Cell Phones Affect Sex Drive

Delaney Ohman, Op-Ed Writer

March 7, 2019

  Your cell phone is not only harming your mind, but also messing with your body. Our handheld devices are degrading our health in ways we do not even realize.   Due to the increase in couples using smartphones and checki...

EU Plans To Filter Internet Content

Antonette Summerville, Op-Ed Writer

March 7, 2019

  Article 13 is the new excessive use of government regulation on the Internet since the highly unpopular Net Neutrality repealed in 2017, but the European Union (EU) thought another annoyance was appropriate.   The E...

Hip-Hop Takes On A New Tune

Jackson Zyskowski, Op-Ed Writer

March 7, 2019

  What started as an underground movement focused on rebelling against the system has developed into a nationwide cultural movement that is a staple of teenage culture.   As gangs continuously tried to one-up each other, the new h...

Student Press Saves Democracy

Jose Valdivia, Op-Ed Editor

March 7, 2019

   In recent years, free press has increasingly been under unwarranted attack, paralleling a dangerous culture like that of An Enemy of the People. It seems like across the country, anything mildly unfavorable or controversial is labele...

Skeleton In The Closet: Exposing Hate at SVHS

José Valdivia, Op/Ed Editor

February 11, 2019

In an email I sent to Principal Justin Mori last December, I wrote, “[this] is a threat to the safety of  our LGBTQ [community], and, if the school wants to live up to its message of creating a safe environment for all stud...

The New Face Of Congress Is Wearing Red Lipstick

José Valdivia, Op/Ed Editor

February 11, 2019

A wave of blue, or, more accurately, a rainbow—“the typical sea of men’s suit jackets… balanced by pops of green, blue and white worn by women,” as described by The Washington Post—has swept the House. The 116t...

Mr. Dragon Threatens Representation

Antonette Summerville, Op-Ed Writer

February 11, 2019

  The title of ‘Mr.’ Dragon posits the idea that promotes more males to join, and other genders are subconsciously discouraged from joining. Even if students of other genders are not restricted from joining, it reduces their ...

Dying Journalists Threaten Free Media

Jackson Zyskowski, Op-Ed Writer

February 11, 2019

  Samim Faramarz and Ramiz Ahmadi had just wrapped up their live report of the most recent suicide bombing in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, when a car bomb was detonated just meters away, killing both of them. This even...

Wake Up And Understand The Teens

Maddie Welsome, Graphic Designer

February 11, 2019

Teenagers are often viewed as moody, lazy troublemakers claiming to be misunderstood. Hormonal changes often overshadow a large, contributing issue in teenage lives: Sleep. SVHS students are no exception.   “[It] takes me a w...

¿Qué Será de la Frontera?

José Valdivia and Celeste Rodriguez

February 11, 2019

Confusión, caos, y coacción crecen desenfrenadamente en la frontera de EEUU y México. La caravana centroamericana, que ha estado migrando hacia la frontera en búsqueda de asilo, por fin, ha llegado a EEUU, señalando los enfrentamientos...

Facebook: Problem With Open Platforms

José Valdivia, Op/Ed Editor

February 11, 2019

  Climate change, Russian hacking, illegal immigrants, and fires—these are all topics that can be read across social media and news outlets. On Facebook, there are currently millions of posts being shared about such topics, a...

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