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Should school districts arm teachers?

Michael Barry and Luca Dickten

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

YES -  Michael Barry While the gun debate is swirling over to ban so-called assault weapons, a group of people have begun pushing for all teachers to be armed. While I don’t agree that every teacher should have a gun, I do feel that it is absurd that some states, such as California, h...

Teaching minority history will encourage change

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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A lot of students are angered and disheartened when learning one-sided curriculum in history classes, especially when they’re a part of a minority group.  Many minorities underrepresented in history textbooks and curriculum include African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, members of the ...

Students are leaders in gun violence debate

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Gun violence has taken the center stage of news within these past couple of years. Each story brings its share of passionate debates and distasteful rhetoric.  A commonality all  these stories share is that they are from the voices of adults.  It has not been until recently that...

Gender neutral dress code a positive step

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Often times, when we refer to the school dress code, there are stricter restrictions placed upon girls than boys.  The rationale for this discrepancy is often explained to be that clothing that is deemed provocative for women is distracting to others. It often seems like legs, midriffs, and...

More minorities in lead roles

More minorities in lead roles

Holden Curtis, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you were to flip through the pages of a comic book today, you would quickly find that a majority of the heroes inside these pages are as white as the speech bubbles from which they speak.  This becomes only more apparent as the phenomenon of superhero blockbusters continues to grow. With nearly...

Trump: A reverse Robin Hood with his tax plan

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Donald Trump has shoved down our throats a tax plan that is objectively bad for America. Reminiscent of Reaganomics, this tax bill gives tax breaks for luxuries like private jet ownership, something we all know that rich people need.  Trump released the Tax Cut and Jobs Act which was touted...

America’s culture is desensitized to violence

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida has sparked a nationwide debate about the Second Amendment and the laws surrounding guns in America.  This tragic event perfectly captures the issue within today’s culture because we as a country have become desensitized to violence. Just last...

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial

There has been a push by the district to encourage high school students to take more classes off campus. The shift toward having more off-campus classes is a key part of the district’s “10 point plan” proposed by Superintendent Rick Schmitt this school year.  The plan, among other things,...

Trump not presidential

February 9, 2018


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The United States has had 43 presidents over the past 239 years. Many of these presidents have several traits in common.  All presidents attended prestigious schools, all but one were white, and almost all had previous experience in politics.  Donald Trump is breaking this mold. With...

Can you be racist toward white people?

Can you be racist toward white people?

Michael Bahk and Brandon Victoriano

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Michael Bahk A&E Editor Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. For a sensible discussion to occur, a clear definition of the subject must be established. Every race has a prevale...

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