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Teacher Bonuses Photopoll

May 23, 2018

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District Assessments are supposed to determine what skills students have learned in a particular subject. Some believe that teachers should be rewarded with a bonus whenever their students do well on their district assessments w...

Parental Pressures

Samantha Anderson and Lucero Naranjo

May 23, 2018

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Nowadays school is a lot different than it was even a few decades ago.  There is a larger focus on higher test scores and higher grade point averages across the nation. To prevent their student from being rejected by colleges...

Validating the Different Paths That Students Make

John Naranjo, Opinion Editor

May 23, 2018

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Now that the day to commit to a college has passed all of the seniors know what they will be doing in the fall. Some will be headed off to college while others might be taking a year off or headed straight into the workforce. Th...

Microaggressions = Modern Racism

Kimberly Alvarez, Executive Editor

May 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Students in high school always appreciate a nice place where they can hang out or get some work done. For a lot of people on campus, some hotspots include boba tea restaurants—and for the traditionalists—Starbucks. The coffeehouse features a dive...

Classical vs. Modern Literature

Samantha Anderson, Staffer

February 15, 2018

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English is a requirement in every grade in high school. Among the many readings a student has to analyze, many of the selections are over a hundred years old at least. Across their four years of high school students in this di...

Column: taking education for granted

John Naranjo, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2018

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I hate to say it but there are a lot of things in my life that I take for granted. The clothes on my back, the roof over my head and even the incredible people in my life are all just a few examples of this. As humans, I think it...

Extracurricular Activities

Lucero Naranjo, Staffer

February 14, 2018

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Oftentimes when students find themselves working away or spending precious time on some art project, they can question the real value behind the extra curricular requirements. Despite what certain students might believe, extracu...

The danger in looking up to celebrities

Ellianna Aguilera, Staffer

December 14, 2017

Filed under A & E, Opinion

Celebrities are seen to be the most influential people in the world, they are everywhere from the covers of magazines to being the stars of popular television shows and movies. They often have a positive impact in the world. A...

Social media and its affect on the news

Lucero Naranjo, Staffer

December 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Different perspectives always create different stories. The way the media presents news always manages to get people to think a certain way whether they realize it or not. Presentation always affects perspective which results in tw...

New Tardy Policy

Yesenia Gonzales, Staffer

December 5, 2017

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“Creating this new tardy policy that may be deemed “too strict” isn’t set to harm the students but rather to help them. This new policy will encourage people to change their daily habits, which in the long run only help...

Debates over VAPA

Lucero Naranjo, Yesenia Gonzales, and Samantha Anderson

November 4, 2017

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Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) courses have always been the subject of debate. Some believe they should have a place as a requirement for graduation while others think they should be considered only as extracurricular activi...

The positivity of peer pressure

John Naranjo and Kimberly Alvarez

November 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In most films, shows or literature that take place in a high school, there is generally a time in which a character will fall victim to the biggest bully in the halls: peer pressure. For the most part peer pressure is seen in a...

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