The Epitaph

In honor of Nipsey Hussle

By Thomas Denome and Gianella Ordonez

May 8, 2019

Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Gianella Ordonez, Thomas Denome

Tragedy struck the hip-hop world a month ago when Los Angeles-based rapper Ermias Joseph Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle, was murdered outside his clothing store in the southern part of the city on March 31. This news was not only tragic, but heartbreaking for the South LA community and close friends...

The Denome’s Advocate: A final rant on politics

By Thomas Denome

May 5, 2019

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

Three years and about 30,000 words or so after I was bequeathed with a column, I am now sitting here, at my computer, writing my last little diatribe about something, anything political that captures my interest. In a month, I’ll graduate high school; I’ll head off to college in August; some unde...

The Denome’s Advocate: Fire, fury and a reason to smile in these trying times

By Thomas Denome

November 19, 2018

Filed under OPINION, Thomas Denome

I t’s the middle of November and California is on fire. It’s unsafe to walk around outside without a mask on. And the president is talking about the need to perform basic gardening tasks as the solution. Not too much room for optimism, eh? It certainly is hard to be excited about what the ...

The Denome’s Advocate: Democrats, an unruly mob? If only…

By Thomas Denome

October 18, 2018

Filed under The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Continuing with the American tradition of attempting to paint political opponents as insane and unreasonable, Republicans have a new platform to win the 2018 midterm elections: depicting the Democratic base as an “unruly mob.” President Trump and other Republican leaders have called the Democrat...

The Denome’s Advocate: An anarchist’s perspective on gun control

September 10, 2018

Filed under OPINION, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome, Uncategorized

E very summer, I leave school and come back far more radical than when I left, without fail. Two summers ago, I identified as a progressive and one summer ago I identified as a democratic socialist. Now, in my third year of writing this column, I speak to you as an anarchist. Anarchy, or more spec...

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 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...

Student Walk-Out Photo Gallery

March 14, 2018

Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, Photos Galleries, Riley Anderson, Thomas Denome

Students march from HHS to FHS and Sunnyvale City Hall to protest against gun violence.

The Denome’s Advocate: Show some solidarity to striking teachers

By Thomas Denome

March 5, 2018

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

Gun violence as a problem in schools has reached a new level In the news; it is overshadowing the fact that in West Virginia, school has not been happening for the past week. West Virginia educators have been on strike since Feb. 22, claiming they are underpaid. They have continued to negotiate, ...