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The March for Human Rights Does Not Stop Here

The March for Human Rights Does Not Stop Here

Kaya Ortega, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, two million women around the world gathered in solidarity to march for the preservation of human and civil rights—and let me say, it was incredible. Despite contrary beliefs, the Women’s March was not only meant for women, but all gender... Read more »

Lanyards for safety, not discipline

Lanyards for safety, not discipline

Lia Abel, Sports Editor
December 13
Filed under Opinion

Last week, teachers and staff strictly enforced students to wear their ID cards. Students are required to wear them visibly at all times, and those not wearing their IDs will be “swept” and sent to the office. Many students still refuse to wear their lanyards and have looked for ways around wearing ... Read more »

Early release or late start?

Early release or late start?

Will Hollon, Staff Writer
December 12
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s the most obnoxious and ear grating sound in the morning: the alarm clock. It says 6 a.m. You went to bed six and a half hours ago. Why? Because homework, that’s why. The only reason you’re getting up at the crack of dawn and not sleeping in for another hour is because of zero period. ... Read more »

Don’t stress about finals!

Don’t stress about finals!

Camille Joi, Staff Writer
December 1
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is those pending two weeks in between Thanksgiving break and Winter break that hold the most anticipation and anxiety for high school students. Teachers start to speed lectures up to squeeze in what they can before the semester ends and students hastily attempt to raise their grades last minute. It’... Read more »

The Phoenix won’t rise again

The Phoenix won’t rise again

Khang Vinh, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Our nation was founded upon the principles of speaking out. We championed civil rights and equality with protests. Sometimes you just cannot stay silent on a certain issue. Sometimes organizing is the only way to spur change. Protesting is a fundamental right in the free world and when executed correct... Read more »

VOTE: Don’t stay at home!

VOTE: Don’t stay at home!

Meghan Taylor, Copy Editor
October 20
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

As Election year rolls around, voters begin listing reasons for not showing up to the polls. One excuse always stands out and drives me insane: ”my vote doesn’t matter.” Sure, statistics might dictate that a single vote will not be the determining factor in an election, but simply hiding behin... Read more »

2016 Election: battle of the sexes?

2016 Election: battle of the sexes?

Emma Moyers, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 18
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

It’s well known that this year’s election has been more “competitive” than most, to put it nicely. The 2016 election has been a head-to-head battle between a Republican candidate looking to redeem “the good old days” and a Democratic candidate pushing for equality and a “fair economy.” N... Read more »

Declining club rush participation

Billy Tettemer, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 7
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Clubs are a great way to meet people, especially when you don’t know many people. I remember walking out around the school on club rush freshman year and thinking to myself, there’s a club for everyone here. I was still skeptical about the school, but walking around and seeing the sheer number of... Read more »

School should invest in bike pedals under desks

School should invest in bike pedals under desks

William Hollon, Staff Writer
October 6
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

What did the teacher just say? I don’t get this. Ooh, I like that kid’s shirt, I wonder where he got it.     These are just some of the thoughts that unfocused, off-task students have when they aren’t paying attention. When I’m in math class, I find myself bored and almost falling asle... Read more »