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America is letting the Royal Wedding overshadow a massacre

America is letting the Royal Wedding overshadow a massacre

Nick Zoll

May 24, 2018

On Friday, May 18, yet another chapter was written in the seemingly-ceaseless nightmare that has ravaged America. At Santa Fe High School in Texas, 10 people were killed in what was the latest school shooting in the country. The following day, Prince Harry and now-princess Meghan Markle were married in Engl...

Virginity is an overly romanticised societal construct

Virginity is an overly romanticised societal construct

Chloe Hilles

May 21, 2018

  We are taught the concept of virginity in all different places of life. In school, health education teaches that a virgin is described as someone who has never had sex. In some religious context, we are taught to remain virgins until marriage in order to purify the wedlock. By our parents, we are...

Nuclear energy is not a thing of the past

Nuclear energy is not a thing of the past

Noah Hilles

May 20, 2018

A classical example of industries that poison the environment invokes thoughts of cement buildings and immense, billowing clouds of pollution. But, this circumstance is not an absolute. Nuclear power also fits the description, but its environmental impacts are completely different. Nuclear power...

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Riley Bangs

May 21, 2018

On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of a Dakota apartment building in New York City. The killer stated that he committed the act merely for attention. The killer shall remain nameless. On May 1, 2018, a pair of interviews with Kanye West surfaced on the internet; one with radio personali...

What will thaw Cuba from the Cold War?

What will thaw Cuba from the Cold War?

William Flannery

May 17, 2018

For the first time since the revolution of 1959, Cuba is no longer helmed by a Castro. Rather, the title of president has shifted to the newly elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel. This sounds promising, but a new brand name doesn’t necessarily mean a change in the product. We often overlook Cuba...

Beware of Saudi Arabia

Beware of Saudi Arabia

Alex Dodos

May 13, 2018

America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is out of control. By slapping down a proposal that would have forced a vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi Arabia, Congress made clear its goal to combat Iran’s interests in Yemen at all costs—even if it means ignoring the inevitable moral conundrums that arise when...

Ya like jazz?

Ya like jazz?

Noah Hilles

May 7, 2018

A few weeks ago, I sat in a stuffy Gold Coast Transit bus and waited for about an hour in the station for the bus just to begin rolling. This is not an isolated event. I have spent many hours waiting idly in a non-moving bus, but this time I brought a pair of earbuds and had three playlists downloaded o...

Editorial: Mandatory volunteering is oxymoronic

Editorial: Mandatory volunteering is oxymoronic

Dragon Press Editorial Board

April 13, 2018

As graduation is rapidly approaching for Foothill seniors, many are scrambling to find ways to fulfill their required community service hours, whether it be successful or not. In the last few weeks of senior year, students are struggling to cram in hours—sometimes more than 50 hours a week—or they sacrifice their ab...

Everything is falling into line for Amazon’s plan of world domination

Everything is falling into line for Amazon’s plan of world domination

Sam Bova

April 13, 2018

Have you ever been to a 6-year-old’s birthday party and overheard them talking about Amazon taking over Toys ‘R’ Us and why we need to reform our corporate laws because of this? This is the world we live in. The net wealth and power between Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook has reached upward...

Let Facebook be a reminder that we live in digital warfare

Let Facebook be a reminder that we live in digital warfare

William Flannery

April 12, 2018

We’ve set ourselves a trap in which we’re the bait, we’re the target. In these woods of crawling data, we’re among wolves of a new technological breed, and it’s time we finally realize just how insecure our privacy is in this digital epoch. Facebook has been a part of a massive data har...

Advances in artificial intelligence will not be a digital disaster

Advances in artificial intelligence will not be a digital disaster

William Flannery

April 12, 2018

Why do we romanticize new technology in such a terrified light, when we like to stick the bright glowing box we call our iPhones in our faces on the daily? Why do we fear artificial intelligence (AI) when we depend on voice-to-text applications? People worry too much about technological advances, cla...

Lower the voting age

Lower the voting age

Alex Dodos

April 9, 2018

The ability to vote is a sobering privilege that, if taken seriously, introduces one to the intense responsibilities of the real world. Learning to partake in the cornerstone of our quasi-democracy earlier on in life would help kids end their trademark preference for extracting viewpoints from meme-ol...

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