Beacon of Freedom

July 16, 2014 • Erica Suh, Feature/Opinion Editor  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

 It is safe to say that the majority of citizens faced—to some extent—discrepancy and prejudice during their stay in the majestic United States of America. After all, many choose, on their own will, to reside on this land for as long as they live. A particular enticement draws people in from not... Read more »

Scandalous Fashion Pushes Canadian School Board

June 10, 2014 • Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial

For all generations, rebellious trends are bound to make their appearance in teen fashion.  For teenage girls across the country, short shorts have been a popular fashion trend for a couple years now.  School boards have constantly tried to rid the so-called inappropriate clothing from schools across... Read more »

Are TUSD students given less time to prepare for AP’s?

May 20, 2014 • Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer/Photographer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

   As the school year comes to a close, finals and big tests emerge. TUSD students, however, face more challenges than students from other schools that start the classes earlier.    Tirelessly trying to study and prepare, West High students take the test that, for some, determines their fate. Danny... Read more »

Should Students Have an Incentive for AP Testing?

May 20, 2014 • Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer  
Filed under News, Opinion/Editorial

  With AP testing coming to an end, students enrolled in AP courses can finally take a break.  However, as fewer students participated in taking their AP exams this year, teachers question ask themselves, “Should they give their students an incentive to take the test?”   AP courses are... Read more »

Is Sterling’s Punishment Fair?

May 2, 2014 • Noah Choi, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

America has come a long way with its policies towards racism. Considering how the U.S. used to profit off of slavery, the fact that we are now struggling to fight inequality is a huge improvement.   However, Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, an NBA team, displayed to the world that... Read more »

Discriminate to Eliminate

March 27, 2014 • Jeremy Lim, Staff Writer / Photographer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

   Small businesses often display the sign, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” However, with the implementation of bill SB 1062 in Arizona, business owners may have to point at the sign more often.    The state of Arizona implemented laws that allow businesses to refuse service... Read more »

SAT Takes a New Turn

March 27, 2014 • Sravya Kotha, Staff Writer / Artist  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

As if high school students need to add something else onto their “stress list,” one of the nation’s most important college admissions test makers, College Board, is planning to make radical changes to its format. College Board President David Coleman announced this month that “SAT would be undergoing... Read more »

Fight to the Finish

January 17, 2014 • Loren Lee, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

As January begins coming to a close, high school students anxiously await for one of the most important moments in their academic career: the finals. The sheer amount of stress that students have to endure while studying for finals make the students wonder: Is there too much emphasis on finals? Final... Read more »

Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 13, 2013 • Maya Klinenberg, Staff Writer / Artist  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

A philanthropist, politician, South African anti-apartheid leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first black President of South Africa for six years, Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on December 5th, 2013. For a man who accomplished more than most in his lifetime, Mandela faced a multitude of... Read more »

Finals: Before vs. After Winter Break

December 6, 2013 • Noah Choi, Staff Writer  
Filed under Opinion/Editorial, Top Stories

Although education is considered to be one of the best blessings in the world, students in America may disregard such a notion. Finals in high school, which test students on all of the materials they have learned during the term, are known to have negative effects, even driving students sometimes to... Read more »

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