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A.I. in Classrooms

A.I. in Classrooms

Anthony Santa Maria, News Editor

January 23, 2020

     Artificial intelligence has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It has found its way into the everyday lives of consumers, but how can classrooms use it?          It is improbable that schools will start putting A.I. devices like Alexa in classrooms. As of...

It’s time to say “No”

It’s time to say “No”

Marie Shvakel, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

      Katherine Olson, an English and Sci-Fi teacher at Monte Vista, teaches The Handmaid’s Tale to her students every year. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel that is set in a totalitarian society ruled by a regime that treats women as property of the state with no rights. This year, Ols...

Is reading a fading hobby among teens?

Is reading a fading hobby among teens?

Macie Calvert, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     If you’re a Monte Vista student, you’ve probably realized that our library was once the most desolate place in the school- or maybe you haven’t, because you’ve never actually been there.       Even with Monte Vista’s new librarian, Julie Garrahan, steadily increasing che...

Is saying the n-word contributing to our learning, or just unnecessary?

Paviter Randhawa, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     The n-word holds substantial weight in our society and whether or not its use should be prohibited in classrooms is a very controversial topic.      This six-letter word holds major historical significance in our country. The meaning of the word is impossible to circumvent, due to i...

“OK Boomer.”

“OK Boomer.”

Elisabeth Delpouys, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

     “OK Boomer”, the verbal eyeroll of a response for an upset generation. “OK Boomer” signifies the anger and dismissal of generation Z, (aka Gen Z), in the face of Boomers, also known as the Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are people who were born in the years of 1944 and 1964. But “OK Boo...

LGBTQ Representation

Nick Whiteaker, Op/Ed Editor

January 23, 2020

      In 2015, history was made with the legalization of gay marriage in America. This has resulted in an increased amount of LGBT teenagers coming out, and schools in turn have adapted programs and clubs aimed at securing their rights.       In past years the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and T...

High school debate competitions don’t reflect real politics

Edi Zhang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

High school debate may very well be the starting point for many future political leaders. Students debate on policy, values, and resolutions to ultimately cultivate their argument and speaking skills. However, the intellectual game within high school debate has sparked a divergence from the original ...

Dance Expenses

Lauryn Leong and Nick Whiteaker

November 15, 2019

     Although Monte Vista school dances can seem overpriced, at least there’s food. But wait, there’s a catch. You have to bring money to buy food there.      Has it ever occured to you that at Monte Vista, we pay more for less regarding school dances? Take homecoming, for example. T...

Phones jails: A false solution

Phones jails: A false solution

Shreya Bhasin, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

     Phone jails in Monte Vista classrooms have become an increasing trend in the past couple years, but they are not as practical as teachers would hope.      Phones are a tool available to most Monte Vista students, and if used properly, they can be used for research, and other academi...

OCD: what you think you know — and what you really don’t

Seta Salkhi, CC-Spin Editor

November 15, 2019

     Do you fold your clothes a certain way? Are you an organized person? Do you wash your hands before every meal? Ask anyone — a coworker, a teacher, a family member — and they will most likely tell you that you have OCD.      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), more commonly kno...

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

The Basics of Being a Belarusian

Marie Shavkel, Business Manager

November 15, 2019

      Sitting on a cold bench will cause infertility. If you step over someone's leg and don't cross back over it, the person will never grow again. I always heard these superstitions growing up, yet the upbringing of a Russian American is quite unlike that of a third-generation American.   ...

Don’t forget my name

Don’t forget my name

Manahil Rizvi, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

   “I didn’t immigrate halfway across the world and give you this name for it to be butchered and mispronounced,” my mother said.      To be fair, to be given this name in America, I thought she should have expected that. Manahil doesn’t roll off the tongue as easy as most. But as I ...