November 22, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How Media Affects The Mind -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Matilda Provides Hope -

Monday, October 14, 2019

A Break from Homework

In the fall, students spend the last week of school—finals week—stressing and growing white hairs over keeping their grades up. And just as school ends and they start to catch their breath, teachers bog them down with unruly amounts of winter homework. Especially for high school students taking multiple advanced placement courses, winter “break” no longer carries the same meaning: the studying and the homework detract from carefree hours of snowball fighting, snowman making, or in the case of Californians, traveling to places cold enough to actually have snow. “It’s called break,” fervently agrees high school sophomore Fumi Ebara. “We…

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Wikileaks: Reason or Treason?

It was the Pentagon Papers of our generation. It was a leak whose repercussions would exceed those of Watergate, only this time on a global level. It was the 9/11 of international diplomacy, a catastrophe whose true implication would take years to comprehend. It was the largest release of confidential information in the nation’s history. It was the Wikileaks Thanksgiving infodump, a leak of hundreds of thousands of pages of classified and confidential documents from the U.S. government. Legal concerns regarding the information and how it was received forced the site’s editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, was forced to move the site…

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Making Up for Missing Kinections

They’re finally here! The past few months saw Sony and Microsoft release their brand-new, groundbreaking, never before seen peripherals for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In September, Sony released the Playstation Move, a remote-like device with very few buttons, promising simple motion controls by waving the device; and just last month, Microsoft’s Kinect hit the shelves, with a motion sensor to allow players to use their whole bodies to control the actions. Both dropped with intense marketing campaigns to demonstrate just how revolutionary they would be—that motion control had finally gone mainstream, that developers were rejoicing now that motion…

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Why the Democrats Are Down, But Not Out

You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed it. On November 2, there was something of a shift in the national government. In elections dominated by Tea Partiers and frustrated voters, the Republican Party re-took the House of Representatives and cut into the Democratic majority in the Senate.

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Let Sleeping Students Lie

I admit it: I have fallen asleep in class. Not only have I fallen asleep in class, I’ve fallen asleep in multiple different classes. Chances are you have, too. It’s not really the teachers’ faults; it’s not that the class is boring or that the teacher isn’t engaging or anything like that. It’s just that none of us has any time to sleep. We’re constantly told that, as teenagers, we need to get more sleep—experts recommend that we should be getting 9 hours of sleep per night. Teachers doubtless agree, and some never miss an opportunity to make a teaching…

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Bring Gossip Back to Congress

“This isn’t Congress! Do something,” said Blair Waldorf. Blair, and elite teen socialite from Manhattan’s Upper East Side was ordering her minions (yes, really) to work on the takedown of Jenny Humphrey, a stylish, slender, Brooklyn blonde who had slept with Chuck Bass, Blair’s fiancé-to- be. Jenny was about to tell the entire elite population (oh em gee!) through a text blast. Juicy, I know. The loyal, obsessive minions obeyed orders, for if not, they probably would have undergone some psycho, terrifying consequence much like that bestowed on Little J. Blair destroyed J’s interview with fashion icon and Project Runway…

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English: Not Mandatory?

Ever since its founding, America has been a symbol of peace and equality for all. People of all races and religions congregated here, and today, it is one of the most diverse countries of the world. “There are just so many different nationalities,” says sophomore Patricia Weng. But there cannot be peace and equality for all if there are significant language barriers in our communities. Contrary to popular belief, English is not the United States’ official language, albeit being the most spoken. While there is nothing wrong with having a diverse society, its members need to have a common language…

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Whatever happened to Myspace?

Remember the old days when people wore double tanktops, Fila’s, and half jackets? Those were the days when Myspace was king. Myspace users have long since migrated to Facebook, and I’ve long since pondered “Why?” I myself was an avid user of Myspace. But what caused the sudden transition from one social network to another? It was a shift so large that in one year alone, the number of users of Facebook made up a 60 million-user deficit to tie the number of Myspace users. I think the more mature we got, the more people saw the potential in Facebook….

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Political tweets and twits

They say that, whenever a new technology arises, the first adopters are politicians and porn. Now, as far as I know, there’s no such thing as 140-character erotica; but politicians have certainly embraced the twitter-verse. To a certain extent, political tweeting makes some sense. It represents politicians’ attempts to embrace the modern media, and the simplicity of the social network allows leaders to disseminate their information easily. And for simple messages, the character count works just fine—“get out the vote” messages, making simple policy statements, and advertising political events in the near future. But the kinds of messages broadcast through…

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Changing Your Attitudes

Do you see yourself the same way others do? Maybe you think your attitude is fine, even though you may be exaggerating a bit. In reality, people tend to have a different perspective of you, even if you disagree with them. You can’t help what people think of you—or can you? I know you can’t ask someone to think of you as nice or pretty or wise and thoughtful because maybe others don’t see you that way. But you can help the way you look to others by simply changing your attitude. Although I don’t expect anybody to change who…

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