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Commentary: The American prison system could use reworking

Restorative justice is meant to appease all parties involved to best benefit society.
January 10, 2021

Prison abolition isn’t a bad thing From what I gather, prison abolition is sometimes misunderstood. It’s not about the erasure of our criminal justice system, it’s about replacing it with something...

Commentary: Edward Snowden deserves a pardon

Edward Snowden's actions as a whistleblower have prompted numerous debates on whether he is a patriot or a traitor.
January 10, 2021

It was the early winter of 1777 on a cold American warship, anchored outside Providence, Rhode Island. On it, ten American sailors and marines met in secret. Speaking in hushed tones, they discussed...

Commentary: Time Magazine picked the wrong Person of the Year

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were selected for Time Magazine's People of the Year.
January 5, 2021

Every year Time Magazine announces who their person of the year is.  The person of the year is not always just a single person, they can also be a group idea or thing that has done the most to influence...

Sports Commentary: NFL Honors Predictions

As the football season inches towards a close, the NFL Honors ceremony is on everyone's minds.
Journalist JJ Huish gives his predictions for the 2021 NFL Honors
January 5, 2021

The National Football League Honors is a ceremony that recognizes players in the NFL for achievements on and off the field. Amongst the professional sports community, every year there are always debates...

Satire: How to radicalize a political party in 4 steps

With these simple steps your political party will be on top in no time!
January 5, 2021

The year is 2016 and you are a political figurehead, influencer or politician who is looking to score some voters for the upcoming election.     Nobody could have predicted what was going to happen...

Finding hope in a hopeless year

2020 has been a year full of good, bad or both depending on how one chooses to view it.
December 17, 2020

2020 was supposed to be everyone’s year for new beginnings. It was the start of a new decade for goodness sake. Well, it was definitely a year of new beginnings for a certain virus that shall  not...

Commentary: Why we shouldn’t defund the police

Protestors call for police reform after being prompted by recent events.
December 2, 2020

While there have always been screams of social injustice relating to race in America, this summer those voices have been amplified tenfold. I’m sure you know why. But when there is a large group of...

Commentary: Is Thanksgiving a racist holiday?

As the time to pass the cranberry sauce comes and goes, some wonder if Thanksgiving should be celebrated.
November 30, 2020

When most Granite Bay High students were in grade school, they learned that Thanksgiving was a celebration in honor of the Native Americans and pilgrims from England joining together in a peaceful feast....

Commentary: Forced diversity in entertainment is dismal progress

Legend of Korra portrays a
November 20, 2020

As the final episode of the series came to a close, I sat back, a slight bit disappointed and even more confused. The entire series, I was on the edge of my seat looking for the promised relationship...

Commentary: We should stop resenting 2020

2020 should not be seen as a curse despite the misfortune faced this year.
November 17, 2020

We all love to hate 2020.  And it’s so easy to. It’s the intangible face of all the challenges we have faced this year. Yet it’s unfair to pin the blame on the year alone.  For me, the...

Commentary: The United States is great despite our problems

Despite all of the challenges recently faced in America, there is still a lot to be proud of.
November 16, 2020

America has been going through a hard time this year. Acts of racism and hate, destructive riots and the COVID-19 pandemic have all seemed to dominate the news. Many people recently have also been very...

Commentary: MGTOW and some forms of modern feminism are equally abrasive

MGTOW is a group on Reddit that expresses anti-feminist views
November 12, 2020

Men Going Their Own Way is a group on the app Reddit dedicated to anti-feminism. The description of the MGTOW page says, “This subreddit is for men going their own way, forging their own identities...

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