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California Bans Teachers’ Assistants

California Bans Teachers’ Assistants

Taryn Wash, Staff Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The controversy over the elimination of teachers’ assistants involves a series of issues, from where to best spend money to the activeness of teachers’ assistants to tax cuts. Unfortunately, California does not see this particular class as helpful for the students and not just the teacher. Assistants...

College Rejections

Andrea Garcia, Editor-In-Chief

April 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

March 25, 2016 Ms. Andrea Garcia Dear Andrea, Thank you for applying to ____________. The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application, and due to the large number of highly qualified applicants, we regret to inform you that we –. Thank you for applying to –. Thank you –. Tha –...

The Health Effects of Closing Abortion Clinics

Jessie Sabree, Feature Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The pro-life vs. pro-choice debate on abortion has undoubtedly ruffled many feathers on both sides. However, regardless of religion, sex, or self-righteousness, it is a fact that the effects of limited access to legal and safe abortion services are deadly. Do you know what happens when women do not...

The Abortion Facts

Zoe Adler, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Views of the Presidential Candidates and US Citizens Abortion definitely appears like a partisan issue, especially during the current presidential election. All Democratic candidates are pro-choice, meaning for abortion, and all Republican candidates are pro-life, meaning against abortion. Howeve...

The Abortion Debate

The Abortion Debate

Brianna Pereira and Taryn Wash

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Killing of a Living Being Either you believe that each and every human being has an equal right to life or you do not. The belief that a fetus is not really a baby until the third trimester is a common misconception.            Many women choose abortion because they cannot afford to...

Is Donald Trump Racist?

Is Donald Trump Racist?

Taryn Wash, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday,  March 1,  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was rather racially insensitive. Although he is ahead in the election, he is not quite ahead in terms of diversity with the public eye, for he has been critical towards certain religious and minority groups. Throughout the years,...

Super Tuesday Results Are Rolling In

Yesenia Pacheco, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Super Tuesday went as expected.  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got the most attention as well as the most delegates. Clinton, gaining a lot of support with 1052 delegates (including superdelegates), won Alabama with 77.8%, Arkansas with 66.3%, Georgia with 71.3%, Massachusetts with 50.1%, Tennessee...

Apple’s Privacy Controversy

Johnny Thai, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For years, I’ve been reading about the silent battle that tech giants have been fighting with the government. In a more recent circumstance, Congress has been trying to top itself in its tech illiteracy by coming up with a bill against net neutrality, which would have given Internet Service Providers...

Beyoncé Publicizes Black Lives Matter Movement

Taryn Wash, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Beyoncé aka Queen B created a song called “Formation,” which shows what the true meaning of Black Lives Matter. The main focal point of the music video was the showcase of individuals who were murder by the hands police and oppressors. The video portrayed the African slaves and individuals such...

America, Give Iowa a Try

Taryn Wash, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the presidential election moving ahead, with President Barack Obama finishing his second term, and with others just itching to become the new president of the United States, the Iowa caucuses took place on February 10 for the candidates to compete for the most votes. In the Republican Party, Ted...

Whites, Camera, Action!

Whites, Camera, Action!

Taryn Wash, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Slideshow

There has been talk recently concerning the diversity, or the lack thereof, in the nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards. This is the second consecutive year in which the lack of diversity—and African Americans, to be specific—has been a concern of the public. What’s the deal? Last year,...

Zoe’s Recent Rants

Zoe’s Recent Rants

Zoe Adler, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Shootings On November 27, three people were killed and nine others wounded at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. On the same day, two were killed and two wounded at a restaurant in Sacramento, CA. On December 2, a married couple killed 14 and wounded 22 at the Inland Regional Center ...