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Opinion: Writing is therapeutic

Opinion: Writing is therapeutic

My school has been shut down for a week now, and I have literally nothing to do. Yes, there are online classes and SAT prep, but those get extremely tiresome after awhile. For my school, online classes are not mandatory and have no impact on your grades whatsoever....

Languages’ origins and modern relevance

Languages’ origins and modern relevance

Imagine a world where speech and communication didn’t exist. Daily life would probably be much, much more difficult. This is the value of language. Without it, no higher discussion or discovery would take place. Fortunately, we live in a world where language is a...

Woman woke up and couldn’t speak English

Woman woke up and couldn’t speak English

Hannah Jenkins lost her ability to speak English after a bicycle crash, according to BBC. After waking up in the hospital, she was unable to understand anyone who spoke English to her. It was as though she had forgotten how to speak English entirely and her English...

English phonetics: Intonation

English phonetics: Intonation

Tonal languages are different from non-tonal languages because tonal languages are dependent on the emphasis and pronunciation, because how a word is said will affect its meaning. It is quite understandable why some people would consider English to be a tonal...

Should English DGP be done department-wide?

Should English DGP be done department-wide?

Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) English teachers and English professors from nearby colleges such as Golden West College (GWC) and the Coast colleges were present at a recent meeting held at GWC. The meeting was an eye opener for high school...

SAT: The test of emotions

SAT: The test of emotions

All students know it the moment they step into high school. It hangs over them dauntingly and even scares some away. They will take the SAT, and it will affect everything. The second SAT of the year will be distributed on Saturday, March 11. Once more, students will...