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The Way I See It: Racism in America

The Way I See It: Racism in America

Ashley Tjhung, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In 1992, white members of the Los Angeles Police Department were caught on video senselessly beating a black man as they arrested him. The subsequent trial garnered national attention and outrage, prompting Americans to question the role of racism in a supposedly “equal” society. This outrage was...

The Reality of Goals

The Reality of Goals

Charlotte Pierce, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“OMG relationship goals!” is a trending caption accompanying Twitter photos this calendar year. From pictures of boys asking their girlfriends to Homecoming with extravagant proposals, to a groom crying as his bride walks down the aisle, this  generation of young adults is fixated on attaining the...

What happened to only 12 days of Christmas?

What happened to only 12 days of Christmas?

Bridget Lockman, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the clock strikes midnight on All Hallows’ Eve, people trade in their costumes for “ugly Christmas sweaters.” Before Halloween even passes, choir and band classes begin working on Christmas carols for their winter concerts, stores start selling Christmas decorations, and Starbucks starts offering...

Too Cool for Trends?

Too Cool for Trends?

Abby Jackson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that a lot of girls at Adams want to be different and stand out with what they wear. Everyone seems to be obsessed with new trends and how they can be the one to stand out with the best fashion style there is, but what about a different trend that is happening? It appears people as of...

Healthy or Hurtful? New laws affect everyday choices

Healthy or Hurtful? New laws affect everyday choices

Shelby Smith, Opinion Writer

October 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The bright beginning of the new school year this year was dampened by the severe new restrictions on school meals and snacks made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The long-held tradition of fundraising bake sales at Adams are now against the law thanks to the new “Smart...

Love is love

Love is love

Lydia Kudret, Opinion Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

“Gays and lesbians not served here,” reads a sign in an Arizona coffee shop. It’s 2014. The same prejudice that was around in the early 1900s still seems to linger; with gay people as the target instead of African Americans. In February of this year, Arizona's Legislature passed a controversial...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Hannah Golding, Opinion Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Cheering, pep talks, and clapping keeps the players inspired and motivated to put their hearts into what they do. Whether it’s on the court, field, ice or green, a coach’s job is to improve his players and give them a chance to play the game they love. But what if a coach didn’t do this? Imagine...

The spiraling cost of higher education

The spiraling cost of higher education

Cameron Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Web Editor/ Opinion Editor

May 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the end of the year approaches, most seniors are deciding on which college they will be attending in the fall. What they may not be so sure of, however, is how they will be able to afford it. Today, the cost of attending college is egregious, and rising. Without help from collegial and governmental...

The Real Mission of a Feminist

The Real Mission of a Feminist

Alyssa Wright, Student Life Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

This year marks the 40th year since the United Nations honored the idea of International Women’s Day in 1975. It is 2014, and women still are unable to acquire certain rights that men have always been entitled to. What’s a feminist? Women are constantly viewed in negative lights and are ca...

It’s All About Getting In

It’s All About Getting In

Abby Schaitkin, Opinion Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

High school seniors look forward to the activities that their final year has to offer. Senior year is filled with new and exciting adventures including prom, spring break, and graduation. Before anyone can enjoy these events, however, the students have to face one final pressure. It is the pressure of...

For Your Eyes Only?

For Your Eyes Only?

Abby Schaitkin, Editorial Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Teenagers and adults rarely hesitate sending their secrets and opinions to their acquaintances through text, email, or phone calls. The lack of hesitation is due to the unquestioned belief that the person on the receiving end of the message is the only person listening in and that the information will...

It’s Just a Test

It’s Just a Test

Ashley Tjhung, Student Life Writer

April 14, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As juniors receive their scores from this year’s ACT test, they still remember the drudgery of those three days in early March. “I am more than a test score.” “The ACT does not define me.” The night before any given test date these generic tweets fill Twitter as students prepare for...

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