Get Off Your Phone!

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Think about how many times have you sat at the table with your family for dinner. Not on holidays, not for special occasions, or someone’s birthday party, but to simply spend quality time with family. If you do sit at the dinner table and gather around with your family, how many of those times have yo...

NMSI Sessions Stealing Students’ Time

Alyssa Johnson, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For those taking AP classes, trying to scrounge money to pay for the test can be more stressful than the class. Luckily the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has offered students a way to not worry about the $93 needed to take the test. The only requirement is that you have to go to all three study s...

Tide Pods: Cleaning Out The Gene Pool

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The "Tide Pod Challenge" is literally the greatest thing to ever happen for the theory of evolution by natural selection. The idea that eating literal pods of laundry detergent is a “challenge” proves not only how low our bar for challenges is, but also shows the power of memes. Eating t...

I Bet You’re Reading This On Your Phone, Aren’t You?

Aaron Cubillos, Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone and they repeatedly check their phone? Have you ever felt ignored by somebody while trying to talk because of their addiction to their cell phone? It's not the best feeling, is it? It’s as if checking the latest tweets or Snapchat stories is m...

How The Climate Changes, No Matter How Much You Say It Does Not

Tim Kihneman, Hailey Grizzaffi, Natalie Taylor, and Matthew Montague

January 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I’m sorry, but the argument you’re pressing is simply wrong. You pulled your “facts” directly from Wikipedia. For the record, you are denying climate change completely, and the “scientific evidence against it” that you gave is irrelevant and inconsistent with your argument, not to mention incorr...

Injustice to Adoptive Children

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You’ve had your first baby, and if you put aside all the hard work you’ve had to put in. All the money in diapers, and formula, it’s the most magical thing in life. To watch a part of you grow out like another branch on a tree. But what happens to women who aren’t capable of having a child...

How LC Changed Me

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

When I was in eighth grade, I posted a six word sentence; I’m so ready for high school. No more than thirty minutes later, an older, high school student, I was friends with online commented under my post; You just do not know smh. I remember looking at my cell phone not only confused but shocked, wonderin...

Justice for Cyntoia

Nena Roland, Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, social media was outraged with our justice system, and how they dealt with the case of a young woman named Cyntoia Brown. Cyntoia was forced into prostitution and ended up killing one of her clients out of self defense. At the age of 16, she was sentenced to life in prison for fir...

Exploiting the Vulnerable

Natalie Taylor, Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When searching for handicap accessible vans, there are only two main companies that people can choose from: United Access and Motor Works Unfortunately, these companies use people’s disabilities and needs against them, in order to make a profit. Cheryl Taylor said that the company is full of con a...

Diversity During The Holidays

Khivani Young, Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“Happy Holidays” is a phrase you hear quite a lot during the holiday season, it’s used frequently in education and workplaces as an alternative way of saying “Merry Christmas” in order to maintain the holiday season as a more religious and cultural inclusive time. For many people they see ...

Dear NCAA, Pay Your College Football Players

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

College football athletes put their body, their life, and future NFL career on the line during every snap and every play they are on a football field. They suffer injuries across the body, gain serious concussions, that can affect them later in life, because of a very physical and dangerous game nam...

Fat Shaming: Real Life versus Television

Khivani Young, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Fat-shaming is a commonality in today’s society, and especially on our social media platforms. We may advocate for body positivity, but at the end of the day there will always be those in the background who shoot down the positive comments for unwanted body biases. So, what does that say when fat-sha...

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