Increase The Mandatory Years Of PE

BINTA DIALLO, LEANNE ANG STAFF WRITERS As high school students progress from one grade level to another, they find themselves worrying less about their health and focusing more on academics. Students rarely have the time to consider participating in physical activities which can lead to detrimental results in the near future. In order to keep students healthy and active, high

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A Fight Against Dog Mills

BINTA DIALLO STAFF WRITTER Walking into the pet store to see cute dogs can be great at first, until one actually realizes where most of these adorable pets are bred. In reality, a majority of puppies are bred at puppy mill facilities, where they are unfairly forced to breed under harsh conditions. These factories treat female dogs like products and

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Women in Comedy

KATHERINE GONG EDITOR Like many other industries, professional comedy is male-dominated. However, there is still a wage-gap between male and female comedians, despite how comedy allows people to freely voice out concerns or criticisms about society. Instead, comedy clubs should put more effort into launching female comedians into the limelight by increasing the amount of women on stage as well

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Technology Off, Hands On

LYN ZHANG STAFF WRITTER In a classroom, students are typically asked to take notes, do worksheets, take tests and then do test corrections. However, this continual cycle is detrimental to the students, as it may not be the best learning method for some students and it destroys their creativity. In order for students to truly learn and develop their imaginative

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Students No Longer ‘Saved By the Bell

LEANNE ANG STAFF WRITTER For decades, schools have continued the use of bell systems. This has resulted in a majority of the student body to procrastinate and have miscommunications with their teachers. Schools should adopt “no-bell” policies to mend these issues in the school setting. Time management is an important skill required in jobs and adult life in general. However,

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Major “Major” Misconception

JASON ZHU EDITOR AND CHIEF Choosing a college major can be even more arduous than choosing a college itself. Many high school students feel obliged to choose a major pre-college knowing that majors can define their professional careers and can strongly influence earning potential. In spite of a major’s importance, students should not feel compelled to pick hastily, which can

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Advanced Placement Classes Are Not For All

Binta Diallo, Kenny Situ STAFF WRITERS Advanced Placement (AP) classes have been in high demand for years, due to the fact that many students believe taking them will increase their chances of college admission. Although many students wish to be enrolled in these AP classes, the sad truth is that not everyone is actually ready for the hard work required.

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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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