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Trump’s Reluctance to Condemn White Supremacy Is A Red Flag

By Anicia Aguilar, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

During the chaotic first presidential debate, there was a revolting moment where the moderator, Chris Wallace from Fox News Sunday, asked President Trump if he would be willing to condemn white supremacists and tell them to back down during the demonstrations.   Instead of condemning the groups straight away, as a ...

We Can’t Trust Them

By Antonio Caceres, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the life of every single American. Of course, it did not have to be this way. Our allies in Europe and Asia have successfully suppressed the spread of this virus. However, we are the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths. The only way out of this mismanaged cris...

Affirmative Action is Needed

By Anicia Aguilar, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

First thing’s first, affirmative action is not racist or unfair. The practice of affirmative action began in 1961 as a government initiative to offer opportunities for historically excluded minority groups. However, California banned it in 1996 through Proposition 209, which prohibited the consideration of race and gender in public em...

High Schools Need Ethnic Studies Classes

By Aidan Sidikpramana, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

It has been almost 50 years since ethnic studies became a staple course in American colleges. Ethnic studies is a field of knowledge that focuses on the study of racial, sexual, and cultural differences— and the importance of understanding these differences to better our society.    Now more than ever, we realize that ...

Picking Favorites

By Ashlee Guardado, Violet Mbela, Angelina Joleen Tayama Reyes-Chavez, and Nilesh Kumar

October 7, 2020

Six Flags Magic Mountain is the Best Place to Go for Thrills Amusement parks have been around for years, entertaining many. There is Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and many more. These amusement parks are fun and all but there is one amusement park that rules them all, Six Flags. Six Flags is one of t...

Light Discussions on Entertainment

By Alex Kim, Mia Ogebe, Lynn Lee, and Patrick Park

October 7, 2020

The Batfamily Hurts Batman Many people in the comic book community make fun of Batman for acting like he is in a one-man war against crime in Gotham while having the aid of five Robins, three Batgirls, two Batwings, and at least five other miscellaneous partners. I make these jokes myself, but I think they highlight a very ...

Online Interactions

By Diego Caceres, Melissa Canales, Syed Islam, and Brandon Kim

October 7, 2020

Office Hours Can be Improved Office hours are a waste of time. Well, for some students it can be quite helpful: one-on- one interaction with a teacher and all the time in the world (2 hours to be exact). But office hours can be a ghost town on most days. I have only attended office hours twice this entire year and I can on...

Society Needs to have a Little Chat

By Jada Hikary, Anicia Aguilar, and Evelyn Paulino

October 7, 2020

 Let Kids Be Kids As I looked at my to-do list, I could not help but bury my face in my heads and let out a pain-ridden sigh. I felt the familiar wave of panic washing over me, I felt tears building up, and each breath I took get tighter and tighter as my list stared me down. This fireball of emotion has been a part of my mor...

Heading into Fall Fashion

By Aidan Sidikpramana and Faith Crossan

October 7, 2020

Sweater Weather Hoodies or sweaters? There is an age-old question of which clothing attire is the most preferable. As fall rolls around the corner and classes continue to online, students are trying to stay warm while participating in distance learning. Hoodies are far superior than sweaters in both a comfort and fashion...

We Need A Green New Deal

By Antonio Caceres, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

“It is worse, much worse, than you think.” That’s how journalist David Wallace-Wells began his book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. I had heard of this work when it was first published last year, but only recently picked it up. If anything, the last few weeks have shown us it is much worse than we all tho...

Thoughts on “Engagement” Factor in Online Learning

By Pranesh Kumar, Copy Editor

September 28, 2020

When online learning through Google Meets first began on August 10, there was lots of anticipation and excitement about how classes would be conducted throughout the year. Students and teachers across all grade levels were thrilled about seeing each other again and interacting in an online classroom setting. Many students took the...

Quarantine Activity

By Nilesh Kumar and Brandon Kim

September 22, 2020

Should Esports be Considered a Sport? The Esports industry has seen a significant increase in popularity over the last decade, especially after a teenager won three million dollars playing a video game in the Fortnite World Cup. Given the way these Esports ‘athletes’ win money and boast similar audiences to actual spor...

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