Cyberbullying Receives Inadequate Response

Joelle Nelson, Co-Editor in Chief

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A recent campus scandal involving the use of an Instagram account to publish inappropriate memes targeting students and staff has raised the question, "is administrative response to such behavior appropriate?" The recent incident...

Free Speech Not Blanket Right

Annette Ungermann, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

How free is student speech? Perhaps a better question is: how limited is it? I found myself musing over these questions often during the past few weeks as I was confronted with an article assignment that encountered administ...

Trump’s Ignorance Threatens American Schools

Madeleine Singh, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The United States of America isn't #1 in healthcare, nor economic equality, nor education. However, we unequivocally hold the #1 spot on the world podium for mass shootings. While there is much to blame for this horrifying...

Labels Pigeonhole Teen Identity

Annette Ungermann, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

People love to belong. Human desire to classify, sort, and label ourselves and others stems from a want to find commonalities with those around us—but also to define boundaries between us and them. Such classification, easily...

America Can Do Better

Samuel Ganten, Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From a young age, we are indoctrinated to believe in the American Dream –the idea that the United States, as the place where one can make anything of oneseful and make something out of nothing, is the greatest country in this...

Capitalism Drives Us Beyond Mediocrity

Samuel Ganten, Editor

January 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With our coming of age, we find ourselves paying for more expenses such as college, discontented about increasing costs and low wages. Considering that, according to CollegeBoard, tuition has been rising faster than inflation...

This Is Our Fight: Free Speech

Alexandra Reinecke, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

An editorial I recently penned about the inequity of university admissions has sparked considerable debate, and in some unfortunate cases, poorly expressed outrage.  Lamorinda Weekly received expletive-filled phone calls.  My boy...

Rheem Food Options Require Warning Labels

Kevork Tchakmakjian, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Nation's Giant Hamburgers, Taco Bell, and Subway are well known stops for Moraga teens who frequent the Rheem shopping center. Unfortunately, these easily accessible and relatively cheap fast-food options are detrimental to student...

Politicians Must Be Held to Same Standards

Jane Maiocco, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Allegations of sexual assault and harassment have sacked the careers of powerful men in recent months. News anchor Charlie Rose fell at CBS, PBS, and Bloomberg. Producer Harvey Weinstein toppled at the Weinstein Company. Lauer...

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