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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.
Leave Food Delivery in the Past

Leave Food Delivery in the Past

The overreliance on food delivery services during the pandemic has come with an unseen cost.
Emma Pham, Staff Wrkter April 30, 2022
The reality beneath the enticing convenience and local restaurant partnerships isn’t as savory as it seems. Despite their mainstream popularity, these services are the epitome of corporate greed — shamelessly taking advantage of restaurants, drivers, and you.
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 Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

The Impact of the Pandemic on Attention Spans

While not many miss the time of online school, the few benefits like having all your electronics just a foot away and always having access to food are definitely missed by most students. But did we "mess up" our attention spans and increase our dependency on electronics through the familiarity and comfort our phones and social media apps gave us during the pandemic?
Rahul Raman April 30, 2022
Has the pandemic and distance learning (a time when our phone and electronics were always assessable), impacted the attention spans of students, or have there always been this many iPad kids?
Not All Fun and Games

Not All Fun and Games

The Olympics have been a cultural cornerstone for decades. That does not soften the blow of their damaging consequences.
Roanna Pham, Staff Writer April 25, 2022
An institution is not worth supporting if it comes at the expense of a nation’s people.
Advocacy Journalism May Be Better Than Objective Journalism

Advocacy Journalism May Be Better Than Objective Journalism

Objectivity is the current standard in journalism, but should that be the case when it is unattainable, especially since an alternative exists?
Jonathan Yu, Staff Writer April 23, 2022
Advocacy journalism can undoubtedly be based on facts — it just portrays these facts in a way that reflects the views and biases of the journalist.
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?
Giving Community College The Praise It Deserves

Giving Community College The Praise It Deserves

While going off to university is a scary enough thought, all the bills and pressure that comes along with it puts many students at a disadvantaged position before they even start school. On the other hand, community college is an affordable and effective alternative that should be promoted more to high school seniors.
Rahul Raman February 23, 2022
Instead of starting your college career thousands of dollars in debt, community college can offer you a more flexible school-life that allows you to adjust to the college-life at your own pace.
Why Politics Belong in Education

Why Politics Belong in Education

Many claim that education should be apolitical and that politics has no place in the classroom—but is it even possible to separate the two?
Gavin Zhang, Staff Writer February 23, 2022
In fact, it appears that what’s labeled “political” in education in the first place usually excludes pre-existing educational practices that we’ve gotten used to, like the Pledge.
The Double STANdard

The Double STANdard

Toxic fan culture is a part of many different communities. Despite this, there is a sexist double standard in the way they are scrutinized.
Shefali Bharadwaj February 23, 2022
Sports fanatics have existed since the beginning of organized athletics. Yet, they are not grouped under the umbrella of crazy fandoms because of one key factor: gender.
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