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Getting blunt about marijuana: Preventing higher risks

Getting blunt about marijuana: Preventing higher risks

Julia-Rose Kibben and Liana Lum

March 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features

The legalization of medical marijuana in California has lead to increased access to dispensary-distributed cannabis products, and authorities have begun questioning teens’ intentions for buying this drug for medicinal purposes. Patients with health conditions such as cancer, chronic pain, muscle spasms, se...

Teacher-turned-nurse provides international aid working with Doctors Without Borders

Teacher-turned-nurse provides international aid working with Doctors Without Borders

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features

From aiding in trauma care in Yemen to managing Ebola response in Liberia, a former French and drama teacher is pursuing humanitarian work abroad for Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, an international non-governmental organization focusing on medical emergencies. Miriam Czech,...

Cheap fashion enables abuse

Cheap fashion enables abuse

Neely Metz, Copy Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features

As spring magazines highlight the season’s newest trends and hot styles, they often choose to focus on who’s wearing what while glossing over who’s making what. Modern day slaves make up over 30 million people around the globe, much of which occurs throughout the production of apparel in the f...

Service begins at home

Service begins at home

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter

March 12, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Music blared from all levels of the Flood Mansion as PAWS families swept, wiped and vacuummed different floors of the Broadview campus during last Friday’s annual Service Day. Students and faculty had originally planned to participate in a beach cleanup, which was canceled due to rain. “March is ju...

Faculty gets schooled outside the classroom

Faculty gets schooled outside the classroom

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features

Some teachers occasionally put down their dry erase markers as they switch roles and become students themselves to further explore the subject they teach and bring new information to the classroom. “You should be learning with the students, alongside them, rather than being the one at the front...

Alumna makes waves at US Naval Academy

Alumna makes waves at US Naval Academy

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features

As her alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. each day, Maya Melrose (’15) climbs out of bed and into her clothes for an early morning workout, knowing that she must be back on deck ready to start the rest of her day in an hour. Melrose does not live on a boat, but is a Fourth Class Midshipman, also known...

Teens’ driving and riding choices are more than red light, green light decisions

Teens’ driving and riding choices are more than red light, green light decisions

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features

Sitting in the backseat of an acquaintance's car, junior Lillian Lachman said she began to wonder whether the driver was sober. After a couple minutes of swerving and nearly running red lights, she asked to be let out of the car and proceeded to call an Uber. Teenagers are faced with difficult decisions ...

Driving duties extend to passengers when on the road

Driving duties extend to passengers when on the road

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features

Drivers are often held responsible for driving with distractions, such as blaring music, texting, and intoxication, but passengers can be equally accountable when they add to the disturbance rather than eliminate it. “Driving is a very difficult task, and a driver’s mind has to be on driving,”...

Protecting privacy online

Protecting privacy online

Lisabelle Panossian, Web Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

Technology users routinely agree to a website’s or app’s terms and conditions, but they may never figure out that their agreement is anything but “no strings attached.” “Apps provide great conveniences,” Internet and privacy lawyer Anne McKenna said, “but we often unwittingly consent to...

Moving past gender stereotypes

Moving past gender stereotypes

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

Through celebrities like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, an increasing number of conversations regarding non-cisgender individuals are taking place, highlighting the shift of attitudes regarding gender identity. Gender identity, how individuals perceive themselves as male, female, neither or a comb...

Two teen girls dominate the virtual sports world while 3,203 miles apart

Two teen girls dominate the virtual sports world while 3,203 miles apart

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features, News, Sports & Fitness

With the Superbowl taking over the Bay Area from the City to Santa Clara, junior Grace Apple plans to observe from the ESPN Fantasy Football app, where she has lead the whole season. Apple met senior Shoshana Hoffman of Virginia during her time abroad at Oxbridge in Salamanca, Spain and during downti...

Club draws attention to gender and sexuality issues

Club draws attention to gender and sexuality issues

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community is now represented on campus through the creation of a club that provides a safe place for students to discuss their issues and experiences. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance club’s members are involved in outside social justice and activism...

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