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Student Commentary: Republican Health Care Plan is a Failure

Student Commentary: Republican Health Care Plan is a Failure

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

Obamacare wasn’t perfect, but it did a lot of things right: it mandated preventative treatment to reduce emergency treatment, reduced insurance inflation rates from 4 percent to 0.5 percent, allowed children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26, ensured coverage for pre-existing conditions, an...

Millennials living with their parents

Shown is the common idea of living with parents as an adult.

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

The ungrateful millennial living in his or her parents’ home has become a common trope for many comedy shows and routines as more millennials have begun to move back in with their parents. However, instead of attributing this to a deeply entrenched sense of entitlement, we should consider significant ...

Stop asking celebrities to prom!

Pictured is a student, not from Amador, that is trying to ask celebrity Zendaya to his prom.

Fiona McHugh, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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?

Pictured is the breakdown of the people that have hate crimes done towards them.

Mayank Sharma, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

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?

 Pictured is Robert Farrel ('19) working on an assignment in his world history class.

Matthew Sioson, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

     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

An image to depict the comparisons between these two major nations.

Connor Corrigan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

    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

David Shih, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

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...

The US drones on and on

Pictured is a US military drone.

Mayan Sharma, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

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

Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, was signed into law March 2010.

Jordan Boright, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

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

As of October 2016, James Charles was named the first ever

Caroline Recupero, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

   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...

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

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...

Starbucks Holiday Cups from an Ex-Baristas Perspective

This iconic chain never stops surprising customers every Christmas as new cups come out.

Gabriela Miller, Pop Culture Editor

December 8, 2016

Every winter the rave isn’t always about thanksgiving meals and fall fashion, as teenage girls and starbucks enthusiasts look forward to what the new red cups would be. Many coffee addicts were underwhelmed and confused when they saw the green cups with several diverse faces, but what they didn’t kn...

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