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Pro/Con: Are New Years’ Resolutions Worth It?

Zachary Denney (Pro) and Anmol Mahal (Con)

December 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Pro With a new year, comes a new beginning— a clean slate— you can choose to set your year off on the right footing or choose not to.  You can make resolutions, goals, to get things done and to help keep you on a positive pathway as you delve further into the  year.  Goals are a wonderful ...

The World and How I See It: Who does not belong here?

The World and How I See It: Who does not belong here?

Zachary Denney, Online & Opinion Editor

December 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Time Magazine—the nation’s most successful newsmagazine since 1923— has covered the most impacting events and people of the 20th and now 21st centuries, but that achievement is now under threat of being tarnished.  Who is to blame?  A “symbol” of our generation— Miley Cyrus.  At the end...

Letter home — Failure: the first step toward success

Letter home — Failure: the first step toward success

Mikala Bussey, Class of 2013

November 8, 2013


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The following does not reflect the views of the United States Naval Academy or the US Navy. Rather than spending an extended summer after my high school graduation partying my ass off before college, I reported to the United States Naval Academy for the seven weeks of pure hell known as plebe summer. ...

Pro/Con: Should sports be eliminated from high schools?

Pro/Con: Should sports be eliminated from high schools?

Justine Do-Huynh (Pro) and Monica Dang (Con)

November 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Pro Students have always been given the opportunity to explore their horizons in high school. Sports are one of the highlighted choices provided by most schools, but how beneficial are they? For one thing, the costs to actually fund sports are ridiculously high. Money goes towards equipment, maint...

Voices: New admin team must provide leadership and vision

November 8, 2013


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Unlike the last two administrations, when the district was given the task of hiring Bear Creek’s third administrative team in three years, district officials decided to promote from within instead of hiring from the outside when they gave Principal Bill Atterberry the reins to the school. Atterberry...

Letter home — Words of Wisdom: ‘Learn to be strong’

Justine Chang, Class of 2013

November 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

While the students from SoCal were going through culture shock at the sight of cluttered urban streets and hobos on Telegraph Avenue, I was sitting on the infamous steps of UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall asking myself cliché questions I never thought I’d say in a million years: “Who am I?” “Who...

Ivy league schools must reach out to high-achieving minorities

Christine Neak, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013


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Ivy League schools enroll top-notch students from around the world — but exactly who are these students and how did they come to be there in the first place? Low income students who are high achieving and college-bound most certainly applauded Harvard University’s plan to give free tuition for...

The World and How I See It: JFK’s legacy lives on 50 years later

Zachary Denney, Online & Opinion Editor

November 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

November 22, 1963 12:30 PM CST— A day that along with many other days will live in infamy in American history. This was the day that the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), was tragically shot, once through the chest and once in the brain, by the gun of assassin...

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