Opinion Articles


Scientology at Samo

Published on June 1st, 2017 | by Jane Wickline

On Friday June 19th, Samo principal Dr. Antonio Shelton sent out a voicemail to Samo families saying that, after multiple complaints from parents, the new mandatory-for-underclassmen program Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) would be immediately ... Read More


Pro Fidget Spinners

Published on June 1st, 2017 | by Griffin James

Are they a substitution for the stress-ball? A knick-knack to fiddle around with? Or a path to ultimate nirvana? Perhaps it’s coincidental that Fidget Spinners—the latest toy craze sweeping the nation—have three aerodynamic wings to represent ... Read More


Anti Fidget Spinners

Published on June 1st, 2017 | by Contributor

Madison Garrett ‘17 As someone who attends high school, it’s suddenly become nearly impossible to remain unaware of the latest random fad sweeping the nation: fidget spinners. The palm-sized gadget has kids nationwide mindlessly twirling as ... Read More


The Search for a Drug Prevention Program

Published on June 1st, 2017 | by Tessa Jackson

I started D.A.R.E. in fourth grade. I knew nothing about drug use, abuse or overdosing. When I entered high school, I was bombarded with warnings of the pressure around drugs, and the importance of avoiding them. ... Read More


The Importance of Lower Level Sports

Published on May 16th, 2017 | by Cate Sievers

The junior varsity (JV) and frosh-soph programs, teams that are often overlooked, play an imperative role in the future success of the Samo sports programs. Even though they don’t hold the spotlight, the lower level sports ... Read More


13 Reasons Why Pros

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by Kyla Walker

“13 Reasons Why” opened a box that most of the country was too scared to touch. The degree of intensity and exposure into the personal lives of today’s teenagers was essential in order to make a ... Read More


13 Reasons Why Cons

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by Eliza Bernstein

The recently released, very popular Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a novel by Jay Asher, is important in that it brings awareness to the serious issues that teenagers can often face (such as ... Read More


Trump Scores Another Hole in One

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Kyla Walker

Golf has historically been a fine game for our country’s leaders to play and enjoy a beautiful day, while also building international relations. However, President Trump’s previous comments have proven his hypocrisy in regards to leisure ... Read More


Whitewashing of Asians in media

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Jessica Ni

Many Asian-American movie stars have a double-identity. Are they Asian or are they American? Despite identifying themselves as Americans, growing up speaking English and getting their groceries at Costco and Ralphs, Hollywood has not yet accepted ... Read More


My personal experience with school discipline

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Ferran Gonzalez

As a European student who has spent most of his life in the Spanish educational system and only just moved to the U.S. last year, there isn’t one day in which I leave school indifferent. Ever ... Read More

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