CINDY LUO News Editor AMBER LI Staff Writer Studies conducted nationwide from 2012 to 2014 have shown that high teacher turnover rate, the rate at which teachers quit their jobs, serves as one of the most harmful factors in education, according to Indiana Public Media. “I think that there is a lot of pressure on teachers from students and accommodating» Read more
DEREK WU Staff Writer During the month of October, a new rule was enabled requiring Los Angeles Unified School District cafeteria workers at Harvard Elementary school to speak only English. A sign posted in the cafeteria of the elementary school stated, “During works hrs we the cafe have a English only rule for safety reasons,” according to CBS. A majority» Read more
SARA HERNANDEZ Staff Writer Ferguson, Missouri has become a ground zero of protests between civilians and law enforcement. The protests began when a black man by the name of Michael Brown got shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, according to CNN. Recently on Nov.24, it was announced that the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict» Read more
STAFF EDITORIAL: Is Restricting Language Among Cafeteria Workers Helpful or Harmful to a School Community?
Discrimination has been an underlying, systemic problem since the beginning of time. Whether it involves race, gender or even age, there seems to always be a prejudice towards something in society. Language is a societal aspect that is no exception. Restricting language in public workplaces, for example, comes off as harsh and unwelcoming to the workers involved. In October, when» Read more
CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief In November, Time magazine created a poll of “words to ban,” including the word “feminist.” While Time did apologize later after significant backlash from readers, the matter remains: why is feminism still viewed so negatively? While every movement or group that has ever existed has contained radical thinkers or extremists, feminism is particularly targeted in» Read more
JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer Many have different ideas when asked to establish a line between what is and is not violent. On Nov. 4, Proposition 47, a proposition which changed the legal classification of “nonserious and nonviolent property and drug crimes” from felonies to misdemeanors, was approved on the statewide ballot. However, by passing this proposition, it will only mean» Read more
PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer In 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott captured America’s attention when civil rights activists, including the leading Martin Luther King, Jr., showed all Americans the effectiveness of nonviolent protests. 59 years later, after the ruling of the Ferguson shooting, black Americans are seen damaging and terrorizing their own city in an attempt to defend their rights, succeeding» Read more
MOOR VIEWPOINTS: Academically speaking, what is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of?
“During Poetry sophomore Out Loud this year, it felt nerve-wrecking to be standing in front of the entire class and I am accomplished for saying the words with all of my confidence without stuttering.” -Emily Lee, sophomore “My biggest accomplishment would have to be maintaining a minimum of a B average in all my classes, and also finding time to» Read more
SIMEON LAM Sports Editor As the first semester comes to a close, the fall season has all but passed with the winter season beginning. The varsity boys’ basketball team has already begun their season, a year after losing in the first round of the CIF playoffs. Head Coach Bryan Gonzalez comes in with high expectations since they have a few» Read more
BRIANA THAI Staff Writer With the new season kicking in, our varsity girls’ soccer team has been working hard and kicking soccer balls on a daily basis. Coming back from an undefeated season, the girls believe they can accomplish a lot this season. Last year, the Lady Moors took first in the Almont League standings and qualified for the first» Read more