Maya Sabbaghian

Maya Sabbaghian

Maya Sabbaghian is a student at Portola High School. She served as the 2017-2018 Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper, the Portola Pilot. Maya enjoys writing, reading and competing in archery.
Opinion: Changing the body image epidemic from within

Opinion: Changing the body image epidemic from within

The other night, I settled into the couch, flicking through the channels on the TV in hopes of finding an entertaining show. I eventually landed on the reality show “Botched,” where patients — mostly women — who have already had significant plastic surgery consult...

Hostility toward journalists increased in 2018

Hostility toward journalists increased in 2018

A recent report released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) named the top five most dangerous countries in the world for journalists in the past year. In 2018, 15 journalists died in Afghanistan, 11 in Syria, nine Mexico, eight in Yemen, six in India, and six in the...

Trump’s Travel Ban: Searching for the Silver Lining

Trump’s Travel Ban: Searching for the Silver Lining

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold President Trump’s travel ban under the guise of national security, placing restrictions on entry from five majority-Muslim countries and two others — Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. This...

Why do we call it ‘Soccer,’ not ‘Football?’

Why do we call it ‘Soccer,’ not ‘Football?’

As the FIFA World Cup powers through, one common question resurfaces: Why do Americans call it “soccer,” not “football?” Although the term “soccer” may seem rooted in American culture, the answer actually lies 200 years ago with the British. According to a research...