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Point-Counterpoint: learning ‘real life skills’ in high school

Lila Gill and Ian Harvey

December 1, 2017

Lila Gill (Pro): “When will we ever use this in real life?” This statement is so commonly heard in school that it’s almost become a joke. But why? Why do students, teachers, administrators and parents just dismiss...

Wildfires destroy land and break hearts in and out of California state lines

Zoe Bodovinitz, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2017

In early October, almost every news outlet was covering the wildfires in California. Every time I turned on the news there were different stories of devastation all throughout the state. I felt awful for those Californians having...

The forgotten first Americans

Anika Anderson, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017

History has never treated the first peoples of the Americas well, and neither do history textbooks. Despite the many complex histories of thousands of groups native to America and the injustices they have faced, Native America...

The invisible illness

Anna Holt, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2017

I’ve got a panic disorder. Surprise! It’s not something a lot of people know about me, but hey it is what it is, right? It’s just another thing about me, like the color of my eyes or the fact that I can curl my tongue. ...

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