Major Mississippi Mistake

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

March 23, 2018

On Monday March 19, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510, which eliminates the possibility of an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It is known as the Gestational Age Act. This new limit is coupled with the fact that the state of Mississippi only has one clinic that performs a...

Perhaps Gun Laws May Not Be The Issue

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

March 23, 2018

After the shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, talk about gun control has skyrocketed. Though gun control does sound like a quick solution to the probable shootings in the coming years, perhaps it may not be the best. In 2016, California had 1,368 gun-related homicides, and if you didn’t alr...

Deadliest School Shooting Since Sandy Hook

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

March 20, 2018

On February 14, Nikolas Jacob Cruz opened fire on the staff and students of his former school, Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This event ended up being the deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, and the third deadliest in American history. On Val...

The Problem With Blaming Mental Health For Mass Shootings

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

February 27, 2018

With the recent school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, many people are choosing to blame mental illness for the tragedy that took place. Aside from the fact that the real culprit is the guns and their wide accessibility, scapegoating depression and “loneliness” in order t...

Tide Pods: Cleaning Out The Gene Pool

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

February 14, 2018

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

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

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...

Diversity During The Holidays

Khivani Young, Writer

December 14, 2017

“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

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

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...

Looks Can Kill

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

December 11, 2017

Rabbits are mild-tempered, easy to handle, and easy to incarcerate. These are the things that make them so easy to be abused in laboratories for many reasons such as testing cosmetics, or skincare products used by thousands of people. 100 million animals including: mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, ra...

“Not that Bad” isn’t Good Enough

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

November 16, 2017

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following editorial are the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Patriot Post staff, adviser, the LCHS faculty or administration, or GISD.My dearest America, I'm afraid you are settling, and frankly, I am tired of it. Before and im...