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Personalized Hydroflasks are today’s must-have item

Personalized Hydroflasks are today’s must-have item

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019

Often plastered with stickers and marked by dents, Hydroflasks are glorified thermoses that keep liquids cold or hot for hours. However, the real question is if these thermoses are worth the expense. Hydroflasks vary in size, ranging from 12 to 64 ounces, and the price tags may make possible consumers...

Caffeine levels in energy drinks can be harmful

Caffeine levels in energy drinks can be harmful

Sydney Jasper, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Bang, Redbull, Rockstars, Monsters, Nos and 5-hour Energy are just some of the many energy drinks sold on market shelves. Billed as drinks that increase physical performance, energy and alertness, these products are frequently consumed by teens—but few understand the potential side effects. “I...

Don’t delete college emails — they might be watching

Devyn Inong, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019

With overflowing inboxes, students often ignore emails from colleges and universities — apparently a no-no to college admission officials. In fact, colleges are starting to track these seemingly unimportant robo-emails that supply colleges with tons of statistics that measure a student’s interest...

CP vs AP classes: battle of the labels

Lilly Lim, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019

As students progress through their four years of high school, they often claim the division between “easy, lazy” College Preparation (CP) classes versus “difficult, intellectual” Advanced Placement (AP) classes becomes increasingly obvious. This division leads some to wonder if schools themselves...

Disability accomidations for those with mental-health issues

Bailey Kirkeby, News editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019

A recent study concluded that as many as one in four students at some elite colleges in the U.S. are now considered “disabled,” earning extra time on tests and other accommodations. Such a large number is largely attributed to mental-health issues, causing some to question if stress, anxiety and...

Supreme court in an ongoing battle to restrict prayers before meetings

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The ongoing controversy behind school board prayers may soon be reaching the Supreme Court, ultimately deciding whether the prayers are in violation of the First Amendment. Prayers within public schools have often stirred controversy over their constitutionality — such as praying during school sports...

Nation braces for anticipated teacher stortage

Nation braces for anticipated teacher stortage

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District were back at work after a week-long strike over pay and working conditions — but a larger threat might be looming: attracting and retaining enough teachers to fill the classrooms of California’s six million students. Over the years, it has become...

Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Lilly Lim, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

After missing one day of school from being sick, students often struggle to catch up and learn the previous day’s lessons, turn in missing assignments and make up quizzes or tests. However, when a family member passes away, students find themselves stuck trying to balance their grief with a mounting...

P.E. classes can lead to life-long loathing of exercise

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Adults who embrace or loathe physical activity often credit childhood experiences for their views about exercise. Unsurprisingly, one factor stands out: whether they did or did not enjoy P.E. class in school. Physical education is often regarded as a subject of humor or parody — who hasn’t seen the...

Stockton ranks second in California for syphilis STD

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

San Joaquin County ranks second in the state, after San Francisco, for syphilis rates. Syphilis, an STD caused by a bacterial infection known as Treponema pallidum, is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause the diseases syphilis, bejel, and yaws. People may not know that they have syphilis...

#MeToo movement changes traditional ‘birds and bees’ conversation

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

"#MeToo and the Kavanaugh allegations have made us all aware of sexual pressuring, consent, and how things can go wrong" -licensed marriage and family therapist Jill Whitney “Hey, son. Let’s talk.” For many students, “the talk” is a pivotal point in their lives: it is the moment when a pare...

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

Sydney Jasper and Heidi Wright

January 8, 2019

After decades of seeing smoking rates decline, groups like the American Lung Association were hopeful that younger generations would eliminate the habit. However, some argue that a new addictive product being marketed toward teens is reversing that trend: JUUL e-cigarettes. Billed as a safer alternative...

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