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It’s Better to Marry Later

It’s Better to Marry Later

As cultural norms and perspectives shift, and different parts of life get more expensive, many are making the right call and choosing to marry later in life when they are more financial established and stable. This could be the best choice for the newer generations.
Sean Lee, Staff Writer April 30, 2022
As cultural norms and perspectives shift, and different parts of life get more expensive, many are making the right call and choosing to marry later in life.
It is Time for the SAT to Go

It is Time for the SAT to Go

The SAT gives an unfair advantage to students with resources, and there are better options outside of this particular standardized test. The SAT has to go.
Alexander Call and Matilda Genevriere April 30, 2022
With so many colleges going test-optional, it's time to consider getting rid of the SAT.
The Economic Recovery Illusion

The Economic Recovery Illusion

President Biden has been consistently referring to the GDP to show economic recovery, but that does not show how the average American is doing and can be deceitful. Those lower on the economic ladder are still suffering through the monetary hit caused by this pandemic.
Allison Ng, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) does not accurately show the economic recovery of the entire country, President Biden.
Dont Judge Too Quickly

Don’t Judge Too Quickly

Considering an odd comment from her grandmother, Isabelle explores how misinformation and the Dunning-Kruger Effect can influence beliefs and keep others from opening up their minds to new movements and ideas, hindering societal progress.
Isabelle Garlepp, Staff Writer April 17, 2022
Are our minds keeping us from opening our minds, listening to others, and potentially changing our beliefs?
Later Starts, Brighter Futures

Later Starts, Brighter Futures

Lack of sleep is common amongst high school students, causing long-term effects on their mental health and endangering them. Schools should push back their start times to alleviate these effects.
Emma Pham, Staff Writer February 23, 2022
Due to the early start times many schools have, grogginess and tiredness are a constant for students. Isn’t it time for a change?
Masks as the New Normal

Masks as the New Normal

The mask mandate has been up since April 2020, but as the pandemic goes on, some are starting to come down. This does not mean mask-wearing is over. Many will continue to wear masks out of concerns over their health and in solidarity and respect.
Sean Lee, Staff Writer February 19, 2022
Mask-wearing in the United States has been a consistent aspect of life for almost a year. Will this be the "new normal" for the future as well?
The Hypocrisy Pandemic

The Hypocrisy Pandemic

Politicians such as Governor Gavin Newsom proclaim that everyone should abide by safe COVID practices but do not always follow these themselves. Our leaders too often prioritize personal gain over integrity and lives.
Allison Ng, Staff Writer February 19, 2022
Many politicians around the world have set COVID protocols, and yet, they don't follow their own rules. Leaders are supposed to lead by example. Why can't they?
Holiday Consumerism: To Spend or Not to Spend

Holiday Consumerism: To Spend or Not to Spend

The holidays have been commercialized to no end, causing shoppers to impulsively spend on unnecessary products and damage the environment through pollution.
Monica Scott, Staff Writer December 5, 2021
The holidays are the time for friends, family, and shopping! shopping! shopping!, but as we consume more products, what effect does that have on us and our Earth?
Pre-COVID Expectations in Post-COVID School

Pre-COVID Expectations in Post-COVID School

Students who are now back at school in-person are struggling with pre-COVID learning expectations such as lack of sleep and finals.
Niamh Dempsey, Staff Writer December 5, 2021
Distance learning seemed to make school easier, but now that students are back to being in person, adjusting is difficult.
The Social-Media-fication of Spotify

The Social-Media-fication of Spotify

Spotify, the music streaming app, has been moving toward becoming more like social media, trying to make itself more addictive. This, though, could be damaging to its users' mental health.
Rahul Raman, Staff Writer December 5, 2021
Spotify, the music streaming app, gains money from listeners, so they are making themselves more addictive.
Opposing Viewpoints: TV vs. Movies

Opposing Viewpoints: TV vs. Movies

TV shows versus movies have been a longstanding debate among film-watchers and show connoisseurs. With the rise of shows like Squid Game and movies like Avengers Infinity War, which is better: shows or movies?
Sean Lee and Roanna Pham, Staff Writer October 19, 2021
TV shows versus movies have been a longstanding debate among film-watchers and show connoisseurs. With the rise of shows like Squid Game and movies like Avengers Infinity War, which is better: shows or movies?
Publicity over Passion

Publicity over Passion

With the rise of internet, celebrity culture, and auto tune, musicians are forced to be more uniform in their sound. This contrasts with artists who defy this norm and show passion in their music.
Monica Scott, Staff Writer October 18, 2021
With the rise of internet, celebrity culture, and auto tune, musicians are forced to be more uniform in their sound. This contrasts with artists who defy this norm and show passion in their music.
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