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TRUMPOCALYPSE

TRUMPOCALYPSE

Jack Stein

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since the beginning of time, humanity has awaited its judgment day. We speak of it in hushed tones, in rumors sheltered under the rippling shadows cast by the labyrinthine alleyways of the deepest recesses of human fear and disbelief. The Bible, needless to say, fables of a day of judgment in ...

In The Name of Success

In The Name of Success

Luke Smillie

January 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

America is an achievement culture that measures educational success by virtue of standardized tests, AP courses, and GPAs. It takes what makes a person special and unique, and turns these qualities into a number to be scrutinized. Growing up is a race to the finish line, and along the way people are...

Gender Mutual

Gender Mutual

Clara Hillis

January 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the LGBTQ+ community now receiving more advocacy than ever, in both the media and the Supreme Court, the country has been progressively normalizing acceptance. Laguna Blanca is following suit, and, this year, three gender neutral bathrooms have been added to campus. These bathrooms are another...

Skimp on Shrimp

Skimp on Shrimp

Jules Bernard

January 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s a warm, sunny afternoon and you’re touring the aisles at Whole Foods. You scan for the perfect thing to make for your dinner party. You pick up some garlic, parsley, and lemons to season your meal before it is dipped in cocktail sauce. Then, you wait in line and purchase one pound of shrimp. Un...

Red, White, Black, and Blue

Red, White, Black, and Blue

Luke Smillie

December 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

4,486 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq and 2,345 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2001. That’s 6,831 dead soldiers in 15  years. On the streets of America,  in the last two years, close to 2,000 civilians have died. One might think a war is happening here in our country. And, in some...

Pokemon GOne!

Pokemon GOne!

Kailea Hieshima

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

So I ran into a stop sign again. And, yes, I was looking at my phone, but this time it was for a good reason — I was about to catch a Pikachu. I didn’t end up catching it, but I did catch a bloody nose and a giant pole mark across my face. I was really excited about that Pokémon. Anyway, if you...

Jail Break

Jail Break

Kailea Hieshima, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman’s (or man’s) rape is her own fault. That’s probably what the judge of the People v Brock Allen Turner, or, as it is more commonly recognized, the Stanford Rape Case, thinks anyway. On Jan.18, 2015, two bikers spotted a white, male student sexually...

The Math Problem

The Math Problem

Aura Carlson, Co-Editor-and-Chief

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We have a problem — a math problem. The choice students have to make when choosing between Pre-Calculus Honors and Pre-Calculus. The students who don’t enjoy math are not the only ones having a hard time trying to solve this problem. Consider these two sides. You are a left-brained person who thinks...

Feel the Bern

Feel the Bern

June 5, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

The morning was cloudy and cold, but I was feeling the Bern. When we arrived at the rally, we could see that the line was stretching all the way down the street, but, fortunately, the Young Progressives Club had a spot in line saved for us. We had sophomore Clay Rodgers to thank for that. But, braving the line was...

The Masks We Wear

The Masks We Wear

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When I was seven years old, after I cut my hair giving myself some particularly uneven bangs, I sneaked into my mother’s makeup drawer to scribble red lipstick on nearly half of my face. I wanted to be a big girl. At seven, I clearly hadn’t mastered the concept of coloring in between the lines...

Slimming Down

Slimming Down

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  These days, we want everything to be thinner. There are people who spend countless hours trying to lose just a few pounds! That infatuation with slimness is one that definitely translates to our tech. Every year, hundreds of new pieces of technology are released, improving on the previous model, beco...

Do We Still “Like” Instagram?

Do We Still “Like” Instagram?

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

So my mom tried to follow me on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. Of course, I kind of had to accept her request. I mean, what else was I supposed to do? I would have never heard the end of it if I hadn’t. So, I let her follow me. But not before I went and changed every comment and erased every picture...

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