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Giving up social media causes realizations: focus on reality, not comparison

Gigi Cepeda, assistant opinions editor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions

You hear it on the news. From political candidates. From neighbors. From parents. From houses of worship. They all seem to be in agreement: social media has ruined the new generation. According to the generations above us, so...

Missing class calls for student, teacher action

Oracle Editorial Board

February 10, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Your alarm rings on Thursday morning and you sigh with dread. Another day of tests and quizzes that you know you should have studied for, but didn’t. It was an off week, and you just didn’t have the motivation. “Mom,” you shout...

Middy Mags is worth a try

Anne Marie Yurik, co-editor-in-chief

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Although some people find frisbees of cheese, sauce, crust and optional toppings (aka pizza) the epitome of party food, I cannot say that I love it–I find pizza mediocre at best. I am not a big pizza fan, so when I ventured ou...

The xx unable to reach full potential

Ben Olson, staff reporter

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

The xx are an unusual band. They’re way too pop to be indie and way too indie to be pop. They should’ve died out a long time ago. Yet, both popists and indieheads continue to enjoy the synth-lead music of Jamie Smith and the...

A Series of Unfortunate Events hits Netflix

Katie Cavender, co-editor-in-chief

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

We’ve all had a day where it feels like nothing was going right. Maybe you forgot to write a works cited page for your essay, then tripped over your shoelaces and face-planted in the hallway, then got back a failing test grade, a...

Pressure for extracurricular participation induces stress, takes away from personal passions

Zach Cepeda, columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

After five painful hours spent filling out various college applications, a library-residing high school senior begins yet another “Extracurricular” section. His fingers tremble as he is once again forced to give an account...

“Cliques” masquerading as “Squads” remain limiting

Savera Zulfiqar, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinions

From the silver screen media through Mean Girls to young adult novels like The Clique by Lisi Harrison, the social division of student school life has shifted away from the now frowned upon idea of “cliques,” exclusive grou...

Absence of honors course calls for change in U.S. History

Maeve Plunkett, asst. opinions editor

December 16, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Last year, during AP testing week, I couldn’t stare at my AP U.S. History (APUSH) notebook for a second longer during my SRT. My brain was fried and I needed some human interaction. So, I went to a regular U.S. History class...

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