Opinion Articles


Humble region fighting for independence

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by Ferran Gonzalez

On Oct. 27, the region of Catalonia (Spain) famously known for its capital Barcelona declared independence from the Spanish state. The consequences of declaring the new republic of Catalonia have caused the unjustified detention of major ... Read More


Heat Protocol

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by Nikka Arabestani

Living in California, especially Santa Monica, almost never means predictable weather. From windy rainstorms to scorching 90 degree weather, students and faculty can’t predict the weather. But, in the cases where the temperature rises to a ... Read More


Physics first

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by Sean Stahl

For generations of high school students, the sequence of physical science study has been biology in 9th grade, chemistry in 10th grade and physics in 11th grade. But this sequence was established over a century ago, ... Read More


An academic view on the hate of freshmen

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by Andrew Wright

As a freshmen, I had no clue why there was an immense disdain towards my group from the sophomores who had just ended their own freshmen career. Now that I am a sophomore, I completely understand. ... Read More


The definition of terrorism

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Cate Sievers

In the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy, many have been left confused. Without any knowledge of Stephen Paddock’s motives, the public has broken out into a debate as to whether or not he should be ... Read More


States united in a need for better gun control

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Tessa Jackson

Gun violence has long been an issue in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive we have the highest rate of firearm-related homicides among developed nations, and have had 289 mass shootings (incidents involving ... Read More


Have we become numb to mass shootings?

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Nora Farahdel

It seems like attacks and mass shootings have become a reoccurring theme, and there’s no way to escape them. These attacks and shootings are dominating the news headlines, and we’ve become a generation drowning in stories, ... Read More


Safety during international travel

Published on October 3rd, 2017 | by Sean Stahl

Terrorism worldwide has been escalating in the last five years. Suicide bombers are killing people in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe. Tensions everywhere are increasing. Residents of Athens, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hamburg, London, Manchester, ... Read More


We need to talk about Charlottesville

Published on October 3rd, 2017 | by Giulia Trevellin

I remember waking up that morning on Saturday Aug. 12, 2017 and turning on the television to listen to MSNBC. Right from the start, the news of the day baffled me. The reporter, Joy Reid, explained ... Read More

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