Action needed to fix affirmative action

Neha Nagesh, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With this year's college application cycle coming to an end, high school seniors begin to question every aspect of their résumé. From doubts about volunteer experience to concerns about grade point average, the minds of students... Read more »

Cheaters never prosper…or so they say

Brandon Chu, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Cheaters win. And we let them. In the beginning of this article, I was convinced otherwise. I had assumed that students who cheated spent more time and effort procuring those test banks or answer keys than actually studying,... Read more »

The magic of Christmas

Kayla Gladish, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Christmas is a time of universal celebration. Whether or not you recognize the religious aspect of the holiday, it is hard to deny the happiness that seems to surround everyone at this time of the year. This joy starts as a child.... Read more »

Opposing the opinions, protesting the protests

Matt van Sprakelaar, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

To many, the United States of America is admired for the legal system that is provided for its citizens. America is expected to be a place where any individual can live without fear of being harmed or threatened, this due to the... Read more »

Young love, false love

Miranda Young, Columnist

December 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

There is one thing in life that everyone is either desperately searching for or doing their best to avoid: love. Love is something we all pretend to know about, but not many of us actually do. We think of love as it is portrayed... Read more »

How can we be successful if we are not passionate?

Sa'aadat Hussain, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Many people believe that students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities only to increase their chances of getting into the college they desire. As someone who is starting a club and is currently president of an... Read more »

Clubs are created just for colleges, not out of passion

Christal Phillip, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In just two months, a large amount of new clubs have been created - fifteen to be exact! These clubs range in subject from amnesty to coding to fitness. The question at hand is this: what is the honest motive behind the formation... Read more »

Feasting on sales during Thanksgiving

Brandon Chu, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

To most, Thanksgiving brings visions of family, friends, and good company feasting on an abundance of food. Although this vision may still be true in most households that celebrate Thanksgiving, there are others that choose to... Read more »

Celebrity vulgarities

Miranda Young, Columnist

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Social media has been overtaken by vulgarities that seem commonplace to today’s generation. The amount of sexual references in songs, movies, and TV shows is outstanding. Nudity does not faze people like it used to. When the... Read more »

Do you want to hear a joke about ebola?

Waylon Yen, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Want to hear an ebola joke? Never mind, you probably won’t get it. These days, ebola jokes run rampant, both on the Internet and in everyday conversation. It seems as if you can’t cough in class without someone referencing... Read more »

Parents pose problems in the parking lot

Carissa Saylor, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The senior parking lot is a place where students are able to park on campus, not a place for parents to drop off and pick up their students. Driving in and out of school, I have observed many frustrated student drivers honking... Read more »

Give me liberty and give me death

Kayla Gladish, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old Californian with terminal brain cancer, has been a topic of controversy since her recent decision to perform medically assisted suicide on Nov. 1 before she succumbed to her disease. Medically assisted... Read more »