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The Future of Phones are Changing- For the Better

The Future of Phones are Changing- For the Better

Sonia Acedo-Lopez February 12, 2024

Ever since the first telephone was created, history was changed forever. A new source of communication was made, it affected the world for the better and for the worse. Over the decades, telephones have...

Greg Abbott’s War on Immigrants

Greg Abbott’s War on Immigrants

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024

“I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself. That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes...

Jo Koy and Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes.

It’s A Man’s World

Gwen Gollihar, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 7, 2024

This year’s 81st Golden Globes Award Show was held on January 7, 2024. The night was filled with wonderfully talented people, celebration, well-deserved recognition…and a few bad jokes.  While...

Tent at Dignity Village homeless encampment in East Oakland, California

From Quality to Quantity

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor February 7, 2024

For many years, there has been a housing crisis in America and it is only worsening as this country’s priorities continue to be set on earning a profit rather than ensuring the wellbeing of all of its...

Illustration by Steve Brodner

Just Your Average Super Villain

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2023

In the grand theater of international diplomacy, where the script is written in invisible ink and the stage is set with smoke and mirrors, one name rises above the rest—Henry Alfred Kissinger. A man...

Jason M. Allen’s award-winning AI-generated image: Théâtre D’opéra Spatial

AI Art is on the Rise

Sarai Gross, Staff Reporter December 18, 2023

Last year, at the Colorado State Fair’s annual art competition, Jason M. Allen was awarded first place in a digital art contest for his entry. His piece named Théâtre D’opéra Spatial caught the...

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Is Temu Ethical?

Sonia Acedo-Lopez, Staff Reporter December 18, 2023

Because of the holiday season, many people scatter around to find presents to give to their loved ones. Most people don’t want to spend too much money on a gift, so they scavenge for a place that sells...

A drawing that resembles how fast food prices are rising faster than fast food services

Fast Food Inflation Rising Faster Than Fast Food Services

Sonia Acedo-Lopez December 1, 2023

“Ten dollars?!” you may have heard someone say this; perhaps your mom, once she sees the price of a cheeseburger at a popular fast food restaurant. This may or may not lead to her saying how she is...

No More Silence End Gun Violence

No More Silence End Gun Violence

Sonia Acedo-Lopez October 31, 2023

One of the main causes of death among American children is gun violence. Every day in the U.S, twelve children die because of gun violence while thirty two children are shot and injured.   One out...

The Cast of Snow White During Filming.

Remaking Remakes

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023

Recently, in the entertainment industry, Disney has been remaking a majority of their old cartoon films. And let's just say that not everyone is excited about how they’re planning on going about their...

Map of each states number of electoral votes.

Time to Retire the Electoral College: A Call for True Representation

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023

The Electoral College, an institution as old as the United States itself, has long been a topic of debate and controversy. This is because it has become increasingly evident that it is an unnecessary and...

Most Students Need More Sleep. Many middle school and high school students do not get the sleep they need. Wheaton et al. MMWR. Jan 2018.

Sleep Deprivation in Teens: Are You a Victim?

Grace Li September 21, 2023

When did you sleep last night? When did you wake up? It might not seem important, but here’s something that might cause interest– according to, around seven out of ten high school students...

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