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When will we learn, America?

When will we learn, America?

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase, the big picture

The recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located in Parkland Florida, claimed 17 innocent lives. Students around the United States are no longer standing idly by, they are rightfully demanding change. There have been 290 school shootings since 2013. From 2009 and 2016, there have been 1,187 victims of mass shootings, 843 of wh...

21 Pieces of Advice for the Class of 2021

21 Pieces of Advice for the Class of 2021

Danielle Arntson, Guest Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under campus life, Op-Ed, Showcase, the big picture

Now that I’m a senior, I can confidently say that high school is nothing like TV says it is. When I began my first day of school as a freshman, I was a little disappointed to see that everyone was just like me— confused, scared, and wondering why we already had homework. My freshman year may have...

Censoring Our Learning

Censoring Our Learning

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under News, Op-Ed, school and local, Showcase

The board of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) passed an amendment on Nov. 14 — written by one of the board members, Sandee Everett — allowing parents the choice to opt their child out of certain books previously required in schools' English curriculum. The policy was a significant...

Explosive Products of Science Department Change

Explosive Products of Science Department Change

Rachael Ryan, Staff Writer

June 15, 2017


Filed under campus life, Op-Ed, Showcase

Public schools should dedicate their efforts towards providing a thorough education to all students. The new suggested science route removes the freshmen courses Earth Science and Physical Science Honors, jeopardizing students’ abilities to succeed and potentially lessening their exposure to the many fi...

13 Reasons Why: A Vengeful Suicide

13 Reasons Why: A Vengeful Suicide

Annie Mascolo, Co-Managing Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Op-Ed, Showcase

The debut of the Netflix original series, “13 Reasons Why” on Mar. 31 of this year, made a notable impact on modern pop culture and catalyzed the formation of fandoms across the world.  The series, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Gregg Araki, Carl Franklin, Tom McCarthy, Helen Shaver and Jess...

Fall Production Didn’t Fall Short of Greatness

Fall Production Didn’t Fall Short of Greatness

Haelley Hogan, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase

  With every fall semester comes a fall production, and this year, the Drama Department did not disappoint with their performance of "Of Mice And Men." The cast included a pleasant mix of new and old faces. Veterans included seniors Jack Alcorn, Antonio Casares, Ivan Escalera, Luke James an...

Sanders campaign a lost cause

Sanders campaign a lost cause

Jordyn White, Staff Writer

May 28, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase, the big picture

With the general election looming in the distance, and Donald Trump all but securing the Republican nomination, eyes have shifted to the ever-growing tensions within the Democratic party. Hillary Clinton, too, has nearly claimed the title of the Democratic nominee, yet one candidate is still holding...

Bring Lexi Home

Bring Lexi Home

Annie Mascolo, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase

In late March of this year, a six-year-old foster child named Lexi was ripped away from the home she came to know for years, her foster parents, and her siblings- all because a minute fraction of her ancestry is Choctaw Indian. According to the state of California, in accordance with the Indian Ch...

A message of encouragement

A message of encouragement

Chun-Tzu Huang, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase, the big picture

Whether one wants to admit it or not, many of us have endured harsh times in our lives. Suicidal thoughts lurk in our darkest corners and quietly stare at us, revealing their presence when we feel most desperate. Are they our only and ultimate solutions? I sincerely refuse to believe that. I moved...

Ideology should define feminism, not stereotypes

Ideology should define feminism, not stereotypes

Athena Quddus, News Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase

Feminism, by dictionary definition, is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. To most, advocacy for gender equality (and equality of all kinds) is morally equitable. So why is antifeminism rising in prevalence so quickly? Feminism carries with it plenty of stereotypes-- the man-hating, bra-less, and ang...

Shot in the dark

Shot in the dark

Jordyn White, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Showcase, the big picture

Too many people still vehemently protest rigid gun control, and it's killing America. Every year, the lack of gun control laws in the United States results in thousands of gun-related deaths and injuries. For being such dangerous objects, guns are easy to obtain. While background checks are...

A simple lack of trust

A simple lack of trust

Melissa Arreguin, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under campus life, Op-Ed, Showcase

Once again, the school is deciding what we can’t eat and when we can't eat it. Parents will now no longer be able to drop off food for their students in the office, nor may students order food from outside vendors, such as Jimmy Johns, Toppers, and Domino’s, and have them delivered to the school...

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