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Unsatisfactory Self-Driving Cars Roam Streets

Unsatisfactory Self-Driving Cars Roam Streets

Riley Goodfellow, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As society in the 1800’s became aware that cars were to be commonly used, many were uncertain if putting their lives in the hands of technology was a good idea. Now, in the twenty-first century, a similar unease is growing at the concept of self-driving cars; technology that is starting to be less of ...

Voting Age Should Remain As Is

Voting Age Should Remain As Is

The Editorial Board

September 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top Stories

A movement to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections has picked up speed after cities such as Takoma Park and Hyattsville, Maryland, have expanded youth involvement in municipal politics. However, re-drawing the line at a federal level, a line that has been in place for 45 years, is neither ...

Women Should Be Included in the Draft

Women Should Be Included in the Draft

Sam Newman, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A new controversy revolving around the draft registry, the advantageous theoretical recruitment of United States citizens to serve in the military, has made the federal government question what should be done. After Senator Claire McCaskill questioned the military leaders of the Senate Armed Services...

The Future of America Depends on Free College Education

The Future of America Depends on Free College Education

Cameron Sadeghi, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

During a time of astronomical student debt in America, it is time for the United States to provide free public college tuition to all students. According to Forbes.com, student loan debt has reached over $1.2 trillion as of 2014. Citizens in Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, and even Icelan...

Free College Plan is Unrealistic

Free College Plan is Unrealistic

Alyssa Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Students at San Juan Hills High School and nationwide struggle with the affordability of a college education, and often believe that “free” college is the solution to the inability to afford it and to avoid a colossal debt in student loans. As tempting and exciting as it sounds to have a fr...

Senate Republicans Should Consider Obama Nominee

Senate Republicans Should Consider Obama Nominee

Dallas Varner, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Following the passing of Justice Scalia, President Obama has appointed Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. On February 13th, Justice Scalia died at the age of 79 while visiting Texas. Scalia was pronounced dead of natural causes, with no autopsy ordered. Scalia was appointed to the court in 1986...

A Chasm to Close for Pay Equity

A Chasm to Close for Pay Equity

Amanda Rooker, News Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ignorance, silence, indifference and apathetic attitudes are no longer an option--despite recent strides toward equality, the gender wage gap continues to plague women and families across America. Since the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, women have been arguing that pay equity and equal opp...

California’s Aid in Dying Law Takes Effect.

Alyssa Mitchell, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A new law in California now allows doctors to give lethal dosages of drugs to patients to end their life quickly if they are terminally ill. “The End of Life Option Act” gives patients with a terminal disease, such as cancer and heart disease, the option to end their life and end all suffering...

Taking on the Refugee Crisis

Dallas Varner, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the most controversial and tragic issues facing the world today is the Syrian Refugee Crisis and how to handle it. Some say that it is our responsibility to let them in and house them, while others do not want to let them into our country. It is sad that millions of people must flee thei...

Sex Education Becomes Law in California

Sex Education Becomes Law in California

Cameron Sadeghi, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In an age where domestic violence has become a major issue, California is taking a progressive step to solve a vital issue.  As of January 1st, the state of California has made it mandatory for high school students to take sex education classes. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence,1 ...

Feminist’s Problems Need to End

Feminist’s Problems Need to End

Jimmy Burns, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Cheris Kramarae defines feminism as,  “the radical notion that women are human beings.” Feminism also is defined as the pursuit of equal rights for all sexes, and advocates with an emphasis on womenś rights in societal, economical, and political arenas. The attitude towards feminism has been a reo...

School Holiday Decorations Cause Controversy

School Holiday Decorations Cause Controversy

Mia N. Jones, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With the holiday season in full swing, many students and faculty are looking forward to celebrating their holidays before and during the winter break and spending quality time with their families and friends. However in recent years, much controversy has sprung over the expression of these holidays wh...