High Tide

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 abide by state regulations in her later terms. Those who strongly...

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 is going on, but to what extent? I couldn’t help but wonder how muc...

Teachers are not here for your entertainment

Teachers are not here for your entertainment

February 8, 2018

The road to happiness does not need to be paved by teachers. They should simply be held accountable for carrying out their job: teaching. Having purpose and meaning contributes to overall hap...

Trump’s recent retweets and remarks spark controversy

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” Wait, let me try that again: dark-haired Dutch boy (a natural-born citizen with no listed religious affiliation) beats up Dutch boy on crutches, truth. For those of you who still manage to tolerate the insufferable circumstances of President Donald Trump’s Twitter, you may have noticed a few uncomfortable videos sha...

People should take greater initiative to combat homelessness

People should take greater initiative to combat homelessness

November 17, 2017

Busy areas of Los Angeles, like Skid Row, are far from pleasant. With waste in the streets, cracked sidewalks, smog-thick air, and putrid smells, very fe...

Sexual violence is a growing problem — and it needs to be addressed

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Every 98 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, meaning every single day more than 570 people experience sexual violence, according to the Huffington Post. It is finally time to end the social stigma surrounding sexual assaults to encourage victims to report their assault and receive the justice they deserve. Too many women and men have become victims of sex...

School restrooms are the newest scavenger hunt

School restrooms are the newest scavenger hunt

Ben Brill, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The toilet, the loo, the great white throne: a space to execute the necessary process of excrement, the pinnacle of human vulnerability and primitivity. ...

Paving the way

Paving the way

February 16, 2017

  In the 80 year tradition of the Sadie Hawkins, some have viewed the dance skeptically. The dance, upon deeper analysis, may not seem to be as progressive a tradition as it appears ...

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. This time, however, we say no in the face of injustice. The Muslim ban and ...

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 integrity of the media are no joking matter. Whenever a certain high ranking politi...

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 reaffirmed as a time for students to spend as they see necessary, similar ...

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