Opinion: Is Polling Still Useful After 2016?

Leading up to the 2020 election, both Democrats and Republicans have doubted national polling; however, it has consistently been a great way to get a general idea of who will likely win an election. In 2016, FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast gave Donald Trump only a 28.6% chance of winning the election. So, if polls are generally […]

Opinion: Settle for Biden?

On August 18, Joe Biden was nominated to be the Democratic Candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election and a movement called ‘Settle for Biden’ emerged in the Progressive community. This movement is comprised of previous Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporters who do not enthusiastically support Biden but would prefer him as their next President […]

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Impulsive Immunization

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Impulsive Immunization

Vaccines are undeniably important for the health and economic stability of society. However, it is also important for members of the public to do their due diligence before receiving any kind of medical treatment, and the COVID-19 vaccine is no exception. One thing, though, is clear: the only way that the pandemic, which has taken […]

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Validating Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Validating Vaccines

With hundreds of thousands affected by COVID-19, scientists are working to quickly develop a safe vaccine for the public. This expedited timeline for the vaccine has left many people within the United States questioning whether or not they should take it. However, assuming there is transparency about the clinical trial results, it is essential to take […]

Bonding Between the Bandwidths

Although we students are constrained to virtual learning environments, it remains crucial that we engage in them cooperatively and enthusiastically; the connections they promote are extremely important for establishing both professional and recreational relationships later in life. It can be difficult to foster personal connections over Zoom because many crucial aspects of physical interaction such […]

Conflict Crisis

Peer Support, the largest club on campus, presents itself as a student-led safe space in which all members are welcome to share issues that compromise their personal well-being. However, the club’s policies often run counter to its frequently advertised goal of establishing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for all members. Ultimately, Peer Support does a […]

Robotics championships canceled due to pandemic

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the robotics program was unable to send subteams 62A, 62B, 62K and 62X to the 2020 California VEX VRC High School State Championship. Additionally, subteam 62B could not attend the high school division of the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship, which was slated to be held in Texas in […]

A plea to prefects

A plea to prefects

During the election process, Prefect Council candidates are not allowed to campaign outside of designated assemblies and webinars, a necessary rule protecting the psychological well-being of students. Running for a position of power is a tough task, as one must devise an appealing campaign to win the trust of their peers. However, along with campaigning […]

Putting the Police on Trial

Putting the Police on Trial

Despite the American people’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, defined in the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Americans are often subject to unlawful procedures by police officers. The amendment protects citizens’ rights to deny police officers the authority to search their cars on routine traffic stops. As teenagers begin to drive, it […]