The Ballard Talisman

Victim blaming perpetuates the issue of assault

Anya Jones, Contributing Reporter

October 25, 2018

Let’s talk about rape. It is an issue I have a lot of passion for, and an endlessly nuanced subject from which a thousand different discussions can be drawn. But I want to focus on one aspect in particular: the all-too-freq...

What cultural trends can teach us about political dialogue

Oscar Zahner, Political Correspondent

June 8, 2018

The past two years have seen interesting surges and recessions in the political energy of the school. In saying this, I do not mean to paint the students of Ballard with a broad brush. I recognize and fully support the students...

The honest discussion we need to be having about marijuana

Oscar Zahner, Political Correspondent

June 8, 2018

Bear with me on this one. It’s not much of a secret that many students at Ballard, especially seniors, are at least somewhat familiar with marijuana. When other alternatives include alcohol and nicotine, marijuana can tend...

Game developers, stop releasing the same game more than once

Max Schomber, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2018

I’m sure that most everyone who’s not a politician or parent enjoys a good video game on occasion. With the gaming market larger than ever, the variety and scale of games has only increased and continues to do so. Sometimes...

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