Students must have access to free SAT resources

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

If some families scramble to afford everyday necessities, then SAT prep is probably not very high on their shopping list. The sad fact is that without access to SAT prep, many students from low income backgrounds can’t compete with students who have access to tutoring or preparatory courses. According...

Reflecting on one’s mental health

Gracie Schultz, Production Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The end of 2018 through the beginning of 2019 have been months of realization for me. Mental and emotional health is a common theme throughout a lot of teens lives. There are many different signs and versions of both mental and emotional health. According to pasadenavilla.com, “...common symptoms include...

Goodbyes can be bittersweet

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

High school doesn’t last forever, but the memories will. As much as some people would like to get out of school fast, there are so many great things about being here, and the best part for me is the love and joy I’ve found in theater. I’ve grown and developed so much from being in Green Room and...

Women’s representation in movies is important

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With the recent success of “Captain Marvel” (2019), it has shown the significant diversity in media. Especially with superhero action movies, a predominantly male space, having a woman as a lead role helps inspire young girls around the world. Many anticipated the release of “Captain Marvel...

The pollution of our water must stop

Courtney Mettler and Gracie Schultz, Sports Editor and Production Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Throughout the world, the amount of plastic consumption has come to be immeasurable. Although there are many places in the world that have an abundant amount of plastic build up, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest offshore plastic accumulation zone. According to theoceancleanup.com, “it...

Can conspiracy theories be trusted?

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The world is full of mysteries around every corner, and no single person may truly understand the ways in which the world works. While some people like to believe the world is flat or that reptiles have taken over the government, conspiracy theories like these are highly unlikely. One very popular conspiracy...

When will hate crimes stop?

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

There are no words to describe the sadness I feel when hearing the stories of victims of hate and speech crimes. Through time, many laws have been passed to protect marginalized groups and persecute people who commit intended violent acts. Yet, hate and prejudice do not diminish over time. It raises...

Students must balance their social media use

Ellen Stojak, Executive Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Social media addiction is a term being thrown around quite a bit these days, and although an actual social media addiction is very rare, the negative effects of overuse is something students might see in their everyday lives. Not all social media usage is unhealthy, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent...

Schools must educate students on the use of slurs

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From the racist and homophobic slanders spelled out by California students in their senior pictures to the Wisconsin high school students who saluted Hitler in a group photo, there is no denying that racism, homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and religious intolerance are still at large in this generation....

Studying is more difficult than one thinks

Studying is more difficult than one thinks

Claire Armstrong, Features Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

With finals approaching, I have come to one conclusion. I never learned to study, and in fact, it was as though I never had to. Until high school, everything came easily, but in high school, the curriculum was harder. The hard part is that some teachers assume kids learned how to study in elementary school, so...

The worldwide sand crisis

The worldwide sand crisis

Ian Doyle, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today, many wide-scale issues dominate the news and get everyone’s attention, just as they should. However, some issues don’t get that special attention and are swept aside. So today I’d like to talk about the serious issue of the worldwide sand shortage. According to NPR station, sand is actually...

What the migrant caravan shows about the United States

Nadia Hernandez, Features Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  The events that took place at the Mexican- American border on November 25 have not left my mind, due to the fact migrants were force to fled from the use of tear gas. Part of me does not want to write this because I am in still in shock. I keep having to look at the countless news stories trying...

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