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Stop asking celebrities to prom!

Stop asking celebrities to prom!

Fiona McHugh, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

During the spring months of school there has been an influx of promposals. Teenagers have been asking celebrities to their school dances, which is kind of weird.    Fans have “proposed” to celebrities via videos, twitter, or instagram. Personally, I find these videos slightly creepy in a sta...

Are Trump’s political actions inspiring hate crimes?

Are Trump’s political actions inspiring hate crimes?

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Through the month of January, 48 Jewish Community Centers across 27 states and a Canadian province received a wave of bomb threats. Over the months leading up to this, many incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism and graffiti have been noted in cities like New York. Donald Trump has responded to the spike in cr...

What makes a good student?

What makes a good student?

Matthew Sioson, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

     Being a good student means different things to different people, but for me, it means being well-rounded and enjoying your time in school. As for qualities of a good student and what they should practice, students have varying opinions.      “[A good student is] Somebody who i...

USA vs Canadian politics

USA vs Canadian politics

Connor Corrigan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

    Throughout the 2016-17 presidential election, I have heard countless people say “Well if Trump wins, we’re moving to Canada.” Sarcastically or otherwise, these comments are grounds for delving into the political differences and similarities between these two neighboring nations.    ...

Student Commentary: The Orange Scare

Student Commentary: The Orange Scare

David Shih, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the very little time President Trump has been in office, he has caused more damage to the reputation and core values of this country than Nickleback has done to music. Trump has pretty much done it all, from unlawful banning of Muslims, to cutting federal funding to public arts programs--not to...

2017 is the New 1984

2017 is the New 1984

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The recent inauguration of Donald Trump has many people around the world drawing parallels to a frightening dystopian novel. “1984 is similar to America today, with Big Brother representing two paradigms, one being the extreme left ideology, and the other being the extreme right ideology. Both pa...

AV Reacts to National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resignation

AV Reacts to National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resignation

Mark Liu, Politics Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump and retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn resigned on February 13th after allegations of improper contact with Russia. “In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterpart...

The US drones on and on

The US drones on and on

Mayan Sharma, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In recent years, the Pentagon has been developing high tech military drones that can eliminate ground targets without any human supervision, leading to debates about the risks involved and damaging implications. The Obama administration has had a controversial drone policy for years. According to f...

Repealing Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare

Jordan Boright, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the largest aspects of the Trump campaign this past election was repealing and replacing Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act. With Trump now being president, what is this going to look like? Well the thing is no one knows and President Trump does not seem to know either. “...

Makeup Ambassadors

Makeup Ambassadors

Caroline Recupero, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

   When we think of makeup, we often associate it with something only women wear. As a society, people have decided that cosmetics are only for women and it is an area that men are not “supposed to” dip their toes into. It is looked down upon when a male experiments with makeup and the public ofte...

The harsh reality of behavior correctional camps

The harsh reality of behavior correctional camps

Julia Green, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many unfortunate teenagers have fallen victim to the traumatic fear, confusion, and isolation that often results from being sent away from home to a residential or wilderness program.  Although these programs advertise their ability to help teens and point them towards a bright and happy future, the ...

Censoring the Inauguration in PUSD Schools was a Mistake

Censoring the Inauguration in PUSD Schools was a Mistake

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On January 13th, the PUSD Educational Services Team sent out an email to the administrators and teachers requesting that all footage of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address be pre-recorded and all students provided the opportunity to opt-out: “We would be remiss to ignore that this presidential electio...

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