Cartoon drawn by Angelina Wang

Putting School Spirit Back On Track

Pep rally at South has a history of evoking pained groans and upperclassmen cuts. Most of us are excited for pep rally solely because we know shortened periods await us. This year, however, we were pleasantly surprised. Walking into school with Rebel cheerleaders handing out raffle tickets and Facing History students handing out food, we[…]


Make Your Voice Heard: Vote Local on May 16

With Senate confirmations and the refugee crisis dominating the headlines, local issues are often overlooked. All too often, citizens are more concerned with national issues than local ones when in reality the actions of our local officials are just as—or potentially more—important as those of our President. A popular slogan for both presidential and local[…]

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Removing Our Social Media Filters

During the 1950s, many believed that women could only find fulfillment through childbearing and homemaking. However, many women were secretly unhappy with their roles as suburban housewives. Inundated with images of happy housewives in magazines, television, and the radio, they thought that they were the only ones dissatisfied with their lives and, as a result,[…]

Fixated by the debate­— Senior Ashley Koo watches the third presidential debate live on Facebook.Photo by Amanda Shen

Reliable or Reposting Lies? Reevaluate Relying on Social Media for Political Info

Scrolling past the multitude of Harambe memes and puppy videos, your attention falls upon Hillary Clinton’s latest political campaign advertisement. A pathos-invoking scene of a workman toiling away in a cramped space appears on the screen with Donald Trump’s derogatory words sounding in the background: “You have to be wealthy in order to be great,[…]

Cartoon drawn by Amanda Shen

Revealing the True Cost of Public High School

In the 1830s, a movement to provide education to all children in the United States was initiated. In 1917, the Smith-Towner Act, which established the Federal Department of Education, caused this movement to gain momentum. Eventually, a system was created where all documented children would receive free quality instruction. In spite of seemingly free access[…]

Cartoon by Angelina Wang

Our Liability for Our Labels: Be Wary of How We Categorize

Today, we often hear politicians bemoan political correctness—right before saying something that people may find insensitive, disagreeable, or prejudiced. Political correctness is simply the active attempt to avoid language that marginalizes or discriminates, yet people have ascribed a negative connotation to the concept when they conflate censorship with this correctness. But the core of the[…]