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The Electoral College is Essential

The Electoral College is Essential

Bradley Stewart, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Every four years in the United States, a President is either elected or re-elected.  The process, called the Electoral College, is unique to America and is widely debated.  According to Amendment XII of the United States Constitution, state electors, who combine to make up the Electoral College, vote ...

Target vs. Walmart

Target vs. Walmart

Lily Redick, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Target and Walmart are very similar superstores. They sell the same products and there is always one in close proximity no matter where you are. Whether you need groceries, a new TV, or clothes, these two superstores are guaranteed to have those products. However, Target and Walmart have their diffe...

Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated?

Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated?

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

This past Monday, October 9th, was Columbus Day, a day where many countries in the Americas celebrate Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. This holiday has been officially celebrated since the early 20th century, and became a federal U.S. holiday in 1937. Although most Americans like to praise C...

US Soccer- WAKE UP!

US Soccer- WAKE UP!

Sean Petersen, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, OPINION, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Tuesday night was easily the worst night in U.S. soccer history. The national team lost to Trinidad & Tobago 2-1. All the U.S. team needed was a tie to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. conceded an own goal early in the game and a screamer from about 30 yards out. The only U.S. goal came fr...

Racist Dove Ad Flies Under the Radar

Racist Dove Ad Flies Under the Radar

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

The popular beauty company Dove recently released a Twitter and Facebook advertisement that generated a lot of controversy.  The official Dove Twitter and Facebook accounts featured a gif of a black woman with a brown shirt transforming into a white woman wearing a light shirt after using Dove lotion. ...

Falling for Fall

Shea Kofkin-Hansen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I step out of the car and immediately feel the cool breeze hit my cheeks. I hear the rustle of the fall trees as I walk up to my house, and look to see them planted up and down the street in an array of colors ranging from green, all the way up to the deepest cherry-like red against the gray skies .  ...

Freshmen vs. Sophomores: Battle of the Underclassmen

Freshmen vs. Sophomores: Battle of the Underclassmen

Alex Price, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Out of all four years of high school, sophomore year is by far the most normal year. During freshman year, students are getting used to high school and figuring out how they’re going to survive four years of school. Juniors are taking as many AP classes as they can to get their GPA as high as possib...

¡Ayudemos a los más necesitados!

¡Ayudemos a los más necesitados!

Antonia Meneses Gomez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Estas últimas semanas no han sido las más fáciles para el mundo, especialmente para el Caribe y América del Norte. Los huracanes y los terremotos han afectado a millones de personas. En México, los terremotos han devastado a mucha gente, y la mayoría perdió todo. Muchos edificios cayeron atrapa...

Saudi Arabian Driving Decree Is a Big Step…But Not Big Enough

Saudi Arabian Driving Decree Is a Big Step…But Not Big Enough

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, Uncategorized

The country of Saudi Arabia is known for having limited rights for women, such as being the only country in the world that does not allow women to drive.  However, on September 27th, 2017, Saudi Arabian women gained the right to drive for the very first time.  Thanks to the decree issued by King S...

A Fight For Humanity: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Fight For Humanity: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Zara Khan, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

"My wife is my world and I have nothing, by God. I don't even think of getting married again or having more kids. ... I am choking, I cannot breathe. They died in my arms." Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi’s story told from NPR recalls him holding his sons as tight as he could, urging them to grab onto the boat that was to be th...

Devastated Puerto Rico Deserves U.S. Aid

Devastated Puerto Rico Deserves U.S. Aid

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Recently, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was devastated by the category four Hurricane Maria, with at least thirteen dead, and 3.5 million Puerto-Rican Americans still suffering.  The island has lost power, water, service, and roads that have been washed away by flooding.  Officials say restoring...

Courthouse Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Courthouse Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Alex Price, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Confederate monuments have been a controversial topic recently, and everyone has a different opinion. James Bowman of the Washington Examiner says that Confederate monuments honor the dead, while others say that they memorialize racism. Some people, like Donald Trump, think that the removal of Confe...

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