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Kate Hoover, 17

Asking For It It is understood, although somewhat reluctantly, that celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus have a heavy influence on popular culture. It is understood that professionalism and moderation define the standards of corporate culture. It is understood that the customs and traditions of 195 countries make [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Kaylee Meier, 17

Challenge This Imagine this: no assigned reading in English classes. If the American Library Association came here and spoke to the English department, that would be the consequence. Many of the books on their Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books List have been assigned to students; however, these are also the novels [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Ryan Chavez, 17

Death By Text Being in a group text is like being at a party. Except the party goes on 24/7, and the only music to be heard is the infamous Apple tri-tone alert sound, sometimes going off multiple times simultaneously. A group text is not a new concept; in fact, [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Matt Cotter, 17

Ashamed of America The U.S. is becoming a joke. Not only are we not respected by other countries for various missteps and lack of stable educational and economic systems, but it’s been shown that we, as a nation, are getting collectively dumber. In conjunction with this growing stupidity is a [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Lauren Gonzales, 17

 Leading the Kim Way  Growing up, everyone used Kim Kardashian as an example of what not do to; teachers, parents, and relatives alike would say, “Don’t do that! You’ll end up like Kim Kardashian!” I distinctly remember her on T.V., my mother scoffing then immediately changing the channel. From that [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Michaela Western, 17

Gender Standards The unfair opinions people hold against women in this day and age relegate women in how they look, dress, and act. Social ideals paint inaccurate portraits of what every woman should look like; she should have flawless makeup on, be dressed to the nines, speak only when spoken [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Ryan Chavez, 17

The Power of a Movement According to Dictionary.com, counterculture is defined as the following: “The culture and lifestyle of those people, especially among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society.” The teenage years are synonymous with the idea of rebellion: for years teenagers have [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Quinn Pieper, 17

#TransLivesMatter On March 3, Leelah Alcorn walked along highway I-9 for three miles before being struck by a semi-truck traveling down the highway. An elaborate diary entry she had written prior to her death included “The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in… because I’m transgender.” With the higher [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Yvonne Lieu, 17

Freedom of Bias Thursday afternoon was the moment that our founding fathers once again rolled in their graves due to the feelings of utter disgust towards the signing of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This Religious Freedom Restoration Act, mimicking another version passed in 1993 by Bill Clinton, is a [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Priscilla Ng, 17

Affirmative Action How many times have you heard, “ He/She only got into __enter prestigious college__ because they’re black/ Latino/ Native American?” And how many times have adults told you that race has nothing to with admissions? That it’s based solely on hard work and a passion for knowledge? Affirmative [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments