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One of the members at the meeting holds up a sign depicting the banned books. He and others spoke about the harmful effects of what they believe to be inappropriate content for children.

The Book Ban: An Attack on Queer Students

Mia Garcia March 27, 2023

At a district meeting held last month the topic of banning books arose, sparking a heated discussion that, at some points, required microphones to be shut off. Worried parents, district staff, and even...

Students in Hawaii protest in favor of a bill that would provide access to period products. This bill would offer products free of charge to students in all public schools.

The bloody battle for menstrual rights

Gracyn Ard March 27, 2023

Menstrual cycles aggravate and frustrate women on a daily basis and their lives are often tainted red each month. Many women struggle to go about their daily lives when faced with a lack of access to period...

37 year-old Drake Jones skating through the San Francisco streets during the summer.

The Journey of Skate Culture

Tatum McNichols March 27, 2023

“Skate or die!” Teens shout at one another while riding their tattered skateboards.  From the blisteringly hot streets of Los Angeles to the cool beaches of Santa Barbara, skate culture was born...

Angry fans are seen protesting Ticketmaster after the chaos surrounding Taylor Swift’s “The Era’s Tour” tickets. Fans creatively used some of Swift’s song titles in their protest, such as “...Ready For It?” and “Dear Reader”.

Music fans worst enemy: Ticketmaster

Shreya Bhasin March 27, 2023

A company once loved for supplying its customers with event tickets has become one of the most hated sites for millions of fans.       Ticketmaster is a company that provides people with tickets...

Op-ed: The solution to guns is not more guns

Op-ed: The solution to guns is not more guns

Olivia Brandeis and Maya Bhatt February 13, 2023

     Nearly 400 officers are on the scene; dozens wait in the hallway at Robb Elementary School. Wearing a bulletproof vest over his uniform, one officer reaches across the space for hand sanitizer.   ...

The Disney Company has experienced a rough decline in profits as their movies continue to perform poorly. Disney has now switched CEOs in order to try to bring the company back to its former greatness.

The Disney Downfall

Madeline Wiener February 13, 2023

Strange World, Turning Red, and Lightyear: while none of these movies are necessarily bad, none were that great. Instead, they all seem to be in the limbo of being painfully average movies compared to...

Illustrated portrayal of the internet consuming one’s time, rather than reading a book.

Books? Don’t you mean, SparkNotes?

Tatum McNichols February 13, 2023

Due date: Sunday, 11:59 p.m.  Tick-tick-tick. The hours are slowly dwindling down until that ten-page paper on a book you haven’t read is due. The question is, what can you do in this situation?...

Is Valentine’s Day Really About Your Valentine?

Is Valentine’s Day Really About Your Valentine?

Iliana Sherry February 13, 2023

 Here we are again—Valentine's Day. The annual celebration of….what? The whole idea of Valentine’s Day was the musing of Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th-century English writer who made an obscure reference...

Chris Bumstead’s amazing bulging physique has inspired many gym bros to work and improve themselves. Bumstead trained using a personal home gym during the pandemic to continue his journey to become Mr. Olympia (a.k.a the ultimate gym bro).


Joshua Balagot and Connor Clark February 13, 2023

The shouts of "PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!" echo through the weight room as a group of high school students commandeer the bench press, locked in a three-hour pursuit of personal glory. With each lift, they cheer...

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda ejected from the game after umpires discover pine tar on his neck. Statistics suggest a correlation between substance use and batter safety.

Legalizing grip-enhancing substances for MLB pitchers: a step towards batter safety

Edi Zhang, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2022

A twenty-pound bowling ball falling on your head from under a ten-foot basketball hoop produces the same kinetic energy as a 90 mph fastball hitting your head. The amount of batters getting hit by pitches...

Monte Vista students studying during a personal finance class lecture. Students and teachers put an emphasis on the importance of this class primarily for Juniors and Seniors navigating how to manage their finances, or those simply intrigued to learn more about the topic.

The case for financial literacy

Maraki Amare December 12, 2022

When it comes to some of the main principles of financial literacy such as budgeting, saving, investing, and spending, the skill level that people have in grasping these concepts will remain necessary...

Kanye West prepares for his interview with Alex Jones. This interview has caused much controversy in recent weeks.

Kanye Krazy

Julian McMahan December 12, 2022

Kanye West. You may know him from his music, fashion, family, or maybe his radical opinions. As a Kanye West fan, it’s getting hard to maintain my support. West has always been known to make questionable...

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