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Angst Of The Body Shapes

Angst Of The Body Shapes

Grace Felder, Reporter
March 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I’ll be honest, I love fashion. I love fashion magazines and websites and apps and everything that has to do with the subject. I anxiously anticipate announcements of new people on the covers and always pick them up at the grocery store checkout line. I was especially excited for this months line up...

There’s Always Restrictions On What We Eat, Even Meat

There’s Always Restrictions On What We Eat, Even Meat

Gabriella Picard, Reporter
March 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat. Vegans, who are often confused with vegetarians, are extreme vegetarians. Vegans do not eat or use any products with honey, wool, silk, leather and dairy products like eggs, milk and cheese. The key to a healthy vegetarian diet...

Battle Of The Learning Tools : Textbooks V.S Tablets

Battle Of The Learning Tools : Textbooks V.S Tablets

Laurel Steinharter, Reporter
March 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Recently more and more school districts have been changing learning standards. More classrooms are turning into a new home for technology and more teachers are adding “tech time” to everyday agendas. Now, schools are requiring computers and tablets. As schools are implementing technology into everyday...

Plea From The Students: No More Senior Project

Plea From The Students: No More Senior Project

Kate-Lynn Kent, Reporter
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Senior Project is something most students dread about their last year in high school. Rumor has it, teachers dread senior project as well! Every year there is more talk about discontinuing the Senior Project program at Napa High. Let’s just terminate this project now and save time and stress for not...

Teacher Tenure, Torture?

Teacher Tenure, Torture?

Elena Ingrim, Reporter
March 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The Teacher Tenure is a state policy that restricts the school district from firing teachers unless there is evidence of a rational reason for doing so. On average, after two years in the state of California the teacher can be granted this advantage. Once a teacher is granted the Tenure, they are granted...

Why You Should Stab Your Children With Needles (Vaccines)

Grace Felder, Reporter
February 24, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Many people have different opinions on whether or not they agree with vaccinating young children and requiring them to be vaccinated to enter public school. There have been several life threatening instances where people have had allergic reactions to the medication. The vaccinations have also saved...

Controlling Our Inevitable Fate

Grace Felder, Reporter
February 24, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most people’s perception of death is that it is a scary, dark, and mysterious thing that is our inevitable fate. A quote by Isaac Asimov says “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” What if that transition, as he calls it, could become much easier and less...

The Demented District Disaster

The Demented District Disaster

Aidan Harvey, Reporter
February 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This school year, the district has been severely lacking in their work. Not only have they made an easy transition to Echo extremely long and arduous, they shut down all school emails. And for what? The only difference is we no longer have the date of graduation after our names. If you have, as directed...

Why Should Toys Come in Pink and Blue?

Why Should Toys Come in Pink and Blue?

Grace Felder, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Legos and Nerf toys usually make people think of little boys, but now both brands are releasing ‘feminised versions’ of their products. This is a controversial decision because some feel it’s sexist, some feel their child should make their own decisions, and some think they should simply have gender...

The Libelist Labels

Victoria Martin, Op-Ed Editor
December 9, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

  Nowadays the struggle to place yourself under a certain label is viewed very important to most adolescent people. As people grow older the labels are shrugged off and are less cared about. In this world of social media where our faces always directed to our screens of our large, irrelevant phone...

Early Release or Late Start?

Kyle Panak, Reporter
December 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Early release Wednesdays are days I look forward to. Many people count the days until the next early release Wednesday, and sometimes I find myself counting the days too. Our classes are shorter and the school day goes by quickly. What could be better than that - a late start Tuesday maybe? Every...

Telling someone you like them

Yesenia Lona, Reporter
December 5, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Telling someone you like them is usually a very hard thing to do. You don’t know how they’ll react. For some people the answer “oh” could be devastating. There are pros and cons to telling someone you like them. If you tell them and they tell you they don’t feel the same, well then now you...

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