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An open letter on massacres, regulations and the future

An open letter on massacres, regulations and the future

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Mr. President, where were you on Valentine’s Day? Were you out to dinner with a loved one or were you sitting in the Oval Office, alone? For me, my spirits had been high after a great day, but that was before I returned home. I was scrolling through Snapchat when I saw a story about the Florida shoot...

Shrooms–the next legalized drug?

Shrooms–the next legalized drug?

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Recreational marajuana became legal in California on Jan. 1. Should other drugs become legal as well? Clarisse Gueverra and Adrian Llamas give the pros and cons for legalizing shrooms. Where do you stand?

Suicide is not a joke, Logan Paul

Suicide is not a joke, Logan Paul

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Logan Paul is a 22-year-old American vlogger and actor. His name became known through Vine, an app where individuals can post six second videos. He later moved his following to YouTube and founded ‘Team 10,’ a group of vloggers sharing one YouTube channel. His name filled international headlines when...

When to shoot

When to shoot

Amanda Figueroa, Copy Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, Nov. 26, police filled the parking lot of Kahler Russell Park in a standoff against Daniel Navarro, a 22-year-old man  who was holding his infant daughter hostage in a car. Police treated it as a dangerous situation because of Navarro’s possession of a knife. Around 11:00 p.m., police engaged with Navar...

Romanticizing Mental Illness

Romanticizing Mental Illness

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Picture this- you are scrolling through loading pictures on social media. You come across an adolescent posting gruesome images of their recent self-harm wounds with a caption referencing suicide. What do you think? What are you supposed to think? Throughout accounts on various social media outlets, many adoles...

More than Melanie Martinez: Ignorance on female perpetrators

More than Melanie Martinez: Ignorance on female perpetrators

Clarisse Guevarra, Video/Podcast Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On Dec. 4, 2017, popular music artist Melanie Martinez was publicly accused of rape on Twitter by her former best friend, Timothy Heller. “When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn’t going to [reveal] the abuser. But I think it’s important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez,” she tweeted, followed by four images consisting of a detailed ac...

Virgin in Virginity

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Allison from The Breakfast Club summarizes a woman's dilemmia:“If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude. If you say you have, you’re a slut. It’s a trap.” The intangible concept of virginity pushes individuals to question what is it about virginity that makes people uncomfortable? Is it ...

Feminine products: should taxes be an issue?

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There is a movement worldwide to elminate tax on what many claim are essential products. Is this an issue that deserves consideration from governments? Here are two arguments.

Should Halloween costumes be allowed at school?

Sarah Keller, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is a great debate: should students be allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school? After all, they are allowed to dress up for Spirit Week, so why not Halloween? 32 students were asked whether or not Halloween costumes should be worn to COHS. Of those 32 students, 27 agreed that it was a good...

To kneel or not to kneel?

To kneel or not to kneel?

Priscila Manzo and Amanda Figueroa

October 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Priscila Manzo, first place, and Amanda Figueroa, third place, earned recognition in the opinion writing contest at California State University Northridge Journalism Day. CSUN celebrated their 25th anniversary of offering an annual high school journalism workshop with their largest gathering of students; o...

Dress code dilemma: Sexist attitudes at Charter Oak

Dress code dilemma: Sexist attitudes at Charter Oak

Jaylee Cortes, Managing Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It isn't a secret that school dress codes are primarily aimed towards women. Dress codes in schools are okay, but the sexist attitudes that coexist with them are not. According to niche.com, the number of schools with dress codes have jumped 21 percent from 2000 to 2013. Now, only two percent of schools...

Block schedule

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The administration and faculty have been investigating the possibility of going to block schedule. Should we or shouldn't we?

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