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How Praise Affects Children

By Liana DiLauro, Opinions Editor November 2, 2022
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Comparing The Filmography of Jordan Peele

By Taylor Belanich, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Jordan Peele, an American comedian and actor made a surprising but successful debut in filmmaking with the 2017 horror movie Get Out. The film featured an African-American main character, Chris (Daniel...

Should words hurt?

The controversy over diction

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, News/Opinions Editor/Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

Words hurt; it’s true. The way you express yourself through language can cause a myriad of feelings in another person. It is always important to watch what you say and how you say it. However, how crucial...

VG’s or Leucadia Donut Shoppe?

VG’s or Leucadia Donut Shoppe?

By Delilah Sonnenshein September 30, 2022

Encinitas has many remarkable doughnut shops - which, as a doughnut enthusiast, I emphatically support. But in conversation, it’s usually two places that people speak fondly of most often - VG Donut...

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Is Michael Allman a true independent?

By Landon Block, Alumnus Staff Writer September 21, 2022

The San Dieguito Union High School District has been under scrutiny in recent months for various scandals. Many of these scandals involve Trustee Michael Allman, who was elected to the board in November...

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Going to the bathroom at school

By Jenna Wilson-Levin, News/Opinions Editor/Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2022

Many teachers face their students abusing their bathroom “privileges”, however, going to the toilet should not be a privilege; it’s a right. In workplaces, according to California law, an employer...

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Why audiobooks should be used more often

By Liana DiLauro, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Ever dread reading a book due to the lack of an adequate attention span?  Audiobooks are the solution to those who simply cannot focus.  By hearing the book and interpreting it as the audio reader talks,...

A frustrated students opinions on Board Trustee Michael Allman

A frustrated student’s opinions on Board Trustee Michael Allman

By Landon Block, Guest Contributor April 27, 2022
Disclaimer: The opinions stated in this article are mine and mine alone. They are not published in an effort to fulfill an agenda or satisfy any external organization. To my knowledge, any facts stated are true, and any opinions stated are fully believed and thoughtfully researched. 
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Required Reading at School

By Caroline Wagner, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

English class has the unique ability to make or break someone’s love of reading. Sometimes, the books read in school are the only books a student will read for the year. Therefore, required reading needs...

The tie-dye micro trend became popular early 2020

Microtrends and Social Media

By Caroline Wagner, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

By the time someone has bought something deemed “trendy” on a social media platform, it has already lost its popularity. Microtrends, trends that gain popularity very quickly but die just as fast,...

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