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The Prison-Industrial Complex: Why private prisons are modern day plantations

Incarcerated individuals fall prey to the capitalist business model of private prisons.
December 8, 2020

In the modern private prison, the trade in goods is rampid. What are these goods? Humans. In a business model that profits from the detainment of human beings, the pre-1865 plantation life lives on; this...

Idolizing people harms our society

Idolizing people harms our society
December 8, 2020

In a world where t-shirts with people’s faces and policies are popular, idolizing public figures is common, especially in teenagers. From celebrities and bands to politicians, many people have people...

The CROWN Act grapples the struggle of natural hair discrimination amongst African- American women in schools and workplaces

The CROWN act has sparked discussion on hair discrimination against African American women.
December 8, 2020

“A hairstyle, for some, is merely a liking, a predilection, a fondness, or even a whim. But for Black women, it can be wrought with so, so much more than a preference” stated Rosette, a Senior Associate...

Early and mail in voting should be promoted even after the pandemic

Voters are forced to wait in line to vote in person while someone can research elections at home before mailing in their ballot.
December 8, 2020

The pandemic has changed several aspects of life. Some things such as remote learning and mask mandates will go away however others such as remote working in the tech industry will and should persist even...

The affirmative action proposition fails in 2020 elections. Why? An Asian-American and (biracial) Latina perspective

Affirmative action was a hot topic in 2020 elections because of conflicting opinions on how it affects minorities.
December 7, 2020

Proposition 16, the California ballot measure that would have repealed the ban on affirmative action, didn’t pass. 56.1% of California voters voted no while 43.9% voted yes. We were stunned, expecting...

Night owls deserve to be understood — not shamed

Teen night owls live in a society that constantly demands them to be early birds.
December 1, 2020

Many would say that COVID-19 is the only major public health crisis that anyone has experienced at our age. But that assumption is not necessarily correct. For years, we have been (and still are simultaneously)...

Economy over environment: Former President Donald Trump’s four years of environmental rollbacks prioritizes the economy over the environment

Donald Trump continued to ignore global warming and his environmental rollbacks caused the downfall of the environment.
November 28, 2020

Former President Donald Trump reversed nearly 100 environmental policies that could have altered the major problem of global warming. Donald Trump’s hopes of a “skyrocketing” economy have caused...

The worse the world gets, the greater my gratitude

Despite a year of unimaginable challenges, there is still so much to be thankful for.
November 22, 2020

Introduction 2020: what a year. And it’s not even over yet. Between lamenting over the past, worrying about the future, and biting our nails down to stubs in the present (it’s election day as...

Possible TikTok and WeChat bans harm First Amendment rights and U.S.–Chinese relations

The decision to ban the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat is purely politically motivated and would threaten the rights of American consumers while harming the Asian-American community.
November 2, 2020

This summer, the Trump administration proposed bans on Chinese social apps TikTok and WeChat due to supposed privacy concerns, but a nationwide ban is a bad course of action because it will damage U.S.–Chinese...

Starting a nonprofit to say that you started a nonprofit is selfish — not service

In the pressure to stand out among peers, creating a nonprofit may seem like the best choice in hindsight, but in reality it selfish and does more harm to the community than good.
October 31, 2020

When the recent pandemic hit SRVUSD in early March, the uncertainty of high school students’ futures was put into question. Students demanded answers, and for the most part, there was no definitive answer....

Are you part of the simp nation?

The word “simp” is excessively used out of context.
October 31, 2020

TikToker, @polo.boyy, posted a video on December 16th welcoming men who comfort girls to the simp nation. “Simp,” a term that was popularized by the ever so famous TikTok, is now commonly used without...

Continuing the Conversation: …to floating between identities…

Being biracial isn’t always as great as it seems. Most of the time, it’s an ongoing identity crisis where you’re stuck floating between identities.
October 27, 2020

As a current high school senior, I’ve since begun the arduous process of filling out college applications. Perhaps one of the most difficult questions for me to answer isn’t a writing prompt, but rather...

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