High Tide

American schools do not adequately address sexual health to youth

American schools do not adequately address sexual health to youth

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voice

Sex. How many of you feel uncomfortable from reading that word in the classroom? Well, it’s time to start talking about it. Simply put, ignoring teen sex doesn’t mean it is not happening; it just means teens are not prepared. Sex remains a taboo in America. Perhaps it is due to our Puritan roots, or maybe ju...

Time for a change

Time for a change

Ben Brill, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voice

Students already have enough to cram in their schedules— from their visual art to foreign language classes to electives they will actually enjoy . A two-year Physical Education requirement only puts unnecessary strain on students’ already complicated scheduling decision without being effective in promo...

Teachers should be allowed modern politics in the classroom

Teachers should be allowed modern politics in the classroom

Molly Cochran, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voice

Historically, public schools of America have been adamantly avoidant of aligning politically with one side. Because of this, some teachers across the U.S. have faced job termination or reassignment because of their willingness to discuss politics in the classroom. In order to promote healthy conversation...

The Sadie Hawkins’ dance is outdated and should be changed

Samaya Rubio, Multilmedia Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voice

In a society that tries to promote equality of genders, what is the purpose of having a Sadie Hawkins Dance? I talked to my mom who actually used to go to Sadie Hawkins dances in her high school years, and the purpose of them was to give girls the power to choose who they want to ask. When my mo...

Women’s sports deserve to be more recognized

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Voice

Women’s sports have come a long way, but the media is still behind — leaving female athletes in the dark. There were 376 stories covering men’s sports and only 13 segments covering women’s sports on “SportsCenter”— a daily sports news television program, according to the Huffington Po...

Calling yourself “pro-life” is blatantly misleading

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Voice

Nearly forty years following Roe v. Wade, the discussion on abortion continues to separate our country, politically and socially. The Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to abortion fell within the rights of privacy, and thus a woman has total control over her pregnancy for the first term but must...

Parents should cautiously teach their children about current events

Samaya Rubio, Multilmedia Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Voice

When is it the right time to expose your kids to the current state of our world? This last weekend I went to the Women's March. It was really fun, but one thing stood out to me: the number of young kids around. It is a good thing for kids to learn about the world around them and to understand what i...

All lives matter*

Dina Ghanim, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Voice

It seems that the 10+ years of mandatory history classes have taught U.S. society virtually nothing about the true danger of repeating America’s darkest historical moments. Exclusion and discrimination in this nation is recurring, dividing the country and alienating groups of people from society. ...

Fake news: A fake concept

Caterina Hyneman, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Voice

I know that living the rigged, liberal media life seems glamorous, but let me tell you, working for the global news conspiracy is not all that it’s cracked up to be, even on a high school newspaper level. I would know. I’m joking, of course. But the current political climate and its effects on the ...

Sustained smothering reading

Reema Saad, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Voice

Truthfully, I can’t remember the last time I read a book during sustained silent reading (SSR) in the entirety of my high school experience. Most kids I know don’t bother with pulling out a book during this 20 minute period either, which is why the reason for having this period of time should be r...