Opinion

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To tweet or not to tweet: why sports teams cannot ban social media

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What is free speech? In a literal sense, it can be defined as the right to express any opinion without censorship or restraint. In our constitution, it is established that “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the […]

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You’re 18. It’s time to vote

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When voting in class on any topic that arises, we always have the choice to abstain from voting. It’s our right to opt out of sharing our opinion. With that being said, an inclusive decision-making process gives students a platform to express their ideas without fear of being judged. However, this opportunity for students to […]

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Why Media Coverage on Terrorist Attacks is Biased

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On Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass murder on American soil in modern history, when he shot and killed 59 concert-goers from the 32nd balcony of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Rightfully so, this event made the front page of almost every American publication and received extensive global coverage. […]

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Admit it: Sexual harassment needs to be addressed

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“On a scale of one to ten, how do you rate that girl?” “Eh, I’d say low seven.” “Nah, dude. More like a high six.” This is what junior girl “Veronica” heard one day on her way to the locker room. She could clearly hear the boys making comments about her body as they were […]

Take action to address social boredom

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It’s easy to whine that “there’s nothing to do” in Marin at night because, in a way, it’s true. There are few nighttime entertainment options for Marin County teenagers, after exhausting typical alternatives such as shopping malls, movie theaters and the San Rafael bowling alley. It’s ultimately up to students and parents to change that. […]

Trump isn’t winning. We are.

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Since the election of President Donald Trump, the political sphere has been filled with unfortunate firsts. We have seen Twitter, a social media platform which limits communication to a mere 140 characters, emerge as the main method of correspondence between high political figures and the masses. We have listened as political dialogue has deteriorated into […]

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End religious stereotypes by encouraging discussion

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There is an unwritten rule that in most social settings there are three subjects you should never bring up: money, politics and religion. It’s understandable why one would not want to talk about money—possible economic inequalities might make conversation uncomfortable. And as high schoolers, discussing money isn’t particularly important as we really don’t have much […]

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Editorial: Threats remain serious, so should we

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Significant, not silly  For most, starting a new school year is equally as exciting as it is scary. We look forward to the freedom and independence of high school, but at the same time worry about navigating the halls, managing an intimidating homework load and making new friends. But for students this year, beginning high […]

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Bomb threat handled in a concerning way

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On Tuesday at 8:50 a.m., Sept. 19, 2017, students sat in the dark under their desks, rumors buzzing over Snapchat and text. There was an alleged bomb on our campus. Word had it that the bomb was located in a trash can by the ampitheatre. In room 205, where many of my peers and I […]

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Year-round intramural sports league would benefit students

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The butterflies begin to flutter in the stomachs of student athletes as they jog onto the court. It is the first day of basketball tryouts. High intensity drills, full-speed sprints and competitive play takes place as the players compete, dripping with sweat. The prospects are dedicated, putting forward their best to try to earn a […]