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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...

Opinion: Don’t let school shootings become ‘normal’

Opinion: Don’t let school shootings become ‘normal’

  In 2019, there were at least 100 cases of gunfire on school grounds — 26 of which resulted in deaths, three in suicides and 63 injuries, according to Everytown for Gun Safety Support. The Washington Post’s database of school shootings estimates that over 236,000...

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...

Keeping it classic with The Traditionist

Keeping it classic with The Traditionist

Folk music drifts down the hall. A vibrant and mellow voice accompanies an acoustic guitar and twangy harmonica. The atmosphere is lighthearted and full of excitement as the singer performs a medley of his songs. Applause and chants for an encore erupt from the crowd...

Opinion: To be perfect, or not to be perfect

Opinion: To be perfect, or not to be perfect

I had impeccable report cards in elementary and maintained straight A’s throughout all of middle school. Exceeding standards was what I had done my whole life, and I intended to continue doing so in high school. My final fall semester grade in freshman English Honors...