Shortened summer will yield welcome long-term effects

Max Stahl, staff writer The school year, at long last, is finally winding down. CST testing begins next week, AP exams two weeks after that,...

Not enough people are taking social distancing seriously

Alya Mehrtash managing editor The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken the world by storm. There have been 1,591,523 international coronavirus cases reported as of April...

Prom: heavy price for girls’ one-night fairytales

Dami Kim, culture editor For the past three weeks, four simple letters have been repeatedly painted on posters, frosted onto cupcakes, sung in serenades and...

Artificial sweeteners may be deadly, but I don’t care

As seen in the April 10 print edition Zoe Kenealy, staff writer As a friend of mine sipped her Splenda-sweetened iced coffee, she researched the negative...

District to suffer cuts to education

From Nov. 30 print edition Because of Proposition 30’s passing, the tightly cinched belt around our school board’s budget has loosened a bit. Proposition 30’s...

Weed should not be freed in California

AJ Wolken staff writer California Proposition 64, one of the many propositions to be voted on in November, proposes legalizing recreational marijuana for those 21...

Timing matters when joking in history class

Sam Bernstein staff writer It is very easy to feel disconnected from history. It is hard for the modern student to relate to the...

Make America great by keeping Dreamers

Catherine Gagulashvili staff writer Dreamers are people. They arrived to the U.S. before they turned 16, they have studied here, they have worked here...

Sacrifice security for liberty, and you’ll lose both

As seen in the January 24 issue. Dami Kim, culture editor “Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits...

Ben ShoFives: Week Eight Edition

Ben Shofet, graphics editor  This will be the first of many, your weekly guide on how to prosper in your ESPN fantasy basketball league. I...