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View from the sidelines

View from the sidelines

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky raced to the finish in the women’s 800 freestyle at the Rio Olympics, the world would soon have a new record holder. Michael Phelps tied for silver in the 100 butterfly that same day and headlined almost all forms of media over Ledecky. The Olympics are supposed to ...

Stereotypes don’t tell the story

Stereotypes don’t tell the story

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“Since when has a wall been able to withstand human will?” Journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas posed the question at the National Scholastic Press Association Journalism Education Association convention in April, referencing presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed US-Mexi...

Girls going ‘doe’

Girls going ‘doe’

Editorial Board

May 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While most juniors and seniors attended the enchanted evening-themed prom Saturday night, some decided to stay home due to their lack of a date. For some teens, finding a date for prom can be even more important than finding the perfect dress, but the embarrassment and humiliation that some teens...

Announcement prompts reflection

Announcement prompts reflection

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor

May 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s announcement last Monday was not only notable for its declaration that the Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over a recently approved law, but also for the powerful message it sent to the transgender community. The law, signed into effect two months ...

Make America think again

Make America think again

Lisabelle Panossian, Web Editor

May 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A passionate crowd of over 31,000 people at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California suddenly appeared on my television screen one afternoon. Was Ariana Grande in town? Was Led Zeppelin having another reunion tour? Did John Lennon resurrect from the dead? I asked myself all these questions...

Fans must be patient for ‘golden teams’

Fans must be patient for ‘golden teams’

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

May 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether a fan of sports or not, much of the nation has been witness to the historic season Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have put on. The team’s success is like a new baby that fans are keeping a watchful eye on. The Warriors had a 23-43 record during the 2011-12 season and produce...

Governor Jerry Brown considers changing the legal age for smoking

Governor Jerry Brown considers changing the legal age for smoking

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The California Senate passed a bill over Thursday that will raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 that will now go to Gov. Jerry Brown, who could veto it or allow it to pass with or without a signature of approval. The bill, having already passed the state Assembly the week before, is one of se...

Think before you buy

Think before you buy

Editorial Board

March 16, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion, Staff Editorials

You see a $10 shirt in the window and think “What a steal,” not stopping to consider how it can be so cheap, or buy a chocolate bar, inexpensive enough to be purchased with your spare change. We have all found ourselves at the check-out counter, submitting to the lure of a well-advertised product...

What on Earth are we doing?

What on Earth are we doing?

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

From Pope Francis’ urge to protect our Earth in “Laudato Si” to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar acceptance speech about climate change, global warming is garnering increasing attention from public figures. Scientists have warned of climate change and its consequences for years, including a rise in...

Mistakes outweigh greatness

Mistakes outweigh greatness

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is a difference between making an honest mistake because of ignorance and making a mistake because you never thought you would get caught. Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid female athlete in the world, says she has made a “mistake.” Sharapova admitted in a press conference last week to failing a drug test at the Aust...

Folding the Trump card

Folding the Trump card

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Listening to a drama-filled fight full of snarky comebacks and insults, I forget I am not watching the latest episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or girls fighting for “love” on “The Bachelor” — I am watching the potential future leaders of this country during a presidential debate. Political...

Women prove they can be prominent in male-dominated fields.

Women prove they can be prominent in male-dominated fields.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Senate session on Capitol Hill last Tuesday was unconventional not because a major blizzard had taken place the weekend before, but because only female Senators and pages were present. “As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female,” Sen. Lisa Murk...

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