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The Heart of Education

The Heart of Education

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Around the age of five or six, one enters the new world of learning associated with elementary school. They meet a man or woman who has made it their purpose to spread knowledge to every youthful, voracious mind they meet.   They’re taught the alphabet, the glories of sharing, the skill of reading, a...

Of Easter and Marketing

Of Easter and Marketing

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

How are resurrection, a bunny, and chocolate related? Easter, of course. The holiday that was created to celebrate the “resurrection” of Jesus in the A.D, morphed into a simple day for families who were religious (or not) to gather and have fun together. Parents would hide colored hard boiled or pl...

Trump So Far

Trump So Far

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase

On January 20th, Mr. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Along with this change of power in the White House, America will see many more changes in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. In October, Trump outlined his goals for the first 100 days of his presidency. These i...

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

NOstalgia

NOstalgia

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

Nostalgia, by definition, is the "sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past , typically for a period or place with happy personal associations". It has become an overused sales tactic by businesses and industries with the knowledge of their own abilities to market and advertise using specifically...

eSports: Underappreciated and Undervalued

eSports: Underappreciated and Undervalued

Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

eSports is an industry that not many are familiar with even though its rapidly grown within recent years. Even now one may question, "What is eSports?" eSports is essentially the fancy name for competitive video games and/or pro gaming.  With the emergence of online streaming networks like Twitch.tv...

Lessons Learned from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

Lessons Learned from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Showcase

Every family is unique in its own ridiculous ways.  That ridiculousness was captured perfectly in the 2002 romantic comedy, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”  Even if you’re not Greek, you will still laugh at the exaggerated story of a Greek family’s interference when Toula Portokalos marries the...

Shut Up and Sit Up

Shut Up and Sit Up

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Feeding you  insecurity for breakfast They tell you sit up and shut up You’re a mess, a chatterbox, a “class act” teen Looking in the bathroom mirror Asking what’s wrong with me But you were wired To ignore the light And only see the fire That destroys   Th...

Sweet Seventeen

Sweet Seventeen

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

In twenty-two states, seventeen-year-old citizens can vote in primaries, provided that they will be eighteen by the general election in November.  California is not one of those states. Of course, this election differs substantially from previous years.  Many would argue that there are no strong...

Never Worth the Risk

Never Worth the Risk

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

   Driving is already inherently dangerous even when one obeys the rules of the road. Driving recklessly only escalates the risk of accidents, injuries, and death. Even so, foolhardy drivers grip the wheel and step on the gas in a fast-paced attempt to prove their machismo. Or maybe, they do it for a qui...

Do I Contradict Myself?

Do I Contradict Myself?

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts
March 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase

Many of us mature and become very different people from who we were in elementary school, middle school, different from who we were freshmen year. Maybe we've become more kind, more accepting, more open minded, more honest. Maybe we've given up old bad habits that we had for years, maybe we've found...

Underground Goes Mainstream

Underground Goes Mainstream

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Music, Showcase

Everyone has a song or a band that they have a personal connection to. They possess a private affinity for certain underground musicians. When a person finds someone else who shares that same love of the relatively obscure, it becomes a bond between them. Like an inside joke, friends revel in a song...

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