Schools

The decision-making behind reopening American schools

The decision-making behind reopening American schools

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to reopen most schools, which have been moved to online or hybrid instruction because of the global coronavirus pandemic, in the first 100 days of his presidency. The announcement follows his first 100 days national mask...

Opinion: Why there shouldn’t be school dress codes

Opinion: Why there shouldn’t be school dress codes

From elementary school to high school, a dress code is always enforced, dictating students on how to dress. Well, I say that schools have no right to tell students on what they can't and can wear. School dress codes should be abolished and students should have the...

Opinion: Are brick-and-mortar retailers dying?

Opinion: Are brick-and-mortar retailers dying?

You might have heard the troublesome outlook for brick-and-mortar stores that they are doomed to fall with the rise of online shopping. This prediction is not unprecedented as e-commerce has grown in recent years.  Even with the recent Nike ad of Colin Kaepernick...

Our voices fill the silences

Our voices fill the silences

After an evacuation drill, students from Orange County School of the Arts prepared themselves for the nation-wide school walkout. While some students returned to class, most peacefully made their way toward 10th street, which was already crowded with those willing to...

Opinion: Are schools killing creativity?

Opinion: Are schools killing creativity?

  Almost 13 years being a student in today's school system, mere memories from elementary schools have become a blur to me. Remembering times as a child, I remember creativity, being different and labeled as a nonconformist. However, as I grew up, I've noticed...

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

We’ve all been there. On the brink of an emotional breakdown, (maybe even in the middle of one) concerned about school, extracurriculars, college, what the heck we’re going to be and do in the future. Every negative emotion you know bottled up and boiling, and feeling...