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Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Tree Demb, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018


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“I cannot stand and sing the anthem.  I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”  - Jackie Robinson Buried in the madness of the 49er’s comically bad 2016 season, as the national anthem rang through the stadium, Colin Kaepernick began to stay seated on the benc...

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


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The latest political discord in a long line of disputes divided along partisan lines has been over Trump’s nomination for an associate justice position on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which subseq...

Editorial: Miscategorization obscures the benefits of certain drugs

Editorial: Miscategorization obscures the benefits of certain drugs

Rachel Vin, Opinions Editor

June 9, 2018


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How many of your peers are on psychiatric drugs? Ritalin, Prozac, Ativan: there are many different drugs, and far more adolescents taking them. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 7.5 percent of youth were on psychostimulant medication as of 2014, and those numbers are rising...

Mental disorders diagnosed and medicated too often

Afik Zaarur, Contributing Writer

June 7, 2018


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If you live in America there is a high chance you know someone who suffers from depression; one in five people in America have severe depression. It was hardly like this 20 years ago, when only one in every 184 people were clinically depressed. During the last few years there has been an increase in the numb...

Popular show “The Bachelor” perpetuates sexist standards

Popular show “The Bachelor” perpetuates sexist standards

Rachel Myers, Regulars Managing Editor

June 6, 2018


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I was first introduced to the world of “The Bachelor” during my sophomore year. A few friends of mine flocked around a computer screen, watching a group of flawless girls in evening gowns emerge one by one from a limo. I watched as a bland white man delivered the same impersonal phrase to all of the...

Mandatory ATPP overlooks student conflicts

Mandatory ATPP overlooks student conflicts

Lena Pontes, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2018


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At a recent senior assembly, deans announced that the administration will no longer accept parent or student exemptions from the After the Prom Party and, as of this year, all attendees are required to remain in the school building until 3:30 a.m. Although a mandatory After the Prom Party may seem like a good i...

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