Category Archives: Opinion

Why we should shoot down any proposed assault weapons ban

The tragic events that befell Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14 left 26 murdered and millions of Americans in mourning, and this horrific massacre has, once again, sparked the national debate…

Just how stupid can social networking posts be?

We all know that person on Facebook or Instagram whose recent posts have you thinking to yourself, “That’s stupid!” or “Nobody cares!” Here in the 21st century, the world of…

Why it’s hard to love Valentine’s Day schtick

Every 14th of February, people find themselves subjected to colorful, sugary, sickeningly romantic store displays and a seemingly endless supply of happy couples dying to express their love, as if…

ASB senior vice president acknowledges room for growth

An oversized 17-year-old with caterpillar eyebrows and Obamaesque ears sits in Palshaw’s Newspaper class typing away. Outside the rain was dumping like it had eaten at a Hometown Buffet an…

Opinion: Debates shouldn’t be placed on podium

The presidential and vice-presidential debates this election season have been some damn good entertainment. We’ve been treated to moderator and Yoda look-alike Jim Lehrer’s feeble attempts to control the candidates….

Do patriotic tunes have a place in schools?

When the commotion of the start of third period dies down, instead of jumping right into the day’s news, the students of CHS listen to recordings of the national anthem…

Opinion: RSVP fails to address important issues

Starting earlier this year, Carmel High ASB implemented a program called RSVP after hearing complaints that students at CHS felt their voices weren’t being heard. The meetings were conducted with…

Opinion: Youth vote is golden in Golden State elections

Do you care if California has a death penalty? Do you support the three strike law? What about more school funding? All of these are issues on the ballot on…

Opinion: Should the death penalty be struck down?

On Nov. 6, the people of California will make an important choice, one that’s literally a matter of life and death. California’s Proposition 34, if passed in this month’s general…

Opinion: Should Students have Wi-Fi for Personal Use?

At the start of 2012, the Carmel Unified network was re-wired, and only a few selects now have access to the new wireless password. Prior to that, students were able…