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Real News, Artificial Intelligence

Real News, Artificial Intelligence

Amanda Figueroa, Copy Editor

May 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We have heard it over and over again: Fake News. The media has been plagued by bias and falsities, especially in recent years. One proposed solution is utilization of artificial intelligence, or AIs. There are obvious concerns as many people wonder how this is even possible. Additionally, the automation of...

Is Fortnite addicting?

Gabriel Cortes, News editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Bolt Live recently distributed a survey to 75 students at Charter Oak High in regards to the new popular video game, Fortnite, which was released in July 2017. The game is designed as a cooperative survival shooting game and allows players to build structures out of materials they scavenge from th...

Block Schedule: Yes or No?

Block Schedule: Yes or No?

Adrian Llamas, Business manager

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

CO administration and staff has been intrigued by the idea of implementing block schedule. Although the staff gets to vote on it, let us see what the students say. Block schedule at CO will have 55-minute zero period every day. Odd periods (1, 3, and 5) on Monday and Thursdays, and even periods (2...

Early release or late start?

Early release or late start?

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Charter Oak High School has had early release on Wednesday to allow teacher meetings and collaberation for a number of years. Administrators suggesting changing to an early release instead, but the teacher vote on the issue was announccd recently. Teacher and students seem to concur--No, thanks.

Elections 2020: for whom will you vote?

Elections 2020: for whom will you vote?

Debbie Tien, Op-Ed editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The result of the 2016 election left many in tears, but many relieved as well. Arguably it is the younger majority who were angry. On numerous polls, it was said that if millenials were to vote, the outcomes would have been dramatically different. Being that the next election is in 2020, two years from now, the...

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 ...

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