“I don’t care, I’m not American.”

“I don’t care, I’m not American.”

Stephen So, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

It's been two weeks since the largest mass shooting in modern US history. Why did the conversation stop?

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The Mental Health Crisis: How neglect mass-manufactures mass-shooters

The Mental Health Crisis: How neglect mass-manufactures mass-shooters

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

"Guns don't kill people. Our Mental Health system does." A look into why there's more to reform than gun control.

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From Protest to Party: Remember the History of ‘Pride’

From Protest to Party: Remember the History of ‘Pride’

Ryan Sherod, Contributor

June 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Anyone who visits their local pride month celebrations is sure to see a few things: dancing, rainbow flags (everywhere), and herds of intoxicated people with absolutely no idea what they are celebrating.  Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy the party atmosphere as much as anyone else, and pride has always been...

Queer Visibility: The Matter of Unambiguous Presentation

Queer Visibility: The Matter of Unambiguous Presentation

Rebekah Smith, Contributor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Appearance and presentation are odd things, personal things but not wholly private. Multifaceted things; highly different when alone than when in public, visible to others, and further wrinkled when one is part of the LGBT community. When it is visible to people, friends, classmates, any given per...

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

My encounter with the Community Service Officer (CSO) was uncomfortable, criminalizing, and, yet sadly, not entirely unexpected. In my car -- studying before class -- I was approached and asked to roll down my window to be immediately and aggressively interrogated about my license plate. He berated me...

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

William Robertson, Senior Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

The inaugural honeymoon for President Ahmadinejad was short-lived. When the results announced a landslide victory for the newly minted president, his defeated reformist opponent took to social media with accusations of electoral fraud and claimed himself as the true winner. Western intelligence agencies...

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Sean MacPherson, Staff Writer and Owlcast Producer and Co-Host

April 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

It’s December of 2015—I had just gone through arguably the hardest four months of my life trying in vain to balance school and soccer all the while grappling with my sense of identity. Come January, when it was time to return to school for another long semester, I realized that, without a strong...

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Atlanta Rydzik, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When someone mentions climate change, you might subconsciously conjure up an image of a mother polar bear and her two cubs trudging across a melting ice cap. You might even picture your neighbor’s gas guzzling SUV, polluting the air children inhale, damaging their lungs. Viewing climate change from a p...

Op-Ed: Financing College is a Bureaucratic Clown Fiesta

Op-Ed: Financing College is a Bureaucratic Clown Fiesta

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

In April 2015, as I was getting ready to graduate High School, it became obvious I was not going to get into a college I wanted. The simple reason was that I had not applied to colleges that suited me: I was overwhelmed by the application process, didn’t use the tools at my disposal to fine-tune my ...

Market Meltdown: Nuclear is an Expensive Way to Reduce Emissions

Market Meltdown: Nuclear is an Expensive Way to Reduce Emissions

Senior Editor, William Robertson

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the early 1950s, many energy experts envisaged a “nuclear age”-- a world harnessing the power of the atom to provide cheap, clean energy for everyone. Nuclear energy never climbed above 10% of global energy generation. As America struggles to find a new landscape for energy production, the old...

Op-Ed: Revolution and Evolution

Op-Ed: Revolution and Evolution

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This year’s auspicious centenaries-- the Russian Revolutions-- has certainly not slipped the notice of the man in the Kremlin-- although you wouldn’t know this from his silence. Nor should it slip ours. The proximate cause of the first revolution was the shutdown of the capital city due to massi...

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