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A later start saves smarts

A later start saves smarts

Karen Fox

September 21, 2010

  It’s 7:58, and students along Day and Loma Vista are running – or at least fast-walking – to try to get to class on time. Maybe their alarm clock didn’t go off. Maybe they had to finish some homework that morning. Maybe they were attacked by a band of vicious pirates. Whatever the case may be,...

Stifling student expression

Stifling student expression

Celeste Lopez

September 21, 2010

Shorts that are too short, shirts that are too low, and belly button rings that refuse to be covered; many of our fellow High School peers fall victim to the nit picking and scrutinizing of this self expression. Though I too am guilty of these actions, I believe it is ok to enforce a dress code for...

Land of (in)tolerance

Land of (in)tolerance

Danielle Draper

September 20, 2010

On September 11, a small nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida planned to burn Qur’ans in protest of the Islam religion.   Thankfully it was cancelled due to the Department of Defense and its urging the church not to go forward with the event due to security; Secretary of Defense Robert...

Thing 6, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Thing 6, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Anaika Miller

September 15, 2010

Children: the media’s other white meat

Children: the media’s other white meat

Taylor Kennepohl

September 14, 2010

A few months ago, as I was browsing some news articles in line at the grocery store, I came across a “Life and Style” magazine on the front page of which was a title in enormous, garish yellow letters: ‘Why is Angelina turning Shiloh into a boy?’ This article, if you can even call it that, is referring, of course, to...

‘Provisionally’ unfair: a teen driver speaks

‘Provisionally’ unfair: a teen driver speaks

Charlotte Warren

September 14, 2010

The day a teen exits the Department of Motor Vehicles with their newly earned driver's license in hand is a great one. This is the moment many teens have dreamed of since a young age: getting a driver's license and gaining new freedoms. However, until California teens reach the age of eighteen, their driving rights are li...

Can this blueprint rebuild failing schools?

Can this blueprint rebuild failing schools?

Geneva Douma

March 23, 2010

This past Saturday, March 13, President Obama released his “Blueprint for Reform," a plan to enact a long-awaited reform of No Child Left Behind, as well as a general reform plan for American schools. Like health care reform and financial reform, the Blueprint definitely takes steps in the right direction. It envisions a broad, diversified education...

DP Editorial: Cougar Press “sex edition” an opportunity for parents to learn, talk

DP Editorial: Cougar Press “sex edition” an opportunity for parents to learn, talk

Dragon Press Editorial Board

February 28, 2010

An administrative complaint will be brought against Ventura High School's journalism program, which publishes the The Cougar Press, after they ran the annual 'sex edition' of their paper. Containing the results from a survey of the sexual activity of Ventura High students, the edition received f...

Thing 5, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Thing 5, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Dragon Press Editorial Board

February 16, 2010

 

Thing 4, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Thing 4, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Dragon Press Editorial Board

January 20, 2010

 

Thing 3, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Thing 3, a comic by Kevin Kunes

Dragon Press Editorial Board

January 3, 2010

 

PAAC’s final debate of 2009

PAAC’s final debate of 2009

Chris Wolf

December 17, 2009

On Thursday, December 17th, PAAC continued its series on students' rights with a debate on Search and Seizure. The debate was a supplement the lecture given by Lieutenant Fenwick the previous week. While the turnout was slightly smaller than normal for this meeting, Thursday’s debate still brought i...

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