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Animals Want to be Free Just as Bad as You and Me

Animals Want to be Free Just as Bad as You and Me

Grace Felder, Op-Ed Editor
April 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Let’s begin by defining a “zoo.” It is a park-like area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibit. Hold on just a second, a “large enclosure?” Compared to what the majority of these animals are meant to live in, these enclosures are far from spacious. Dolphins...

My Menstruation Should Not Cause Me Frustration

My Menstruation Should Not Cause Me Frustration

Jill Parriott and Grace Felder
April 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Almost every woman has one at some point in her life. That time of the month. Shark week. Aunt Flo is visiting. The redcoats are here. The red sea has parted. Menstrual cycles, or periods, are a natural part of puberty and the remainder of a woman’s life. However, many women do not have the necessary...

How’s the Weather Up There?

How’s the Weather Up There?

Jill Parriott, Reporter
April 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

How tall are you? Did you get it from your parents? How’s the weather up there? These are all questions that tall people get asked daily. According to the U.S. Health and Human Services, the national average height for males is 5’9 ½ , while the average female height is 5’4. What is considered ...

Is Anime Just for Kids?

Is Anime Just for Kids?

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Anime is for kids.” “ It's all just a bunch of pokemon battles.” Saying anime is for a younger audience wouldn't be wrong, but saying it is only for children would be gravely incorrect. From Yu-Gi-Oh! to Tokyo Ghoul, the similarities in each kind of anime are little to none. Often ti...

Mental Disorders are not Adjectives

Mental Disorders are not Adjectives

Jill Parriott, Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“I’m so OCD,” says the girl who occasionally cleans her room. “I swear I have ADHD! I can never focus on my homework,” says the boy who gets a little distracted when he’s studying. “Just another dyslexic moment!” says the student who misread something. This is a little thing I li...

Social Media Etiquitte

Social Media Etiquitte

David Lopez, Managing Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just about everybody has encountered an internet troll, or a keyboard warrior. They have become so common in this age of social media. But while most of these people express their “annoying” opinions with at least a measure of self control, albeit a very small one. However, recently there has bee...

Feel the Bern

Feel the Bern

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Reporter
February 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Bernie Sanders has been pro-equality since your mother was in diapers. From publicly calling out Duke Cunningham for his homophobic slurs to participating in the first civil rights sit in, in Chicago, Bernie has for decades been supporting minorities, as well as fighting for what’s right. His poli...

Female Degradation

Female Degradation

Elena Ingram, News Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many people say that there is gender equality in today’s society, but is this true? Women have come a long way in regards of gender equality, as they did not have equal rights as men until very recently in history. However, female degradation seems to remain prevalent to a degree today. A certain am...

The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

Grace Felder and Jill Parriott
February 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school is a four year audition for college. You spend four years attempting to perfect your GPA, ace your SAT, play a sport, find your passion, make friends, and for what? More school. A mediocre job. A mildly happy family. Getting by on an average wage, unless you're a woman. Is this really what yo...

Diagnosed with a Case of Senioritis

Diagnosed with a Case of Senioritis

Laurel Steinharter, Managing Editor
February 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We are quickly approaching the 100th day of school, a day that was oh so popular in kindergarten. We would often do activities involving the number, eat food, and play games. Now as seniors, the 100th day of school each year is just another day added to the 2,397 previous ones of high school. The second...

You Just Don’t Understand!

You Just Don’t Understand!

Luz Robles, Reporter
February 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“You’re just a kid. You don’t get to have an opinion on this.” “Of course you’re on your phone.” “What happened to the younger generation?” These are words you’ll hear from adults on almost an everyday basis. If you use social media it’s guaranteed once or twice you’ll see a ...

Oscars; So White

Oscars; So White

Jill Parriott, Reporter
February 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Academy Awards are coming up this month, and many people are critiquing the nominations for the acting nominees, who all happen to be white. Now this isn’t the first time that this has happened. For the second year in a row, there have not been any people of color nominated for best actor or sup...

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