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Society raising a generation of wimps

Society raising a generation of wimps

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013

There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. Children are becoming increasingly wimpy. What’s the cause of this travesty? The answer is overparenting. We all know those moms. The ones who shower their children with compliments and seem to be oblivious to the world outside of their child. They pour...

Government should not interfere with conflict in Syria

Government should not interfere with conflict in Syria

Mohammed Syed, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2013

The case of U.S. interventionism has been brought to the attention of Americans ever since the revamping of American foreign policy in 1823, with President James Monroe’s articulation of the Monroe Doctrine. Since then, the U.S. empire has seemingly expanded and played a role in almost every global...

International actions stems from selfishness

International actions stems from selfishness

Staff

October 17, 2013

As the possibility of Syrian intervention came closer and closer, flashbacks of Iraq and Afghanistan came to the forefront of the minds of  many Americans. With every American intervention in poor, developing nations, it becomes more and more obvious that the United States only concerns itself with...

Seniors lacking basic life skills

June 5, 2013

What really makes the world go round? Is it a five on an AP test, or 4.0 on a high school transcript? The answer to the above questions is a simple no. More and more society is realizing that graduating seniors are not ready for life itself. Although every graduating class is becoming increasingly...

Video games do not cause teen violence

Video games do not cause teen violence

Brittany Wurnitsch, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

Since 1947, video games have been used and admired in America. But the video games today have changed drastically since “Pacman” and “Tetris.” It has been debated how  modern games such as “Grand Theft Auto” and “Carmageddon” may contribute to teen violence, but these games are not...

Video games cause teen violence

Video games cause teen violence

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

April 29, 2013

Although video games are becoming more popular, some claim that these games have no impact on the average teenager. But the truth of the matter is that violent video games have a huge bearing on the psychological and ethical makeup of a teenager’s mind. Studies show the average youth between...

Sequester costs America heavily

March 19, 2013

For Congress, the month of February ended with as much headway on budgetary issues as it began with: absolutely none. The sequester, which was an automatic budget cut, came into effect in the beginning of March, chopping $85.4 billion from the defense budget and domestic programs. This is just...

Affirmitave action causes more problems than it fixes in America

Danielle Rector, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

Rejection letters understandably make students lament some of their decisions in school. But affirmative action sparks feelings of regret for a factor students cannot control: ethnicity. Despite its claims to bring diversity to society, affirmative action instead takes away the value of merit and...

Schools must fight sexting

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

March 19, 2013

The action of sending naked pictures of someone from one phone to another is a national issue that has even breached the borders of Cal High. Although most schools have taken precautions to stop this trend, they haven’t done enough. The psychological effects that sexting have on students deserve...

Legal drinking age should be lowered

Courtney Carlson, Online Editor

November 16, 2012

The United States is one of four countries with the legal drinking age of 21.  This is the highest age requirement for the legal consumption of alcohol worldwide, with most other countries permitting drinking at 18, and some as low as 16. America should modernize its laws and lower the legal drinking...