Backlash to Opinion Piece on Rave Culture Unwarranted

Backlash to Opinion Piece on Rave Culture Unwarranted

The M-A Bear News Editorial Board
October 24, 2013
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With the recent publishing of the October issue of the MArk came a massive amount of backlash regarding several articles, including an opinion on rave culture from an outsider’s perspective, written by journalist Sabina Vitale. ... Read more »

On the Decline of Leadership and School Spirit

M-A Editorial Board
May 7, 2013
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In the past two years, the reputation and the reality of Leadership at M-A has changed drastically. We the M-A Editorial board believe that this change is the result of a breakdown between the student government and the student body. Towards the end of the 2009-2010 school year, about a hundred M-A... Read more »

The California Distinguished School Award: Not Showing M-A’s Brightest Side

Joseph Rabinovitsj, Samantha Henze, Annalise Deal
March 1, 2013
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The California Distinguished School Award is given out every two years, and since 1987, M-A has received this honor. Schools with California Distinguished status must have growth in their Academic Performance Index (API), which is primarily determined based on standardized test scores, in the ninetieth... Read more »

Editorial: Yes on 36

Editorial: Yes on 36

M-A Bear News Editorial Board
November 2, 2012
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Come November 6th, Californians will have the opportunity to vote in favor of Proposition 36, a revision to the Three Strikes law, which improves upon the current policy by eliminating unjust inconsistencies in the qualifications for criminal life sentencing. The Three Strikes law, currently enacted... Read more »

Editorial: Teachers Should Be Objective in the Classroom

M-A Bear News Editorial Board
October 5, 2012
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The upcoming election provides many opportunities for the discussion of politics, and teachers who are passionate about their views may be understandably eager to share. Yet educating the student body about any issue takes place more effectively through an unbiased presentation of both sides. In these... Read more »

Editorial: M-A? Posh? News to Us
Editorial: M-A? Elegante? Noticia para Nosotros

M-A Bear News Editorial Board
March 30, 2012
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Editorial: A Sip of Compromise

the M-A Bear News Editorial Board
March 15, 2012
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Eighteen-year-olds are given the freedom of being legal adults. They have the right to get married, young 18-year-old-men are required to sign themselves into the military, they are legally tried in court as adults, they can take guardianship over others, they can vote on how our country is governed,... Read more »

Editorial: Defense Authorization Act Reminds Nation of Past Mistakes

Editorial: Defense Authorization Act Reminds Nation of Past Mistakes

the M-A Bear News Editorial Board
January 5, 2012
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This year’s National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law the last day of 2011, legalizes military detainment of civilians— including citizens of the United States—without time limitations or rights of trial. Considering the threat these provisions pose to economic well-being and civil rights,... Read more »

Editorial: Congress Will Cripple the Web

the M-A Bear News Editorial Board
November 28, 2011
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Introduced in October of this year, the PROTECT IP Act means to protect American companies from copyright infringement that runs rampant on the Internet. While its intent is honorable—one that appears to uphold artists’... Read more »

Editorial: Bank Transfer Day Will Prove More Pivotal Than Occupy Marches

the M-A Bear News Editorial Board
November 6, 2011
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In honor of Guy Fawkes Day, thousands of people nationwide have taken their own stance of defiance against corporate, commercial banks. While they are not doing anything as drastic as Mr. Fawkes did in 1605 (as in seek to explosively destroy the Parliament building), they will deliver a sizable blow... Read more »

Editorial: Diploma Dilemma

M-A Bear News Editorial Board
June 1, 2011
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As graduation day approaches, most seniors are happily anticipating the capstone ceremony of their four years at Menlo-Atherton. For some, however, the excitement of high school commencement is tinged with disappointment. In early May, seniors were given the opportunity to ask a teacher or staff member... Read more »

Editorial: Daily Post Owes Teachers Explanation

M-A Bear News Editorial Board
June 1, 2011
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Many teachers felt that their privacy had been violated because of a recent article in the Daily Post releasing teacher salaries in the Sequoia Union High School District. While this information is public record, lack of context and biased word choice made the article not only insensitive but also an... Read more »