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OPINION: The consumption of fiction can be psychologically and emotionally beneficial

Samantha Alde

June 6, 2019

In the face of economic calamity during WWII and the Great Depression, there was an increase in fictional works and concepts in the U.S., such as the creation of superheroes, in order to raise society’s morale. Scenarios in books and movies allow one to escape momentarily from the stresses of life. Bein...

OPINION: The jump between freshman and sophmore year is too intense

Annie Liu

June 5, 2019

As the school year ends, many sophomores may be reflecting upon their past two years of high school. One of the most significant differences between ninth and tenth grade is the increase in workload and stress. The gap between the rigor in the first two years of high school is so wide that many s...

OPINION: Teachers shoud be more lenient with bathroom passes to protect students’ health

Emily Harvie

May 31, 2019

The moment the bell rings, students are given exactly six minutes to pack up, gather their things and make it to their next class. During this passing period, they are also expected to take care of anything else they need, like go to their locker, get water or use the bathroom. With nearly 2,000...

OPINION: SCHS should offer more intermediate courses so students can succeed

Vincent Nguyen

May 30, 2019

According to the 2019-2020 District Course Catalog, there is a grand total of eight honors courses offered at Santa Clara High School across every subject, a majority of them simply being intended as prerequisite courses for underclassmen. Comparatively, the amount of Advanced Placement and regular ...

OPINION: Obsessive fanaticism – the monster in the closet

OPINION: Obsessive fanaticism – the monster in the closet

Cleo Chow

May 23, 2019

With the massive amount of high-intensity energy and passion present in many fandoms, toxic fan behavior is almost inevitable. This is especially prevalent in the music industry, where fans of singers and groups avidly compete to help their idols rise up in music ranking charts, such as iTunes an...

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