What I Wish I Had Known about High School

Hannah Lefcourt, Staff Writer

November 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Every high school career consists of a freshman year, although each experience is vastly different. Some students arrive prepared and ready for high school, while others scramble to adjust to the new settings. In middle school,...

Senior Year Not Cake Walk

Kevin Fong, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Stress is an awful thing. Of the many emotions that a human can feel, I believe stress is the worst. Stress is something unavoidable. In any sort of case stress will always be there. Stress haunts, lurking behind and following...

Tangelo Melts in Yogurt Challenge

Brooke Presten, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As a frozen yogurt fanatic I am obligated to say that Lafayette's Yogurt Shack is better than Moraga's newly opened Tangelo. I have been to Tangelo once, and will only go back if I’m desperate. Tangelo yogurt is 45 cents...

Sophomore Wisdom Motivates Academic Efforts

Casey Miller, Sports Editor

October 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I’d guess that about 87% of sophomores don’t know the origins of the word "sophomore."  According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, "sophomore" comes from the Greek term "wise fool." Contradictory, yes, but in many ways...

School Loop Features Foster Organization, Communication

Lindsay Wilson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012

Filed under Opinion

After coming back to school from a long summer, it may seem as if campus hasn’t been changed much, but don’t be fooled. Last May the District switched from Blackboard to School Loop. Although the transition from Blackboard...

Institutionalized Freshman Hazing Counter to Culture

Kelly Pien, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I had been warned of it by many people. Still, as a freshman, I cringed when the gym erupted into boos at the Welcome Back Rally. It seems contrary to the kind of “I love you/you love me/we’re all one big family” culture...

Social Media Dehumanizes Personal Connections

Emily Fong, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Look around a hallway and  count how many people are checking their phones. How many do you think are on Facebook or Tumblr? Social media is a part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Let’s be clear; I don’t hate...

Wilson Plans to Enjoy Her Binges

Rachel Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

A common theory on eating habits suggests that the reason a person, henceforth known as Dave, eats an entire bowl of ice cream not because he is hungry. Because who eats ice cream when he’s hungry? He eats ice cream because...

Change is Scary

Kevin Fong, Staff Writer

May 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Time is a fickle thing. When all you want is for it to speed up, it slows down; when you become distracted, the two hours you spent on Imgur feel like five minutes. You can look away, turn back, and everything that was there is...

Senior Ditch Day Endangers Funding

Eric Weston, Staff Writer

May 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Senior Ditch Day has become ubiquitous as a holiday of sorts for seniors to celebrate the end of the school year. Superficially, it appears harmless. School is effectively over for most seniors by the end of May and spending a...

Klein Averse to Homework Hound

Matt Klein, Staff Writer

May 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Who needs homework anyway? It is a miserable experience that we suffer through every night. Since we are forced to sit through school and do tedious work all day, does it seem right that we should be suffocated with endless...