Teenage Sex Trafficking Happens, and it Happens Often

By Julissa Higgins Most people think that teenage sex trafficking is a thing of the past, something that only happens in other countries, that for some reason, America is exempt from its horrors. Unfortunately, nothing is further from the truth. Teenage sex trafficking has been dubbed “modern day slavery”, and it is a common practice … Continue reading Teenage Sex Trafficking Happens, and it Happens Often

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Disney Owns the World – and the Web by Christian Steiner

Your favorite superheroes (assuming they’re from Marvel), Jedi, and now YouTubers are all brought to you by Disney. Gone are the olden days of mice and hyper-aggressive ducks; now we are in the era of web-heads and web-stars for Disney.In recent years, Disney has bought not one, but two gargantuan names in entertainment. George Lucas … Continue reading Disney Owns the World – and the Web by Christian Steiner

Obama Calls for an End to the NSA’s Bulk Collection of Americans’ Phone Data by Sana Chaudhry

The White House is preparing a legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone data while still preserving the government’s ability to collect and gain information about terrorists. According to senior officials, this legislation would allow call data to remain within the phone companies, and the companies would no longer be … Continue reading Obama Calls for an End to the NSA’s Bulk Collection of Americans’ Phone Data by Sana Chaudhry

Why Does School Suck? by Vivian Bermudez

Is it the overwhelming tests? The heavy amounts of homework? The stress you endure knowing that what you do in school determines the rest of your life?Well, yes to all. As a high school student, it’s not that I hate learning. I love learning and gaining knowledge. When you ask most students about how they … Continue reading Why Does School Suck? by Vivian Bermudez

Fictional Characters: The Inspiration for Change? by Vivian Bermudez

Lately there have been a plethora of revolutionary fictional characters – Katniss Everdeen, The Avengers, Superman, and Spider-Man. Katniss Everdeen leads a rebellion against an oppressive government. The Avengers struggle to protect humanity against an alien invasion. They all have something in common in why we look up to them: they’re heroes with a cause.But … Continue reading Fictional Characters: The Inspiration for Change? by Vivian Bermudez

Twitch Plays Pokemon: Possible or Not Possible? by Daniel Saiz

One question baffled everybody who signed in to watch Twitch Plays Pokémon: how is it possible for 80,000 people to not only play Pokémon, but to control the only playable character?“Apparently it is possible, as they beat the game. It just shows that if you get enough idiots messing around together, eventually someone intelligent will … Continue reading Twitch Plays Pokemon: Possible or Not Possible? by Daniel Saiz

Facebook Becomes More LGBT Friendly by Maria Vasquez

Everyone is male or female. What if you don’t consider yourself either? What if you’re a member of the LGBT community?According to the Human Rights Campaign, 4 in 10 LGBT youth say that the community they live in is not accepting of LGBT people. Now, they have a way to escape that environment through Facebook.Facebook … Continue reading Facebook Becomes More LGBT Friendly by Maria Vasquez

Raising the Minimum Wage Doesn’t Have a Good or Bad Answer by Elizabeth Martinez

In January 2014, President Obama called in his State of the Union address for a raise of the minimum wage to $10.10. The year before, he proposed for a raise to $9. Fiscal conservatives say raising the minimum wage is a “job-killler”, while labor unions and liberal Democrats are all for it. However, it is … Continue reading Raising the Minimum Wage Doesn’t Have a Good or Bad Answer by Elizabeth Martinez

Dual Enrollment: A Guide for First Timers by Gabriella Indart

During the school year and summer, students take the time to catch up on courses and raise their GPA for college applications. While some of the options include FLVS, dual enrollment allows students to enroll in college courses and earn credits towards high school graduation as well as for college. Here is a guide for beginners … Continue reading Dual Enrollment: A Guide for First Timers by Gabriella Indart

The Great Movie Drought by Christian Steiner

Last year was a great year for movies! We had 12 Years a Slave, which is being implemented into public high-school systems because of its emotional power. Also, we had innovative sci-fi films like Gravity. In general, there were just awesome films.Now that the year is over, don’t expect a great movie for a while. … Continue reading The Great Movie Drought by Christian Steiner