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Peaking in High School

Through its portrayals of high school via popular books and movies, as well as widespread discussion, American society has all but condemned the idea of peaking in high school. Denounced as the sad fate of washed up football stars and vapid cheerleaders, the very idea that students could enjoy high …

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LeFou from Beauty and the Beast Likes Fellas

Disney recently has recreated yet another animated classic, bringing Beauty and the Beast to theatres as a live action film. The popular story of a young literature enthusiast who falls captive to a cursed prince is once again delighting Disney fans across the nation-for the most part. Director Bill Condon …

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Concept of Positivity

Come New Year’s Day, social media is inundated with declarations such as, “Only positivity in 20XX”, “Good vibes only”, or the ever popular, “New Year, new me!”. These manifestos, while positive and encouraging, are overly idealistic to the point of being childish. In keeping with the theme of positivity, many …

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I’m Thankful for My Family, But Are You Really?

The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes cookies, gifts, cheer, and numerous family gatherings. Thanksgiving always poses the question: “What are you thankful for?”, with all around the dinner table promptly delivering the cliché answer of “family”. It is expected to be thankful for family, regardless of the …

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The Technology Barrier

Since the dawn of our smartphone era, cell phone manufacturers and cell service carriers alike have flaunted the many benefits of instant connectivity. Oftentimes, these companies will air touching commercials that feature long distance lovers or cross country family members enjoying a heartwarming conversation over whatever lastest and greatest smartphone …

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Student Voting Guide: Environmental Laws

For many students who will be able to vote in the upcoming 2016 election, the primary focus will be on Clinton and Trump as the two presidential candidates. While these candidates and their various platforms and policies are the most publicly discussed aspect of any election year, there are still …

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Hello My Name Is…

Co-Written: Nicole Glidden| Opinions Editor To be frank, people can be hypocritical assholes. Society constantly demands that we practice what we preach, yet this societal dictate is easily glossed over when it comes to the commonly quoted axiom: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The importance of first impressions …

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The New Generation of Activists

Our country is built on the revolution. Revolutions that are multifaceted– political, economic, and social injustices– being fought for by pure power of the people. In history, a common occurrence is the lower class rising up to curtail the abusive power of the oppressive government. The leaders of such revolutions …

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Pro: Defending the Integrity of Private Instagrams

Private Instagrams often fall under malicious criticism for their exclusive nature and thus, their ability to safeguard shade, call-out posts, and vague posts. While it is true that some users take advantage of their private accounts in a rude way, these do not represent the original intention of private accounts. …

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Holiday Hype

It’s September. A full month and 13 days before Halloween, and it seems as though the entire city of San Diego has been infested with Spirit Halloween’s, tacky pumpkin decorations, and mainstream, bite sized candy. Walking through drug stores and supermarkets after Halloween is like walking through a town that’s …

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