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OPINION: Global Warming is a Pressing Issue

OPINION: Global Warming is a Pressing Issue

By Haley Haverda, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Two more hurricanes, Katia and Jose, joined Irma in the Atlantic and made landfall all in the same week. Hurricane Jose strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane, and affected Puerto rico and the Leeward Islands while Katia hit Mexico just one day after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit. The two disasters combine...

OPINION: New Meanings for Taking a Knee

OPINION: New Meanings for Taking a Knee

By Lindsey Thomas, Men's Sports Editor

September 30, 2017


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Sunday was going to be a protest in full view for the American people, after President Donald Trump's comment towards Stephen Curry and the “‘son of a bi**h’” NFL professionals, as he stated during a rally in Alabama on Friday. President Trump later expressed players had “chosen” to “disrespect.” However, the flag stands for freedom,...

LGBTQ+ Voices: After Seventeen Years in the Closet

LGBTQ+ Voices: After Seventeen Years in the Closet

By Becca Halaney, Reporter

September 27, 2017


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I never realized that I wasn’t straight. Let me repeat that: there wasn’t any epiphany, no mind-blowing discernment, no life-altering discovery. I always just wasn’t. Indeed, I never had the stereotypical gay-awakening, often acclaimed by Hollywood and young-adult fiction--rather, I had nearly...

OPINION: President Trump’s UN Speech Misses the Mark

OPINION: President Trump’s UN Speech Misses the Mark

By Clementine Larrouillh, Reporter

September 27, 2017


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Since President Trump’s debut in office, the United States has felt the brunt of his decisions, but his actions have also rippled out to affect other countries. It’s more apparent than ever that President Trump holds an immense amount of power that he doesn’t know how to wield. When President Tr...

OPINION: School Dress Codes Discriminate Against Girls

OPINION: School Dress Codes Discriminate Against Girls

By Brooke Weatherbie, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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Students have followed dress codes since kindergarten. In fact, many have forgotten how restrictive the code is because it has always been around. But due to the obvious negative attention to females due to dress codes, I have not forgotten about these unjust regulations. Administrators claim they are “building re...

OPINION: Indian Journalist’s Murder Shines Light on Need for Free Press

OPINION: Indian Journalist’s Murder Shines Light on Need for Free Press

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2017


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Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, Indian journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was killed outside of her home by three armed men. She was 55 years old. Lankesh, the daughter of a famous Indian journalist, was widely known throughout her hometown of Bangalore and respected across the spectrum for her gutsy ...

OPINION: We Need More Asian Representation in Hollywood

OPINION: We Need More Asian Representation in Hollywood

By Sarah Wang, Yearbook Designer

September 13, 2017


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After the recent release of Netflix’s remake of the popular anime Death Note, many people across the globe were angry with the lack of Asians on the screen. Death Note, a Japanese show, has mostly white actors playing the leads where Asian ones should be. The original story itself had a great deal of cultur...

OPINION: DACA Repeal, Best for Who?

OPINION: DACA Repeal, Best for Who?

By Clementine Larrouilh, Campus News Editor

September 7, 2017


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Many voters thought they were dreaming when Donald Trump ran for president, and many wished they could wake up when he won. But now coming into his ninth month as president, it’s clear to see that Americans have gotten used to the terror of the American president. For most of the population, the res...

OPINION: Transgender Military Members Should Be Allowed To Serve

OPINION: Transgender Military Members Should Be Allowed To Serve

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2017


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Almost one year ago, the sound of cheers, champagne, and crying echoed across the US as the Obama administration repealed an outdated policy that barred transgender military members from serving in the military. Now, the streets are deathly quiet, and a looming shadow, otherwise known as Donald Trump...

OPINION: Second Natural Disaster This Week Hits Texas

OPINION: Second Natural Disaster This Week Hits Texas

By Haley Haverda, Reporter

August 30, 2017


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A Category 10 hurricane rolled into Austin, and it's not Harvey. President Donald Trump was confirmed to land in Austin around 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29. Much of the public is waiting to see how he will be handle the issue of this natural disaster. So far he has done nothing to relieve the ...

OPINION: Violence and Hatred Are Not the Answer

OPINION: Violence and Hatred Are Not the Answer

By Kate Lee, Voices Editor

June 26, 2017


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On May 22, Salman Abedi set off a hand-made bomb at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 and injuring 116. The day after, the Islamic State group (IS) claimed the bombing as a purposeful attack. On June 14, James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter, shot four Repub...

OPINION: AP/IB Classes Cause Unneeded Stress

OPINION: AP/IB Classes Cause Unneeded Stress

By Anna Chuo, Morale Officer

May 8, 2017


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In freshman year, Fallon McDonald ‘18 realized that TAG Algebra II was not the class for her. Her pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) classes were already hard enough, and math wasn’t her strongest subject. “The environment was just so intense,” McDonald said. “Obviously everyone who was i...