Education

Opinion: Dear College Board

Opinion: Dear College Board

It’s 1:06 a.m. on a Monday in March and I am frantically trying to recall the names of the processes that accompany fermentation not found in glycolysis.  I haven’t left my room in three hours because a break is a royalty I do not have the right to indulge myself in....

Opinion: Stop working a job you ‘love’

Opinion: Stop working a job you ‘love’

“If you love your job, you haven’t worked a day in your life,” Tommy Lasorda, former manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers once said. However, for far too long, Americans have been fed the narrative that we need to make our job our passion, and that without doing this,...

Opinion: Everyone needs a ‘happy place’ to destress

Opinion: Everyone needs a ‘happy place’ to destress

I choke on salt water, blinded by violent kicks to my face, already numb in the surprisingly chilly water. Surrounded by fierce competitors, I am in my happy place. It’s intense, exciting, and almost cutthroat. A stranger and I hug on the starting line; we are the...

Opinion: The struggles of being a multicultural high school student

Opinion: The struggles of being a multicultural high school student

According to the California Department of Education, 4.7% of students identify as multicultural. Cultural minority students, according to a study conducted by a California State University, are more likely to drop out of high school compared to non-minority students....

Opinion: The college application process is toxic

Opinion: The college application process is toxic

If you google “how to get into college,” more than a billion results will pop up. The college industry has turned into a capitalistic monster, made up of books, guides, videos, tutors, and endless experts that claim they’ll help you get into your dream college. People...

Opinion: Overcoming the stress of expectations

Opinion: Overcoming the stress of expectations

Junior year is arguably the hardest year in high school, and despite being barely one month in, I can say I already feel the pressure. It has nothing to do with classes, and everything to do with my parents. With the PSAT just a few short weeks away, the expectation...

Why wellness matters

Why wellness matters

On Jan. 27, Diamond Bar High School paired up with Academy of the Canyons (AOC) to create together a Wellness Forum which helped educate AOC's students on why wellness matters. What exactly is a Wellness Forum? It's a dedicated seminar and a day full of...