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F IS FOR FANTASTIC!

‘F’ IS FOR FANTASTIC!

Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
February 4, 2023
Please don’t take every class just because you think you should.
Facing public backlash and bankruptcy, Twitter’s new management may have gone too far to keep their vision of the platform alive.

Elon’s Twitter Acquisition Is Not What We Were Promised

Ethan Bull, Staff Writer
January 27, 2023
From layoffs of half the workforce to complete department axings, Elon Musks’ purchase and privatization of Twitter has been a rocky road that remains far from the platform that was promised, despite some noteworthy improvements.
The German anatomist Gunther von Hagens technique of preservation has raised eyebrows from spectators and investigators alike.

‘Bodies: The Exhibition’ is morally wrong

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
January 26, 2023
Why the world-famous exhibitions are controversial.
Contrary to popular belief, Lofthouse sugar cookies are the best cookies, and will remain that way. Unfortunately, I did come to this conclusion through personal trauma in my childhood.

HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
January 9, 2023
I <3 sugar cookies.
School choice should be an undeniable right

School choice should be an undeniable right

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
January 3, 2023
A discussion on why school choice should be implemented in CCSD.
School Choice is Not Our Panacea

School Choice is Not Our Panacea

Ethan Bull, Staff Writer
January 3, 2023
While school choice may be a tempting solution for parents and students, distributing public education fund vouchers undermines both taxpayers and the general school system.
While some students are proud to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during the morning announcements, an increasing number of students are choosing to sit out of the patriotic demonstration for personal reasons.

RECONSIDER YOUR STANCE ON THE PLEDGE

Ethan Bull
November 29, 2022
In recent times, an increasing number of students and citizens have refused to stand during patriotic demonstrations such as the Pledge of Allegiance. Despite this, there are compelling reasons to show your support for the country.
The debate against gun control is popular with millions of conservative Americans today. But the prevention of firearm safety throughout several states like Texas has time and time again led to violence and death. Crowd at rally against gun control at the Minnesota State Capitol © Fibonacci Blue, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Republicans are failing when it comes to gun control

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
November 17, 2022
A look on why the conservative side of the famous gun debate is flawed.
Thousands of people across the world protest in solidarity with the girls in Iran. In this picture, a woman in Melbourne is cutting and shaving her hair.  Solidarity with Iranian Protests © Matt Hrkac, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

IRAN’S OPPRESSIVE REGIME CANNOT SUPPRESS COURAGE

Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
November 4, 2022
Autocratic leaders find it increasingly difficult to silence activists, especially when those activists are young girls.
The recent controversy surrounding the once invincible quarterback of the century has him struggling on the field after his 40 day retirement period. But how will the Buccaneers possibly perform efficiently if Brady is breaking? Third Photos © All-Pro Reels, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Column: Brady’s fall from grace

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
November 3, 2022
A look into what’s causing the NFL’s most legendary quarterback to fail.
An A-list celebrity, a revolutionizing rapper, and a cultural icon, Ye has created an empire for himself. But a conflict with the most famous family in America has thrown Ye spiraling down a controversial path. Kanye West San Pablo Tour © kennysun, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

COLUMN: Someone needs to give Ye immediate help

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor
October 25, 2022
A look into what Ye's future is now, considering how much trouble he's caused within the past year.
 Anticipating a homecoming proposal, junior Danika Marie Molina exits the campus amongst a crowd of her peers as they cheer her on. The proposal, which had been planned for several weeks, attracted a crowd that numbered more than 50 spectators offering gifts and support.

What We Should Learn from HOCO This Year

Ethan Bull, Staff Writer
October 18, 2022
Students felt the pressure of finding a homecoming date, but the actual proposals were washed out by the fanfare of long-time couples and preapproved dates.