Jolly Roger

SOAR’s good intentions abound; unintended consequences loom

Eli Wrathall, Copy Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Students Organized Against Racism, commonly known as SOAR, tasks itself with tackling issues of broad racial injustices on campus. According to advisors LoRayne Ortega and Jennifer Mall, the concept of microaggressions represent...

End mandatory small learning communities

Natalie Agnew, Feature Editor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

High school is about freedom for self-discovery both socially and academically. The idea of obligatory small learning communities contradicts this by restricting student’s opportunities to a single path, based on a judgment...

Take initiative, make summer meaningful

Isa Ferris, Reporter

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Summer. Does it mean spending time at home, traveling the world, sports practice, work or procrastinating on the AP summer assignments? This is the question that almost all teachers pose on the first day of school. As students...

Advanced Journalism most valuable class here

Nina Schmidt, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’ve taken 29 different classes here with 22 different teachers and throughout all of those experiences, Advanced Journalism has by far had the greatest effect on who I am today. Writing for the Jolly Roger pushed me to do...

Teacher strikes benefit educators, students

Emma Honkola, Reporter

May 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Teachers will withstand almost anything. On a daily basis, they have to deal with rowdy children, papers to grade, and over-involved parents. What won’t teachers withstand? Low wages and low school funding. And they shouldn...

Privatized water ownership poses dilemma

Julian Weiss, Reporter

May 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Water in California has been an important issue since the state’s beginning, involving shady political water deals. Add to this climate change and we have hit a point where some people in our state live without water. Wh...

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