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Colleges: Look at more than scores

Colleges: Look at more than scores

Jeman Park, staff reporter

November 8, 2015


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Many universities claim to practice holistic admissions, but data shows that numerical benchmarks matter more than elite universities claim. In order to qualify as holistic, colleges must be more sincere when practicing comprehensive evaluations.

The “Good” Stereotype

The “Good” Stereotype

Amber Zhao, Gallery Editor

November 8, 2015


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Many believe societal expectations of Asian Americans are beneficial. However, the “positive” push does more harm than good, putting undue stress and pressure on Asian American students to achieve more than their peers of other cultural backgrounds.

Stand up for #BlackLivesMatter

Stand up for #BlackLivesMatter

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, Editorials Editor

October 19, 2015


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By protesting, we show violent racists that their actions are not acceptable and must end. By protesting and stopping commerce of those in power who remain silent against racist violence, we can make changes in our societal conscious of what we acknowledge to be wrong.

Syria’s Refugee Crisis – We can’t afford it

Jeman Park, staff reporter

September 21, 2015


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As the world’s leading economic power, the United States is under increasing pressure to allow entry to a growing amount of Syrian refugees, unfairly contributing to the “American burden” placed on the United States by the global community.

Syria’s Refugee Crisis – We need to help

Furqan Syed, Editorials Editor

September 21, 2015


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America should take a bigger responsibility in helping Syrian refugees because of its role in the Syrian crisis. Despite having good intent, the American government is still responsible for arming radical Sunnis in hopes of overthrowing the pro-Russian Syrian president. Seeing as America armed the rebels that created the violence, it should also help the uprooted refugees.

School lunch gives vegetarian students the bare minimum

School lunch gives vegetarian students the bare minimum

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, Editorials Editor

September 21, 2015


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For these poor, forgotten-about cafeteria goers, lunch is often a struggle to find the rare meat-free meal. Although the school has upped its emphasis on healthy eating and local foods in recent years, the effort to offer nutritious and varied options for vegetarian students has lagged far behind.

Dissection is flawed and unnecessary (Full)

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, editorials editor

May 29, 2015


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This is the complete version of the anti-dissection editorial from today's issue of the Viewer. To view the counterargument and the rest of the issue, click on "Latest Issue" at the top of the website. A common practice among high schools in America, animal dissection has become an accepted teaching...

The Interview: a triumph for free speech

Sean Sabeti, Online Editorials

January 9, 2015


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The hacking of Sony Pictures allegedly over the The Interview resulted in the release of vast amounts of personal information belonging to Sony Pictures employees and executives. While the film itself is not a particularly good lampoon, the film’s release is a victory for advocates of free speech and ex...

Obama administration ousts slow-moving members

Sean Sabeti-Oseid, Online Editorials

December 6, 2014


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After serving since February of 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unexpectedly resigned due to the stresses of dealing with the Islamic State. Many have taken this resignation as him being pushed out by the White House over rifts with the Department of Defense. His resignation does not show a change...

Net neutrality: should the Internet stay open?

Sean Sabeti-Oseid, Online Editorials

November 13, 2014


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A divisive issue which has pitted the FCC and Internet service providers against each other is that of net neutrality-- the principle that Internet service providers should not prioritize any bit of information on the Internet over another, making certain websites run faster while others are slower.   The debate began as a Supreme Court i...

Gamergate: misogyny in disguise

Sean Sabeti-Oseid, Online Editorials

November 4, 2014


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When we talk about video games, what do we think of? For the most part, they are a source of entertainment and a refuge from the outside world. In recent months, however, conflict has been brewing between gamers over the issue of misogyny in the video game community. This movement, known as Gamergate,...

Should the Redskins change their name?

Sean Sabeti-Oseid, Online Editorials

October 24, 2014


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An issue which continues, surprisingly, to divide people is the issue of team names. One team, the Washington Redskins, is at the center of a debate. The name itself is a pejorative word, but some feel that the name is integral to the Redskins brand and shouldn’t be changed.   Regardless of public perception, the meaning...

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