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How supplements harm body

How supplements harm body

Hajime Minoguchi, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

People are constantly self- conscious about their health. To parallel this, Consumer Reports has stated that Americans spend an average of 33.9 billion dollars on dietary, vitamin, and herbal supplements. Supplements are thought to give health benefits or treat diseases, but this conception is inacc...

Saying thank you

Saying thank you

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief
January 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As with any State of the Union address, there were many things to be taken away. Points were make about security and discrimination, poverty and foreign affairs. Of course these points are important and stuck with me, but there were a few other points I noticed throughout the speech. The way Vice President...

‘Then they came for me’

‘Then they came for me’

Adhiti Chundur, Beats Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In response to the rise of Nazi  Germany, German pastor Martin Niemoller once said: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.     The...

Moving forward

Moving forward

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Going to the doctor is nerve wracking, especially when you know something is wrong. However, there are things you never want or expect to hear at the age of 15; including, ‘you’ll live with this for the rest of your life.’ When, my doctor told me this I felt as though my world was coming crashing...

World travel changes perspective

World travel changes perspective

Emily Chien, Leaflet Designer/Writer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Over a lifetime, being stuck in the same town with the same people and the same routine can become dull and unsatisfying for those seeking adventure. To break free from this, people oftentimes travel to other countries for the experience. When the words ‘me’ and ‘I’ become abundant, the importance...

Councious Costuming

Councious Costuming

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-chief
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The over- sexualized children’s Halloween costumes available for children today is one of the most confusing and disturbing problems facing modern society. I am a devout and avid feminist; I fully support women accepting their bodies and exploring their sexuality. However, I think that age 10 is too...

Why canned food drives should not be promoted

Why canned food drives should not be promoted

Hajime Minoguchi, Staff Writer
December 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Hunger is a significant problem in countries all around the world. The United States often tries to solve this problem with canned food drives, but this is a terrible solution. There is a reason why out of 196 countries around the world, only the U.S. is the one so enthusiastic about canned food drives....

Nations should still welcome Syrian refugees

Nations should still welcome Syrian refugees

Hajime Minoguchi, Staff Writer
December 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On the evening of Nov. 13. 2015, Paris experienced an organized terrorist attack that was claimed to be done by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS. On Nov. 15., one of the eight terrorists were found with a passport linked to Syrian refugees. People are now aware and afraid ...

Media misrepresents minorities

Media misrepresents minorities

Adhiti Chundur, Beat Editor
December 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Unassigned

Ethnic and racial minority representation in media is lacking, problematic, and stereotypical. Shows that take place in insanely diverse cities like New York show a disproportionate number of minorities. Television still portrays Asian Americans as school-oriented nerds- and nothing else. This sole...

Shots fired

Shots fired

Nathan Zhang, Op/Ed Chief
December 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Columbine High School. Sandy Hook Elementary School. Arapahoe High School. These schools and others have fallen victim to school shootings. Shootings that originate from the issue of gun control and the allowance of arms in the U.S. Gun control has been a debated issue for decades. Those who are for guns argue t...

Black Friday overshadows Thanksgiving

Black Friday overshadows Thanksgiving

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer
November 24, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It is 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and your family are friends are all gathered together around a table for a warm meal to reflect on the year's successes while some employees have to work on this holiday instead of spending time with family. We fade farther away from the true meaning of Thanksgiving...

P(o)lling for the future

P(o)lling for the future

Elizabeth Rickert, Print Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to work the polls. Would I sit with a bunch of old ladies bored out of my mind? Would I even make a difference? The process for working began with a training session, it was four hours long and consisted of a lot of waiting. This was mostly due to Hamilton...

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