Don’t Come to School Sick!

Alicia Abramson and Peter Jebsen

March 24, 2017

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While few look forward to the chilly temperatures and light drizzles of a Los Angeles winter, the dawn of February brings with it a host of other problems — most notably, an onslaught of diseases. And, as one might expect, a cramped school overflowing with teenagers is a hotbed for festering bacte...

Activism in the Era of Trump

Peter Jebsen, on behalf of Tideline staff, Editorial Editor

February 22, 2017

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To say the least, Donald Trump’s presidency is off to a rocky start. The day after his inauguration, millions of people marched worldwide to make a statement against the incoming administration. A poorly structured executive order that blocked travel from seven majority-Muslim countries and crimped the natio...

Editorial: America, the Land of Statistical Mediocrity

Peter Jebsen and Alicia Abramson

December 15, 2016

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In the era of industrialization, the United States was a worldwide leader in providing education to the masses. Large sums spent on public schools by state governments, combined with a rise in compulsory education laws, helped make U.S. literacy rates the envy of the world. The technological advantage ens...

Editorial: Tideline for Hillary

Peter Jebsen on behalf of Tideline staff, Editorial Editor

November 4, 2016

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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, American voters will choose Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or a few (mostly irrelevant) third-party candidates to become the next President of the United States. The dichotomy couldn’t be greater between the two leading contenders, Clinton and Trump. One represents an establishment...

Editorial: Rankings are a Racket

Peter Jebsen on behalf of Tideline staff, Editorial Editor

October 27, 2016

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With every batch of new seniors comes another wave of college-related fears and anxieties. Though this is a time-honored tradition, the explosive growth in applications has certainly changed the dynamic in the 21st century. Acceptance rates at most colleges have dropped continually, with some halving in the last dec...

Now What?

May 31, 2016

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It’s no secret that the hateful vandalism sprayed on school walls on Sunday, March 13 evoked a strong response from Pali students. A school-wide protest quickly developed the following morning, as students voiced their rage, shock and frustration. By fifth period, the rally’s leaders had organized...

Let’s Do It; Let’s Improve Sex Education Programs

May 20, 2016

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According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Pregnancies among girls less than 18 years of age have irreparable consequences. It violates the rights of girls, with life-threatening consequences in terms of sexual and reproductive health, and poses high development costs for communities, pa...

Holding the Smoking Gun

March 17, 2016

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In a recent announcement at the White House, President Barack Obama proclaimed that he would be using an exec- utive order to circumvent the Republican-dominated Con- gress and enact gun control measures. During his speech, time. As such, Constitutional amendments are not absolute a...

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