Arden Nguyen

Arden Nguyen

Opinion: Vaccines work and everyone needs them

Opinion: Vaccines work and everyone needs them

Vaccines are one of the most groundbreaking medical advancements ever. They improve the quality of life for everyone, training our bodies to develop immunity to deadly diseases, and are in no way dangerous. In recent years, however, the antivaccination movement has...

Opinion: Stop hoarding supplies

Opinion: Stop hoarding supplies

A Tennessee man made national headlines last weekend for amassing a whopping 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer. If you’ve been to Costco, Walmart or any other store recently, you might’ve seen once-full aisles of toilet paper and water bottles now completely empty....

Opinion: We need to be prepared for technology issues

Opinion: We need to be prepared for technology issues

A recent malware attack shut down wifi and the Aeries Student Information System in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. This is a reminder that although technology makes education more efficient, it’s also unreliable and our classrooms must be prepared...

Opinion: Stop teens from vaping their youth away

Opinion: Stop teens from vaping their youth away

A fruity aroma might trick you into thinking that there’s an air freshener in the restroom, but it may come from a dangerous device. It's a nicotine delivery system, both sedative and stimulant, sleek and hidden, and a gateway to a world of addiction, pain and...

How seasonal depression can affect students

How seasonal depression can affect students

The days are getting colder and bleaker in Southern California, which means winter seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as "seasonal depression," is around the corner. “Seasonal affective [disorder]... is a type of depression that is caused by the...

How to stay healthy in flu season

How to stay healthy in flu season

October is here, and so is the flu season. “The flu is an influenza virus that causes respiratory diseases and is transmitted by droplets,” Nurse Marci McLean-Crawford said. “So if you cough or you sneeze or even when you talk, you let out little tiny droplets. When...