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“13 Reasons Why” Sets an Example for Impressionable Teens

“13 Reasons Why” Sets an Example for Impressionable Teens

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion, Reviews

The recently released Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” is raising conversations about suicide and mental health in general, but is the content too raw and real for the eyes of the public? The series is based on the best-selling novel written by Jay Asher, and follows Hannah Baker, a teenage girl w...

In Defense of Prom

In Defense of Prom

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Before I begin I want to make this clear: I’ve never been a big fan of prom. I don’t like dancing and it doesn’t like me, and frankly I think there are far better, cheaper, and comfortable ways of having fun and/or making a huge fool of myself. That being said, after finally being strong-arme...

SAT, AP Exams, Prom, Oh my!

SAT, AP Exams, Prom, Oh my!

By Hoku Kern, News Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s Saturday, May 6th, the day of Prom. Students should be sleeping in, getting up late, eating a good breakfast, and spending the next few hours relaxing before getting ready for, what some consider, a defining night of their high school experience. Instead, they are getting up at the ungodly ...

Athleisure: A New Age of Fashion

Athleisure: A New Age of Fashion

By Nicky Monreal, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Looking fly in streetwear isn’t just for social royalty like Kylie and Gigi, you too can look like you just walked out of the bougiest gym in LA. Activewear has been relabeled athleisure and has been taking over fashion for years now. Clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities i...

SAT/ACT Scores: Are They Worth The Stress?

SAT/ACT Scores: Are They Worth The Stress?

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

After high school juniors frantically google another SAT prep test, they sit in front of the screen only to feel defeat as they unsuccessfully jog their memory in hopes of remembering the volume formula, while questioning is this all worth it? High schoolers endure many hours of stress, which should not be ...

Letter to the Editor

By Jenny Jang
March 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A Lesson in Water from my Alma Mater If you asked me if I cared about the environment at the beginning of 2015, I would have given you a half-hearted shrug. I liked getting together a group of friends for a beach clean-up every now and then and I loved occasionally hiking up the scenic path to Ins...

Spam Accounts Express User’s True Selves

By Austin Hardy, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Spam accounts are wildly popular among adolescents in the 21st century. Many high schoolers love the idea of a private Instagram account where they can share their realities without unwanted parental supervision, peer judgement, or the eyes of potential employers. Spam accounts allow teenagers to express th...

Spam Accounts Promote Unhealthy Behavior in Teens

By Matthew Carlson, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Spam accounts are exploding on social media networks, specifically Instagram. Teens create spam accounts to post content that would not go on their main account.

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Are Spam Accounts Worth the Risk?

Are Spam Accounts Worth the Risk?

February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Two Charger Account staff writers consider the positives and negatives of the rising trend in Instagram use, spam accounts.

The “Improved” Seminar

The “Improved” Seminar

By Sam Walker, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I furiously look through my social media, trying to get as much in before my teacher forces me to hand over my phone. Seminar at Dos Pueblos High School is meant to give students a designated time to make up work or get ahead in their classes. Although this sounds like a good concept, students at...

Disney Shatters Body Image Stereotypes with “Moana”

Disney Shatters Body Image Stereotypes with “Moana”

By Mia Capuno, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Throughout the years, The Walt Disney Company has kept up their infamous, unrealistic portrayal of heroine princesses. Unlike the average young woman, their stereotypes consist of slender necks, defined waists, and small, dainty feet. However, the typical Disney depiction of the damsel in distress...

Recovery

Recovery

By Luis Cardenas, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

There is a feeling somewhere between anger and sorrow that leaves a person incapable of expression. Where all that can be done is stare blankly into a screen, until the tears are noticed. I was drifting in and out of consciousness and my computer had run out of battery hours ago, but it was still on ...

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