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Celebrity teens speak out to try to raise awareness about important social issues

Celebrity teens speak out to try to raise awareness about important social issues

Catherisa Apostol
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Everyone’s seen the multiple hashtags on Twitter and Instagram: #BlackLivesMatter, #WeNeedFeminismBecause and many others. These hashtags have quickly gained attention because of their popularity among young adults and teens. Despite this, very few celebrity teens choose to speak out on social i...

North Carolina’s bathroom law denies people of basic human rights

North Carolina’s bathroom law denies people of basic human rights

Chase Deist, Lenox Kamara, and Jubilee Robinson
May 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In order to prevent racial bathroom harassment in North Carolina, legislators passed North Carolina's IH8 law. The new law states, “Everyone must use the bathroom matching their race.” Sounds crazy, right? Its 2016! Who would pass a law like that? The "IH8" law may be fictional, but North Ca...

Last chance for snow this week leaves seniors celebrating

Last chance for snow this week leaves seniors celebrating

Andrea Aramayo and Amber Brothers
March 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

What was the last thing you expected this winter with winter being warm in the beginning? SNOW! Who would've thought that we were getting snow finally after the warm month of December? In late January we had a blizzard. It was so unexpected and we couldn’t believe it. It was magical. And the be...

Junior has no regrets about getting dreadlocks, despite awkward questions

Junior has no regrets about getting dreadlocks, despite awkward questions

Josephine Moore
March 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

So let me set the scene for you, it’s early sophomore year and young Jos decides to get dreads. My parents and many teachers were against the change. I remember a certain journalism teacher's words, “But you were so pretty!” (Note from that journalism teacher: I said, “You ARE so pretty!” A...

Paychecks make working retail worth it, or would if not for children, taxes

Paychecks make working retail worth it, or would if not for children, taxes

Angie Perez
February 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

You know what sucks? Working. You know what doesn't suck? PAYDAY. If you have a job you know payday is the only thing keeping from quitting your job. Unless you love your job.  If that's the case, then just stop reading right now. Now I love getting money, just like any other teenager,...

Black lives aren’t only ones that matter, but removing race misses point

Black lives aren’t only ones that matter, but removing race misses point

Gabriel Leonard and Hezekiah Likekele
February 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Black lives matter. Three simple words that have so much meaning behind them. Yet they couldn’t be any more misunderstood. So what exactly is the meaning behind them? We assure you that when we say “black lives matter,” we are not saying that other races’ lives aren’t as important...

Valentine’s Day makes junior sick, but not of candy

Valentine’s Day makes junior sick, but not of candy

Josephine Moore
February 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Lord Josus!! It’s THAT time of year again. The flowers that reek of pungent, stomach churning perfume, the anatomically incorrect organs, and red EVERYWHERE. After 17 years, I don’t know if I can survive another Valentine’s Day. As I make my way downtown, I see myself walking faster and f...

Senior bestows aux cord blessing with warnings

Senior bestows aux cord blessing  with warnings

Catherisa Apostol
February 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Okay, to start things off, let me just say that if I ever give you the aux cord in my car, you should feel special. And when I say special, I mean super, mega, extra special with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle on top. I rarely hand the aux cord to anyone in my car because my phone usually connects to...

Jennifer Explains It All: Valentine’s Day Edition

Jennifer Explains It All: Valentine’s Day Edition

Jennifer Vargas
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dear Jen, What do you do when your teacher’s zipper is open? --XYOMG My Eyes Dear XYOMG My Eyes, Well, it can go one of two ways. You either tell your teacher in the most polite way possible so you don't have that awkward pause where you're trying to make it sound like you weren't a...

Playbook for awesome Super Bowl party includes barbecue wings, no bandwagon fans

Playbook for awesome Super Bowl party includes barbecue wings, no bandwagon fans

Hezekiah Likekele
February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! This Sunday marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Football League’s Super Bowl. Which also happens to be arguably the best Sunday of the year, where sometimes the most confusing things can happen. Just look at last year’s Super Bowl, when the best team in the league (the Patrio...

Christmas songs provide fodder for future therapy sessions over mommy’s infidelity with Santa Claus

Christmas songs provide fodder for future therapy sessions over mommy’s infidelity with Santa Claus

Catherisa Apostol, Maryuri Hernandez, and Sam Nguyen
December 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Back in the day, Christmas meant songs like "Frosty the Snowman," "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls" But look at the songs now! All these Christmas albums that artists keep releasing. It’s kind of a shame since most of the songs all sound the same. Let’s get the classics back like, "All ...

In the first sale of Christmas, a gift card gave to me a new-fangled tech gadget thingy

In the first sale of Christmas, a gift card gave to me a new-fangled tech gadget thingy

Heather Montoya
December 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Around this time of year, people tend to call me the Ebenezer Scrooge of Christmas, simply because I am not one to get into the "holiday spirit," whatever that is.  I’m a Jew on Christmas. Isn’t that hysterical? Why would anyone actually expect me to be joyful on a holiday that sweeps MY hol...

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