: Pro Serena Thirty-six year old world-renown tennis champion Serena Williams was recently charged with three code violations by umpire, Carlos Ramos. The player was furious about the unfair charge, and voiced her frustration. Serena spoke about how unfairly...

Mrs. Amador says, “It’s time for a change..”

Mrs. Amador says, “It’s time for a change..”

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Are you wondering who Mrs. Amador is? Well, so are we. Unfortunately, Mrs. Amador ceases to exist due to the lack of female representation in Mr. Amador program. For 5 years now, Mr. Amador has been a pageant show put on by Amador Leadership in which 10 male students are chosen to raise money for Geo...

Safety on Trains

Safety on Trains

Sheree Bishop, Page Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Concern about whether or not it's safe to ride BART The efficiency and reliability of BART is what has kept it as an important form of transportation for over four decades. As the population of the Bay Area grows, BART continues to work on its nearly 50 year old infrastructure as well as attemp...

Asia Argento: The Fallen Angel

Asia Argento: The Fallen Angel

Swetha Sirupa, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

It’s the definition of irony: the leader of the #MeToo movement is being accused of sexually assaulting a younger former co-star 5 years ago. Asia Argento, once considered a hero for her public accusations against Harvey Weinstein and leading the famed movement, has fallen from grace after an anonymo...

Students love the new Netflix Original

Students love the new Netflix Original

Nidhi Patel, Staff Wtiter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Pop Culture

The new Netflix original movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, based off of the novel by Jenny Han, has been generating a lot of attention in the media since its initial release on August 17. Fans have been swarming social media to express their excitement about the movie. The story follows s...

Google Classroom: Love or Hate?

Google Classroom: Love or Hate?

Katalina Garber, Page Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

With the distribution of the new chromebooks to freshmen and sophomores, many teachers have started turning to Google Classroom to post assignments and announcements for their classes. This program allows teachers to communicate with all of their classes in an easy and organized fashion. By using...

My Advice to Freshman

Genesis Durham, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every school year I have moved to a different city and I have never been enrolled in the same school twice. Because of my experiences I have never stayed friends with someone for more than a year. In the past, I have viewed all schools as the same and they all mashup into a blur. In my whole academi...

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...

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