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Opinions: We Need Less Synchronous Hours

Opinions: We Need Less Synchronous Hours
December 3, 2020

Ever since the beginning of this year, things have been different. People’s sleep schedules, activities and even way of thinking have changed. Starting from March 18, the Fremont Union High School District...

What it Means to Support Kamala Harris

What it Means to Support Kamala Harris
October 29, 2020

California Senator Kamala Harris has had a long career in politics—from working as a deputy district attorney in 1990 to now, standing as the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election.    She...

Political Advertisements Should be allowed on Social Media

Political Advertisements Should be allowed on Social Media
October 8, 2020

In response to the upcoming 2020 presidential election, several social media companies have changed their policies on political advertisements. The spearhead of this change has been Twitter, which back...

The AP US History Curriculum is not holistic

The AP US History Curriculum is not holistic
October 8, 2020

  "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat." This adage is visible today, as the narrow view of American history taught in school is directly tied to the rampant ignorance pervading...

Why The Handmaid’s Tale Encourages Misogyny

Why The Handmaid's Tale Encourages Misogyny
May 11, 2020

Hunkering down in contemplation during this once-in-a-century, nightmarish, unimaginable catastrophe, the future feels bleak and uncertain. Yet even now, it appears to be far brighter than the apocalyptic...

Banning Teacher Tenure

Banning Teacher Tenure
May 11, 2020

Since its introduction in the 1920s, the teacher tenure has garnered as much criticism as it has support. It was first created as a way to defend teachers from dismissals based on false or arbitrary accusations....

Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Glorified After Death

May 9, 2020

Death is a part of every aspect of our lives. Nobody in this world is perfect, and nobody is expected to be. Nonetheless, all people, whether citizens or celebrities, should be subject to repudiation for...

Lowering Legal Drinking Age

Lowering Legal Drinking Age
March 28, 2020

Unlike some other points of contention in society, the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in America has not spurred walkouts, protests or other demonstrative events. Despite this, the fact that America...

Predictive Policing

March 28, 2020

Predictive policing, as defined by The National Institute of Justice, is policing that “tries to harness the power of information, geospatial technologies and evidence-based intervention models to reduce...

Optimism Bias

Optimism Bias
March 28, 2020

While we often like to think of ourselves as rational, researchers have found that we are too positive for our own good. When we predict the chances of an event in the future, we overestimate the probability...

Does Cheating Matter in the Long Run?

Does Cheating Matter in the Long Run?
February 3, 2020

It’s a well known fact that cheating has become prevalent among high school students. According to the Academic Cheating Fact Sheet by The Educational Testing Service, while about 20% of college students...

Fact-Checking Politicians on Social Media

December 17, 2019

Social media campaigns have taken a significant precedent in present-day politics. As the field becomes more divided, the long-debated question of the reach of the First Amendment takes a forefront once...

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