Make Meaning for Yourself

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2016

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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

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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

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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...

Kesha Contract Dispute Double Standard

Andie Cohen, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

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New York Supreme Court justice Shirley Kornreich handed down her decision on Friday, February 19th, that pop singer Kesha must continue producing albums with a man who allegedly raped her. Producer, Dr. Luke, has denied the accusations,...

Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be

Kelly Pien, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2016

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Spring officially starts in a little over a week, which means flowers will bloom, rain showers will soon give way to sunshine, and people will put their bubble jackets away. It's a pretty happy time for everyone - except for...

Social Media Needs Civility

Mariel Rossi deVries, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

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The cyber world is the root of much social drama for teens. In Lamorinda, most make their entrance into the social media world around middle school and remain obsessively active during high school.  What they take with them...

Schools Must Acknowledge Faith

Mariel rossi deVries, Staff writer

February 26, 2016

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Religion can be a touchy subject. People butt heads and have even gone to war over differences of faith, like in the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to the First Amendment, publicly established institutions must have...

Different Preferences, Same Values

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2016

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The LGBTQ community has stepped out from the shadows it was once forced to hide within. However, while gay marriage was legalized this past summer, other sexualities like bisexuality and asexuality remain misunderstood and often ...

Catalyst for Body Shaming Alters Image

Isabel Owens, Saladman

February 25, 2016

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57 years too late, but better now than never, the makers of Barbie have finally rejected the singular standard of beauty they've marketed since the debut of their first blonde-haired, white-skinned, stick-thin doll as the quintessential...

Purpose of Education Misunderstood

Andie Cohen, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

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With all the emphasis on getting into college, students and parents seem to have lost sight of what's actually important: The process of learning and developing skills. Instead of nurturing a love for the process, students...

Male Self Control, Not Female Temperance, Real Issue

Kate Ginley, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2016

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To be "confirmed" in the Catholic faith one must demonstrate their special connection to God. According to my church, the only way to do this is to isolate one's self in the woods, sans wifi.  Thus, I was forced to spend...

Live for the Moment

Daniela Moroz, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Winter holidays are synonymous with cold weather, snow, brightly decorated Christmas trees, family, and warm, comfy clothes. Winter usually means huddling under a blanket by the fireplace, hoping you won't spill hot chocolat...

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