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Fight to the Finish

Fight to the Finish

January 17, 2014

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 13, 2013

Driver’s Education Brakes to Budget Cuts

Cayla Hailwood, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   The prime topic of interest when you are fifteen and a half is the idea of getting your permit.  As students prepare to become safe drivers, the convenient option of taking driver’s education in high school is no longer...

Goodbye Early Outs, Hello Late Starts

Camille Corcuera, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

   September is the time of year where shopping centers and television commercials are overflowing with Back to School advertisements and sales. Unfortunately, this reminder has approached quicker than most students would have h...

Search for Snowden

Connor Ji, News & Opinion Editor

July 12, 2013

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

The U.S. government is on a man-hunt for Edward Snowden who allegedly possesses a great threat to national security. It has not been a long time since the U.S. government started to look frantically for the computer whiz that...

A Tale of Two Countries

Jonathan Choi, Co-Opinion/News Editor

March 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

On February 12th, just over a month ago, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tested two separate nuclear warheads underground. Just a month before, Kim Jong-Un, Kim Jong Il’s successor, sent the go-ahead for the ...

The Race to the Mirror

Kiana Schmitt, News/Opinion Editor

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

As the hype of this year’s election dies down—and for some ultra-conservatives, their final bags are being packed to move to Canada (for most, it has already been accepted that our country will be governed for another four...

Editorial: Windows 8 — Yay or Nay?

Brandon Tsao, Technology Editor

November 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Microsoft made a big leap with its newest operating system, Windows 8. If you are a religious Microsoft follower, you probably already downloaded the Consumer Preview many months ago, which, as the name suggests, allowed users...

Should the Death Penalty Stay Alive?

Chika Ojukwu (Keep the Death Penalty) and Zirwa Kainat (Do Away With the Death Penalty)

November 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

California Proposition 34 came before the voters on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 and failed 47.2% "Yes" to 52.8% "No" thus keeping the ruling of the death penalty a possibility in California courts. The following arguments are...

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