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Russian Interference in Presidential Election

Komalpreet Kaur, J1 staff writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Uncategorized

The date of inauguration is nearing, and PEOTUS Donald Trump is still being questioned by the media regarding the election. From CNN to the CIA, many organizations are raising queries that are getting the population to wonder whether Trump won the White House fair and square, and if not, what the implications...

Obama’s Farewell Address: The Final Words

Obama’s Farewell Address: The Final Words

Anai Freeman, J1 staff writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

On Tuesday January 20th, 2009 history was made when the first African-American president was inaugurated. Eight years later, on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, Barack Obama made his final address as president of the United States. His overall message? “We have hope.” Throughout his whole presidency, the med...

Debunking the myth of the wage gap

Deidre Crowell, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Over the the past few years, the gender wage gap has become a prevalent social issue. Taking a look at the raw numbers, feminist activists claim that women’s earning 77 cents on the dollar men earn is outright discrimination. Although injustice certainly does exist in some instances, it is important...

THE PROBLEM- P.D.A.

Annie Malek, J1 Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Public Displays of Affection, possibly one of the most controversial topics at any high school. Why do couples feel such a strong urge to suck face and stick their tongues down each other’s throats in the hallways? Or pick each other up and prance through the hallways like Bambi and Thumper? Hello,...

The Black Lives Matter movement is our generation’s civil rights movement

Drayke Simpkins, J1 Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Throughout the past few years, our country has watched as the issue of police brutality has become more apparent and more and more innocent victims have just become hashtags on social media. In turn, we have seen the Black Lives Matter movement created and praised by many to try to help and create a cha...

Mental Health is Not a Joke: Kanye West’s Hospitalization

Issra Said, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

The overall public reaction of rapper Kanye West’s hospitalization is a reflection of the negative stigma surrounding mental health in society. This is especially true in regards to celebrities. Kanye West was reportedly hospitalized on Monday due to a “psychiatric emergency” at his personal tr...

#OptOutside this Black Friday

Mackenzie Brey, Staff Writer

November 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On the morning of Friday, November 25, otherwise known as Black Friday, The Washington Post reported that 151 million Americans will be at the store, in lines, and barely awake on the sweet salvation of caffeine. These deal-hungry people will be shopping until they drop and taking away the meaning of...

Election 2016: assessing the candidates

Lexi Doll, Staff writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

This year’s presidential election has been the major subject in all conversation nowadays.  Though some people may be all for Hillary Clinton and some people may be all for Donald Trump, but the truth is that these nominees both have good aspects as well as bad ones.  Trump has often been perceived as racist,...

Halloweekend begins…hold me

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

As a child, Halloween night was the most terrifying night of my life. You know, being a little kid is super hard and everything in your mind is so pure...scary faces at night did not necessarily thrill me, to say the least. When I was 5, my mom dressed me up as a honey pot…like the one with the “...

Fox News Chinatown reporting: the most degrading thing you will ever watch

Cortney Chow, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Due to the chaos in the political world, Fox News had decided to step in and “inform” the nation about the presidential election. However, it was not Donald Trump that had crossed the line (surprisingly), it was Fox News itself. The news station decided to send Jesse Watters, one of the most white...

It’s (almost) Christmas time…don’t be a hater

Deidre Crowell, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

It’s not two weeks before Christmas. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. Most wouldn’t even consider it “Christmas time,” and yet Christmas decorations are starting to populate store shelves. Right about now is when joyful people like me, who revel in the lead up to Christmas, receive massive criticism...

Senior Perspective: It’s college application time

Megna Joshi, Website Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

College. That word on its own scares me. College is where you’re supposed to find yourself, but I see me and the people around me not knowing what they want to do with their lives. Balancing FAFSA, SAT’s and ACT’s, the Common App, other college applications, getting good grades, a social life,...

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