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Our Democracy Is Threatened

Our Democracy Is Threatened

Luca D'Agruma, Graphic by Claire Tolles April 7, 2021

John Adams, a Founding Father of our democracy, said, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”  For...

Rise in Teen Drinking

Rise in Teen Drinking

Daisy Finefrock , Graphic by Taylor Smith April 7, 2021

The media spotlight rarely includes how teenagers are coping with the pandemic.  Teens don’t typically fall in the at-risk categories and appear to be adapting well to the new learning environment.  However,...

The Importance, or lack thereof, of APs

The Importance, or lack thereof, of APs

Hanna Masri, Photo Hanna Masri April 7, 2021

In the fast-paced world of high school and college prep, one can easily get buried under the expectations to succeed.  Whether it is a perfect 4.0 GPA or an impeccable assortment of extracurriculars,...

Comparing Higher Education

Comparing Higher Education

Dare Fitzpatrick April 7, 2021

The United States and the United Kingdom consistently align as the countries with highest-ranking universities in the world.  US News and World Report’s “2021 Best Universities in The World” ranked...

The Presidency After Trump

The Presidency After Trump

Myles Hazen April 7, 2021

In the last four years, the United States has had a president who praised conspiracy theories and scandalized reputable news sources. Trump also argued to expand the president’s executive power. Instead...

The Problems with Medicare For All

The Problems with Medicare For All

Davis Ohanian, Website Contributor February 22, 2021

According to the Frasier Institute, the median waiting time to see a physician in Canada is 19.8 weeks. According to Cancer Research UK, it takes an average of 62 days for the highest priority cancer patients...

AI Is Becoming One of Humanity’s Greatest Inventions

AI Is Becoming One of Humanity’s Greatest Inventions

Davis Ohanian, Website Contributor February 22, 2021

PWC, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S., reports that artificial intelligence could contribute $15.7 trillion, 15% of the global GDP, to the global economy by 2030. PWC also describes that...

Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza?

Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza?

Andreas Jackson, Sports Editor January 28, 2021

The questions we don’t care to ask can yield the most surprising answers. Things normal to one person may seem insane to another. For example, according to Spoon University, a popular food publication,...

Learning in a Pandemic: How School Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Learning in a Pandemic: How School Has Changed Due to COVID-19

Hanna Masri, Lifestyle Editor January 26, 2021

Over the past year, many aspects of our lives changed. Whether it’s going to the grocery store or traveling, 2020 has not been what we were expecting and school is no exception. Although...

Repeating Mistakes of 1918 Flu with COVID-19

Repeating Mistakes of 1918 Flu with COVID-19

Myles Hazen January 26, 2021

When COVID-19 was first spreading, many news out-lets compared it to the 1918 Flu Pandemic, nicknamed the “Spanish flu” that would eventually kill an estimated 20 million worldwide, including...

Royalty in Montecito

Royalty in Montecito

Daisy Finefrock, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2021

Montecito is known for many things, but English Royalty isn’t what first comes to mind. When Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle announced their departure from the royal family in early...

The Ethics Behind Popular Fast Fashion Outlets

The Ethics Behind Popular Fast Fashion Outlets

Elli Westmacott, Social Media Editor January 26, 2021

As a society, we have evolved into an exceedingly materialistic culture, especially when it comes to fashion. Clothing is a way for people, notably the younger generation, to express themselves...

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