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The Meaning Behind ACAB

During the San Clemente Black Lives Matter Protest, a protester writes
September 20, 2020

ACAB, commonly mistaken for “All Cops Are Bad”, stands for “All Cops Are Bastards”. While the title is misleading, this movement is not meant to target police as individuals, but rather the institution...

Which Class Has it Worst?

Which class has it the worst? 1
September 20, 2020

How Gender Reveals Can Be Harmful

Over the past few years gender reveal parties have gotten more popular and more elaborate. Recently, these parties have received criticism for the damage they've caused.
September 20, 2020

Wildfires caused by fireworks involved in a gender reveal party in California have triggered a debate as to the importance and effects of the events. In this modern age where gender norms and constructs...

Zoom Zooms Ahead of Google Meets

Since the start of online school last year, it has been hotly debated whether Zoom or Google Meets is the better option.
September 20, 2020

With school resuming online this year, which online meeting platform is best has been a hotly contested topic among students and staff. The most popular of these programs, Google Meets and Zoom, both allow...

Online School is Decidedly Helpful

Kaia Wolfe (11), sits by computer to start online school for the day. Her tab is opened on Canvas, a system new to several students that helps to navigate classes, schedules and assignments.
September 15, 2020

There’s no question that the world is in a current state of disarray. The media is at a constant circulation of negativity and most people, students alike, are starting to feel the weight of it mentally....

Standardized Testing is Optional and That’s the Best Thing That Could Happen

For many students, they prepare for the SAT and ACT by using test prep books, such as this one, filled with tips and tricks on how to get a few extra points. However, lots can't afford them leaving them with less preparation than more affluent peers and one of the reasons why these students tend to do poorer on standardized tests.
September 6, 2020

For decades the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Testing, otherwise known as the SAT and ACT, have been a standard in the journey to college. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, students in...

Struggles with Distance Learning not Limited to Students

Teachers are being greatly affected by COVID-19, and many are having difficulties with distance learning. For instance, many teachers are spending longer hours working than before, and feel more tired working at a computer than in-person, and grading and emails continue to pile up.
April 19, 2020

Many students quarantining during the COVID-19 outbreak are having difficulty completing online work without the in-person guidance of their teachers. It can be frustrating when a teacher does not respond...

Government Stimulus Package Has Underwhelming Effect During Desperate Times

Comfortable Sleep and Home, a furniture store, informs their customers that they are a nonessential business and therefore will be temporarily closed. Across Ladera Ranch and San Juan Hills, businesses complied with governor Gavin Newsom's order and closed their stores for the time being.
April 17, 2020

One cannot quantify the suffering and hardship caused by the almost 120,000 world wide deaths and 1.8 million infections from the Covid-19 pandemic. On top of the massive loss of life that has come with...

There’s Always a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Many individuals have been spending their time spreading a little more positivity into the world. Amanda Reeves (9) made these cards for the doctors and nurses working hard at the hospital, in hopes to help add some joy into these very difficult days.
April 17, 2020

Sometimes life gets tough. With COVID-19, having to stay at home and being isolated from everyone, it can be hard to stay positive. However, there are always two ways to look at any situation - focus on...

Why Everyone Needs To Be Supporting Small Businesses

Over the course of the pandemic, thousands of small businesses have occurred damage due to less people going out. About 38.6 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic.
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April 16, 2020

One of the hardest hit industries because of the COVID-19 outbreak is the service industry, particularly restaurants. Many small businesses around the country have had to transition their services to delivery,...

Quarantine Helps Families Bond

The stay at home orders have allowed for families to unexpectedly become closer with each other. While there are some negatives to constantly being around family, it is much better than the alternative of quarantining alone.
April 16, 2020

Mandatory quarantine, to reduce the number of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has yielded an unexpected opportunity for family bonding. However, with school being online, it is hard to adjust...

Self-Quarantining Saves Lives

Essential businesses such as pharmacies and grocery stores are allowed to be open during this pandemic. They still encourage people to social distance, and stay six feet apart from anyone they do not live with.
April 9, 2020

Being quarantined is less than ideal: the sudden break in routine is overwhelming, not seeing people can feel lonely, and the anxiety that comes from a global pandemic is detrimental to people’s mental...

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