Opinion

Should You Take the AP Exams?

Should You Take the AP Exams?

The end of the school year is slowly approaching, and the beginning of AP Exams looms on the horizon. The AP Exams take place in May and cover subjects ranging from Chemistry to European History. But are these AP Exams really necessary? Although the AP program might help to better prepare students for college, these […]

SAT or ACT: Take the Right Test

SAT or ACT: Take the Right Test

For many students, choosing between SAT and ACT may be a grey area because all the traditional standards and lack of self-awareness. There is a lot of controversy about whether or not students should dedicate themselves to one test. For many years, taking the SAT has been the norm in the minds of parents and […]

Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

“Kick the Bucket,” is an english idiom meaning “to die” originating from the notion that people hanged themselves by standing on a bucket with a rope around their neck and then kick the bucket away. It led me to question, “Will people regret their life the second before they die?” According to “The Top Five […]

Community, School, and Church

New Wellness Center at Academy of the Canyons

New Wellness Center at Academy of the Canyons

School can be a stressful environment for students who feel pressured to perform well in their classes while actively volunteering and participating in clubs. The Academy of the Canyons, like many other schools, has recently been working to make a student- and staff-run wellness center that promotes a stress free, relaxing environment for students at […]

Cresskill High in Wonderland

Cresskill High in Wonderland

As children, everyone has dreamed of a Wonderland at least once in their life: a castle full of flowers and trees, a place where sadness does not exist, or another world where aliens live. Growing up, it remains a curiosity. Does “Wonderland” really exist? The answer is yes, there is a place that gives dreams […]

Should AP Tests Be Required?

Should AP Tests Be Required?

AP tests, also known as Advanced Placement tests, take place in first two weeks of May. The AP program allows high school students to take college level courses; if students score highly enough on the AP exam, they receive college credit. The test weeks in May might be considered the most stressful weeks of the […]

Society, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle

Do Men with Jewelry Get Viewed Differently than Other Men?

Do Men with Jewelry Get Viewed Differently than Other Men?

Over the past years, I have noticed that men with jewelery are getting viewed differently than males who do not have jewelry. When males start putting on earrings, rings, piercings, and so on, they fall under the umbrella of a sort of “gangster” stereotype. This can cause these men to have disadvantages in society compared […]

The Indivisible Fight Back

The Indivisible Fight Back

It all began with a Google document. “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda” was a 26-page, public Google document created by former progressive congressional staffers who wanted to fight the Trump agenda by sharing “insider” info on how to successfully influence Congress. The document was published in mid-December and instantly became widely […]

The Perks of Bilingualism

The Perks of Bilingualism

Did you know that more than half of the world’s population is bilingual? In a world of great linguistic diversity, speaking two languages rather than just one is a power of a very special kind. Bilingualism has been shown to have many social and lifestyle advantages, allowing multi-tongued people to connect to larger communities that […]

Korea, Koreans, and Korean Americans

Memories Resurface with the Recovery of the MV Sewol

Memories Resurface with the Recovery of the MV Sewol

South Korea has finally begun to work on the recovery of the MV Sewol. Three years ago, on April 16, 2014, the MV Sewol capsized and 304 of 476 passengers and crew members died. Most were students from Danwon High School. Although in the past it was said that the Sewol ferry could not be […]

Who is Going to be South Korea’s New President?

Who is Going to be South Korea’s New President?

South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, was impeached. She was the first impeached president in the South Korea when the Korean Constitutional Court voted unanimously to remove her from office. Snap elections for a new president will be held within 60 days. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of Park’s supporters, two of whom […]

KPOP: A Global Phenomenon

KPOP: A Global Phenomenon

Ever since the Hallyu Wave in the late 1990s, Korean culture has been spreading through across the world. K-pop has been at the front of the wave – just look at the numerous world tours, fan meetings, Billboard rankings, and immense international support that the music is enjoying today. Just in 2016, more than 15 […]

Media, Sports, Food, and Entertainment

How True is the “Truth”?

How True is the “Truth”?

Fake news is exactly what it sounds like: false information. Lies fed to the public. Recently, President Donald J. Trump has used this term to describe several news organizations, such as CNN, Washington Post, and the New York Times, for unfairly targeting him and his administration. It is crucial to note that the President has […]

The Valencia High School Lacrosse Team Aims for Success

The Valencia High School Lacrosse Team Aims for Success

Valencia High School is known for its dominant soccer team, which defeated the majority of teams to earn the number 16 rank in all of California. However, the Valencia High School lacrosse team is a much different story, with its history filled with many more losses than wins. Despite the fact that the lacrosse team […]

Breath of the Wild breathes new life into Zelda fans

Breath of the Wild breathes new life into Zelda fans

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the newest title from one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, was released for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch on March 3. After four years of development, Breath of the Wild finally came to stores with numerous significant changes and new features uncharacteristic of traditional Zelda games, […]

Science, Technology, Health, and the Environment

What is ‘The Hum’?

What is ‘The Hum’?

At its prime in the darkest, quietest nights, it creeps in and stays there, making a permanent home inside your mind. Known as ‘The Hum,’ this phenomenon has stirred people all around the world. As strange as it may sound, ‘The Hum’ is a widely-experienced phenomenon involving reports of a low hum that is heard […]

FBLA Moving on to Nationals

FBLA Moving on to Nationals

Just this past weekend, FBLA’s (Future Business Leaders of America) state tournament took place with various counties sending their winners to compete for the title of state champion. With the tournament concluded, students of Centennial HIgh School are looking forward to the national competition, which is taking place this summer. With their club being bigger […]

Driving Animals to Their Deaths

Driving Animals to Their Deaths

According to a study conducted by Culture Change, a total of more than 400 million innocent street animals are killed by motorists annually in the U.S., while each day, approximately 190 million motor vehicles are on the road and more than 1 million animals are hit by these vehicles.Although the victims vary from mammals to […]