Our Walkout(s) and What’s Next for the Movement

By Gigi Hume This past Wednesday, March 14, our school stood not only with our brothers and sisters in Parkland, Florida, but those in Newtown, Littleton, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, San Bernardino, Great Mills, and any other place affected by senseless tragedy at the hands of automatic weapons and/or bump stocks. Led by…

The War On Drugs Rages On

By Alec Nunez The war on drugs has been waging for years, dating as far back as even the nineteenth century with the Opium Wars between China and Britain. Just like any other war, evolution occurs. This battle, however, has been taken to the home front, plaguing our nation and those closest to us. Drug use in the…

Florida Shooting Raises Questions of National Unity

By Alec Nunez The recent shooting that occured in Florida’s Parkland High School—that saw seventeen killed—has begun to stir the toxic waters that have flooded the country in recent years. Understandably, many are outraged that these events continue to occur without being detected or halted altogether. Recently, it seems the U.S. has devolved into a…

Gigi’s Declassified OC Politics Survival Guide

By Gigi Hume Disclaimer: This article displays *extreme* liberal bias As a progress-minded kid living in OC where political leanings are as red as the sunburnt cheeks of the white people who live here, I know it can seem like your liberal-leaning self is all alone in a sea of Trumpies. But as the estimated…

Today’s Teacher Crisis

By Alec Nunez This last Tuesday, a Louisiana teacher was arrested for her impedance on a school board meeting when she proposed a question about wages. This question stemmed from a frustrating lack of understanding as to why the superintendent was receiving an increase in pay to fatten his wallet while other educators and support…

Thoughts on Feminism

By Ivette Barajas and Alena Tran First and second wave feminist movements are largely characterized by the right to vote, the right to equal pay, and sexual liberation. This integral beginning provided the platform for third wave feminism, which tends to be associated with more intersectionality and a reclamation and redefining of concepts such as…

Liberty and Justice For All

By Melanie Mercado and Tanya Soto The United States, in the month of February, held 960,483 undocumented immigrants in custody by ICE officials. In 2013, 83 percent of people deported were not given a hearing before a judge. Due to the lack of rights awareness, the number will increase. Regardless of being undocumented, immigrants do have…

For Us // From Us

By Kristina Ching Although International Women’s Day wasn’t today, I set out to do something to remind myself and those around me that we can be empowered everyday of our lives // I believe strongly in learning from our mistakes, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I could have had some…

Trump’s Executive Order, Banning Travel

By Michael Rodillo After about a week of being the President, President Donald J. Trump has unleashed his executive order of banning seven middle-eastern countries from having the opportunity to get underway their lives in the United States. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia are all banned to keep out ‘Radical Islamic Terrorists.’…

Russia Linked to Rigged Election

By Tino Hernandez and Antonio Nunez Throughout the past month speculations have been floating around concerning Russia’s participation in the results of the last presidential election, where Trump dealt an unexpected blow and triumphed against Hillary Clinton and her Democratic party. Despite everything being said, these rumors are still only considered rumors, whether this information…

Trumped-Up Protests

By Kimberly Ayon On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Naturally, there were people that aren’t delighted with the outcome. However, unlike past elections, there is a clear division; you’re either with Donald Trump, or you’re not. In fact, there have been a plethora of protests across the…