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Fear prejudice, not Muslim neighbors

Nick Abraham, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Op/Ed

  All it took was a casual conversation in P.E. among friends for the dreaded subject to arise: Donald Trump’s proposed policy to ban Muslims from entering the US. Even among people who agree that Trump’s proposal ...

Re-defining reading for a re-defined world

Rio Popper, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Op/Ed

Over the past 20 years, our world has been changed: the introduction of the Internet, social media, Netflix and advancements in technology have altered almost everything. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the magical ability ...

Be sensitive with suicide jokes

January 10, 2016

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‘Hey, are you dead,’ reads an Instagram comment from August, 2014. The comment was made on the Instagram page of a Burlingame High School student that I know who committed suicide less than six months later, Jan. 10, 201...

The terror is in how little we care

Leigh Alley, Staff Reporter

December 28, 2015

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This year alone, there have been over 300 terrorist attacks. So it’s no surprise that with news story after news story on terrorism, we begin to find ourselves caring less and less. Sure, we use hashtags like #prayforparis and...

Feminists fight for full equality, not female superiority

Benjy Jude and Maddie Reynoldds, Staff Reporters

December 17, 2015

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“Humanity requires  both men and women and we are equally important and need one another,” Beyoncé said. If you believe in feminism, you’re in good company. If you don’t, it’s time to get on board. Dictionaries and a...

If you’re reading this, it’s too late

December 14, 2015

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The semester ends tomorrow, erasing with it the possibility of accomplishing most of the goals you set in August. We’ve compiled a list of lies we all tell ourselves to assure you that you are not alone. 1. I’ll be orga...

Male athletes leap over dance stigma

Alex Vick, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015

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Dance is thought to be such a “girls’ thing” to the point that guys are too afraid of discrimination to try it. Why is it that guys who play football are encouraged and celebrated but guys who dance are not? The two are...

Over-involved parents undermine good Intentions

Rio Popper, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015

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Having supportive parents is all well and good; but when parents become emotionally codependent and lower their child’s self-esteem, they have crossed the line into a non-supportive zone known as ‘Helicopter Parenting’ a...

Haters gonna hate … but they really shouldn’t

Philip Tyson, Copy Editor

October 16, 2015

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To all chronic complainers, hardcore haters and bitter blamers (you know who you are): You hate him or her. You absolutely despise that person. Also, you hate every single one of your teachers. Apparently, they never teach you anyt...

Staff Editorial: “Joking” sexual harassment is a serious problem

October 16, 2015

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When 71.9 percent of surveyed Sequoia students say that they have been sexually harassed “jokingly,” it stops being funny. As a school and as a society, we are no longer conscious of the words we use and the meanings that...

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