Category Archives: Opinion

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…

Should colleges be race-blind in admissions?

The only thing that is more American than apple pie is a lawsuit. Recently, an advocacy group known as Students for Fair Admissions filed two lawsuits accusing colleges of racial…

Has our nation become too politically correct?

Respecting other cultures, watching your words and keeping up with proper pronouns is important. But telling a 6-year-old child she can’t dress up like a Native American for Halloween because…

Objections

OBJECTION to the district’s policy of recklessly destroying vegetation. Not only are native shrubs and majestic Monterey pines torn up from the roots or denied their natural fruition, but the…

Understanding Feminism: A Skeptic’s Guide

So, because I’m protecting my reputation as wannabe social crusader for this issue, let’s talk about feminism. You guys, I have heard too often the following phrase: “I’m not a…

Letter from the Editors: Hey Padres

Hey Padres, Welcome to the first full Sandpiper issue of the school year! The newspaper class has 10 people, and this year’s staff is made up of juniors and seniors,…

Student complaints about community service exaggerated

It has become common occurrence to hear students complain about the community service requirement to graduate and how they have yet to complete it. As the year comes to a…