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Holiday meaning is reinvented and Americanized

Holiday meaning is reinvented and Americanized

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Editorials, Perspectives

Cinco De Mayo, starting as a holiday celebrated in Mexico, has evolved into one celebrated in America as well. But the meaning of the holiday has greatly diminished. It started when France invaded Mexico. Over 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez attacked Puebla de Los Áng...

Guest Column: Student’s response to “Trump utilizes fascist tactics”

By Jason Gosbeth
April 3, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Letters to the Editor, Perspectives

Dear Editors of the Wildcat Chronicle, I am writing in response to the article titled “Trump utilizes fascist tactics” and I wish to explain my issue with the article. I want to help people who may not understand why I am offended by it and explain how it is in a way offensive and contradicting to ou...

Taking out the saint from St. Patrick’s Day

Taking out the saint from St. Patrick’s Day

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

St. Patrick's Day in America is a celebration of alcohol, the color green, and awful Irish accents. Is that really a proper celebration? According to Time, the holiday was created in 1631 to celebrate the priest St. Patrick who, according to legend, had a lot of luck converting pagans to Christiani...

Trump utilizes Hitler’s fascist tactics

Trump utilizes Hitler’s fascist tactics

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
February 27, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

Mark Twain once said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler may not be exact replicas of one another, but they sure do rhyme. But both Trump and Hitler's rhetorical marginalization of groups, lifestyles, and political beliefs correlate in a way. ...

Don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down

Don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

Love has a very complex definition. According to science, love is a happy chemical party that occurs in our brains. It is the activation of various parts in our cerebrum as well. But, according to others, this definition does not truly describe or define the feeling of love. Some might even s...

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 count...

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 their costumes can be. The origin of dressing up on Halloween came from an old belief that spirits and ghosts would come back to earth and haunt the living on Oct. 31. As a way to avoid being ...

Modern renovations improve students education

Modern renovations improve students education

By Catherine Miller, Lifestyles Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News, Perspectives

After a month of school, students are benefiting from the new science wing. Changes were focused around making the space more flexible so that the hallways could be utilized for learning. “The most stand out feature is the work area in the hallway with tv monitors, the meter segments on the floor, and...

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Columns, Perspectives

Women can vote, but they cannot be masculine. Men can cook, but they cannot be feminine. It is 2016, so why do these stereotypes still exist? Gender stereotypes have existed for a long time. They are like any racial or religious stereotypes, hurtful and not at all accurate. “Gender stereotype...

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...

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 to use whatever bathroom matches their chosen gender identity. North Carolina has tried to pass House Bill 2 which, according to CNN, is a statewide policy banning individuals from using public ba...

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 dedication to the field of education. Yet, the way teachers are paid and treated somehow does not correlate to their hard work ethic the teachers display in their jobs. According to www.pay...

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