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Not only are people targeted by cancel culture, but so are brands.

Should cancel culture be cancelled?

Sedona Brickley, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Imagine a world where your opinions completely dictated your popularity in society and with the people around you. A place where your whole career could be destroyed over a mere disagreement. Believe it...

The Christian flag flying next to the American flag, symbolizing the religious freedoms in America.

President Biden’s “Equality Act” has more consequences than you may realize

Madeline Marshall, Section Editor March 26, 2021

The first amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

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Finals through distance learning, really? Yes

Galilea Velasco, Section Editor March 4, 2021

Due to distance learning and the weather, students found themselves dealing with internet connectivity issues that momentarily interrupted them y from being able to take their finals. Many felt anxious...

Graphic which represents the emotions which victims of human trafficking feel.

Dangers of Human Trafficking

Jannine Lozano , Staff Writer March 1, 2021

An estimated 600,000 to 800,000 men and women are trafficked internationally according to the Office for Victims of Crime Association. This worldwide industry lures in its victims at their most vulnerable...

Graphic representing that social media is guiding what should be allowed to be on their platforms, causing some users to believe this is unnecessary censorship.

Freedom of Speech: Are we at risk with social media censorship?

Madeline Marshall, Section Editor February 27, 2021

Roars of both protest and relief spread fast around the world on Jan. 8, 2021, as former president Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter. Amongst all the chaos it has stirred the question:...

Why the 9-5 Lifestyle is Overrated

Sedona Brickley, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Many do not question that status quo and would not entertain thoughts of an unconventional lifestyle, If you grow up in a city like Ventura, where most people work during the week in an office or for a...

News is interconnected and can be shared by anyone. Some may have honest and trustworthy information while others may not. Being cautious is more important than ever.

Being weary of the media may be more important than ever

Sahel Schaab, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020, the narrative has been widely controlled by media networks such as CNN and Fox News. Although, social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter...

Image in which shows unity among others in order to spread the awareness of climate change.

The growing consequences of climate change, and the simple ways to make a healthy change

Jannine Lozano, Section Editor January 21, 2021

More than one million species are in danger from the risk of climate change according to a United Nations report. As the earth continues to get warmer, animals such as polar bears, seals, sea turtles and...

The beauty and growth of mental health.

Teens mental health needs more consideration during the pandemic

Colette Packard, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Most teenagers have struggled throughout the pandemic, whether it was from losing social interaction, falling behind in online school, or most importantly, mental health.  Mental health is a widespread...

Healthy foods should be available to all as it seems like a basic necessity.

Why should my lack of money affect my health?

Sedona Brickley, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

A little over two years ago I made the decision to go vegan, a diet which consumes no animal products including milk, meat, fish, cheese, and more. I was in search of a lifestyle which would make me feel...

The app TikToks Logo pictured above has become increasingly well-known by our generation.

A Poisonous App

Sedona Brickley, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

 The creative platform, TikTok has more recently began to increase in popularity among students and adults of all ages. TikTok is a social media platform where you can film videos lip synching to songs...

The two parties fighting represented by a donkey and an elephant. Pictured on the left is a donkey representing the republican party, and on the right an elephant representing the democratic party.

Acceptance in the face of diversity

Sedona Brickley, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

With the 2020 elections coming to an end, the feelings between the democrats and republicans parties are anything but peaceful. The two parties have two different sets of beliefs and moral compasses which...

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