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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?

Zero period: should it be an option?

Zero period: should it be an option?

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Do the benefits of having a zero period class outweigh the disadvantages? You decide.

Unfortunate Outcomes: quell the brawls over Confederate statues

Unfortunate Outcomes: quell the brawls over Confederate statues

Andrew Barron, Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The events that unfolded at Charlottesville, Virginia, has caused major controversy. One of the main brow furrows has been on the questioning and immediate action to the removal of Confederate statues. At the center of the chaos stood the Confederate memorial of Robert E. Lee, one of the major commanders...

Does prejudice exist in our society?

Does prejudice exist in our society?

Debbie Tien, Op-Ed Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Prejudice is a heavy word that has connotations of hurt and judgement. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines prejudice as “a preconceived judgement or opinion.” On the other hand, Google defines prejudice as “harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgment.” A society...

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