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A Conversation with Artribe

A Conversation with Artribe

Olivia Maybank, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Come Celebrate Artribe’s 10th anniversary on Saturday May 13th, 2017 6-10pm, 3026 Airport Ave   What is Artribe and what is the Spiral foundation? Quinn Albert: Artribe is a group of High School Students that come together every year to put on the annual event of Artribe which supports the S...

The ’90s called. They want their aesthetic back.

Sophia Hughes, Features Editor

March 22, 2017


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Clad in a denim-on-denim ensemble, a girl walks down the bustling streets of Los Angeles. She’s wearing earphones and the clashes of drums in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” seem to eradicate the chaos that surrounds her. Her getup is anything but form-fitting. The oversized jean jacket and t...

Single’s Slaying Day

Danielle York and Layla Asgar

February 14, 2017


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The aisles of red, white and pink everything are practically unavoidable around this time of year. But while Feb. 14 has some caught up in a love cloud, it leaves many in despair over taking the day on solo. No one ever said that V-Day was about couples, so why not turn it into a day of self-love? ...

Senioritis Strikes Again

Senioritis Strikes Again

Lulit Abdissa, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


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As the semester comes to an end, seniors begin to feel the pressure of meeting deadlines for college applications. The six months of recommendations, essays, personal statements and padded resumes are coming to an end and for most, the anticipation and anxiety of receiving a letter from their dream schoo...

Vegan activists brand themselves for the cause

Vegan activists brand themselves for the cause

Juliet Denbaugh, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


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To most, the number 269 is just that — a number. Although it holds no particular meaning to the majority, to vegan activists this number represents what they refer to as the animal holocaust, something directly caused by factory farms, dairy companies, meat consumers and so on. The number comes ...

Baruch Atah, I Don’t Eat

Madeline Goore, Sports Editor

December 2, 2016


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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, this is one of the most clichéd statements in the English language, but it elucidates an important and universal truth: beauty is highly subjective. The definition of beauty is more complex than aesthetically pleasing; it’s ambiguous and highly individual...

Presidents and Pins

Presidents and Pins

Charlotte Bota, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


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After the electoral results had determined the President-elect on Nov. 8, many minority communities were left frightened of the election’s implications. People of different races feared that their level of rights and opportunities will be diminished as white supremacy has made its way into the mains...

Debunking Thanksgiving Myths

Debunking Thanksgiving Myths

Caleb Crain, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


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Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, America settles down with football, turkey and family. Over the decades, there have been a few myths and stories that have been told that actually aren’t true. Here are four of the most famous — and false — Thanksgiving myths.   Turkey Makes you S...

The Effect of Third-Party Candidates

The Effect of Third-Party Candidates

Kiana Karimi, Copy Editor

November 30, 2016


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Our nightmares of Trump-merica came true. After all the brutal and callous campaigning, the results are shocking. Even though most Americans (specifically Californians) have to cope with the facts of life, citizens don’t realize the hidden truth behind the outcome of the election: the rise of third...

When Majority Loses

Charlotte Bota, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Features

Donald John Trump was officially elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at approximately 11:30 p.m. PST. In order to win a presidential election, a candidate must receive no less than 270 electoral votes, typically winning the popular vote as well (except for rare occasions...

Fear Factor No. 1: Public Speaking

Fear Factor No. 1: Public Speaking

Kiana Karimi, Copy Editor

October 19, 2016


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The microphone dies. The Powerpoint doesn’t upload. A fact escapes your mind. Like a swift river, sweat flows through your skin. Your heart springs out of your chest.  Laughter from your peers fills up the air. Eye contact is the bane of your existence. Frozen in despair, the presenter awaits the endles...

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Juliet Denbaugh and Jojo Levey

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features

At some point in one’s coming of age, a life-changing decision must be made. This choice will shape their personality, their values and inevitably become a large part of their identity. Some are born knowing which path is their’s to walk — others not so much. Whether this fork in the road is subject to ...

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