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March For Your Life
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March For Your Life

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Get up now and march for your life, For there’s more funeral invitations to send. There is no end in sight to the strife, The next shooting’s always round the bend. It’s caused American families to be wrecked. Congress refuses to pass a solution. Most want universal background checks, But...

The Broken School System
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The Broken School System

BY SAMAN SALAHUDDIN Staff Writer In recent years there has been a revolutionary tide when it comes to restructuring the educational systems, and Finland from the start has been at the forefront of innovation. The pre-1970 Finnish school system was in complete disarray. Thus, in 1970’s, the government made a landmark decision to completely restructure...

UHS hosts its first regional USA cheer competition
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UHS hosts its first regional USA cheer competition

By CHRISTIAN ZARAGOZA Staff Writer On January 24, University High School (UHS) hosted the United Spirit Association (USA) Spirit Regional competition on UHS’s campus. USA holds professional cheer competitions in which cheer sequences are performed in front of its qualified judges, who in return provide commentary and constructive criticism to the teams. When asked about...

2014 FIBA World Cup: USA wins gold again, but why does it matter?
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2014 FIBA World Cup: USA wins gold again, but why does it matter?

By KYLE ITO Staff Writer The United States Men’s Basketball team won gold at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup in Spain on September 14, 2014. The tournament took place from August 30 to September 14. The United States cruised to first place out of 24 teams with a perfect 9-0 record. The final...

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Feeding the controversy at Gitmo

On May 23, United States District Judge Gladys Kessler overturned a ruling that would have prevented the U.S. military from force-feeding a Guantánamo Bay (Gitmo) prisoner who was staging a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment. According to the Los Angeles (LA) Times, Judge Kessler authorized the military to continue force-feeding 43-year-old Syrian Jihad Ahmed...

An ERA later: No change yet
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An ERA later: No change yet

In 1964, the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was intended to end all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 responded to and took place during the time of the Civil Rights movement.  Although it applies to other...

The credibility of PETA
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The credibility of PETA

It is not easy to read stories or watch videos of animal cruelty. As someone who likes turtles and other animals, I want to protest against circuses and other companies that have little or no morals for animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), one of the largest animal-rights organizations in the United...

USA Men’s Olympic Hockey Leaves Sochi Disappointed
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USA Men’s Olympic Hockey Leaves Sochi Disappointed

Team USA Men’s hockey came into the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games with expectations to win the gold medal. The men kicked off the Olympics going 3-0 in Group A of pool play with a game against Russia that captured the attention of Americans everywhere. The game against Russia went down to the wire and past overtime...