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Dream on Trump, DACA isn’t ending

Dream on Trump, DACA isn’t ending

Chloe Hilles

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Eight hundred thousand students, military personnel and civil servants will be affected by the latest and cruelest decision by President Donald Trump. Eight hundred thousand people who just so happened to be unlucky in their situation, but took the initiative to better it. Beginning in 2012, former ...

A roast of the Democratic Party’s losing strategy

A roast of the Democratic Party’s losing strategy

Alex Dodos

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There is something rotten in the Democratic Party—a volatile stew of arrogance and identity politics served with several helpings of conspiratorial fear-mongering. At the deepest root of the Democrat’s recent struggles, however, is a disparagement of populist ideals that run counter to corporate in...

“Trump”ing Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina

“Trump”ing Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina

Noah Hilles

September 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With an executive administration straying from historical precedent in almost every possible way, it’s become habit to say that President Donald Trump has done it again, and he has. However, I’m ecstatic to be the bearer of good news and not of the bad because when faced with a devastating natural...

Understanding versus relating, as explained by Joey Tribbiani

Understanding versus relating, as explained by Joey Tribbiani

Abby Sourwine

September 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With our nation’s current turmoil and deepening racial divide, who else is there to turn to but the famous Joey Tribbiani? The ever-confused character sheds surprising light to an American issue in season two episode nine of the widely popular 90’s sitcom “Friends.” In the episode, Phoebe Bu...

Satire: Our political struggles have been eclipsed, but not by the president

Satire: Our political struggles have been eclipsed, but not by the president

William Flannery

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After weeks of national discontent and chaos, Americans have been finally united under a universal admiration and hope for……….wait, I’m just getting word that this ubiquitous gathering of Americans has nothing to do with our political climate; it has to do with an eclipse. Oh. Yes, people...

A political nosedive

A political nosedive

Sam Bova

August 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The same process that befell the Republican Party in the state of California is being demonstrated on a macro-level across the United States. Similarly to how California was shifted politically because of social disagreements coming into the 1990s, this country is in the process of falling out of the co...

The evils of the school system

The evils of the school system

Becka Shuere

June 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Views

Is it possible for high school students to only focus on learning without consequences? Unfortunately, no. When you learn to ride a bicycle, the consequence of not being able to ride properly was a fall and maybe a scrape. In high school, the consequence is far more permanent: a letter grade on a tr...

We should not allow private schools to replace public

We should not allow private schools to replace public

Emma Kolesnik

June 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The debate between whether parents should send their children to a public school or a private one is classic. The new School of Choice and school voucher legislation that the Department of Education is promoting further encourages parents to “consider the best option for their child.” This is not necessarily a bad thing, yet it h...

The education system is incentivizing mediocrity

The education system is incentivizing mediocrity

Christopher Haberbush

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Views

The current system of grading, A through F, is a failing metric. This method measures a number of different things ranging from work ethic, dedication, willingness to make sacrifice and even tolerance for pain. Yet there is a key attribute missing from this list… aptitude. Wait!?! How can this be? The...

The new healthcare bill reflects our American privilege

The new healthcare bill reflects our American privilege

Sam Bova

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Is government subsidized health care a right or a privilege? And if it is a right, is it only a right for certain people? Let’s think about our basic rights, or rather, our unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In order for one to pursue life, they need food, clean wate...

Don’t worry about what your peers are doing

Don’t worry about what your peers are doing

Sam Bova

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Views

Everyone has their own idea of life. Don’t let your idea be the same as someone else; that’s called being cliche. Life shouldn’t be cliche. Ask yourself what is truly important to you, not someone else, and have the will-power to shape your life around that answer. Everyone must eventually follow t...

Is Foothill comfortable for conservative students?

Is Foothill comfortable for conservative students?

William Flannery

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Foothill is a pretty accepting and comfortable school, and while this sounds like self-promoting propaganda, it’s very true. We have a reputation of having a variety of students who are expressive of their differences, who treat Foothill like a second home. Any Dragon can tell you about the nu...

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