Category Archives: Opinion

Social media causing narcissism in Millenials?

Millennials, also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, is the moniker applying to those born between the 1980s and the early 2000s. All current CHS students fall into…

Is positive reinforcement affecting self-esteem?

It is about time for my yearly checkup, but unlike other kids, I am not afraid to be going. I have always been one of those kids in the 99…

How does the U.S. education system measure up to China’s?

The United States education system is in a state of crisis. You don’t have to look far to see the U.S. sinking far below other education systems.

Is 2014 grad site realistic?

For decades, graduation has been held on the Carmel High School football field, providing plenty of room for guests. But the 2014 graduation is slated to take place in the…

ACT, SAT security measures fail to deter cheating

35 Long Island teenagers were arrested in 2012 for being a part of a huge SAT and ACT cheating scandal, where some students paid others to take the exam for…

Are school violence incidents becoming an epidemic?

In the past several weeks there have been multiple occurrences involving students carrying weapons to school, and in some cases harming others, which has prompted me to wonder if school…

Should Internet pirates really walk the plank?

Does it seem realistic that an iPod is capable of incurring up to $8 billion of copyright infringement fines? In 1999, copyright laws were passed that put a $150,000 value…

Letter from the Editor: Powderpuff drama overshadows game

Well, it is that time of year again. I’m not talking about college apps or even the Starbucks pumpkin spice latté. Yes, I’m talking about powderpuff. That time when girls…

How much sense does MPUSD’s flag ban make?

The first California flag to feature a grizzly bear, created by William L. Todd in 1846, was made to be a symbol of strength and unyielding resistance while California was…

Opinion: Can the senior class finally unite?

A funny thing dawned on me not long ago. The post-desert trip haze of friendship—and body odor—had faded. No longer were kids tackling each other in warm bear hugs in…