High Tide

Let me go home

December 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Fast, cheap, and eco-friendly transportation has made its way to the South Bay in the form of dockless scooters. However, the sweaty hands of our state and local governments just couldn’t be kept off of the growing dockless scooter-share industry, limiting access to high school students — the gr...

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, ...

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 ...

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 t...

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...

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...

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 chemical weapons facility! This ineffective intimidation tactic intended to scare Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, only left more Syrian people di...

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...