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Teaching 101: From a students perspective

William Tong, Correspondent

February 14, 2020

Ask anyone who knows me if I am a teacher’s pet, and they’ll respond with a resounding “yes.”  I like to think of myself not as a teacher’s pet, but more as a teacher expert. After more than a decade’s experience as a student, I think I’ve garnered some useful knowledge about the kind of teacher we kids prefer.   First,...

The wonders of hot sauce and the many uses it has in everyday life

The wonders of hot sauce and the many uses it has in everyday life

Rachel Cole, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2020

What are the words used to describe hot sauce? Caliente, a necessary sauce, flavorful, delicious? Many...

New COPPA laws are a step, but not enough

New COPPA laws are a step, but not enough

Danielle Pritchard, Features Editor

January 10, 2020

Originally instituted in 1998, the Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection...

Proving them wrong

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo and art, Community Editor & columnist

January 6, 2020

Lamar Jackson was the 32nd pick in the second round of the NFL 2018 draft. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens. You must be a good football player to get drafted at all, but in Jackson’s case, he was drafted later than expected. Jackson spent three seasons as a starter for Louisville. In 2016, he won the Heisman Trophy....

Let’s say goodbye to the damsel in distress

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

January 6, 2020

I grew up with Disney princesses. My favorites were Belle, Ariel and Mulan. I used cardboard cutouts to play pretend. In elementary school, I wore a dress with the Little Mermaid for my passport photo.  I thought little of the movie’s plots and certainly didn’t challenge them. Now, the movies have become increasingly...

Busywork is not working

Joey Rubas, Correspondent

January 6, 2020

The life of the 21st century high school student is a hectic one. The constant oscillation between school, sports and extracurricular activities means that most students are left with little free time. This leaves students in a stressful environment. But still, for most, these are not the most time consuming activities. That...

Corporate pandering to China needs to stop

Nick Bird, Correspondent

December 19, 2019

The history of the Communist Party of China is an unbroken string of gross human rights violations and oppression. The submission of US corporations to the will of the Chinese government is not only unacceptable but reprehensible.  In recent months, it has become increasingly apparent that many US-based companies have...

A Reality Check for the Hajer 2040 Campaign

Nick Bird, Correspondent

December 18, 2019

Recently, high school junior Braden Hajer published a column announcing his presidency in the 2040 election. The Hajer 2040 Campaign had so much potential. Real issues, bold solutions, gorgeous prose. This is why it is all the more unfortunate that Big Horse has managed to get its disgusting, dirty hooves digging deep into the...

I’m running for president

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

December 17, 2019

Editors note: Braden's column is broken into three parts due to its length. Sections are marked so that readers may find part II if they have already read part I in print.    Part I: Transportation, Infrastructure and Mental Health I am proud to announce that I, Braden Hajer, am running to be the 50th Pr...