Outdated Electoral College Fails Democracy

Beck Chambers, Staff writer

October 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Voting is considered a quintessential aspect of democracy. Every 4 years, Americans head to the polls for a chance to exercise influence over the future of their country. However, our electoral college voting system is outdated...

Gender Discrimination Still Alive

Samuel Ganten, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

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A now-infamous video of presidential candidate Donald Trump revealing his true colors, particularly with regard to how he views women, was leaked on October 7. Trump was captured talking with Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood,"...

Don’t Throw Votes Away

Joelle Nelson, News Editor

October 21, 2016

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With 2 unusually controversial candidates and 2 nearly invisible ones, this year's election will surely be memorable. Only a month of campaigning is left and early voting has already started. If you haven't already, you'd better...

Don’t Change What Isn’t Broken

October 20, 2016

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Imagine a school with students that stay in a classroom for an hour and a half at a time and only address half of their subjects a day. Missing just one day of school, currently an inconvenience for students who are sick, involved...

Closed Campus Closed Minded

Kyle Flett & Aleksandra Markovic, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

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Why are we confined to the high school campus during the lunch period? Imagine having a choice between a delicious Nations' Giant Hamburger or a small, discolored school cafeteria burger. By the way, the Nations burger...

Grading Reform Needed in Physical Education

Ava Mason and Annette Ungermann

October 20, 2016

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Physical Education should not be graded on athletic ability, but on one's personal effort. For many high school freshman and sophomores, the P.E. period is a source of unnecessary anxiety. The problem is that physical education...

Exclusively Digital Curriculum Needed

Rachel Szymanski and Claire Mueller

October 18, 2016

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Should laptops replace textbooks? Technology can literally lighten the student work load. My backpack is almost filled to the brim each day with notebooks, pencils, textbooks. But in biology I don't need any of those traditio...

Less Homework, NOT Late Start, Solution to Sleep Deprivation

Vaughn Luthringer & Samuel Ganten, Staff Writers

October 18, 2016

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Controversy over school start times has recently increased as students have progressively become more and more sleep deprived. A 2010 study by The Journal of Adolescent Health found that "a scant 8% of US high school students...

Bay Area Best Place on Earth

Julia Sabey, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

We won the lottery by being born in the Bay Area. More specifically, by being born (and/or raised) in a bubble in the bay. We have the best of both worlds, growing up in Lamorinda with San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and more...

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