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OPINION: Green Card Restrictions Go Against Deserving Immigrants

OPINION: Green Card Restrictions Go Against Deserving Immigrants

Sara Momin, Reporter

January 19, 2018


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As 2017 drew to a close, the atmosphere was filled with a warm joy, an optimistic mood enveloping the hearts of those wanting something better in the next year to come. However, families that came together to celebrate this occasion were soon reminded of the year that awaited them under the Trump ad...

OPINION: Mueller Investigation Continues to Target Trump

OPINION: Mueller Investigation Continues to Target Trump

Clementine Larrouilh, Reporter

January 19, 2018


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After the 2016 election, as with every election, talk of foreign policy was prominent with every nation. However, no country was under more scrutiny than Russia, who, multiple times, was accused of having hacked the election. Rumors turned into a full blown investigation which was headed by none other ...

OPINION: Actress Blanca Blanco Wears Red Instead of Black to the Golden Globes

OPINION:  Actress Blanca Blanco Wears Red Instead of Black to the Golden Globes

Nisha Desai, Reporter

January 17, 2018


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The 2018 Golden Globes was on Saturday, Jan. 7.  As usual, the auditorium was filled with beautiful actresses in sparkling jewelry along with spiffy-looking actors and directors in their simple starched suits and bow ties.  But those of you who have been keeping up with the news know that Hollywood ha...

OPINION: It’s Time To Stop, Logan Paul

OPINION: It’s Time To Stop, Logan Paul

Connor Cowman, Reporter

January 12, 2018


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On Dec. 31, 2017, Logan Paul, a Viner-turned-YouTuber with over 15 million subscribers, uploaded a video of himself and a few friends exploring Japan’s Aokigahara Forest. These woods on the northern side of Mount Fuji are also known as the “suicide forest”, a location where many go, as the name unfo...

OPINION: President Trump’s Tweets Threaten Terrified Muslims

OPINION: President Trump’s Tweets Threaten Terrified Muslims

Sara Momin, Reporter

December 21, 2017


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President Donald Trump has fueled the flames of xenophobia and Islamophobia since the start of his presidential campaign, but recently he has hit an “all-time low” by retweeting not just one, but a series of anti-Muslim propaganda videos created by an British ultra-nationalistic group, Britain Right. Th...

OPINION: School Survival Bestiary: The Student

OPINION: School Survival Bestiary: The Student

Arthur Wang, Reporter

December 14, 2017


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The recent enforcement of the requirement of hall passes for bathroom breaks has brought to my attention the increase in the number of students roaming the halls during classes in search of shelter and food. While reports of these students attacking others are rare, they have been on the rise, with som...

OPINION: Deforestation of Sacred South Korean Forest Represents Worldwide Problem

OPINION: Deforestation of Sacred South Korean Forest Represents Worldwide Problem

Connor Cowman, Reporter

December 14, 2017


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Forests of all kinds around the world have been slowly encroached upon for years, with trees falling far faster than they can be replanted. Most of this destruction is due to humanity’s need for resources, but recently a 500-year-old forest covering part of Mount Gariwang in South Korea has been cleared...

OPINION: Blocking Net Neutrality Threatens All

OPINION: Blocking Net Neutrality Threatens All

Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

December 12, 2017


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The fate of net neutrality is to be determined by the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, Dec. 14. Net neutrality is the principle by which we are able to access the sites we wish equally. Without it, there are a variety of ramifications that can manifest. Negative consequences can arise from the end...

OPINION: Sensible Shoe Sales Banished From Basketball

OPINION: Sensible Shoe Sales Banished From Basketball

Arthur Wang, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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Our world is infested with “branded” items - clothes or cologne with a celebrity’s name plastered atop in a blatant effort to utilize a celebrity’s name to boost sales. When that celebrity is Michael Jordan or Kevin Durant, such a purchase is difficult to justify. When the “celebrity” i...

OPINION: President Trump’s Hypocrisy

OPINION: President Trump’s Hypocrisy

Clementine Larouillh, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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Over the course of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump had many complaints about President Obama, ranging from Obamacare to his citizenship. However, one of his lesser known complaints has been dying quietly, simply because now to bring it up again would make Trump look like a hypocrite, although...

OPINION: We Need to Talk about ‘Just Girl Things’

OPINION: We Need to Talk about ‘Just Girl Things’

Mae Bruce, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Periods, birth control, abortions. All of these have one thing in common: people don’t want to talk about them. But these are things we need to have a discussion about. It’s time to get over the irrational fear of talking about these issues. Every day women face a multitude of issues that can mu...

OPINION: Spirit Girl Programs Should be Changed

OPINION: Spirit Girl Programs Should be Changed

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


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Westwood Spirit groups are organizations that require girls to bake goods for their counterparts on the boys' sports team and show up at games with nauseating enthusiasm. The girls are told to expect nothing in return. So what can the girls get out of it? As far as I can tell, it’s a feeble attemp...