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Teen acne sparks issues with confidence and looks

Teen acne sparks issues with confidence and looks

Editorial Board
February 3, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Opinion, Staff Editorials

Lizzie Bruce While almost all students get acne at some point due to puberty, genetics or environmental triggers, harsh stigma and lack of media representation can make acne-stricken teens feel abnormal and alone in their battle for clear skin. While shows like “Glee” and “Gossip Girl” relate to the young...

Immigration ban threatens human rights

Immigration ban threatens human rights

Editorial Board
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity, success and an upward social mobility for families and children achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. It is not a mere opinion — it is the American Dream. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday indefinitely barring all refugee a...

Election results not an excuse for hate

Election results not an excuse for hate

Editorial Board
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Threats to women in hijabs, walls graffitied with racist and xenophobic statements and even middle-schoolers chanting “Build the wall!” in their lunchroom have circulated through social media in recent weeks — indicative of one disturbing effect of the results of the presidential election. Pr...

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Editorial Board
September 26, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

While lunch provides a time for peers to chat together before resuming their afternoon classes, many students spend the break constantly checking their phones rather than focusing on the friends around them. As constant app updates and social media platforms parallel our increasing addiction to virtual ...

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...

Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion

Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion

Editorial Board
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

As Black History Month begins, it can be easy to say there has been significant progress for African American rights since the 1940s civil rights movements, but even in 2016, racism is still a problem. Approximately 100 high schoolers from predominantly Catholic Bay Area high schools attended a "wigger"-...

Ads not so ‘Super’

Ads not so ‘Super’

Editorial Board
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

As Super Bowl 50 festivities begin in San Francisco, people all over the country are flooding to the City to take part in the excitement of the game. Although many females will watch Super Bowl 50 and other big time sporting events, male-exclusive advertisements, lack of encouragement and poor representation of female athletes in the media c...

Sexual harassment prevents women from breaking through the glass ceiling

Sexual harassment prevents women from breaking through the glass ceiling

Editorial Board
December 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Even though women have made strides in many areas of the workplace, breaking the glass ceiling is made even more strenuous by sexual harassment in working environments, creating tremendous difficulty and setbacks for many women striving for success. One in three women has experienced a form of sexual harassmen...

Supporting one another essential to success

Supporting one another essential to success

Editorial Board
November 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Relationships forged at school provide a sturdy social safety net that teens can call upon in times of difficulty, yet for many others, a school’s social environment can be a stressful one, in which students can face toxic friendships and dating relationships, or complete ostracization at the hands...

Feminism is not just about equality for men and women

Feminism is not just about equality for men and women

Editorial Board
October 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

When browsing the New York Time’s “feminist” news section — which redirects to its “Women’s Rights” page — it is very clear that the movement’s focus has been on leveling the playing field between men and women. Genderqueer individuals — who identify as both, neither, or a combin...

People should do more than just text to help Haiti

February 11, 2010
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Staff Editorial Disaster strikes. The global community is inundated with requests for volunteers and donations for the affected region. It has become easier with each natural disaster to send humanitarian aid to the people of a panic-stricken country without leaving the house or even getting out of...

Concerts should not have age limit

October 30, 2009
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Staff Editorial Music is there for teens at times when their worlds are collapsing and changing as they grow — those times when they begin to ask, in the words of Tegan and Sarah, “Where does the good go?” In brooding over a first crush or a bad grade or a fight with parents, an emotionally u...

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