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Opinion: 2016 Election Memes

Opinion: 2016 Election Memes

Sophie Gilliland, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2016

Everyone knows it, the 2016 presidential election is turning into a joke.  With candidates dropping like flies, the United States is left with only four candidates and all of them have a few pros, but many cons. Trump is the new Hitler, yet is still getting votes and is the leading Republican candi...

Review: Lady Midnight

Review: Lady Midnight

Jessica Dang, Sports Editor

April 19, 2016

Once again, Cassandra Clare exceeded my highest expectations. Clare released Lady Midnight, the first novel of The Dark Artifices and the third, chronologically fourth series of the The Shadowhunter Chronicles, on March 8, 2016.   It is an understatement to say that this novel has torn me apart in...

Review: God’s Not Dead 2

Review: God’s Not Dead 2

McKenzie Barrow, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

God’s Not Dead 2 is  (according to Google) the eighth movie released by Pure Flix Entertainment, a Christian production company. And as with in any shamelessly Christian film, it shamelessly throws in Bible verses. But then again aren’t Christians supposed to be shameless with their faith? Now befor...

Opinion: Kim Kardashian Twitter controversy

Opinion: Kim Kardashian Twitter controversy

Anissa Ypon, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

Tuesday, March 8th 2016 is International Women’s Day.  On this day we celebrate the social, economic, political and cultural achievement of women.  However, Twitter users managed to find negativity in this day.  As Kim Kardashian posted a nude photo of herself the day before, captioning it “Wh...

Opinion: Fox News debate on 3/3

Opinion: Fox News debate on 3/3

Jessica Machado, Staff Writer

March 6, 2016

As I sat and watched the Fox News debate on March 3, I listened to three men argue back and forth like children on a school yard. The exchanged blows of childish insults and name calling. The debate showed the true colors of each Republican candidate, and I did not like what I saw. At one point in ...

Opinion: Delta

Opinion: Delta

Katrina Springs, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Since the first day of freshman year, college is stuffed down students throats.  As we press on and continue our high high school experience, the pressure builds. I knew from the beginning that I wasn't going to be headed off to a four year college.  As many other students continue on and apply...

Is homeschooling more beneficial?

Is homeschooling more beneficial?

Andrea Castro, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

As technology industries have been coming out with more products such as tablets and chromebooks, it allows more opportunity for students to take up homeschooling.  Homeschooling is a more flexible way for students to learn about subjects.  Many students who travel tend to participate in homeschooling,...

Is the use of executive order an abuse of power?

Is the use of executive order an abuse of power?

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016

When President Obama issued his Executive Order for stricter gun control laws a few weeks ago, he had the country’s best interest in mind. The Executive Order was meant to improve the lives of all Americans and I respect what he was trying to do. Many doubt whether or not these Executive Orders will...

Letter Home: College 101: building yourself from the ground up

Letter Home: College 101: building yourself from the ground up

Kristin Lam, Class of 2015

February 12, 2016

If nothing else, college has taught me one thing so far: I definitely had a romanticized idea of what my first semester experience would be like. I thought it would be this amazing, fresh start at a school I was absolutely in love with in every way. Instead, the beginning was not magnificent and did...

Pro/Con: Should the U.S. take in refugees from countries with strong Anti-American sentiment?

Pro/Con: Should the U.S. take in refugees from countries with strong Anti-American sentiment?

Jessica Dang and Sophie Gilliland

February 12, 2016

Jessica Dang: Pro Many Americans have diverged from adopting the sentiments that the Founding Fathers once had: to create a land of the free and home of the brave.  While it’s reasonable for the government to be cautious when admitting refugees from regions that share strong anti-American sentiment, America has don...

Opinion: The Importance of Voting

Opinion: The Importance of Voting

Claire Gilliland, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016

Since 2016 is an election year, it seems like we’ve been hearing about presidential candidates for a long time. We have rolled our eyes many Trump speeches and kind of ignored who was still in the race on the Republican side and who had dropped out.   Now, however, things are starting to get ser...

Become politically aware now — your future depends on it

Jessica Machado, Staff Writer

September 11, 2015

Teenagers are in that awkward stage where they aren’t children, but they aren’t adults. They can’t vote and have no influence on the election until they reach that golden age of 18, so many don’t see a reason in worrying about political issues or figures. But by the time teenagers are eligible to vote, most of them have no idea what they are even voting for.

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