New College Application Not Effective Solution

Kelly Pien, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

College. That single word that can provoke 2 very different emotions in seniors and juniors. In seniors: relief, excitement, promise of freedom. In juniors: anxiety and uncertainty. The college application process for...

Where Are We Headed, Really?

Rachel Jin, Lifestyle Editor

May 24, 2016

Filed under Opinion

College decisions and the impending graduation of the class of 2016 is a reminder to current juniors that "You better start getting yourself together real soon, son." Yet, I find myself drifting farther and farther away from...

Canine Companions Better Than Human Friends

Daniela Moroz, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For the past 40,000 years, dogs have been companions for humans. In most recent history,  dogs have served their human companions in a variety of ways, from avalanche rescue to police work. They are loyal and reliable partners,...

Common Core Testing Not Answer to Millennial Malfunctions

Isabel Owens, News Editor

May 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The "California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress" English and math tests will be administered to sophomores and juniors from May 16 through May 27. The standards assessed by the CAASPP were developed in response...

Learning Comes from Doing

Kelly Pien, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

According to unofficial La Puma tradition, the editor-in-chief's last column consists of advice to the underclassmen. In a shocking turn of events, the girl who has written extensively about the value of breaking tradition, being ...

Toppling Trees Typical Human Behavior

Daniela Moroz, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I was once told that if you divided the amount of time that the Earth has existed into 24 hours, you would find that humans have only been here for a few seconds. Seconds. In that infinitesimally small portion of the world's...

Voting Age Reveals Hypocrisy

andie cohen, staff writer

May 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In order to be able to vote in the United States of America, one needs to be 18 years old. But, in order to get a job one only needs to be 16 years of age. A percentage of every person's paycheck is given to the government...

Newcomers Deserve Kindness, Not Cruelty

Joelle Nelson, Co-Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As we near the last few weeks of school, I find myself reflecting more often on my first year at Campolindo, including some of the changes I want to see for the next freshman class. Here is my advice for the class of 2020: My first...

Simple Acts Make Big Difference

Dree Ivanoff, Staff writer

April 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

80% of the world lives in poverty, with individuals earning 10 dollars or less per day. There were an estimated 100 million homeless in 2005 alone, world-wide. 19.5 million people were reported as refugees in 2014. 795 million...

Make Meaning for Yourself

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It wasn't until my sophomore year that I had my first panic attack. I was running on 5 hours of sleep with the knowledge that I had 8 hours of homework and a 4-hour tennis match ahead of me. Of course, other factors can contribute...

Female Swimmer Finds Delayed Gratification

Daniela Moroz, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

When most people think of swimming, they think of Olympians like Michael Phelps with their giant shoulders, six-packs, awe-inspiring performances, and of course, a few Olympic medals (of which Phelps has plenty). What usually is ov...

Cautious Course Selection

Katy Ly, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

All underclassmen met up with counselors to choose their classes for next year during the week of February 8. For some, course selection was rather straightforward. For others, it wasn't so clear. But nevertheless, everyone...