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The Garlick Press: Unemployment among conservationalists

By Kira Garlick

May 4, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

The school year is ending quickly, and as a second semester senior, I am looking forward to my college experience. In my free time, I’ve been researching my major, environmental science. Within the schools I have applied for, the programs are wonderful, with plenty of opportunities for internships an...

What makes a break a good break?

What makes a break a good break?

By Tamar Gilad

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Tamar Gilad

The approach of a break is always a sign of hope for high school students. Break means no early morning alarms, lectures, pop quizzes or tests. It is hailed as a time for rest and relaxation, and for most high school students, as a getaway from school. Unfortunately, breaks always have an en...

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity affects all

By Lily Hartenstein

May 2, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

For years now, women have outnumbered men in college. In a patriarchal society, this is hugely significant; knowledge is power. In 2017, women made up 56 percent of students in college, according to the U.S. Department of Education. While this may not seem like a significant difference, that is 2.2 milli...

The Denome’s Advocate: California’s crime against inmates

By Thomas Denome

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

The recent fires in California have wrought incredible damages on the state, particularly in the human cost. According to Reuters and NBC News, 45 people total died between the Tubbs Fire in Napa and the Thomas Fire near Los Angeles. The human costs don’t end with just the deaths, however — some 3,800 of California’s firefighters are inmates battling blazes for a dollar an hour, according to KQED. The inmate fir...

The Impatient Patient: Reduced, heightened expectations pressure minority students

By Renee Wang

April 27, 2018


Filed under Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Racial stereotypes have been proven to invoke reduced expectations and heightened pressures for students in affected groups. Not only that, but these racial stereotypes also contribute to the achievement gap, or set of disparities in testing scores, between Asian and white students versus non-Asian min...

The Ripple Effect: A Cuban continuation

The Ripple Effect: A Cuban continuation

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

April 25, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

Cuba’s new president was named last Thursday. The plot twist? His name isn’t Castro. Yes, for the first time in decades, someone unrelated to Fidel Castro holds that office: Miguel Diaz-Canel. It’s no surprise, seeing as he was selected to be the first vice president in 2013. But apart from ...

The Impatient Patient: In defense of a lazy, smartphone-obsessed generation

The Impatient Patient: In defense of a lazy, smartphone-obsessed generation

By Renee Wang

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Lazy. Entitled. Snowflakes. According to Media Post, these are the qualities 71 percent of past American generations attribute to Generation Z. These sentiments are reflected not only by the parents of Generation Z, but in those belonging to it. 40 percent of parents and 45 percent of Generation Z themselv...

The Hart of the Matter: Domestic violence and female homelessness heavily connected

By Lily Hartenstein

April 11, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Homelessness is a massive issue plaguing the United States, but it is rarely looked at as the complex and multi-faceted problem it truly is. One such overlooked factor of the homelessness issue is the role of violence against women.The U.S. Department of Justice reported that one in four homeless wo...

The Garlick Press: Does ‘flexible’ vegetarianism have a lasting impact?

By Kira Garlick

April 11, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

It has long been known that climate change is happening, and that our everyday consumption of fuels and products contribute to the rising temperatures. But what people don’t usually think of straight away is how diet can affect the environment. Yes, I am talking about vegetarianism. I have been a vegetari...

The Denome’s Advocate: Israel, an apartheid state? (Opinion)

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Author's note: It has come to my attention that this article has garnered extreme criticism from the opposing perspective. However, after a number of productive conversations on the issue with critics, and doing further research, my stance on the issue has not changed. I understand, though, that many sta...

The Impatient Patient: Crisis pregnancy centers have the right to their beliefs, not the right to deceive

March 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are organizations around the country offering counsel to pregnant women, with the goal of swaying women away from having an abortion by presenting different options. As such, CPCs counsel women through their pregnancy and after, providing adoption referrals. There ...

The Hart of the Matter: Homophobic comments and sexist ideals are intertwined

March 28, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland shooting and one of the faces of the current movement for gun control, has been under attack by many who oppose her values. While this is normal for someone leading a wave of change, some politicians, such as Leslie Gibson, have crossed a line in their criticism...