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Students who stay active lead more healthier lives

Students who stay active lead more healthier lives

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You run towards the ball with great determination. You pump your arms faster as you sense an opponent gaining on you. As you finally reach the ball and you shoot it towards the goal, time seems to slow. The ball goes in and the crowd cheers. A smile spreads across your lips as you turn to high five y...

Quieting one’s mind is good for the soul

Quieting one’s mind is good for the soul

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When was the last time you sat down and enjoyed the peace and quiet? No, I’m not talking about sitting down and blasting music, talking on the phone with your friends, or listening to music with your favorite ear buds on. I’m talking about no distractions period - a chance to refresh your mind a...

No longer in touch with nature

No longer in touch with nature

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You run with the warm spring air hitting your face as you chase after your friend. You start losing your breath and your side begins to cramp. Yet a smile still remains on your face as you collapse on the soft grass, attempting to catch your breath as you laugh uncontrollably. Going outside and playing has always been an...

Cheating in the classroom increases in the digital age

Cheating in the classroom increases in the digital age

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You forgot to study for the big test that lays on your desk glaring back at you. You can feel your leg shake, as sweat beads up on your forehead. You sneak a peek to your left and catch a glimpse of the student who always studies.  Then, you tilt your head just a tad and shift your eyes just far en...

Should teachers express their political opinions in the classroom?

Should teachers express their political opinions in the classroom?

Alefiyah Vahanvaty, Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s a regular school day in an AP American Government and Politics class, and the topic comes up about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull of the Iran Nuclear Deal. While students express their own personal opinions, the teacher intently listens in the background, presenting the late...

All women still fight uphill battle for equal pay

All women still fight uphill battle for equal pay

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Equality and equity. Keywords used throughout all of human history, whether racial, ethnic, or in the topic of today’s opinion piece: women. I present this question - are men and women truly equal in the workplace? Has there been an improvement over the years?  Or are things getting worse? Let u...

When it comes to learning, old school textbooks school online texts

When it comes to learning, old school textbooks school online texts

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


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Every year, students receive heavy textbooks that they lug around in their jam-packed backpacks.  They often grumble that they could be reading their assignments on tablets or  on e-books. As a matter of fact, some universities have gone completely paperless, even providing students with laptops...

Affirmative action needed at higher education institutions

Affirmative action needed at higher education institutions

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

February 24, 2019


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Out of all species of life on earth, no other species is as special as the human race. Human beings are so colorful in terms of culture, race, religion, and backgrounds. Every single person is unique. So why is it then that Americans have always been so divided when it comes to affirmative action and tr...

Students must consider a variety of criteria when choosing a college

Students must consider a variety of criteria when choosing a college

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2019


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It is fairly common for high school students to put pressure on themselves in order to get the grades they need to get into a prestigious college. These students and their parents believe that earning a degree from a top college will inevitably set the graduate up for a successful future. False. ...

What students wear – is the dress code policy effective?

What students wear – is the dress code policy effective?

Gabriel Howard, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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Imagine for all 180 days of the school year that you, as well as your classmates, must wear school-approved polos and pants without incorporating your own style. How would you like that thought? There’s no denying that the dress code policy for the SASD has been a widely discussed topic for many ye...

High school students discover they are not prepared for college

High school students discover they are not prepared for college

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You just got accepted into your dream school, and you tell your family members and friends the good news. Later, a few months into the semester, a different reality sets in: you miss your friends and family, the college workload is academically challenging on a whole new level, and you have to cook your...

How can students do homework more effectively?

How can students do homework more effectively?

Jasmyn Sanchez, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

From kindergarten to the last year of high school, homework continues to play an important role in the lives of all students. After hours of procrastination, you may sit down to do your homework, but end up instead scrolling through your Instagram feed. As a result, you stay up till 11:00 p.m., attemptin...

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