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Opinion: Horror behind the veil – forced marriages in America

Opinion: Horror behind the veil – forced marriages in America

Kaitlynn Dibblee, Writer

November 24, 2019

Forced marriage is normally considered to be a third world issue, that children being married off so young is not apart of American culture. In reality, the opposite is true. About 250,000 children were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. Some of them were only 12 years old. Almost all were y...

Opinion: Climate Change Policies Need to Change

Opinion: Climate Change Policies Need to Change

Zack Kinnaman, Writer

November 11, 2019

Governments need to make the switch to renewable and carbon-neutral energies now before the path that they’re taking leads to apocalyptic-amounts of greenhouse gasses in the air. As of now, a sizable majority of American electricity production is through fossil-fuels. According to the US Energy Information Administration, only about 17 percent of our electricity is r...

Cartoon 49: “Extensive Tests”

Cartoon 49: “Extensive Tests”

Lillian Li, Illustrator

November 5, 2019

Opinion: Our digital privacy is slowly being stolen

Opinion: Our digital privacy is slowly being stolen

Rebekah Yahner, Writer

November 2, 2019

You’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, and your eyes settle on a large, abrasive ad in the middle of your screen. As you scan the ad, your skin starts to tingle as you register what you’re seeing.  Under any other circumstances, coming across an ad for Barkthins Dark Chocolate Pretzels wouldn’t b...

Opinion: De-Standardizing Standardized Tests

Opinion: De-Standardizing Standardized Tests

Zack Kinnaman, Writer

October 30, 2019

While standardized tests are taken at most public schools in the United States (US), it’s not clear why. For two main reasons, standardized tests should not be part of the US school system, or at least not mandatory. First and most importantly, these tests exist for political and economic reasons not...

Opinion: What Every Foothill Freshman Needs to Know

Opinion: What Every Foothill Freshman Needs to Know

Rebekah Yahner, Writer

October 23, 2019

As my time at Foothill dwindles and I’ve begun the delightful experience of trying to stand out as a “memorable candidate” on college applications, I’ve come to realize a few important things. Though valid, the typical “stay on top of your work” or “get enough sleep” advice become...

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