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SCA 5 recognize unfair socioeconomic gap

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March 21, 2014

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PRO: According to the University of California’s (UC) 2010 diversity report, large racial disparities exist among the UC student population. Twenty percent of students are black and Latino while more than 70 percent of students...

Lose the V-neck

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March 21, 2014

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The V-neck—it seems harmless enough. It’s simply a “V” instead of an “O,” right? Yet, in my opinion, stripping away that little triangle of fabric is the metaphorical equivalent of shedding just as much of one’s...

Ditch the brotanks, sagging and athletic shoes

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March 21, 2014

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I am a firm believer in wearing what you want and expressing yourself. But sometimes it feels as though guys wear certain clothes not to express their personal style, but because they think wearing them will make girls find them...

Conforming to fashion trends overrated

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March 21, 2014

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Lately, I’ve come to suspect that every girl on the face of the Earth probably owns a pair of black yoga pants. I’m not sure why they all need a pair, since the large majority of them don’t practice yoga. I could say the...

EDITORIAL: The Opinion of The Oracle

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March 21, 2014

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The Creative Schedule Committee (CSC), which has been tasked this year with developing an alternative bell schedule for the school to adopt, is currently discerning the preferences of the student body and staff. Recently, students...

Female degradation in music blocks gender equality efforts

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March 10, 2014

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Each generation is defined by the music that they listen to. Music has the power to inspire and create new ideas and thoughts. Music, as an art form, is powerful. The popular music that many high-school students listen to today,...

Feminist movement fighting the wrong battles for women

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March 10, 2014

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Recently, the word “feminism” has become an umbrella term for all things dealing with women’s rights. In today’s politically correct societies, everyone is supposed to identify as a feminist—a person who simply believes...

Distorted feminist perception of gender equality undermines women’s rights

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March 10, 2014

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In the fight for women’s rights, the rallying cry for feminists has traditionally been: “women should be equal to men.” In the past, feminists took this phrase to mean that women should be treated equally to men and should...

Euthanasia should be legal under strict laws

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March 10, 2014

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Since 5 B.C., euthanasia, or intentionally ending the life of a human being to avoid pain and suffering, has been a highly contested subject. Euthanasia has been made illegal in all U.S. states, and physician-assisted death is...

P.D.A. is bad for everyone

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March 10, 2014

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Imagine the perfect day at school: your schedule is light (therefore so is your backpack), you’ve just received the score on your math test necessary to pass the class and your parking spot is near perfect. You’re walking...

Drone strikes are necessary to combat conflict

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March 10, 2014

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War is never at the top of anybody’s to-do list. Each year, hundreds, if not thousands, of American servicemen are wounded or impacted by the horrors of war. Drone strikes are a necessary tool in ending conflicts as soon as...

Living Skills is an underrated class that deserves more respect

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March 10, 2014

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There’s no way around it: every Gunn student, for better or for worse, has to take Living Skills. Although its mention in conversation is often accompanied by a resentful groan or a trite complaint, the class goes beyond the...

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