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Santa Fe shooting – How did you respond?

Aaron Deans, Online Editor

June 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Board

Anmol Dhaka (junior) Given the amount of shootings that are happening recently, I was not surprised. Of course, I’m devastated and a bit annoyed that the shootings keep happening, but it didn’t come off as a shock to me,...

Increasing celebrity involvement in politics

Shlok Gore, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinion, World News

Rapper Kanye West recently made waves by saying that slavery is a choice. Basketball star LeBron James was told to “shut up and dribble” after criticizing President Donald Trump. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel openly opposed the...

The dangers beyond guns

Aaron Deans, Online Editor

April 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

People overestimate dangers beyond our control, whereas those in their control are underplayed.

Trump’s spite shows in fight against state

Sydney Uyeda, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Trump has never been a fan of immigrants, and suing a state because of their sanctuary laws is not going to fix his immigration problem.

States laws slow feds’ push to drill in coastal areas

Julia Marques da Silva, In-Depth Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Trump Administration recently revealed a new offshore drilling proposal for the country. This proposition adds 47 more areas on coastlines around the nation that would be available for leasing from 2019 to 2024. This opens u...

Oprah for president? Like most celebs, she´s unqualified

Jocelyn Pierce, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

How would you feel about a real estate agent giving you open heart surgery? Or a dentist building your house? Or a doctor changing your car battery? Surely, having an under-qualified person doing an important job would raise re...

Girls’ sports in need of attention

Taylor Susewitz, Science & Tech Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There’s always been a squabble between girls and boys, especially when there’s been some sort of competition; specifically, these conflicts frequent shared-gender sports. With Branham’s sports, one might consider if one...

U.S., Israel against world on Jerusalem

Omar Ababneh, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump recently signed an order recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and ordering United States Embassy to begin moving from Tel Aviv, the current capital, into Jerusalem. President T...

From October to January, long live Xmas

Mahta Delshad, Copy Editor

February 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Holiday shopping: it begins as early as the summertime for some and as late as mid-December for others. It all depends on the resources and motivation of the shopper. Aside from summertime, which only has Independence Day, most of ...

Reason for the season isn’t about religion

Shlok Gore, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The holidays are a time for good spirit and spending time with loved ones. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali and Hanukkah are celebrations that take part in the holiday season, which is traditionally during the months of November and Dece...

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