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Goodbye Gabe The Dog

Goodbye Gabe The Dog

Reporter, Andrew Soto
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last week very popular internet meme, Gabe the Dog passed away. Gabe was known for his “Bork Remixes” a collection of videos on youtube in which people remixed his barks and growls. But to fully understand how a small dog was made into a meme you have to go back to the beginning. The American ...

Do ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ The Justice It Deserves

Do ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ The Justice It Deserves

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Opinion Editor, Features Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It seems as though 2017 will be the make or break year for Tokyo Ghoul adaptations. This year has a confirmed live action movie scheduled for this summer, and rumors of a third season. The third season would be released in March according to the rumors that have surfaced but there has been no confi...

Is it the Thought That Counts?

Is it the Thought That Counts?

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The ultimate question comes across our lives every year around Christmas time, "What’s better, a homemade gift made with care and devotion or an appealing last minute store-bought gift?" The last minute Christmas gift rush is a rigorous sport of its own kind. Stores across the nation are witness t...

Soccer Or Football?

Soccer Or Football?

Julian Sosa, Reporter
October 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Soccer is known to be the most popular sport in the world, the term soccer is an invention by the British, in Britain football is what in the United States is known as soccer. Europe is no longer familiar with the term despite having been the one who invented it. In Europe, there are many variations of foo...

Chivalry is Dying (Along With My Heart)

Chivalry is Dying (Along With My Heart)

Jill Parriott, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Is chivalry dead? In this day and age, it’s hard to tell. The dating scene has completely changed, and with gender equality being more established, there may be blurred lines when it comes to what is chivalrous and what is simply unnecessary.   Honestly, I miss these small acts of romanti...

These Clowns Aren’t ‘Clowning Around’

These Clowns Aren’t ‘Clowning Around’

Grace Felder, Reporter
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How do you feel about clowns? Are they a fond childhood memory or a fear that sends chills down your spine? Either way, this new breed of clowns are nothing like the ones that were at your birthday parties. Videos of deranged clowns hiding out in neighborhoods and forests and chasing people are going vi...

How Old Is Too Old?

How Old Is Too Old?

Gillian Ferro and Patricia Arriaga-Rivera
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From gory ghouls to sparkling princesses Halloween is the day for everything colorful and otherwise strange. However, it's come to my attention that for some teens they are discriminated against when they try to get into the Halloween spirit. Despite the fact that Halloween is a day to express yourself, t...

How Effective is Intervention Really?

How Effective is Intervention Really?

Helena Parker and Patricia Arriaga-Rivera
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On the Napa High School campus, students are given roughly forty minutes each Thursday and Friday, allowing them to accomplish tasks such as homework, asking a teacher for help on a subject, studying for a test, and more. However, some students may choose to spend this time in a more unproductive man...

Learn or Listen

Learn or Listen

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How do you feel about cell phones at school? Should students be able to use their phone in class? Should they be able to listen to music while the teacher is talking? These are many of the questions that people may have on phones being aloud at school and what they rules may be for them. Many stude...

What’s the Deal?

What’s the Deal?

Lili Mautner, Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion, Showcase

After attending Napa High for almost 4 years I have noticed something, and this something is rather unsettling. People these days have a certain mindset while in class and around campus. I’ve concluded over my high school experience that people don’t want to talk to each other. Or they think other...

Insensitive or Oversensitive?

Insensitive or Oversensitive?

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Op-Ed Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Urban Decay, a cosmetic company, has recently gotten the attention of many with an ad that has sparked an outrage. In late August Urban Decay’s new eyeliners “Razor Sharp” unveiled via twitter. Though the tweet has since been removed in it contained a picture promoting the new colorful eyeliners on a...

BEE the Difference

BEE the Difference

Grace Felder and Audrey Palmer
May 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The bees are disappearing, and taking their place is a grave concern over our ability to survive and thrive. In an attempt to counter the losses, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Pollinator Protection Act April 7. The law restricted the sale and use of neonicotinoids (neonics) to homeowners. This i...

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