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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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Editorial: Informed communities build stronger communities

How well do you know our school? Those of you who have been here for some time probably know how to navigate through the halls with a certain degree of comfort. You have formed opinions about teachers and classes. You hear things in the halls about the school that give you a vague sense of […]

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Pros and Cons of making homework optional

Pro Catherine Gagulashvili calendar manager Not doing anything is so much easier than doing something. By nature, students would rather avoid doing strenuous amounts of homework, simply because it’s less taxing. When given the option to not do homework on a daily basis, the average student may leap at the opportunity to slack off. They would […]

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Top boyband members go their own direction

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor I suppose it was inevitable. It was only March of 2016 when the world was shook to the core by the news that Zayn Malik would be leaving One Direction to make his own album. And now, in May of 2017, all five members have made new material and taken steps […]

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