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The Unicorn was Overrated

Megan Engelstad, Reporter

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Starbucks released a drink April 17 called the Unicorn. At most stores the Unicorn sold out on the first day so finding this elusive drink was almost as complicated as finding an actual unicorn. The Unicorn was only supposed to be available for one week but social media made the Unicorn drink the most...

United Airlines doing something bad

United Airlines doing something bad

Andy Thao, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently, an airliner threw out a passenger after overbooking a flight. Some may think it’s fine, but I think it’s not. Overbooking is when airliners give out more tickets than the plane can handle. Now you may think it’s wrong and dumb that airliners do this, but it’s all about profit. Ai...

The Way the Pep-fest Looked Disorganized

The Way the Pep-fest Looked Disorganized

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Pepfests this year have been disorganized attempts at school spirit. Before the recent Pepfest, I was dreading going considering what I saw last time. The second Pepfest wasn’t any better. Through the whole thing I felt like the Pepfest could have been better; what I was feeling is different fr...

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...

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