Recent events, like earthquakes, fires and hurricanes, draw attention to the importance of preparation and planning.
Facing challenges in school is an unavoidable part of being a student, but experiences in struggle and defeat will build strong resilience.
by KAITLYN DO
Controversy over “fake news” and “alternative facts” in the national media has made determining truth in current events difficult, as lines become blurred by the opinions from all factions of the political spectrum.
by KAREN LU
Though the advent of cellular technology has brought a more efficient means of communication, its use has hindered our ability to interact with others, as more and more people are opting to communicate virtually rather than direct expression in person.
by BENJAMIN GEE
Students have and should express their ability to make decisions, choosing to act on what they believe and not letting predetermined circumstances define the relationships they develop or the lives they lead.
by KEITH OSHIMA
Though there are many opportunities to be found in extracurricular activities in high school, they should not be disregarded or taken without passion, as they will allow students to better themselves in more ways than just on a college transcript or in social cliques.
As we rush through our lives, it becomes easy for us to disconnect ourselves from those outside the “bubble” that surrounds us, made up of our friends and like-minded acquaintances.
For most of our high school experience, we spend so much time trying to be validated by others that we forget how important it is to maintain our individuality, which gives us the chance to develop the confidence to stand out.
As the holidays approach, we rush towards the end of the year, forgetting to put things into perspective to cherish valuable moments we share with loved ones.
As we approach the midpoint of the first grading period, we need to become more focused in everything we do.