College vs. College

A prestigious college

Justin Spitzer, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

Being accepted into college is becoming harder and harder every year, and increasingly pricy. The price of many prestigious colleges holds students back from attending these colleges because the students and their families cannot afford to pay for tuition. This may seem terrible; however a college is...

Lime Crime Controversy

Lime Crime, the logo

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

April 21, 2015

Lime Crime is a well-known makeup brand run by founder, Xenia Vorotova also known as Doe Deere, who gained her fame by featuring unique lipstick colors such as shades of blues, orange, greens, etc. The brand was started in 2004 and since then there has been many scandals revolving around it. Recently,...

Just Like You

history in the making

Denisse Brito, editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2015

Lazy, runaways, drugs, and alcohol almost always follow the term “homelessness.” Behind every face there is a story and behind every story there is a reason as to why they lead the lives they live. The leading cause of homelessness is not the typical stereotype (example: drugs), but instead is the...

No Modesty In the Media

Social Media platforms of our day and age

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

Most commercials that are targeted toward men feature an attractive lady as the center of attention. Sometimes these ads don't even advertise the product themselves. Not only do these ads work on men because of the sexual appeal, but it works on women too. Attractive, over-sexualized women are all over...

South Carolina Police = Racist?

South Carolina Police = Racist?

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

April 8, 2015

Michael Slager, a white officer, repeatedly shot at an unarmed man an astonishing 8 times. The man was a 50-year-old, African American, Walter Scott. Slager claims that when pulling over Scott for a broken taillight, he had used a taser gun on him and Scott reacted by trying to take the officer'...

A Revolutionary Test: APUSH Controversy

Created using design

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Ever since the initial course revision in 2014, controversy has swept the nation regarding the new APUSH course. Some believe the new curriculum belittles American achievement and highlights the flaws, others, believe it exposes the truth. Conservatives critique the new course, believing that...

Judging books before they have covers?

Harper Lee's

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

July 14th, Harper Lee’s unexpected book “Go Set a Watchman” will hit the shelves. The publication of “Go set a Watchman”, which was actually written before Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”, remains under dispute. Can it follow her first published masterpiece? Harper Lee’s writing...

Controversial Clothing

Controversial Clothing

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

February 11, 2015

Urban Outfitters has yet again released a clothing item that received quite a lot of negative feedback. This item is claimed to resemble the uniforms that the prisoners wore during the Holocaust. Gay prisoners were identified with a pink triangle. The ADL took action and e-mailed Urban Outfitters: "'Whethe...

Why “The Interview” is exactly what the world needs

Franco (left) and Rogen (right) play TV journalists assigned to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager

January 22, 2015

Is this film relatively insensitive to the evil occurring in North Korea? Sure. On the other hand, can it be considered a crown-jewel in the name of free speech? Of course it can. Look past all the mixed views, and it can be clearly seen that this film serves a far greater purpose in the grand scheme of things.

Feminist Swift

Feminist Swift

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

January 11, 2015

Taylor Swift reveals that for years she has been an avid feminist. There has been some controversy over where she stands when it comes to women's rights. Swift says, "As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal right...

Boko Haram Strike Nigeria in ‘Deadliest Massacre’ Yet

These outrageous acts of violence have called the attention of many but there has been no cease to the injustices

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor

January 11, 2015

Countless bodies have begun to pile up in Nigeria due to mass killings by terrorist group Boko Haram. So many have been killed that the local defense group has given up on counting. This violence is so large and impactful yet it is often referred to as Nigeria's forgotten massacre. Why? For years...

Sia Releases Video and Receives Electric Charged Response

Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf star in Sia's new music video

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor

January 9, 2015

Young Ziegler is a talented dancer who, according to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, has grown close to both Sia and LaBeouf. She was unnecessarily deemed inappropriate because of her dancing. Instead of attacking her and the artist of the song, some should rethink their stance and try not to sexualize a child.

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