Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Yesenia Gonzales, Staffer

September 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools all across the United States. This program is enriched with many core values that are usef...

MAP Testing

John Naranjo

October 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Technology plays a major role in the lives of almost everyone. In this day and age it’s no surprise that this applies in school as well. For the most part it has made learning and staying connected easier. Some prime examples are...

LGBT in California

Dianara Abarca & Nora Graham

October 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Knowing the history of our country plays an essential part in being educated, moving toward the future and making change. It is significantly helpful in this day and age when a record percentage of people now identify as socia...

The pressure to be patriotic

Dianara Abarca & John Naranjo

September 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

America has been the source of devout patriotism since the day it was established as a country. “Patriotism,” in and of itself, is an iconic word for America, right up there with “freedom,” “hamburgers” and “bald ea...

Editorial: Reaffirming the Rights of Student Journalists

Caleb Ragan, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In student journalism nationwide, a certain disconnect between school administration and student journalists is characteristic but late into the 2016 school year this disconnect became apparent to The North Star staff. A Nort...

Stereotypes are televised

February 22, 2016

Filed under A & E, Opinion

In most recent memory, television has been at the peak of both popularity and quality. New hit TV shows like “Transparent” and “Game of Thrones” have become staples in mainstream media and award shows alike. However many...

Speak Another Slanguage

February 22, 2016

Filed under Highlights, Opinion

Slang is the informal use of words that reflects a specific attitude of a culture. It has been around for what seems like forever and is present in the speech of every language. The English language has evolved greatly over time;...

Arming teachers: yes or no?

Kimberly Alvarez, Staffer

December 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

   In 2015 there have been a total of 45 school shootings, according to the Huffington Post. With the fact in mind, there are precautions that schools must consider in order to prevent any injuries or accidents among the student ...

Frankly Said: the horrifying examples of horror

Franco Vidal, Columnist

December 2, 2015

Filed under A & E, Opinion

Frankly Said The Horrifying Examples of Horror As a kid, October was defined by only three simple words, "Trick or Treat." I would always love going around the neighborhood asking for candy, getting compliments for my costume...

New football helmets help bring awareness to head injury

Bryan Gwork, Staffer

December 30, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Head safety and concussion awareness regarding high school athletes have become rising issues in recent years. In 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law prohibiting high school football teams from full-contact practic...

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