Opinions

It’s not all about the fruit

It’s not all about the fruit

by | January 16, 2018

My stomach rumbles as I sit at my desk. The craving hits me. In just a few more minutes, it will be brunch, and I can speedily make my way down to food service... Read More

Speeding ahead, but also falling behind

Speeding ahead, but also falling behind

by | January 16, 2018

I look down at problem 45, head shaking in disappointment. My eyes follow up and down the ladder of answers in panic. There are only four. A, B, C, and D. When was the... Read More

Three is actually not the magic number

Three is actually not the magic number

by | January 16, 2018

Three books. To Kill A Mockingbird. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. The House on Mango Street. Female voices narrate these poignant stories, and teach valuable lessons about inherent and relevant problems in the... Read More

Shhh! Don’t say Christmas!

Shhh! Don’t say Christmas!

by | January 16, 2018

All I want for winter is you. One foggy winter’s night. In the air, there’s a feeling of winter. When the Piedmont Troubadours performed their Holiday-o-Grams this year, there was something noticeably off: the... Read More

Keep Us Informed

Keep Us Informed

by | January 16, 2018

Our publications office sits right across from the bathrooms on the same floor of the library, which is very convenient. But for months, the door to the bathroom has been locked. At the end... Read More

A Label Free Community

A Label Free Community

by | December 11, 2017

“What are you wearing? What brand is that?” Constantly, we ask ourselves if what we are wearing is good enough and we feel as though the labels define us. We want to eliminate that... Read More

Same class doesn’t mean same education

Same class doesn’t mean same education

by | December 11, 2017

I can’t think straight. Formulas jumble around in my head but I can only focus on my friend. I spent all night studying while he could do other homework. I have to memorize equations... Read More

Repeal the culture of littering

Repeal the culture of littering

by | December 11, 2017

The frequent sight of abandoned litter on freeways, roads, and at mall areas and beaches is unappealing and worrying. But what’s even more disturbing is that at our own school and parks, I have... Read More

Legacy encourages inequity

Legacy encourages inequity

by | December 11, 2017

One student’s family came to America in the 1850s and has gone to Ivy League schools for generations. Another’s parents immigrated to the U.S. after receiving a college education. Both work hard for their... Read More

A letter of appreciation

A letter of appreciation

by | November 13, 2017

Starting a new job that is constantly under the watchful eye of a small community is not easy. To represent the school during difficult times as public scrutiny devolves into a crisis is even... Read More