Opinion Articles


Reassessing how we protest

Published on February 9th, 2018 | by Andrew Wright

Throughout history, politically inspired marches have been used as a powerful way to change things for the better, but in spite of popular belief, they often have had little direct effect. What is the true effectiveness ... Read More


Government in Shutdown

Published on February 9th, 2018 | by Giulia Trevellin

On Jan. 19, the United States Government shutdown. With this shutdown came many questions concerning immigration, and most importantly the collaboration between the two prominent parties in government.   Essentially, the government shut down because Congress ... Read More


Bird Scooters have flown the coop

Published on February 9th, 2018 | by Sean Stahl

A new company, known as Bird, wants to bring the ease of traveling “as the crow flies,” which means taking a direct route free of obstacles, to the world. They want to do this by deploying ... Read More


Why Latin?

Published on December 19th, 2017 | by Andrew Wright

When it comes to choosing a language at the beginning of your high school career, you get a few options. Spanish a very popular choice. French is also a pretty common option. Japanese and Chinese have ... Read More


Why Common Core?

Published on December 19th, 2017 | by Andrew Wright

Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and the English Language Arts/Literacy classes. These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade, ... Read More


Tax cuts and the will of the few

Published on December 15th, 2017 | by Joseph Wickline

At 2 a.m. on Dec. 2,  the United States Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a sweeping tax reform bill, in a party-lines vote of 51-49. The bill was hastily revised and updated throughout ... Read More


Smoke protocol on campus

Published on December 15th, 2017 | by Chelsea Seifer

According to CA.gov fire statistics, California experienced 6,762 fires in 2017. And yet, the best SMMUSD had prepared was deciding thirty minutes through the second period of the day that smoke inhalation is dangerous, sentencing us ... Read More


Racial stereotypes in America

Published on December 15th, 2017 | by Ferran Gonzalez

When the Civil War came to its end in the United States, a question emerged. An enigma which seems to have riddled our nation ever since. What is equality? Equality, is the act of tolerance towards ... Read More


Net Neutrality

Published on December 15th, 2017 | by Sean Stahl

When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to ... Read More

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