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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


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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


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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


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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


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Minorities

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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Is Tom Brady the GOAT?

Published on March 1st, 2017 | by Monty McAlpine

Now in football: after winning his fifth Super Bowl, people now are discussing with renewed fervor whether Tom Brady is the best quarterback of all time or if he comes up short in comparison to the ... Read More


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A Giant Step Back for Minorities

Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Lea Yamashiro

Back in 2008, when Barack Obama ran his first presidential election against John McCain, two glass ceilings were shattered for the sake of diversity in government. Sarah Palin was the first woman to run for Vice ... Read More


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Inauguration in Class

Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Monty McAlpine

As the inauguration happened on Jan. 20, the student body of Samo was clearly upset. If you checked the social media of the vast majority of Santa Monica teenagers, you would have seen constant posts of ... Read More


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Ode to Obama

Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Lea Yamashiro

Though I did not know what it really meant, I had always heard the word “president” during the holidays when I listened to the adults of my family chatting in angered voices about topics I did ... Read More


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Overlooked

Published on February 13th, 2017 | by Aidan Warnock

On Jan. 9, 2017, sixteen Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in six states across the east coast, along with several Jewish schools in the U.K., received their second bomb threat in as many weeks. One of these, ... Read More


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