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Gillette’s New Ad is a Message Men Need to Hear

Gillette’s New Ad is a Message Men Need to Hear

By Nima Ashtari, Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The practice of shaving is a routine most men are familiar with, a ritual that oozes with masculinity and is synonymous with “manliness.” On Jan. 13, Gillette, a popular shaving company, challenged this stereotype with a new short film they released on social media called We Believe: The Best Men...

The FDA’s E-Cigarette Ban Should Enforce All Nicotine Products

The FDA’s E-Cigarette Ban Should Enforce All Nicotine Products

By Vikram Joshi, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Their gases seem to pervade every school’s bathrooms, defying the laws that restrict their use. While they may not include tobacco, the underage use of e-cigarettes is now classified as an epidemic. But despite what they may be today, e-cigarettes were first invented in 2003 as a way for addicts to...

Stan Lee’s Legacy Will Live On

Stan Lee’s Legacy Will Live On

By Chayce Wellings and Catherine Wiesehuegel

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Comic book legend and writer, Stan Lee, has died at age 95. An ambulance was reportedly called to his home in Hollywood Hills on the morning of Monday, Nov. 12 and rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later passed away. Lee was widely known for his co-creation of dozens of comic book h...

The U.S. Needs to Provide More STEM Education

The U.S. Needs to Provide More STEM Education

By Risha Sur, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions

For years, battles between and within countries have taken place in many ways, usually through physical violence. The aftermath has resulted in death, starvation, and physical torture. Recently, however, conflicts between countries are being brought to a new platform: the cyber world. Although c...

Indonesia Failed Its Citizens

Indonesia Failed Its Citizens

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions

After last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami, Indonesian officials are calling off the search for victims. With over 1,754 dead and 2,549 injured, rescue workers are tiring, calling some sites “mass graves” due to the sheer amount of bodies in one area. Those who have not been found by Oct. 11 will be presumed missing or dead. As...

Net Neutrality Must Be Kept Safe As The Internet Expands

Net Neutrality Must Be Kept Safe As The Internet Expands

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Nowadays, the majority of America has access to the internet. More people have been gaining the ability to use the network, and about 90 percent of American adults can now visit the internet, with 77 percent of Americans doing so on a daily basis.  As the internet’s accessibility and our dependence on it increase in the U.S., governmental policies regarding its usage are becoming more important to b...

Artificial Intelligence Needs Discussion Before Further Development

Artificial Intelligence Needs Discussion Before Further Development

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Artificial intelligence are machines that can display intelligence similar to humans and have recently become more ubiquitous. Computer scientists and companies all over the world are pouring funds into developing the best technology to use in every possible field and in everyday life to use devices...

Ocean Plastic Cleanup Project Finds Possible Solution

Ocean Plastic Cleanup Project Finds Possible Solution

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Plastic litter is all around us nowadays - whether on beaches, the grass patches near roads, or out in the middle of the ocean. It’s too easy to Google and find countless photos of fish, birds, and other wildlife entangled in bags carelessly left on the sand or washed away into the water. Marine lit...

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Student Voices

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Student Voices

By Dia Jain, Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions

This story includes mentions of suicide/suicide attempts, self-harm, addiction, and depression, which may be triggering to some individuals. Please read with caution. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. To invite student voices on this sensitive topic, we sent out a survey to the...

Unqualified Driving Instructors Are Causing Potential Harm

Unqualified Driving Instructors Are Causing Potential Harm

By Dia Jain, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions

A few days ago, my friend and I had our third driving lesson with a local driving school. As we waited in the school building, we were unaware of who to expect as our instructor since we had different instructors each class. A couple minutes later, we noticed a man pacing in front of the building smokin...

Jacksonville Shooting Emboldens Urgency For Gun Control

Jacksonville Shooting Emboldens Urgency For Gun Control

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

September 6, 2018


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The competitive video game industry, known as eSports, has gotten more and more popular over the last few years. The appeal of gaming and its ability to let players and spectators have fun and take a break from the harsh pressures of life, attracts hundreds of millions of people across the world. Unf...

Manafort Indictment Unlikely to Make Things Worse for Trump

Manafort Indictment Unlikely to Make Things Worse for Trump

By Clementine Larrouilh, Campus News Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Last October, Paul Manafort, a chairman for the Trump campaign in 2016, turned himself into the FBI after he was accused of 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States. These accusations came under the umbrella of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the collusion between the Trump cam...