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Seniors in American government classrooms operate off of a curriculum which focuses on major events that have helped to shape the modern political world.

What Teachers Sacrifice When They Step into the Classroom

Gabby Laurente, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2022

In times of political unrest and increasing polarization, a step into the classroom relieves students of their ties to vehement debate and fiery arguments. Inversely, a step into the classroom for teachers...

The Law of Attraction is the belief that the energy you put into the universe is the energy that you will receive back from this. While this practice may at first seem vague, there are some very real benefits of the positivity that lies at the foundation of this belief.

The Law of Attraction: The Practice of Positivity

Anna Ho, Staff Writer March 13, 2022

There is reason to believe that the universe is on your side. In essence, the Law of Attraction is the belief that the energy you put into the universe is the energy that you will receive back. Positive...

As more of the younger generation undergoes medical and cosmetic procedures, the criticism surrounding plastic surgery simultaneously rises. Rushing into scrutiny offers no benefit, advancing hatred rather than understanding.

Plastic Surgery: Let The Criticism Rest

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor February 8, 2022

There is this negative stigma surrounding plastic surgery in high school, one that insists all is done based on rash decisions made by young, insecure, and unstable minds. That stereotype is closed...

On June 28, 1970, the first pride parade filled the streets of New York. Now, more than 50 years later, pride parades are just one example of queer visibility our generation has been exposed to. With each coming year, there are more and more resources for LGBTQ youth in America.

Gen Z Is Paving the Way for the Future of LGBTQIA+ Americans

Anna Ho, Staff Writer January 23, 2022

1 in 6 Gen Z individuals is part of the LGBTQ community. And that’s just those who were born before 2003. A Gallup poll conducted in early 2021 has revealed that with each new generation, the percentage...

To ensure that the district is progressing in accordance with the cultural proficiency plan, the district hears quarterly reports at board meetings.

Ethnic Studies Is A Study, Not Part of an Agenda

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-In-Chief January 20, 2022

As individuals ring in the new year and set plans for their individual lives, the district moves forward with their objectives for improvement as well. Last year ethnic studies curriculums were voted to...

Martin Luther King Jr. waves to the crowd gathered during the March on Washington, where he gave him most famous speech I Have A Dream.

MLK Day Is Our Day

Cooper Aitken , Staff Writer January 19, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. is an American hero. In a time where prejudice and inequality ran rampant for generations before him, he led thousands to peacefully demand change. He swayed the minds of millions...

In todays world, with social media taking over, few things are kept behind the scenes. When it comes to helping others, lets leave a little love to the imagination. Not everything needs to be documented.

The Difference Between the Selfless and the Self-Serving

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Staff Editor December 12, 2021

During the holiday season, many individuals have a desire to give back to their community. While it is a great thing that people want to volunteer, the question of it being limited to the holiday season...

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is an annual tradition in Manhattan, New York. Every year, a public ceremony is hosted for the lighting of the tree, and throughout the holiday season, attracts around 125 million tourists.

The Domination of Christianity in the US

Jocelyn Serlin, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

In God we trust. It’s written on every American dollar bill and declared by Congress in 1956 as the official motto of the United States of America.  Religious right-wing activists believe the...

Vaccination Mandates are Precedented and Essential

Vaccination Mandates are Precedented and Essential

Cooper Aitken , Entertainment Editor November 18, 2021

On October 1, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in schools statewide, the vaccination deadlines varying based on age group.  This decision caused controversy amongst...

Similar to the scenario presented by George Washington University, two children reach for an apple tree, but one is granted a taller ladder in order to be able to reach the tree.

EDITORIAL: The Difference Between Equity and Equality

The Express Editorial Staff November 18, 2021

While we strive to achieve equality and promote equal opportunity for all groups and backgrounds, it is time we recognize and reconsider whether certain situations need to first focus on promoting equity...

As the weight of the world is hammered onto senior students, their to-do list makes pressures high. Adjustments needed due to the pandemic does little to ease this weight, where most 2022 graduates are now consumed with an overflow of work.

Senior Burnout: The Increasing Vexation

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Time is of the essence, but what are seniors to do when time is lost, and the future couldn’t be farther away from offering compromise? During a year of hectic change, political divisions, and isolation,...

Ding Tea: A Boba Haven

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor October 18, 2021

Some may give the “happiest place on Earth'' title to Disneyland, a pricey theme park with entertaining decorations and fantastic pretzels. I would like to counterthat statement, however, and give that...

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