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Should Celebrities use Award Shows to Express their Political Beliefs?

Should Celebrities use Award Shows to Express their Political Beliefs?

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With award season upon us, many talented men and women are taking home Golden Globes and SAGs while also finding ways to make political statements. Celebrities expressing their political beliefs during acceptance speeches is far from uncommon, but the question still remains: Should they be using these awar...

The Problem with the Media Obsessing Over The Lives of Celebrities

The Problem with the Media Obsessing Over The Lives of Celebrities

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When was the last time you questioned a celebrity’s values and if they truly resonated with the values that you hold true to yourself? We as a society tend to glorify celebrities and often get misinterpretations of them because of what the media portrays them to be. Often, the media tends to portray celebrities...

Kanye West and the Rise of Conservatism

Kanye West and the Rise of Conservatism

Shak Saidjanov, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"If I were to have voted, I would have voted on Trump.” As Kanye West screamed those words during the last post-election Saint Pablo concert he would host, it was hard for some fans to comprehend, and justifiably so; after all, the man who staunchly accused Republican President George W. Bush live on...

Media is Hurting Our Generation’s Self Image

Media is Hurting Our Generation’s Self Image

Kiley Russell, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If you're like me, you've noticed that models with thin, tanned, toned bodies, healthy long hair, perfect teeth, beautiful skin and airbrushed faces seem to be constantly displayed on billboards. Similar advertisements fill social media, inevitably leading to unachievable expectations, causing kids within...

The Age of Video Games as Art

The Age of Video Games as Art

Bao Huynh, Assistant Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“When we watch a film, the director is essentially standing behind us and saying, "Look here," and "Look there," "Hear this," and "Hear that," and "Feel this," and "Feel the way I want you to feel." And we give up conscious control over our intelligence. We become voyeurs. We become people who are ...

La Salle’s Dress Code Unfairly Targets Girls

La Salle’s Dress Code Unfairly Targets Girls

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When Portland Public Schools, the biggest school district in the state of Oregon, started this school year, it also instituted a new, much more lenient dress code. This new dress code was decided upon to meet the concerns and desires of parents and students, who felt that the dress code in place in years prior was unreasonable, particularly in the way t...

College Application Process Amplifies Stress of Senior Year

College Application Process Amplifies Stress of Senior Year

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Frustrated. Stressed. Hopeless. Overwhelmed. Panicked. Terrified. These words perfectly describe the ominous college application process that seniors like myself must endure if we want to have a future of any kind. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that everything rests on these...

Anti-Trump Protests Are Negatively Affecting America

Anti-Trump Protests Are Negatively Affecting America

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The election is over and Donald Trump is soon to be the next president of the United States. While Trump supporters are excited, many Hillary supporters are disgusted. As a result, people in many cities throughout the United States have taken their anger to the streets by starting protests and riots ...

LGBT+ Community Reeling from Election Results

LGBT+ Community Reeling from Election Results

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On November 8, 2016, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump became President Elect Donald J. Trump along with Vice President Elect Mike Pence. Ignoring his views on taxes, free speech, the environment, women’s rights, immigration, and health care, there is one key area in which I have profound concerns:...

The 2016 Presidential Election: Politics or Reality TV?

The 2016 Presidential Election: Politics or Reality TV?

Zac Cross, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Political campaigns of the recent past were heated but polite, and never left the taste of disgust in my mouth. The 2016 presidential election, on the other hand, has been one of the nastiest and most brutal races our nation has ever seen. Two candidates are changing American politics forever, drastically a...

School Start Times Should be Adjusted to Accommodate Student Sleep Patterns

School Start Times Should be Adjusted to Accommodate Student Sleep Patterns

Grace Felder, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Hitting the snooze button is something that most people have done at least once in their lives to buy a few extra minutes before getting out of bed. Especially when you’re a teenager slammed with school, sports, and maybe even an after school job, getting enough sleep can seem like an impossible tas...

The Death of Affordable Prescriptions

The Death of Affordable Prescriptions

Bao Huynh, Assistant Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s a standard lunch day for you and your friends. The table’s already been reserved, you’re already deep into the mundane conversation of the day. All of a sudden, you realize something isn’t right. Your lips are beginning to puff up, and your throat is starting to itch. Next thing you know, y...

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