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Bunny Killers

Bunny Killers

Laurel Steinharter
October 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Aren’t you thankful that your scalp doesn’t burn when you squirt shampoo in it during your early morning shower? And aren’t you lucky your eyelashes don’t fall out when you are applying mascara before work? Or grateful your hands don’t turn green when moisturizing before bed? And finally, who's ...

Rehab for Instagram?

Rehab for Instagram?

Yunuen Camarena
October 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Is Instagram an addiction? The answer is, yes! Most of the time, I see people on their cell phones scrolling up with their thumb on the phone screen and double tapping on a picture. People just take pictures of something that they think it will get people’s attention and wonder how many likes they ...

Sleepy Head

Sleepy Head

Grace Felder
October 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I am exhausted. I have slept so little. And why is this? School. Early flight. Homework. Studying. Tests. This is unhealthy. Our nation's teens are facing an epidemic of sleep deprivation and it is affecting millions. But how bad is it? “Every single high school student I have ever measured in...

What a Doll!

What a Doll!

Grace Felder
October 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

She’s a doctor, an astronaut, a veterinarian, a teacher, and the single most successful doll ever produced (according to the New York Times). Barbie has become an icon for millions of young girls and women; but the perfectly plastic doll is setting up unhealthy body expectations. In the book ...

10 People 1 House

10 People 1 House

Jill Parriott, Reporter
September 25, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"We have nowhere to go," my aunt shakily explained through the phone. My family had just been evacuated from their home in Hidden Valley due the fire. It was Saturday night, I got that phone call as I was relaxing at home all by myself. My parents were at a party and didn’t bring their cell phones...

Crop Tops and Short-Shorts

Crop Tops and Short-Shorts

Grace Felder and Laurel Steinharter
September 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Starting off the 2015- 2016 school year, the new head principal, Annie Petrie, made a point to strongly reinforce the dress code policy. All Napa High students were asked to watch the Youtube video on the topic. In the video Mrs. Petrie called the dress code the “Learning Environment Policy.” This...

The Deflategate scandal and Tom Brady’s Innocence

The Deflategate scandal and Tom Brady’s Innocence

Jaxson Shull, Editor-In-Chief
September 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 6th months, you’ve at one point or another heard about the alleged New England Patriots cheating scandal  dubbed “Deflategate.” During the 2014 AFC championship game, the Patriots ball boy was allegedly given instructions to tamper with the inflation we...

High School Cafeteria: The Experience

High School Cafeteria: The Experience

Antonio Indrieri, Reporter
May 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Does Napa High cafeteria experience appeal you? The food, the service, the seating and noise levels? Would you rather eat food from home or at the cafeteria? Some people say our cafeteria experience is unpleasant, but some say it is pleasing. In my experience, eating our cafeteria food was unsavory...

Misconceptions Of Feminism

Misconceptions Of Feminism

Grace Felder, Reporter
May 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In our society today, the word feminism has gained a negative connotation. Some people seem to believe that feminists think they are “better than men” or that they “hate men.” Just mentioning the word online can generate a slew of angry responses. Unfortunately, the words “feminism” and “misandry”...

Zero Tolerance Policy; Hit or Miss? MISS

Zero Tolerance Policy; Hit or Miss? MISS

Kate-lynn Kent, Reporter
May 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every year,  Napa Valley Unified School District gives a district wide writing assessment . This years District Writing assessment topic asked students to write a persuasive essay on whether or not a new policy called Zero Tolerance should be adopted into the Napa Valley Unified School District. I thought...

Freedom Of Speech, Not Freedom Of Consequences

Freedom Of Speech, Not Freedom Of Consequences

Haley Powers, News Editor
April 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Walking through the grocery store recently, I happened to get caught behind a trio of teenage girls who were gossiping about something or another. Nothing they said caught my attention, but one of them seemed to say something outrageous- to defend her opinion, she shrieked something about her right to...

Journalist Favorite Thing: Bashing Celebrities, This Time Kelly Clarkson

Journalist Favorite Thing: Bashing  Celebrities, This Time Kelly Clarkson

Gabriella Picard, Reporter
March 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Kelly Clarkson who’s new album, “Piece by Piece” is already No.1 on iTunes has recently been in magazines and featured on TV shows; such as, Extra and Entertainment Tonight (ET) because of the serious, brutal criticism for her fluctuating weight.   British journalist Katie Hopkins who has recently ...

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