Banned Books

JEFFREY GIBSON STAFF WRITER Literature has always been a topic of controversy. In schools across the nation, children are taught morals from these works, yet the school curriculum has banned many of them. Books from Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” to Robert P. Warren’s “All The King’s Men,” and even Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” have been banned at some time

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College Essay Advice

JASON ZHU SENIOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF For those who intend to apply to the UC’s there are certain tips I have found rather helpful from personal experience writing the Personal Insight Questions. When writing essays, have concrete content. Listing activities, accomplishments and personal qualities is important, but it is not as effective as addressing a meaningful experience that showcases one’s character, abilities

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Huang Dynasty: Athletic Responsibilities With Public Image

ERIC HUANG Staff Writer Uncle Ben once said “With great power comes great responsibility.” This phrase is often used to describe superheroes, teaching them to be humble and to use their powers for the greater good. To many kids, their “superhero” is their favorite athlete, someone who may seem to fly like Superman or run like the Flash. Accordingly, professional

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Slam Dunk: Female Coaches, Referees Changing Professional Sports

SIMEON LAM Sports Editor Since professional sports began officially existed, many leagues have evolved in different ways. One of the biggest movements in this decade has dealt with female involvement in professional sports. No, it’s not about women competing with men. Instead, female coaches and referees are becoming a topic of interest In fact, the stage has already been set.

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Can You Dig It?: Obama on Gun Control: Emotional Emphasis for Change

KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor President Barack Obama’s words in the wake of mass violence all seem to touch on similar themes: the incurable pain of loss, lament for the innocent victims, and perhaps most strongly expressed, frustration over political neglect to make each act of violence the last. His response to the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon on Oct.1 was no

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Fender Ben-Der: Athlete and Referee Altercations on the Rise, Coaches Share Responsibility

Benjamin Lange Staff Writer As of late there have been a couple fights with officials during games that have been very controversial and caused great distress. One such event was when 2 football players from John Jay High School, Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas, were witnessed blindsiding a game official. It was later discovered that the two athletes had been

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