The Bruin Voice

Relationship age gaps: a debate on how much is too much

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019

Many teenagers consider it taboo to date someone two years older or younger than themselves. For example, freshmen are often looked down upon for dating an upperclassman, while a senior dating a freshman is frequently considered predatory or inappropriate. Parents, too, usually express discomfort or...

‘Sadie Hawkins’ origin rooted in ‘catching’ a man

‘Sadie Hawkins’ origin rooted in ‘catching’ a man

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Sadie Hawkins Day — a tradition that dates back to the late 1930s — is viewed today as a way of empowering females by allowing them to take the lead and ask a partner to a dance. Many students are surprised to learn it stems from an antiquated idea: catching a husband. Sadie Hawkins Day is a pseudo-holiday...

Trump vs. The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

March 25, 2019

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — strongly advocated by former first lady Michelle Obama — was enacted in 2010 to provide funding for child nutrition programs and increase access to healthy food in schools through nutrition standards. However, the Trump administration is now lowering some of these...

Feeling stressed? Try the ‘slow morning’ trend

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Most students admit that their mornings are hectic, stressful and often lead to an unpleasant day. From waking up late to throwing last night’s crumpled homework in their binder, students say one word sums up their morning: rushed. However, life does not need to be a constant rush 24/7. Allowing oneself...

The more the merrier? Differing family dynamics affect quality of childhood

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019

Family dynamics are convoluted, messy and sometimes filled with drama. No matter how crazy you think your family might be, it’s undeniable that the family you are born into shapes your personality. Psychologists have turned their attention to a more complicated question — does family size matter? Unfortunately...

New Years Resolutions and those that are actually taken seriously

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

It’s only been a few weeks since 2019 began, but most students’ New Year’s resolutions are already fading into nonexistence. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions become unfulfilled by the second week of February. It’s the same story every year: students vow to stay...

Millenial Failure — the “Snowflake Generation”

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

In recent years, Americans have seen high of college dropout rates; according to The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the typical completion rate for four year colleges is only 35%. These rates coincide with the millennial generation, leaving analysts to wonder why, despite higher than ever admittance...

Marajuana is a new major at uni

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how to harvest marijuana at its peak potency? There’s a class for that. Some colleges are offering marijuana-themed courses and majors in order to satisfy the explosive marijuana growing business. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 35 states, many have began to approve of its...

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...

The Voice shall not be silenced!
Feature