Freshmen are Friends, Not Food

By: Halley Carson Mission Viejo High School, full of thousands of unique people, boasts great diversity. However, one might argue that the biggest difference is the one between freshmen and seniors.      Coming up on the end of an era, the class of 2020 is frantically applying for colleges, studying hard,

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Classrooms of The Future

By: Grace Schultz An unforeseen technological takeover       While each generational amount of immersion in Google Classroom varies, the platform is spreading more rapidly than ever before and continues its strive to be teachers best tool. The qualities of this new platform have begun to push older options, such as Blackboard,

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Summer Homework Isn’t The End Of Your Life

Abby Burnam Why summer homework isn’t just to make your life miserable.    Have you ever thought that the summer homework your boring teacher assigned was just to make you upset about the fact that you have homework? Well, contrary to popular belief summer homework has many reasons behind it.     If

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Lose An Hour Of Sleep, Gain An Hour Of Procrastination

By: Farrah Morris Daylight Savings is almost here. When? Who knows! But at this point, is it really necessary?     Daylight Savings. It is dreaded in the spring and enjoyed in the fall.     Practiced mainly in North America and Europe, it is the process of advancing clocks one hour in the

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State of Disunion

By: Keemia Beizai After a 35-day government shutdown, President Trump finally delivered his second State of the Union address to a divided Congress.     With the eyes of millions of Americans on him, President Trump stood in front of Congress on Tuesday, February 5th, to begin his long-awaited State of the

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Is Valentine’s day overrated?

By: Natalie Freire The people without loved ones would say it’s overrated, but the others could disagree Valentine’s Day is a holiday about love. Many people around the world, in a relationship, are waiting to celebrate their connection on February 14th, also known as Valentine’s day. Those who are single

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Bird Box is Important

By Angelina Demetry Bird Box is a great movie about learning to appreciate human connection, you guys are just mean. Bird Box, directed by Susanne Bier, took Netflix by storm after its release in December, 2018. This post-apocalyptic psychological thriller sparked a wide acceptance by audiences, but has also received

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The Real Crisis: The Barrier Between Political Parties and Compromise

The border crisis rages over the debate of physical division, but another detrimental crisis has arisen: the thick barrier separating the political parties. As the journey to assess the issue grows farther and farther away from compromise, the current United States is truly not in a state of unity.  

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Tyranny and Tear Gas

By Keemia Beizai Threats from President Trump to close the border and stop immigration only mean so much until tear gas is used against innocent Honduran migrants.  On October 13th, thousands of Honduran migrants began a journey towards freedom. The barrier standing between them and this freedom is President Trump,

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Maybe It’s Just Cold Outside

By Danielle Babineau The classic holiday anthem “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been added to the naughty list, as critics claim the lyrics implicate date rape and consensual issues.     After various #MeToo activists voiced the social repercussions of the acclaimed inappropriate song, radio stations across the United States have been

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