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Divergent Review

Ariel Chea

June 3, 2014


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Divergent was a action movie full of suspense. They focused on five factions, Amity, Abnegation, Dauntless, Candor,and Erudite. Their motto was “faction before blood.” Their government was an imitation of communist I thought. Kate Winslet who played as Jeanine Matthews, was the leader of all the f...

Ncaa Controversy

April 17, 2014


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College Athletes in the NCAA are a huge part of the university as whole, contributing to the schools funds and competing at a high level every year. So it shouldn't be hard to see why some players are arguing that kids should be privileged in some way or form. The argument against paying student athletes...

Cyberbullying is not an issue to take lightly

Aamino Hirmonge, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2014


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Cyberbullying. We’ve all had countless discussions in middle school, in our health class or at our homes. It’s at the point where we don't even take it seriously, and its been deemed “lame” to call it out. We see it constantly, whether it’s someone saying horrible things about a girl’s s...

Caucasian Club

Megan Lehmkuhl and Christina Aguilar

February 28, 2014


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We are all Supposed to be Equal By: Megan Lehmkuhl and Christina Aguilar There are various clubs here at Harding High School such as, Hmong Club, French Club, Latino Heat, etc,but you never hear anything about a Caucasian Club. Why is that? Because it’s considered racist. In past generations, there...

Controversial Commercials

Skyler Kuczaboski

February 13, 2014


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 “Controversial” Commercials? By Skyler Kuczaboski      When people watch the superbowl, they look forward not only to the game, but also to the commercials. Ad agencies spend thousands of dollars to be seen and do dramatic things to be noticed. But have some ads gone too far? Some think so. ...

Justin Beiber

Christina Aguilar

February 13, 2014


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Justin Bieber By Christina Aguilar Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and now Justin Bieber!? The Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested recently for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), driving without a valid license and resisting arrest. Bieber was driving his yellow Lamborghini when he got...

Too Much Homework

Christina Aguilar

December 19, 2013


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Too Much Homework By Christina Aguilar   Assignments, projects, essays, and seven classes!? On top of all that, if you are a senior you have college applications and scholarships to worry about. School is supposed to be somehow enjoyable, but with the amount of assignments it’s hard to maxim...

Is The IB Diploma Fit For Everyone

Megan Lehmkuhl

December 2, 2013


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Is the IB Diploma Fit for Everyone? By: Megan Lehmkuhl   Harding offers a program called IB Diploma, also known as International Baccalaureate. They are advanced classes that prepare you for college level testing. If you pass the requirements offered through the courses, it’s possible to earn c...

IB Students Deserve Ipads For Hard Work

Alayna Xiong

December 2, 2013


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IB students deserve iPads for hard work By Alayna Xiong The International Baccalaureate (IB) program provides students with higher-level education, preparing them for college level courses. This program is widely praised at Harding High School for students in grades 11 and 12. In the fall of 2009,...

Should Phones Be Shut Off In Class?

William Tzavaras

November 28, 2013


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Should phones be shut off in class? By William Tzavaras     Coming from the student perspective, I think phones should be shut off in class because that has been my remedy for success finishing the quarter with all passing grades with my lowest grade being a B. Without having to worry about r...

New Galaxy S4 Review

Ruben Vallejo

November 28, 2013


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By Ruben Vallejo     Samsung’s “Next big thing” is here and it might not be what all the hype led up to. If you have ever seen anyone who waves their hand in front of their phone for a while, chances are that person owns a Samsung Galaxy S4. The whole craze about not having to touch you...

What Does The Fox Say?

Jerry Moua

November 28, 2013


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What does the fox say? (Opinion) By Jerry Moua   The song “What does the fox say was released on September 3, 2013.  The song is made by the Ylvisåker brothers.  The reason of the song being released was to celebrate Mikkel Storleer Eriksen’s 40th birthday, who is a member of the Stargate...

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