Defender or Warrior

Metoyer with the varsity squad after a race

Bobby Almand, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

There has been a lot of buzz in the media lately regarding the term “Social Justice Warrior” (SJW) . Usually used as a derogatory term towards progressive individuals that are very out spoken towards social issues, such as civil rights, the environment, and even monetary issues such as economic equity. But...

Flag Code

Mia Gutierrez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

The real disrespect of the flag happens every where in America   On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag for the new nation. In chapter 1, Title 4 of the United States Code, there is an established set of advisory rules for display and care of...

The Stranglehold of Social Media

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 25, 2017

Within the age of likes, friends, followers, and favorites, social media has developed an uncompromising grasp upon news, opinion, and any semblance of individuality. One attends the assembly of opinion within the Twitterverse and logs off attaining an amalgamated view upon the world.   Not on...

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Change?

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Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

November 3, 2016

Change, by definition, is "the act or instance of making or becoming different." The biggest fear for a lot of people is change (the fear of change is called "Metathesiophobia"). These people are otherwise comfortable in their concurrent lives of incessant drollness. I was one of these people for quite...

Black Mirror: Season Three [Series Review]

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Markus Albihn, Front Page Editor

October 26, 2016

  Originally broadcast on the British network Channel 4, "Black Mirror" is a Sci-Fi anthology series. It criticizes culture through its use of dark and sometimes satirical themes regarding the dangers of technological advancements in modern society. The creator of the show Charlie Brooker stated th...

The Cup Controversy

The plain red cup is getting hate for being

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

November 11, 2015

Starbucks has recently released its new holiday cup.  Rather than featuring typical Christmas decorations such as Santa Claus, reindeer, and snowflakes, the cup is plain red. Although the design seems simple enough, it has actually spiked huge controversy in America.  Many believe the simple cup...

Is The Price Right?

2013 KROQ Weenie Roast main stage.

Mackenzie Watkins, Social Media Advisor

September 14, 2015

   Over the past few years, going to your favorite concert has become more of a task than a treat. Within this past summer, ticket sales ranged anywhere between $38 and $500 to see artists such as Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, and One Direction.   Two of the hottest shows of the summer were Taylor Swift's...

Why we Need to Give Peace a Chance

Why we Need to Give Peace a Chance

Megan Cox, Front Editor

May 7, 2015

38 million people were displaced last year according to Geneva's Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. Having trouble grasping what 38 million is? Combine the populations of London, New York, and Beijing. Violence caused 30,000 people to flee their houses a day, due to violence. At no other time...

Pros, Cons, and Why It Is Important

Pros, Cons, and Why It Is Important

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015

Being an adult for about a week and a half, you would think I have not learned one thing about the real world. Contrary to popular belief, I am already learning a lot about decision making and how it can affect the future. Looking at both the pro’s and the con’s of a situation make you think about...

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