Category Archives: Opinion

Desert Trip: Are we really sharing the love?

The desert trip, described as cultish by some and transformative by others, is notorious on campus for being either exclusive or heart-opening—depending on whether you went. The “Desert Trip Glow,”…

I guess I’m ready for Hillary 2K16

So, unless you’ve been living on the actual moon for the past couple of weeks, you’ve definitely heard that Hillary Clinton (former senator, secretary of state and first lady) is…

Why our generation is destined to fail

Teachers and parents hold students hands so much, we never get the chance to grab on to our own lives. If you forget your homework, no worries: your mom will…

Why our public schools need free speech restrictions

In light of the recent University of Oklahoma fraternity chant scandal and the University of California Irvine flag ban controversy, many are asking: How much freedom of speech do students…

Omnivorous diet answers popular eating argument

The age-old controversy of whether to be a meat-eater or an animal-saving vegetarian is an argument that may never end, but it is clear that there is a plausible solution,…

Abolish the stigma against dating outside your age

Has anyone ever noticed the stigma around dating people outside of your age range? Why was the term “cougar” invented? It seems far more common and far more accepted for…

Padre remains worthy mascot despite criticism

Why the unnecessary commotion? Why change the mascot? Padre Bob. Padre Pride. From the printing press to a vocal announcement, there is something unique and comforting (to a CHS fellow)…

The padre mascot a socially offensive fright

So, Padres. I kind of wonder whose idea that was—when CHS was founded in 1940, who was like, “YES. THIS MASCOT. TOO GOOD.” Because, honestly, it’s not even that fun:…

Should students be required to take foreign languages?

Here at CHS, students are given the opportunity to prepare themselves for the world ahead, and for this reason, language programs are a huge help to develop necessary life skills….

Fracking breaks ground, but does it face the future?

2015. It’s a new year, with new opportunities presenting themselves. But one issue still stands, as imperative as ever: How are we going to solve our energy needs for a…