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Trump Point

Trump Point

Adan Mohamud, Reporter
December 20
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Digital Safety and Privacy at Risk?

Digital Safety and Privacy at Risk?

Andy Thao, Reporter
December 6
Filed under Opinion

In today’s age, technology is huge, from the big cellphones to the iPhone 7 and the Samsung S7. The advancements in technology are improving from the old dial pads to the current digital dial pads. However, because of advancements in technology, how are our privacy online and digital safety being handle...

Earbuds from iPad help desk not bad

Andy Thao, Reporter
November 15
Filed under Opinion

A couple weeks ago, Harding gave students a award for updating their iPads to iOS 10. The reward was a choice between earbuds or a stylus to use on your iPad. Both the earbuds and the stylus are usable; however, the earbuds are a bit on the lower end of the quality spectrum. I have been using the ...

Harding’s food leaves much to be desired

Judy Her, Opinions Editor
November 15
Filed under Opinion

Almost everything about Harding High School is great! The freedom here is great, from being able to wear hats inside the school to being able to bring backpacks into the classroom. Everything is great… except the lunch. By far, Harding’s lunch is one of the least appealing and appetizing things ...

Later school start time is a good idea

Xander Lyndon-Racho, Reporter
November 15
Filed under Opinion

Harding should push its start time to 8:30 or 9 AM. If I had to guess, I would say that 90 percent of Harding High School students would say they do not get enough sleep. Many students wake up at 6 a.m., some even earlier, to get to school because it starts at 7 a.m. If you look around you during fi...

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