Op-Ed

Why Young Adults Need to Stop Reading YA Fiction

A collection of one teenager’s favorite books.

Avery Ngo, Web Editor

April 19, 2020

Some of my favorite books of all time were about characters, particularly females, who were morally ambiguous and had a tendency to pursue their goals ruthlessly.  With this in mind, I am constantly researching books that meet this standard. The problem is that there are not enough “anti-heroin...

Bernie Sanders, a Democratic Candidate

Bernie Sanders, back in 2019 at an event run by the American Federation of Government Employees. Photo Courtesy of: Wikimedia Commons

Christian Gobres

March 2, 2020

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 8, 1941, Bernie Sanders is a good Democratic presidential candidate who seems to be set on winning the election in November. Ever since 2007, he has been serving as the junior Senator of Vermont and is also known as the longest-running independent in Congre...

Made vs. Bought

Taking time to make a love stack. Photo courtesy of: SheKnows

Julissa Mendoza

February 10, 2020

Valentine's Day is all about love. To show appreciation, we like to give presents that mean something to each other. Some people will buy gifts, or others will make their own. It's said handmade gifts are more meaningful because people take time out of their day to make something for you, but others s...

From Adversity to Accomplishment

Advertising poster for the 2020 application. Photo courtesy of: Simon Scholars Instagram

Lourdes Enriquez

February 10, 2020

It’s the time of year again where sophomores are presented with the opportunity to become a Simon Scholar. The Simon Family Foundation is an organization that grants $16,000 scholarships, along with other educational benefits to students at selected schools.  The foundation has provided a number of stud...

Creative Valentine Gift Ideas

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Juliana Arreloa

February 10, 2020

This is a handmade scrapbook album originally themed from a Pixar movie “UP.” The scrapbook holds movie postcards, photo albums, memory keepsake, and 80 pages. To be creative, you can write love notes on the side of each photo album and decorate it. Not to mention, your significant other can cont...

Tik Tok is the Best

Tik Tok Famous: adamrayokay is a Tik Tok star after making his videos about a character he has created named ‘Rosa’.

Alexa Perez and Yadira Zenteno

February 7, 2020

From memes to the dances that we all know and love, Tik Tok has taken over the world of social media. Tik Tok is a social media app that was originally music.ly until it changed to Tik Tok in 2017. Since then, the app has grown into a worldwide past time for most teenagers. Some people love the ap...

Latinos Take Over

Shakira and Jennifer Lopez hugging after their performance. Photo courtesy of: Google

Esmeralda Rodriguez

February 7, 2020

On Sunday, February 2nd, the Super Bowl took place which got everyone tensed up between the 49ers and the Chiefs as it was a pretty intense game.  What caught people's attention was the half-time show in which Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and a surprise appearance of Bad Bunny and J Balvin, performed ...

Russian Athletes Banned From the Tokyo Olympics

Russian athletes who participated in Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Photo Courtesy of: Flickr.com

Jasmine Castro

December 16, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency made a unanimous decision to ban Russian athletes associated with the doping cover up for four years from any international competitions, including the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  The Russian Prime Minister has denied the allegation that the Russian team was involved in a dopi...

Understanding Bullies

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Lourdes Enriquez

December 16, 2019

There’s really no guidebook to understanding the logic of bullies. No justification, excuse, or tragic background can make up for the endless amount of torment caused by bullies.  Webster’s Dictionary defines bullying as any form of treatment of someone in a cruel, insulting, or threatening man...

The Rise and Fall of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

An example of an Ugly Christmas sweater. Photo courtesy of: Tipsy Elves

Elle McDowell

December 13, 2019

Ugly Christmas sweaters have been a hot topic during the Christmas season since the ‘80s. Originally, they were made as cardigans called “Jingle Bell sweaters,” based around a seasonal or winter design, but their tacky looks have made their name evolve over time. Before they were mass produced,...

Christmas Decorations

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Jacklyne Rivera

December 13, 2019

Christmas decorating can be a hassle to do because a lot of things may need to be hung up.  Lights outside of houses are dangerous to hang up because someone can fall or can hurt themselves, but Christmas decorations are worth it after all.  The tree, lights, garland, ornaments are the top decorations peo...

Disney+ or Netflix

Disney+ or Netflix, which one's better?

Rosaine Gomez

December 10, 2019

Disney+ is a new streaming service to watch movies. The movies on Disney+ are some of the top best movies you will see. Disney+ will stream movies that you cannot get on Netflix. Netflix has been around for a while now and most people have watched all the movies they could on that platform. On the other ...

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