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50/50 chance

Ashley Alegria, HS Insider Manager
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Over the course of this year, a new trend has been occurring. Reddit, a social media app, has become infamous for its scary (and sometimes cute) game of Reddit 50/50. Users of a variety of ages have been playing it no matter how gruesome the game can get. The game appears in the “fiftyfifty” tag...

Radicalism rising

Radicalism rising

Danielle DeLuna, Entertainment editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On April 15, 2017, members of the radical right gathered in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California to protest for freedom of speech. The protest was organized in response to the cancellation of a speaking engagement from Ann Coulter, a social and political commentator suppo...

Bill Nye the Controversial Guy?

Bill Nye the Controversial Guy?

Ashley Alegria, HS Insider Manager
May 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Towards the end of March, Netflix released the show Bill Nye Saves the World. Although many people were excited because Bill Nye would be reappearing in a science show of his own, and he was definitely iconic for being the star of the 90’s kids’ show Bill Nye the Science Guy, many thought his ne...

Is Grad Night too expensive?

Is Grad Night too expensive?

Emily Ramirez, Op-Ed editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Bolt Live did a poll for seniors to see if they are going to Grad Night. Seniors were also asked if they think Senior night is a good idea. There are about 380 seniors in the 2017 class, and we surveyed 107. Of the seniors polled, 47, or 43 percent, said they would go to Grad Night. That is 43 ...

Big brother is watching:

Danielle De Luna, Entertainment Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On April 3, 2017 Senate Joint Resolution 34 was signed into law by President Donald Trump, bringing a great deal of concern to those who value their rights to privacy on the Internet. The resolution nullified the rule submitted by the FCC titled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Te...

All you need is a Pepsi

Raylene Castaneda, Publicity Manager
April 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Kendall Jenner was chosen as the new Pepsi spokesperson, but when the advertisement was released people did not like any of it. In the commercial Kendall Jenner was having a photo shoot, when she got distracted by people protesting, and then she decided to stop her shoot and join them. After she...

Beauty and the controversial gay character

Amanda Figueroa, Technical Manager
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Many students recall watching the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast when they were younger, a story about a girl who breaks the curse of a prince, who had been turned into a beast, through the power of love. Disney’s new live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has brought much pop...

Bring back Charger Time, please

Bring back Charger Time, please

Jaylee Cortes, Managing editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

At the end of  the 2015-2016 school year, teachers voted to remove Charger Time. Charger Time had been incorporated into the schedule for three years. Charger Time was 25 minutes students were given four days a week to seek help in a class of their choosing. Students could get extra help, make up...

Pro: Government monitoring is for our safety

Benjamin Rose, Technical manager
March 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Facebook has millions of users that visit the site per day, and privacy is an important aspect of the site. But is privacy more valuable than safety? The idea of social media monitoring first started to take effect after 9/11. The USA Patriot Act was signed by George W. Bush in 2001. This act is ...

A search away from privacy

A search away from privacy

Selena Morentin, Op-Ed editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Facebook. More than one billion people are actively using Facebook. Out of these billion profiles, some have become detected by Facebook’s AI (Artificial Intelligence) system and have been flagged because the user’s content does not meet Facebook’s regulations. Questions have risen as to how...

To click or not to click

To click or not to click

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief
March 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Would you click on this article?  If you did, what made you look?  Journalists almost always look for ways for their stories to reach an audience.  While some writers resort to clickbait to get their readership, others try to use other methods to make their stories viral. So what do you do if you ...

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