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Ally Fry, Feature Editor
November 15, 2019

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Kaden Brastow, Reporter
November 11, 2019

The lack of funding for education in the United States has always been a problem, but now the crisis has grown to be more serious than ever. Elementary, middle and high schools suffer from lack of funding, and millions of college graduates are entrenched in debt. Action needs to be taken to prevent this, and government-subsidized college education students is a clear choice.

Student debt has doubled...

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Young climate change activist under fire

Lucie Martikan, Copy Editor
November 7, 2019

Critics set on debunking the “myth” of global warming have found their next target: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Criticism skyrocketed after a photo surfaced on the internet of the teen enjoying a meal on a train in recent weeks.

It’s clear to see, however, that these varying accusations arise from some kind of underlying need to invalidate her. 

Twitter users were quick...

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Stefanie Iojica, Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2019

Black children poisoned in Flint, Michigan; inner-city residents dying from heat waves; Poor infants irreparably harmed by the lead paint flaking from the walls of their aging homes: these are the faces of the people affected by climate change, unseen and unaddressed by the mainstream environmental movement. 

Politicians and activists have failed to recognize and address the disproportionate impact...

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Fast fashion accelerating climate disaster 

Alice Simenstad, Reporter
November 7, 2019

People all over the world claim to be amending their lives to save the environment, but many are overlooking the source of much of the world’s pollution: the fashion industry.

Companies that manufacture cheap clothes to follow popular fashion trends like Forever 21, Zaful, and H&M, produce clothes in an unethical manner and cause excessive damage to the environment. The fashion industry is...

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Kyla Seeley, Copy Editor Jr.
November 7, 2019

The “easy way out” has appealed to us since the dawn of our time. Think about it: Setting a trap as opposed to hunting an animal on foot, or buy a ready-made lunch as opposed to making one. From the Australopithecus era to a working parent of the 21st century, that has always been the preferred method. This love for quick and easy solutions is what mainly caused the influx of plastic-made product...

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Climate change movement widening political divide

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 31, 2019

The loudest and most prominent climate change activists reject proposed solutions because the solutions operate under a system they deem unjust.

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Eli Wrathall, Copy Editor
June 23, 2019

 

Contrary to what some people at this school seem to think, I am not a conservative. If one analyzes my political beliefs, it turns out that I am quite moderate. That is, because the answer is almost always nuanced, and lies in the middle.

Does this mean I dispute the opinion of experts if such an opinion backs the belief of one side? No, hence why I am fully behind climate science. But...

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Budget cuts affect athletic facilities

Eamonn Lance, Reporter
June 22, 2019

It’s 4 p.m. on a sunny spring afternoon, and sports are well under way. Runners of all distances surround the lacrosse field, swimmers dives frequently disturb the pool, creating a strong current. The baseball field holds three teams, all who fight for space.

Athletes in Marin cram into small spaces and are forgotten due to the space constraints. Here, the baseball field has a wonky shape as it...

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Beloved teacher, advisor retires

The Jolly Roger Staff
June 6, 2019

For the past twenty years, this school has had the privilege of having Mary Jane “MJ” Jones on staff. For fourteen years, the Jolly Roger has had the honor of having her as our advisor.

For the hundreds of students she has taught, she has provided them with a slew of funny memories.
MJ has been known for her blunt and witty humor, as well as her incredible stories about anything from Nixon...

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Sam Mohan Lewin, reporter
June 6, 2019

Since this year’s midterm elections, the Democratic party has thrown many new faces into the political boxing ring. Household names such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke and Ilhan Omar arrived in the limelight along with their leftist ideals.

The Democrats have made these new beliefs central to the party very quickly. From having someone like Barack Obama in office as recently as 2016,...

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Ally Fry, Feature Editor
June 6, 2019

Young people today have been fortunate enough to reap the rewards of feminist movements in the 20th century.
Girls today have been born with rights inconceivable a century ago. But no change comes without resistance, and sometimes it takes the threat of losing something to fully appreciate having it.
According to a 1973 Supreme Court ruling, women, under the ninth and 14th Amendments have a fundamental...

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