We may not Have a Rape Culture, but our Culture is to not Talk About Rape

Georgia Reid
June 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Sexual abuse and violence, especially in school settings, has been a prominent issue on the local stage recently. Last Friday, Elliot Rodger killed two women with motives of sexual anger. Last April, the Palo... Read more »

AP Testing Prices Are Too High

Capri Zelaya
May 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With prices rising each year, it can be fair to say that AP testing prices have become ridiculously high, even by the standards of wealthier students on campus.   At $95 this year, a significant increase from previous years, students taking multiple AP exams were shocked, wondering how they... Read more »

“The Green” is Not “The Brown”: Evidence of California’s Drought Absent on Campus

Georgia Reid
April 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As Californians combat water scarcity and a consequential increase in cost with shortage of supply, replacement of lawn space (primarily composed of turfgrass, which has high water demand) with more drought-resistant native species is a viable option for reduced water consumption. ... Read more »

Political Disasters Warrant the Same Aid as Natural Catastrophes

Corey Stoesser
April 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

One of the key problems with the nation today is the discrepancy between political disasters and natural catastrophes in the amount in donations that they receive when both are equally worthy of aid.   The Civil War in Syria has entered its third year of conflict. Death tolls have now surpassed... Read more »

Why Sophomores Should Not Park in the Student Lot

Lexi Lobdell
April 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Over the past few months, the number of sophomores with driver's licenses has increased rapidly. This has created many issues regarding where the sophomores can park. Sophomores are generally not allowed on campus parking passes, as it is a privilege reserved for juniors and seniors. Though most sophomores... Read more »

California Drought Must Spur Behavioral and Institutional Reform

Georgia Reid
March 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion, science, Top Stories

With the state of California being in a "drought emergency," as declared by Governor Jerry Brown in December of last year, it is imperative that legislators and residents of the Bay Area (and California as a whole) initiate serious changes... Read more »

Redistricting Won’t be the End of the World

Josh Weiner
February 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Let’s face it: people don’t like change. At M-A, this has been most noticeable in regard to the recent redistricting proposed by the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) School Board. The redrawing of the district lines has stirred up concerns in communities throughout the area. ... Read more »

Gentrification in San Francisco Packs a Particular Punch

Joseph Rabinovitsj
February 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Two weeks ago, demonstrators protesting the gentrification of San Francisco, marked by the influx of wealthy people into the city displacing poorer people, gathered in front of a Google bus, prevented it from bringing employees from the city to the Google headquarters in Mountain View.   Gentrification... Read more »

Finding a Job as a Teenager: A Personal Narrative

Corey Stoesser
January 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

One issue that is becoming more and more relevant in the high school community as summer approaches is how to find a job. This is often difficult for an unskilled student, a fact that is only made worse by the current poor job economy. Having gone through the trying experience of a job hunt myself, I... Read more »

“She Actually Did Say Mother Trucker”

Joseph Rabinovitsj
November 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

This Friday's episode of M-A Today left many viewers believing that special reporter Eliza O., said "mother you-know-what" instead of "mother trucker," as a parody of the excessive swearing at the rap battle.   Because this entire section of M-A Today was clipped off from the episode on M-A... Read more »

More Teachers Should Implement Community Service Requirement

Sierra Sheeper
October 30, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Many private schools around the area require specific community service requirements, and therefore students that attend those schools benefit from the experience. However, at a public school that has no requirements for service how many students choose to participate on their own time? Relatively... Read more »

The Hurricane Music Festival, a Small Yet Dedicated Turnout

Joseph Rabinovitsj
September 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Teenagers with green hair, ripped t-shirts, and bits of metal poked through their faces shoving one another and stomping the ground to metal, punk, and grunge music. This is a scene familiar to those who frequent big festivals like Van's Warped Tour. The Hurricane Music Festival (click here... Read more »