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Heartwarming or Depressing? How Pandemic Stories Aren’t What They Seem

Debbie Lawhead, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, there have been countless "heartwarming" stories that have come out, but once you look past the headline and look at the hard truth of the story, they are anything but heartwarming. Many...

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South Korean Criminal Case Highlights Absurd Justice System

Isabella Barba, Managing Editor February 2, 2021

[IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of December 13, criminal Cho Doo-soon has been released. There have been protests occurring since his release] Countries all around the world have laws that are simply ridiculous....

Many students face Zoom fatigue over the semester.

Catch-Up Days are Beneficial for Students and Here’s Why

Reign Cruz, Front Page/News Editor January 24, 2021

     Time flew by really quickly. Many months ago, our class meetings started off with, “I can’t hear you,” or “I can’t see you.” Now, here we are where we’re all accustomed to online...

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The Black Lives Matter “Trend” in America

Debbie Lawhead, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2021

Just a few months ago, Black Lives Matter was a huge movement, and everyone was posting information, petitions, and fund links. Black Lives Matter was officially trending. The movement was at an all-time...

Black Lives Matter Still a Pressing Issue in America

Black Lives Matter Still a Pressing Issue in America

Jan Castillo, Sports Editor December 4, 2020

As we head into the middle of December and look back at the past few months, there have been many pressing issues in America. For instance, one of the main issues I believed was very pressing, and...

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Non-Biodegradable Trash is Contributing to Climate Change

Destiney Crumpton, Senior Columnist November 18, 2020

Pollution is one of those problems we can’t ignore. Despite the quarantine, not everything is shut down and consumers are still able to buy products. Factories are still making products for consumers...

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The Harmful Effects of Eating Animals

Sarah Ruano, Opinion Editor November 17, 2020

Do you recall the last time you were lied to and how it affected you? Now, imagine being lied to for your entire life, where that lie not only affected you, but it also affected the lives of others. We,...

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Is Halloween Safe to Celebrate in 2020?

Destiney Crumpton, Senior Columnist October 27, 2020

One major topic currently being discussed across the United States is whether or not Halloween will be celebrated. With 2020 being a year full of awful things, why not just shove Halloween into this disappointment...

Minorities fighting for change in America.

America’s Minority Communities Confront Racism Daily

Andy Meza Jimenez, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

Problems about race have always hurt the world and created a lot of hate. In all the countries that have problems with race, it is always negative and it always divides the people. Currently, in America,...

Hundreds of Chinatown residents protesting against racism toward the Chinese community in San Francisco, California.

Xenophobia and Racism Toward the Asian Community

Isabella Barba, Managing Editor October 13, 2020

An ongoing issue the United States has had is racism. It is something that no matter how much we try to educate others, they’re too stubborn to understand how morally wrong their beliefs can be. In this...

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America’s Dangerous Divide in 2020

Debbie Lawhead, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2020

In a nation built on unity, we are dangerously divided. America has seemingly turned into two drastically different sides at war with one another. A lack of sufficient governing has resulted in a divided...

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Racism, Homophobia, and Sexism Are Big Problems in the United States

Reign Cruz, Front Page/News Editor October 4, 2020

Discrimination is a pressing issue that we still have today in the United States. It’s sad to see that many people get heavily judged by how they look or their sex or religion or what they do in their...

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