Opinion

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 […]

Pursuing Your Passions

Pursuing Your Passions

Pursuing your passions is not the easiest thing to do. Since there are many eyes watching, students struggle to embrace their individuality and find what their true passions are. Many people these days tend to be caught up in the influences of society and are confined by the media in what they do and think […]

Community, School, and Church

Students Step Towards a Safer Community

Students Step Towards a Safer Community

Of the more than 185 student clubs at Crescenta Valley High School, one club stands out above the rest. Attracting numerous students of different ethnicities and ages, Best Buds club promotes the equality of all students. Most students are well aware with the concept of bullying, in which one person uses strength or intimidation to […]

Troy NJROTC Drill Competition: A Sobering Success?

Troy NJROTC Drill Competition: A Sobering Success?

Ramona, California – Troy NJROTC’s Team Black, the varsity equivalent of Troy’s drill team, traveled to Ramona High School to compete in a variety of drilling contests. Many NJROTC units from other schools, like La Habra and Troy’s nemesis Westview, also came to compete in the field meet. The field meet included events like Personnel […]

International Student Fellowship

International Student Fellowship

Every Thursday evening, citizens from several different countries meet to share food, conversation, and time. They are international students, hailing from countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, or Korea, who have come to study at De Anza College in Cupertino. Hosted by Valley Church, International Student Fellowship has been meeting for over ten years.  Part of […]

Society, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle

Cruises Make the Best Weekend Trips

Cruises Make the Best Weekend Trips

It was the month of January and the week of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and the weather was turbulent and stormy. But the bad weather didn’t stop the thousands of people from gathering around the busy port of Long Beach to go on a four day Carnival Inspiration Cruise vacation. The 855 ft long […]

DeleteUber: What happened?

DeleteUber: What happened?

After President Donald Trump issued his “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” more commonly known as Trump’s travel ban, different taxi companies of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance refused to pick up passengers at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28th from 6 to 7 p.m. […]

A New Semester, A New Goal

A New Semester, A New Goal

At the outset of the new year, many high school students begin to stress about their SATs and college applications, and 2017 may be their last chance to improve their grades and scores. As such, students have adopted new goals for the new year.      Studying constantly has been the one thing that high school students […]

Korea, Koreans, and Korean Americans

Serious Teen Smartphone Addiction in South Korea

Serious Teen Smartphone Addiction in South Korea

Recently in South Korea, as the number of teenagers who own smartphones is increasing, the seriousness of the teen smartphone addiction is increasing as well. If you approach a middle or high school, it is not difficult for you to see students looking at their smartphones and texting their friends while walking. The time it […]

Seollal

Seollal

Korean New Year is the first day of the Korean lunar calendar. It is one of the most significant traditional Korean holidays. The celebration lasts three days: before the New Year, New Year’s day, and the day after the New Year. More than just a holiday to mark the beginning of a new year, Seollal […]

The Disbandment of I.O.I Upsets Many Fans

The Disbandment of I.O.I Upsets Many Fans

The popular South Korean girl group, I.O.I is disbanding after a final concert in January. The group consists of eleven members: Sejeong, Yeonjung, Yoojung, Doyeon, Somi, Kyulkyung, Nayoung, Sohye, Mina, Chungha, and Chaeyeon. These eleven girls came from several different companies such as Pledis, MBK, Redline, Fantagio, JYP, JellyFish, and M&H Entertainment. Their most recent […]

Media, Sports, Food, and Entertainment

PressOn Campaign Arises

PressOn Campaign Arises

Journalism has recently made a resurgence when people on social media started the hashtag #PressOn to encourage others to personally invest in journalism. After journalism outlets refused to muddle the facts for President Donald Trump’s administration, Trump called the news “dishonest” and described the media as “the opposition party.” As a means to support those […]

“Oddly Satisfying” Slime Takes Over!

“Oddly Satisfying” Slime Takes Over!

There is a new internet trend going around. Once thought of as gross and disturbing, “slime” has now taken over the internet. It claims the title of “Oddly Satisfying” on many social media pages, and YouTubers and Instagrammers alike are trying out this current internet sensation for themselves.The internet is obsessed with this peculiar, new […]

Water Polo is Not a Joke

Water Polo is Not a Joke

Water polo is not a game that the majority of people enjoy watching. Many people call it “the most boring sport”, “easy”, and “not entertaining.” However, people who are on the team in my high school say that it should be categorized as the most difficult sport. While you have to remain floating in the […]

Science, Technology, Health, and the Environment

California’s Drought: Is This Goodbye?

California’s Drought: Is This Goodbye?

After five long years of drought in California, residents were literally showered with a pleasant surprise. Just in the past month, California experienced so much rain that many believe that the state is finally on the recovery road from the long-term drought. Based on the Sierra Nevada snowfall, Northern California has had the heaviest snowfall […]

Hurdling Mental Blocks

Hurdling Mental Blocks

Of all the pestilences that everyone needs to endure at some point in their lives, lack of inspiration is one of the most detrimental. It is the reason that your favorite artist scrapped the album you were looking forward to, and why you can’t think of anything to write about for your English essay. It’s […]

Robotic Doctors?

Robotic Doctors?

Artificial intelligence seemed to be a mere myth when it first was used in our society. However, ever since the automaton Deep Blue beat the previous world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, AI has slowly encroached upon various occupations, ranging from online assistants to journalists. One remarkable area in which AI is emerging is the field […]