Category Archives: Op_Ed

Is climate change really as bad as scientists are claiming?

Kelsey Monaco, Guest Writer   It’s all over the news. With headlines like “More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’” and “‘Bleak’ United Nations (U.N.) Report on a Planet in Peril Looms Over New Climate Talks.” We’ve been bombarded with fear-inducing reports on the climate disaster. But should we be worried? According to a special

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Empowering future generations to lead: The impact of youth activists

Emma Dobbs, Managing Editor    At 17 years old, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has become an international icon. Thunberg first gained media attention for her two-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions produced by commercial flights. She has since spoken at the 2019 United Nations Youth Climate Summit, testified before the United States Congress,

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My City Year experience

Chelsea Mancilla, Guest Writer   City Year is an AmeriCorps program which operates in 29 cities across the U.S. and 22 states, including Seattle. I am proud to be serving in this program at Concord International Elementary School, located in the South Park community of Seattle. At the beginning of the school year, I was assigned to Mr. Tobin’s fourth

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Find the freebies

Joe Edgecomb, Guest Writer   I was almost shocked when the professor told us to pack up 15 minutes early. The program was a six week course in radiochemistry, an intense one to say the least. Daily lectures and labs were broken up only by the ten minute bike ride home for lunch. Every week, the program flew in a

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Do your part to end world hunger

Emily Baca and Jalyn Boado Consider this: nearly half of all child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition are problems that cross many global borders. It is an issue that affects some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, such as women, children, farmers, and those experiencing poverty. The issue of hunger is something that is expansive, as

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The media’s double standards on race and party affiliation

Chelsea Mancilla, Guest Writer   Recently, Virginia politics have been thrown into chaos. Democrats, including Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, have confessed to using blackface in their youth. Initially, the scandal had surrounded Governor Northam, when a picture from his medical school’s yearbook became available to the public. In addition to this, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax has

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