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Guest Column: A letter to my immigrant parents

By Angeles Coss

December 2, 2016

Filed under Columns, Letters to the Editor, Perspectives

A Letter to My Immigrant Parents Dear Mom and Dad, I don’t blame you for anything that you’ve done. Leaving everything behind, family, loved ones and friends. You two left everything behind for us, your kids. You guys both came to a country, a country that was a stranger to you both; a country that involved a new lan... Read more »

Halloween costumes changed over the years, for better or for worse?

Halloween costumes changed over the years, for better or for worse?

October 25, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Editorials, Lifestyles, Perspectives

Every year people strive to have the best or the funniest costumes but don’t realize how offensive t... Read more »

Modern renovations improve students education

Modern renovations improve students education

October 7, 2016

After a month of school, students are benefiting from the new science wing. Changes were focused a... Read more »

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

September 21, 2016

Women can vote, but they cannot be masculine. Men can cook, but they cannot be feminine. It is 2016,... Read more »

Transition to one-to-one learning beneficial to students

May 25, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Perspectives

The addition of new technology into the school to improve learning seemed like a good idea at the beginning of the school year, and after a full year of being one-to-one, that opinion has not changed. It goes without saying that an immediate benefit to the integration of technology was granting every student a Chromebook. Any... Read more »

Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

Gender neutral bathrooms raise controversy

By Emily Wissemes, Reporter

May 17, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

The Obama administration ordered every public school in the United States to allow transgender students t... Read more »

Teachers should get more than a week of appreciation

Teachers should get more than a week of appreciation

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor

May 12, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

The first week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week which praises teachers for their service and ... Read more »

Heat of the moment doesn’t excuse offensive language

Heat of the moment doesn’t excuse offensive language

April 30, 2016

Competition promotes motivation, determination, and perseverance to overcome any challenge thrown at a perso... Read more »

Gender shouldn’t diminish athletes’ accomplishments

Gender shouldn’t diminish athletes’ accomplishments

April 26, 2016

UConn’s Breanna Stewart is the first draft pick of the WNBA draft on April 14 after breaking several... Read more »

Alternative actions could have saved school tradition

Alternative actions could have saved school tradition

March 30, 2016

By the start of the next school year senior murals are planned to be taken down permanently, a choic... Read more »

Standardized tests hurt more than help

Standardized tests hurt more than help

March 23, 2016

Multiple standardized tests that are being pushed on U.S. students clearly are doing more harm than good, ... Read more »

End of breeding program helps animals in capivity

End of breeding program helps animals in capivity

March 23, 2016

An announcement by the CEO of SeaWorld on March 17 could be the start of a revolution in captive anim... Read more »

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