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Staffer Review: Fallout

Ben Bowler, Opinions Editor

July 31, 2018


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The long-running “Mission: Impossible” series, known for its memorable stunts and likable characters, has only gotten better since it began 22 years ago (let’s pretend “Mission: Impossible 2” didn’t happen.) Thankfully, “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” continues this trend to the nth...

Staffer Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Ben Bowler, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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To realize it was only ten years ago feels shocking. That is, ten years since Nick Fury appeared at the end of Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” to talk to Tony Stark about the Avengers initiative. Moviegoers speculated about the scene and what it meant for the future. Who are the Avengers? When are...

Op-ed: Gun Reform

Maxwell Cohn, Managing Editor of Web

March 1, 2018


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The last mass shooting in Parkland highlighted a major problem in America. Far too often, the nation has succumbed to mass shootings in schools, for example the shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. We should be pushing for ways to prevent these massacres from happening again. Without i...

Op-Ed: Gun Reform

Yogin Patel, Managing Editor of Design

March 1, 2018


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Two hundred and ninety school shootings since 2013. Averaging to one shooting per week with 18 since the beginning of this year, it is hard to suggest that there is not a grave problem facing America. Since the Columbine massacre in 1999, there has been little to no reform; begging the question as to why ...

Oscar movies that inspire

Ashley Mandel, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


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La La Land “La La Land,” a movie within a movie, a tale of a down on her luck actress Mia (Emma Stone) who falls for the smooth jazz stylings of Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). One can appreciate Gosling playing all of his own piano stunts, a feat he mastered in three months in order to obtain the role. Th...

Self-acceptance

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2017


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I used to be the fat kid. The one that was always picked on and chosen last for gym. The name calling was persistent, and I started to believe what I was hearing. In a society where we are always comparing ourselves to others and focusing more so on what we don’t have rather than being gratefu...

Freshman again

Yogin Patel, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Imagine a kid, and imagine that they have been moving nearly every two years. Two years and then a reset. New classes and nobody that they know. That was me. Six elementary, three middle and one high school. Ten times that I had to make new friends. Ten times I walked into a class on the first...

Evolution of homecoming

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2016


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Heels clink against the hard wooden floor as laughter bounces off the walls. Cameras flash as students dance. The music blares while the sea of people grin ear to ear. ‘And the Homecoming king and queen is…’ Every year around mid-September, Stevenson holds its annual Homecoming dance. Stude...

Editor reflects on time spent living in conforming CA town

Sami Sparber, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2015


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From the time I turned six until just before my twelfth birthday, my family and I lived in Valencia, California, an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles County. Growing up in Valencia was a completely different world, especially when it came to religion. Here, almost everyone I know is Jewish. There,...

Senior Column: You can finally park here

Brenda Reyn

October 7, 2015


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Congratulations. You’ve finally made it. You’re on top of the food chain. No longer can any student curse under their breath, calling you derogatory names such as “freshman” or “underclassman”. It is now your turn to make other students in the hall uncomfortable. It is now your right to claim a...

No to net neutrality

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


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Although the concept of net neutrality is a complex one, the focus of it comes down to three main ideas. Internet service providers (ISP) can no longer prioritize giving their faster connection to the higher paying customers or companies. ISP also can’t ban or slow down connection to legal content...

Yes to net neutrality

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


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It’s 2015. If we were to make a list of all the things that we need to survive, the Internet would be ranked pretty high up there with fresh water and electricity. Surfing the web has become so routine that we don’t even think twice about it; we just do it. We click, scroll, type, tap and swipe...

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