Weathering the Partisan Storm: What Hurricane Harvey Tells Us About the Political Climate

Weathering the Partisan Storm: What Hurricane Harvey Tells Us About the Political Climate

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion articles, Showcase

While the ideological divide seems to be ever-widening these days, it’s reassuring to see how much we have mobilized in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The first major hurricane since 2005 and the wettest tropical cyclone to strike the US, Hurricane Harvey has caused at least 50 casualties in the...

Vaccines: Truth or Scare?

Gabriel Senter, Reporter

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion articles

     Most schools in California require vaccinations, but are they really worth it? A vaccine is a substance (usually a form of a disease) ejected into one’s body to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases. Vaccinations have been a widely debat...

An Opinion On Opinions

An Opinion On Opinions

Orion Lenz, Reporter

May 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, opinion articles

The world is built on belief. Whether one decides to put their trust in a religious institution, a stock-market gamble or trust in a loving partner, belief that events will turn out a certain way gives us the ambition to make decisions accordingly. It is the weight of these ideas that interlock the ...

The Domestic Surveillance Debate: Apple vs. FBI

The Domestic Surveillance Debate: Apple vs. FBI

Crystal Sung, Reporter

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, opinion articles

The San Bernardino attacks took place on December 2, 2015, with 14 killed and 22 seriously wounded. The cost in human lives is inestimable, but now various issues have come to the forefront, including gun control legislation and encryption, among many others. Recently, a controversy has arisen over FB...

How Should the US Help Syria?

How Should the US Help Syria?

Anastasia Reimann, Reporter

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion, opinion articles

For many senators and diplomats worldwide, the Paris attacks were a wake-up call. ISIS terrorism was no longer a threat to the Middle East alone, and the need for counter-terrorism action became evident overnight. In addition to this, the recent attack in San Bernardino has brought said threat to Amer...

Girls Asking Guys

Girls Asking Guys

Caroline Holmes, Reporter

May 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion, opinion articles

Prom season can be a nerve-wracking time for boys and girls alike. Many teenagers live under the impression that guys are supposed to come up with a grand “promposal,” while girls helplessly wait for somebody to approach them. However, times are changing. “It [shouldn’t] matter if you’re...

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