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Thanksgiving Ruined by Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving Ruined by Black Friday Shopping

Veronica Horton, Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving: a time spent with family and friends, to be thankful for each other and appreciate things in life that are important to you. But with Black Friday now starting on Thanksgiving night and Christmas right around the corner, has Thanksgiving lost its importance in what the holiday is really...

Obama Immigration Plan Doesn’t Address The Real Problem, Only Symptoms

Obama Immigration Plan Doesn’t Address The Real Problem, Only Symptoms

Alex Bridgeman, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Hopes were not high for President Obama’s speech on Thursday evening and they remained low in the aftermath. The gist of the speech was if you have lived in the United States for more than five years and have children, you will not be deported. That’s it. This was another order through executive...

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ a Hit or Miss?

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ a Hit or Miss?

Virginia Jacobs, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Opinion

Taylor Swift’s new album, named ‘1989’ for the year she was born, is jumping up in the charts, since being released on October 27. It sold about 1.287 million copies just within the first week, leading the album to get to the top of the Billboard music charts. Swift has always had a great deal...

Too Much Homework Given to Students

Too Much Homework Given to Students

Natalie Saltares, Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Given that we do attend a College Preparatory it is a expected that we receive large workloads, but when is the work too much? I cannot even remember the last time I was able to sit down and read a book. Not a book that was assigned to me to read by a teacher, but a book that I wanted to read because it i...

Four Team Playoff Won’t End Controversy in College Football

Four Team Playoff Won’t End Controversy in College Football

Alex Bridgeman, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Let me start off with a challenge to you: name one major sport that doesn’t have a playoff, besides College Football. I’ll give you a minute… No, I’ll give you a year because you won’t find one. The only major sport that doesn’t have a playoff is College Football. They haven’t had...

5 Hours of Testing – Why it’s Unfair to Students

5 Hours of Testing – Why it’s Unfair to Students

Maddie Pfeifer, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday October 15th, the Freshman and Sophomore classes took the ACT Aspire test. This test consisted of an English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing section that lasted approximately from 8am-1pm. It was a five hour long test that caused much grief for many students, including myself. I...

U.S. and Turkey Need More Than Airstrikes to Conquer ISIS

U.S. and Turkey Need More Than Airstrikes to Conquer ISIS

Alex Bridgeman, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

“American forces deployed to Iraq will not have a combat mission.”   “I will not commit you to fighting another ground war in Iraq.”   “Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL. And any time we take military action, there are risks involved – especially to the...

Old Is Gold When It Comes to Art

Old Is Gold When It Comes to Art

Ruben Estrada, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

In the age of iPods, YouTube and digital downloading, everything is all about easy access, not quality. Today, everything is all about getting everything right away, from the comfort of our own homes, which hurts the way we think about things like music, movies, and many other forms of art that have...

Overextended and Undercommitted

Overextended and Undercommitted

Clarice Beasley, Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

With college essays, application resumes, and letters of recommendations on every senior's mind, I have noticed a common trend in lunchtime conversations: "Guess how little sleep I got?" This phrase is usually followed by an explanation of why a student was up until 3 in the morning, which consists of...

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