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#lifeoftheknight: Social media is not a right

#lifeoftheknight: Social media is not a right

By: Editorial Staff

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

In today’s society, hashtags have become a staple in social media culture. Whether it’s to spread activism like #MeToo or to show our support for a local sports team like #FlytheW, they still have the same goal, to spread and share information. What was supposed to bring the school together, the ...

Save money, take the bus

Save money, take the bus

By: Shelby Harper, Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

“Buzz buzz buzz!” there goes the daily alarm and here comes the morning rush to get to school. Some students may say that driving to school is a good thing because they can make their morning coffee pit-stops, can sleep in longer and don’t have to take the bus. I think it’s a waste of time. S...

The dangers of tanning beds being exposed

The dangers of tanning beds being exposed

By: Donny Sommesi, Reporter

July 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

Tanning beds should not be an escape to wanting a tan. We are only given one set of skin, so instead of going online to search for the nearest L.A. Tan, look up the consequences of lying in a tanning bed. Not only will you see why tanning beds are extremely bad for your health, but you will be able to...

Bee Aware: Save the Bees

Bee Aware: Save the Bees

By: Amanda Malawski, Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinions and Editorials

For the first time in US history, seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees have officially been added to the US endangered species list, according to National Geographic. It’s a sad fact that the insects responsible for pollinating beautiful flowers, fruits, nuts and other various resources hav...

CoverBoy, James Charles, blazes a path for gender equality

CoverBoy, James Charles, blazes a path for gender equality

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

A controversial step in the right direction for gender equality has been made by CoverGirl, a leader in the beauty industry, by making 17 year old James Charles the first male ambassador of their company. Charles is showing the world that anyone should be able to wear makeup without being ridiculed,...

P.E prevents students from reaching full academic potential

P.E prevents students from reaching full academic potential

By: Richies Tiv, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Early morning practices, going to school for eight hours, two more hours of practice, and then hours of homework. This life doesn’t seem normal, but for some high school students, it’s a daily routine. School, a “learning” zone, doesn’t help either; in fact, school makes it worse, requiring...

School WiFi blocks become ineffective

School WiFi blocks become ineffective

By: Priscilla Purnell, Reporter

January 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

“The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that K-12 schools and libraries in the United States use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for federal funding.” However, wifi blocking is not effective because students...

Is college worth it for all students?

Is college worth it for all students?

By: Matt Cushman, Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

College is a place that many people want to go due to the idea that going to college immediately after high school is the best option for the best career. Although there are many other possibilities after college, I think that college is the best place to go after school in terms of furthering your car...

A pair of shoes does not fix world poverty

A pair of shoes does not fix world poverty

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

Giving back and helping those in need are positive attributes that many individuals consider necessary in being a kind and considerate human being. Companies such as TOMS and Yoobi help consumers achieve this goal by providing basic necessities, such as shoes and pencils when an item is purchased...

Rio chooses temporary tourism over citizens health

Rio chooses temporary tourism over citizens health

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

June 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

Why hosting the Olympics is bad for Rio Imagine walking the trash-filled and rat-infested streets without any money clothes, shelter, or even food. Then imagine that your own government decides to pay for the Olympics rather that its own citizens. This is what many of the 5,500 adults and millions o...

Should the high school dropout age be higher?

By: Alicia Rocha, Special Project Editor

June 8, 2016


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

It seems that as humans all we do is go to school, work then die. First we have to go to school for at least 12 years and depending on if we go to college and what we study, we could end up in school for another 10 years. Not all of us choose that path though. Some of us don’t even finish high...

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