Download http://bigtheme.net/joomla Free Templates Joomla! 3
Home / Amanda Leslie (page 2)

Amanda Leslie

Amanda Leslie
Amanda is a senior and the opinions editor for the MCSun. (Obviously the best section.) Her hobbies are sleeping and listening to music. She likes to pretend that she could be an FBI agent when she grows up.

Female on male assault: not a joke

On the rare occasions when the media is awash with stories of outrage over women getting sexually assaulted, females assaulting males frequently gets swept under the metaphorical rug. When a woman is assaulted, but when a man is on the receiving end, people think he was lucky to “get some action,” and …

Read More »

New teachers on the block

This school year, MC welcomed a host of new teachers to its ranks. Stacy Walker, who teaches drama and theater tech, is one of them. She previously spent four years of her life at MC, not as a staff member, but as a student. “It’s a trip, like honestly, I never …

Read More »

Poway board meeting has people riled up

On Monday, April 20, a sea of blue-clad people gathered at the district office, spilling out the doors into the parking lot. PUSD teachers and administrators were brought together for the board meeting organized to discuss the wage dispute. The meeting started out as almost lighthearted, with a food truck …

Read More »

X-Files reboot has fans in frenzy

If you combine the 90s, aliens, and hit tv shows, you get the experience that can only be tastefully culminated in The X Files. Beginning in 1993, ending  in 2002, and spanning nine seasons, X Files paired Gillian Anderson with David Duchovny as Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder from …

Read More »

LGBT+ teens cannot be fixed, stop trying

Often referred to as “praying away the gay,” conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is the practice of attempting to convert LGBT+ teens into heterosexuals. There is no scientific proof to conversion therapy, it’s just a result of bigoted and frequently religion-fueled homophobes. In 2001, the Surgeon General issued a report …

Read More »

Grammys 2015 recap

Sunday Feb. 8, was the 57th annual Grammys, and the show was rife with dancing Minotaurs, violinists, and artists crossovers. The first performance  of the night was by ACDC. (“Who are these people?” my sister asked halfway through). Other artists that night ranged from Ariana Grande to Hozier and a …

Read More »

S.A.G.E at MC

One of the newest additions to MC’s club repertoire is S.A.G.E, or Student Advocates for Gender Equality. Founded by Anthony la Scala and Casey Castle, it has set out to leave a lasting mark on the student body. “We want to stop sexism within the school and discrimination towards people …

Read More »

Meninists: who they are and why to avoid them

A new, slightly bewildering  fad has become popular among young men recently called “meninism.” The term seemingly stemmed from a twitter account called @MeninistTweet, bearing a disclaimer saying the account is a parody. Unfortunately, sexism is still sexism, whether someone means it as a joke or not, and something about the …

Read More »