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The hoopla of worrying about a military parade

The hoopla of worrying about a military parade

William Flannery

April 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Did you hear? President Trump wants to have a military parade, and we can join ourselves in by entering the “vehemently hate everything the president does” bandwagon! Yes, according to the Washington Post, President Trump is collaborating with the Pentagon to set in motion a procession of military pr...

An Uber-Problem in public transit

An Uber-Problem in public transit

Riley Bangs

March 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Due to the exponentially increasing gap in quality between modes of travel, American magnates have determined that people would enjoy moving in a completely privatized high-class automobile, where luxury forgoes price. And they’re right. Uber is a wildly popular service with 40 million monthly activ...

Satire: The McDonald’s order that Trumps all others

Satire: The McDonald’s order that Trumps all others

Jack Vielbig

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a world with competitive cuisine around every corner, our very own President of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump, has chosen to dine at only the finest institution that America has to offer. Often he abandons the home-cooked professional meals served to him at the White House, in order to en...

Technology is tarnishing journalistic integrity

Technology is tarnishing journalistic integrity

Noah Hilles

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The United States is amidst an epidemic of media entitlement. Many internet users, myself included, have fallen ill to a disease of the mind where we expect free, reputable, online journalism. Although the fault is ours, the advent of online publications contributes greatly to this issue. We perc...

Wakanda doesn’t exist, but geography at Foothill should

Wakanda doesn’t exist, but geography at Foothill should

Alex Dodos

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Views

Man is slowly losing his capacity to understand the world in which he lives, an epidemic propagated by a lack of a geography courses in high school education—a problem Foothill only contributes to. If nothing is done, alumni generations from now won’t even be able to book flights to the right location. ...

Do more than walk out

Do more than walk out

Chloe Hilles

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Views

We do not feel safe at concerts. We do not feel safe at the movie theaters or malls. Now, we do not feel safe at school. After 14 school shootings since the beginning of 2018, we have become afraid of what could happen at school, the place we spend 30 hours a week for 13 years, and where we come to learn, build friends...

Put freedom above false security or a police state

Put freedom above false security or a police state

Alex Dodos

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On November 19, 2017, a guest editorial appeared in the Ventura County Star  with “Put security above fear or politics” gracing the headline. Despite this preaching, the article attempts to strike fear in the reader by featuring an image of the World Trade Center under attack. I would be lying if ...

The struggle Is-rael

The struggle Is-rael

Noah Hilles

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Bigger Picture

All around the world nationalistic movements have arisen out of historically rooted ethnic differences. The recent referendums and uprisings paint this phenomenon as an issue that is exclusive to the 21st century, but they are far from that. These contemporary issues that are creating strife among n...

Heat in the street and the friction of our diction

Heat in the street and the friction of our diction

Noah Hilles

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the aftermath of one of the most brutal winters in memory, tossing around the term “global warming” seems like a joke. With the entirety of the Eastern Seaboard glazed or choked in ice and torrential rains in Southern California “warming” is more of a blessing than the global catastrophe that ...

The State of the Union is confused

The State of the Union is confused

Chloe Hilles

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Contrary to President Trump’s track record, his first formal address to Congress, Washington D.C. and the country was light on coarse rhetoric and pruned, hate-filled sentences. However, as he left the Congressional floors on Jan. 30 after delivering the final words of his State of the Union—“G...

Editorial: Hazelwood anniversary calls for defense of First Amendment rights

Editorial: Hazelwood anniversary calls for defense of First Amendment rights

Dragon Press Editorial Board

January 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the landmark cases in student journalism: Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. While this case ultimately rolled back some freedoms of the press for students, it is important to recognize the r...

“Politicizing” isn’t a thing

“Politicizing” isn’t a thing

Alex Dodos

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After an erroneous act of injustice appears in the news, it’s a good bet that the call to stop politicizing (insert the topic of a Jimmy Kimmel rant, a recent mass shooting, or Hollywood rape scandal) will constantly occupy the national dialogue. This line of attack discourages and drowns out analysts trying to g...

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