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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



What will happen to the electric car?

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Luna Kohut

  The electric car. What a cool idea, right? A car that doesn’t emit any environmentally damaging chemicals and that also allows you to save money that you would’ve been spending on gas. A car that ... Read More


JUNIORS WANT JOBS: Juniors Jessica Hak and Kassia Filkins speak to Real Estate Agent Jeff Jarrow at Samo's May 25 Career Fair. (The Samohi/Henry Boyd)

Career Day: A forewarning for your bleak future

Published on May 4th, 2017 | by Yasmin Patel

Walking into Barnum on March 23, surrounded by other teenagers like myself, nourished with the angst of frighteningly close (and unplanned) futures, I expected professional enthusiasts masters at the art of fake sincerity. “My job is ... Read More


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Streaming vs Cable Television

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Eliza Bernstein

In terms of our preferred method of television and movie watching, we’re currently at a crossroads. Even though it seems as if streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are becoming the future of media consumption and ... Read More



Chess should be taught in math curriculum

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Griffin James

One of the desired outcomes of the K-12 education system is to instill a strong sense of critical thinking (the ability to find solutions efficiently) within each student. Traditionally, curriculums have been manufactured to cultivate problem-solving ... Read More



Dear President Trump

Published on March 10th, 2017 | by Staff 16 - 17

Over your first weeks in office, we have watched you denounce newspapers and news websites such as CNN for being what you call “fake news.” We have seen you refuse questions from reporters at your press ... Read More



Response to “Ode to Obama”

Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Contributor

By Aydin Jang With the specter of nostalgic progressivism looming over the country, it would seem inevitable that the study of former President Barack Obama’s legacy becomes an exercise in carefully designed contrasts. Sandwiched between a ... Read More




Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Marcelo Torres

I am scared. Scared that the progress we have made as a nation could be torn apart in a matter of minutes. Having your parents worry about their immigration status and being deported when they have ... Read More

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