Letter From the Adviser: An Apology

Charles Woolridge, La Puma Adviser

February 26, 2020

On Friday, February 21, the La Puma staff recalled its print issue as a result of an insensitive headline chosen to accompany its cover photograph. As the adviser of the Campolindo journalism program and staff member responsi...

More Modern Texts Engage Teen Readers

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

When I think about English, I imagine dull, boring, outdated texts. The many works of Shakespeare have been the cause of much distress in my life. The Great Gatsby, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Lord of the Flies have induced u...

Consumer Culture Corrupts Valentine’s Day

Jessica Rosiak, News Editor

February 19, 2020

It's a sad reality that what was a romantic event for couples has been traded for stressful evenings of online shopping. Much like the demise of Christmas, Valentine's Day has been wrecked by materialism. Rather than exchanging...

Choir’s Supreme Status Comes at Great Cost

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2020

The choir department is well-known for its dazzling performances, which often include an expert technical team, thousands of dollars worth of set-pieces and lighting equipment, and backup musicians in addition to the vocalists...

Driver’s License Ticket to Adulthood

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

When I was little, I could not wait to get my driver's license. It was the light at the end of the tunnel of childhood and signified the beginning of independence. But in Moraga, the number of newly-turned 16-year-olds rushing...

Course Offerings Missing Critical Life Skills

Gracie Woidat, Lifestyle Editor

February 6, 2020

As class-selection for next school year begins, I find myself scrolling through Campolindo's list of course offerings, musing over where I want to place my focus. There is a plethora of electives that can satisfy all sorts of...

Uber Employee Mistreatment Deserves Boycott

Sheila Teker, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Uber is now ubiquitous among Moraga teens, but while it may seem like a convenient and cost effective way to get around, the company is notorious for abhorrent working conditions for its employees. Instead of championing an app...

Moraga’s Bubble Is Bursting

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2020

Moraga is often referred to as "a bubble." When I was in 2nd grade, this concept simply flew over my head. As I have grown older, I have come to understand how this town can feel like an island separated from the typical adversities...

Next Generation Inspires Hope for Change

Amanda Young, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2020

It has been a bleak start for the new year. Bushfires are currently raging across Australia; the Philippines and Galapagos Islands have both experienced volcanic eruptions. Puerto Rico, which has still not fully recovered from...

Reality Shows Promote Perilous Perspective

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

January 14, 2020

I'm 1 of the 7.5 million people who, according to Variety, watch The Bachelor. As the female contestants were introduced during the January 6 debut of the show's latest season, I could not help but cringe at their desperat...