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Why We Shouldn’t be Allowed to Burn the American Flag

Why We Shouldn’t be Allowed to Burn the American Flag

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2017

The American Flag, which signifies purity, innocence, hardiness, valor, perseverance and justice, has been mistreated for many years now. At Ronald Reagan’s Republican National Convention in Dallas of 1984, Gary Lee Johnson was arrested for burning the American flag under the Texas flag desecration...

Why President Trump Hasn’t Failed Us Yet

Why President Trump Hasn’t Failed Us Yet

Shak Saidjanov, Assistant Editor

February 22, 2017

In many ways, Americans have had a history of being blind to the issues around us. We’ve been blind to the division happening in our country, a division dating back long before the 2016 election cycle. We’ve been blind to an increasingly ignored working class and to a declining middle class, oblivious to the anger looming from both sides of the political spectrum.   We’ve been blind to our absurdly comp...

Cub Scout Movement Takes on Nation

Cub Scout Movement Takes on Nation

Emrie Good, Editor

February 15, 2017

Starting from the bottom as a Daisy, and then a Brownie, and then a Girl Scout — these all seemed normal to me. All of my friends were in my Girl Scout troop, and I never would have understood at the time if a girl my age was rejected from joining just because she was transgender. The same experience would...

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Virginia Jacobs, Editor

February 15, 2017

Planned Parenthood has been a source of comfort, acceptance, and help for many women for a long period of time now. However, our new president - Donald Trump - has made multiple statements about cutting federal funding that goes towards Planned Parenthood. This has resulted in a wide range of opinio...

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

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

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

"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

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

“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

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

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

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 ...

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