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An Open Letter to DP’s Holden Caulfields

An Open Letter to DP’s Holden Caulfields

By Tamar Cohen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Charger Friends, At this point in the year, many of you have recently read J.D. Salinger's Catcher In The Rye. For those of you who are freshmen, know that this journey of a novel is in your very near future. When I was a sophomore, Catcher was extremely polarizing – as I believe it still is. So...

The Lack of History in Our History Classes

The Lack of History in Our History Classes

By Penny Scott, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We learn so much in our history classes, yet we learn so little about certain aspects of the human race and diverse communities. For LGBTQ+ minorities that is especially the case. In history class, so much of what is taught disregards a shocking amount of history regarding gender and sexuality. Accord...

Revival: A Bad Album in Good Packaging

Revival: A Bad Album in Good Packaging

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

2017 was a big year for the rap genre. The genre—as with all genres—is experiencing a divide within its’ artists. The old school rappers of the ’90s have been, one-by-one, falling out of the public eye to make way for new branches of rap: “politically-conscious rap” and “pop-rap.” For p...

Shock Doctrine: A Sleight-of-Hand Trick with the Unreliable American Media

Shock Doctrine: A Sleight-of-Hand Trick with the Unreliable American Media

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Shock Doctrine. It is a name that few recognize, but countless lives have been unwittingly affected by. The concept was explored by Naomi Klein, a Canadian author and social activist in her book The Shock Doctrine: the Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The book identified the political prac...

Political Distraction is the Real Issue

Political Distraction is the Real Issue

By Gemma Sturgeon, Print and Design Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ask most teenagers what the latest law passed in the White House was. Then ask them what President Trump’s most recent tweet said, and expect to see the most concerning consequence of political distraction. In a world of complete reliance on different forms of media—from television to the Internet...

Local Democracy Depends on Voter Turnout

Local Democracy Depends on Voter Turnout

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In current politics, teenagers and young adults are seen as the face of change, the progressive leaders that will fight for equality and justice, so why is it that we have one of the lowest voter turnout rates of all the demographics? With classes, jobs, and extracurricular activities, high school ...

Lana Del Rey Showcases a Timeless Rhapsody of Tragic Romantics

Lana Del Rey Showcases a Timeless Rhapsody of Tragic Romantics

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under A&E, Opinion

It is not often that an artist’s compliments to a crowd seem genuine. Hearing “this is one of my favorite cities” or “thank you all for coming out tonight” at every show can appear redundant, unnatural, and staged, but not for 32-year-old Lana Del Rey, whose gratitude reaches the nosebleed...

“It” Proves To Be Both Horrifying and Heartwarming

“It” Proves To Be Both Horrifying and Heartwarming

By Molly Sipes, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Reviews

Despite the endless anticipation and hype for the sheer terror expected in the 2017 movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It, the movie’s actual delivery of said terror left a lot to be desired. Not to say that the film was a failure. The script was hilarious, giving the mainly preteen cast an unabashedly ...

“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...

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