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The Points “The Great Wall” Had Received

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Opinion

The Great Wall,directed by Zhang Yimou, is a movie created to explain one of the legends that evolved around the Great Wall of China. When I first saw the trailers, I thought it didn't make sense to have dinosaurs “(taotie,” as they’re called in the movie) when it's about the Great Wall, whic...

Nick Cannon Leaves AGT!?

Tristin Thao, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

        Nick Cannon, an American rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality. He recently quit “America’s Got Talent” because NBC didn't like a joke in which he made, making disparaging remarks about NBC in a recent showtime comedy special,...

Why Do Sports?

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Sports are one of the best parts about being in high school. Joining a team has many benefits, such as exercise, a possibility for scholarships and making new friends. Having something to do as an extracurricular activity can also take your mind off of the terrifying stress circus that is academics. &n...

Not good enough for Education Secretary

Not good enough for Education Secretary

Andy Thao, Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

Since the dramatic changes by President Donald Trump, another stun to the nation occurs once again. On Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was nominated for the United States Secretary of Education which I think is probably the biggest shock since Trump proposed the travel ban even though there wasn’t much time bet...

Trump Point

Trump Point

Adan Mohamud, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump surprised many when he won the election due to the electoral college, even though he lost the popular vote by more than two million votes.   The Donald made various racist remarks throughout his 18-month presidential campaign, much to the dismay of the majority of Americans. Many of his...

Book Review on Replica

Book Review on Replica

Priscilla Yang, Assistant Photo Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Review

““When she was little, she'd liked to pretend that stars were really lights anchoring distant islands, as if she wasn't looking up but only out across a dark sea. She knew the truth now but still found stars comforting, especially in their sameness. A sky full of burning replicas.” - Lauren Oliv...

Would You Listen to Free Slime?

Would You Listen to Free Slime?

Sheng Yang, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Review

Jimi, a Harding student, recently released his album Free Slime.   He has a similar tone in all of the songs in this album; it starts with a mellow timbre and reaches to a high bass that releases softly. Aside from that, the album is not as bad as I thought it would be. Many students at H...

Why Donald Trump Is Not Fit To Be President

Why Donald Trump Is Not Fit To Be President

Priscilla Yang, Assistant Photo Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

 When you hear the name Donald Trump, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? For some, it's the image of a spoiled man-toddler with a golden spoon in his mouth, spitting insults everywhere he goes without any sense of filter. For others, he's the symbol of greatness and glory, who they c...

The Danger and Benefits of Events Involved with Black Friday

The Danger and Benefits of Events Involved with Black Friday

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Black Friday is the tradition of starting Christmas shopping early and a day for stores to give away good deals. Although there are benefits in having Black Friday, there are dangers involved as well. The deals are great, although there are a few drawbacks connected with Black Friday which you may re...

Creationism has no place in Science Classrooms

Creationism has no place in Science Classrooms

Wendy Scaletta, Editor-in-chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Rumors of Ben Carson, a vocal creationist, becoming the new Secretary of Education have sparked outrage in many people and brought up the question: should creationism be taught in science classes? I say no. Creationism is based in faith, not evidence. Everyone has a right to their beliefs, but there...

Michelle Obama versus Melania Trump: Who’s the better First Lady?

Michelle Obama versus Melania Trump: Who’s the better First Lady?

Samantha Gadbois, Reporter
December 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When America has to metaphorically get rid of Reese’s Puffs and bring in the Grape Nuts, there will obviously be comparisons of the two families and with that comes the comparisons of the two First Ladies - former and present. Michelle Obama, a diehard gender equity advocate and former First Lady, thinks ...

Kpop introduces a different type of music that will leave you in awe

Kpop introduces a different type of music that will leave you in awe

Soua Yang, Reporter
December 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When you think of Kpop, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Most people would say “Gangnam Style.” “Gangnam Style” by PSY was released in 2012. It became a big hit that first introduced Kpop to a lot of American people. Lots of other Kpop groups are now starting to be known by peo...

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