High Tide

Americans need to be more aware of U.S. military spending

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The American lack of understanding when it comes to our money and how we spend it poses a dangerous threat to the productivity of our country and creates issues of disrespect toward our troops. Military budgeting may seem expensive but it’s necessary for the development and protection of our country, as well as for other operations around the world. Americans need to re...

Our no vacation nation

September 27, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Imagine lying on a sunny beach on vacation, soaking in the salty ocean air. Then, someone’s phone rings. A man answers it, sighs, and gets up to head back into work. Well, chances are that man is an American. “The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations, sick leave or federal or other holidays. These benefits are matters of agree...

Sip on this

Alex Dang, Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Stop sucking — that’s the slogan of the newest environmental movement, eliminating the use of plastic straws. The United Kingdom and Taiwan both intend to ban plastic straws within the next decade, while stateside cities like Seattle, San Francisco and Miami Beach have already passed legislation to ban them. Locally, Manhattan Beach banned dispensing plastic straws in bar...

The dresscode must be adapted to fit modern standards

Molly Cochran, Writing Editor

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Historically, a dress code has been in place in schools worldwide to promote a healthy learning environment with minimal distraction. However, the dress code has shifted to target those who choose to dress in “feminine” clothes; and clothing with offensive or inappropriate connotations often goes unnoticed and is rarely ostracized by administration. Senior Grace Yagi...

American schools do not adequately address sexual health to youth

American schools do not adequately address sexual health to youth

May 29, 2018

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 te...

Time for a change

Time for a change

May 29, 2018

Students already have enough to cram in their schedules— from their visual art to foreign language classes to electives they will actually enjoy . A tw...

Teachers should be allowed modern politics in the classroom

Teachers should be allowed modern politics in the classroom

May 29, 2018

Historically, public schools of America have been adamantly avoidant of aligning politically with one side. Because of this, some teachers across the ...

Trump should consider allowing more refugees in the US

Trump should consider allowing more refugees in the US

May 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Uncategorized

Surprise, Surprise — Syria is back at war again just days after the United States, the United Kingdom and France carried out missile strikes on a Syrian...

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 mom was in high school, the girls generally said yes to any boy who asked them...

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 Post.  Why was there a great difference in the amount of stories aired? ...

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...

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