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December 6, 2011

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By Emily Yao: Picture this common scenario: it is already past midnight, yet a student still has a large pile of homework to complete. With little time left to sleep, it is no surprise that the student will attempt to find the easie...

Don’t abuse pop polls

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December 6, 2011

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By Boot Bullwinkle: While pop polls can come across as entertaining and rewarding, the award is actually detrimental to the supportive environment that Gunn tries to build. Each year, as September comes around, seniors are a...

Career aptitude tests not worth the time

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December 5, 2011

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By Zoe Weisner: Graphics by George Hwang: Once every year, students from ninth to 11th grade are expected to take a grade level standardized test. Freshmen and sophomores receive a list of possible career options from their test result...

President Obama’s high school policies are flawed

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December 5, 2011

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By Ben Atlas: Graphic by George Hwang: With the 2012 elections coming up, some members of the senior class will be eligible to vote. The odds of California voting in favor of re-electing Democrat and current president Barack Ob...

Romance ruined in tech era

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November 7, 2011

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By Annie Tran As a youth stuck in American suburbia, I often find my eyes glued to a digital screen for the majority of the day: cell phones, iPods, televisions, computers, you name it. Technology has revolutionized and integ...

Yelp detrimental for business competition

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April 25, 2011

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by Lydia Zhang It’s not a crime to have an opinion. However, because of Internet privacy, those who post their opinions in the form of comments and reviews do not have to take responsibility for what they write, which isn...

Teen show ‘Skins’ raises controversy

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March 17, 2011

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By: Monica Cai The norms and taboos of society are constantly changing, subject to the mercurialness of public opinion. The rules determining indecency, for example, have grown less severe over the decades, as the line betwee...

Gamer girl stands her ground

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December 17, 2010

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by Ashley Ngu: Google the phrase “fun games for girls” and you’ll find a multitude of pink-themed web sites including game titles such as “Smokey Eyes Makeover,” “Cute Baby Nursery” and “Breakfast Sandwich Shop....

Gleefully influenced

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November 15, 2010

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by Yilin Liang Whether people like it or not, they are constantly bombarded by the media. Society is fueled by the constant flow of information, and teens in particular are heavily influenced. This leads to popular entertainment...

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