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How education can stop a growing rape culture

Sam Bernstein staff writer As the number of people coming out with stories about how they have been sexually taken advantage of grows, we as a place of learning have to realize that there’s only one solution to help ease this problem out of everyday life: to start consent education early. Middle schoolers receive vague […]

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Pros and Cons of giving the student board member a vote

The Student Board Member is the student body’s representative on the Board of Education. Though the member attends every public meeting, s/he is not privy to closed session information, which includes student disciplinary action and pending litigation. The member is given a preferential vote, in which s/he can voice support or opposition to an agenda item […]

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Editorial: We must expect more from ASB

There is no doubt that student government is supposed to play an important role in a school. A strong student government is associated with contagious school spirit and an unwavering protection of students’ interests and rights. Yet our student government has let its potential fall by the wayside in favor of uninspired party planning of […]

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Four-year college pipeline: detrimental to students with other goals

Brian Harward staff writer A new reality is currently settling in for high school seniors: college applications are nearly due. For a period of a couple months, these applications are on the mind of many seniors, and the reason for this is rarely questioned. Why do so many seniors–students with different abilities and goals–all take […]

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Front lawn fence promises to improve student experience

Sam Bernstein staff writer The Board of Education voted on Oct. 9 to put up temporary fencing along the front lawn facing Moreno Drive. While this may be unpopular with students, (89.2 percent of the 74 students who responded to our poll disagree with this decision), this is a good decision by the board because it […]

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District must get finances in order

Ben Dahan news editor When you go to the cafeteria or the student store, if you don’t have money in your account or cash on hand, with few exceptions, then you’re not buying anything. The principle here is simple but universal: if you can’t pay for something, you don’t get to have it. This principle applies […]

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Gender neutral homecoming mirrors school unity

Vivian Geilim opinion editor We are modernized. We are progressive. We are the 21 century. We are the LGBTQ+ community just as we are the feminist community. Just as we are the Black lives matter community, the Muslim community and the Hispanic community. And as a community and as a school, we are ONE. For the […]

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“Neo Yokio” proves to be mesmerizing disaster

Natasha Dardashti staff writer What do you get when you combine Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, actor and online personality Jaden Smith, some of the most famous production companies in modern anime and ostentatious product placement? Well, you get “Neo Yokio”. Even before its premiere, the cast of “Neo Yokio” garnered instant attention among anime […]

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Wake up, America

Vivian Geilim opinion editor Las Vegas, Nevada. Sound familiar? It should. Another day has been infamously bookmarked in American history. The month of October began with what is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in the United States. On Oct. 1, 64-year-old retired accountant Stephen Paddock allegedly smuggled over 10 rifles into his room on […]

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Teens use smartphones as social security blanket

Pro Natasha Dardashti staff writer “Teenagers would be more social if it weren’t for their smartphones.” How many times have you heard this statement? While most people see the use of smartphones in a social situation, like a party, to be rude, they blatantly disregard the many teenagers who simply use technology as a safeguard […]

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