CROSSING THE CARO-LINE: The Sad Part About Sadies

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief As the Sadie Hawkins dance rolls around once again this year, I cannot help but rethink its traditional role as a “girl-ask-guy” event; the establishment of these gender roles assumes that every relationship consists of a girl and a boy. It seems innocuous enough at …

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Fashion Industries Playing ‘Indian’

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer The Native American community suffers from its history of distress. Many left in this population honor the traditions and rituals of their ancestors; thus seeing a Victoria’s Secret model sporting a traditional Native American headdress with revealing lingerie, or Urban Outfitters’ “Navajo” collection, featuring the “Navajo …

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Administrator Turnover Rate Raises Concerns

CINDY LUO News Editor AMBER LI Staff Writer Administrator turnover rate in education is defined as the rate of which administrators in a school leave their jobs. A recent study by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) shows that high principal turnover rate often leads to greater teacher turnover, which …

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Moor Spotlight: Violin Prodigy Lavinia Chen

CINDY LUO DENISE TIEU News Editors “No pain, no gain,” junior Lavinia Chen said. After twelve years of studying violin and eventually getting leadership positions in the organizations she is in, Chen understands the meaning of the saying more than anyone else. Chen is currently the concertmaster and president of …

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State Senate Proposes Phasing Out Middle Class Scholarships

DEREK WU Staff Writer In recent times, the tuition for Universities of California (UCs) has increased. However, according to the Los Angeles Times, tuition for in-state students, around $12,200, will be raised in the next few years as much as 5 percent a year. In the last 10 years UC …

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NCLB Revision Potentially Prompts Common Core Repeal

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief Following the November 2014 elections, the United States Congress became a Republican majority, the largest since 1929. A large factor behind this was the Republican party’s support of repealing the Common Core State Standards Initiative, first implemented in 2010, as many states that had adopted …

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A Journalist’s Choice

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief From natural disaster sites to areas torn apart by political conflict, journalists undertake journeys both literal and metaphorical to display to the public aspects of life that would otherwise remain unseen. A journalist’s role is to speak out about issues that impact individuals, including matters …

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The Right to Speak

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer The First Amendment is the foundation of the United States Constitution; it ensures the people of the U.S. their natural rights. However, some of these freedoms have their limits, such as the freedom of speech and the freedom of press. The extent of these limits has …

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