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Respect the Janitors

Respect the Janitors

May 18, 2015

The bell sounds the end of lunch and students rush to pack up their belongings and head to class. As the quad is quickly evacuated,...

It’s Time to Make the Ivy Turn Legal

Margaret Ross, News Editor

May 14, 2015

In 2000, the Orinda City Council banned left turns on Ivy Drive between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on school days. In 2011, the Council banned turning left onto Southwaite Court and U-turns in front of Southwaite Court on school days between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., after residents complained about drivers using Southwaite Court as a way to g...

Cinco De Mayo: Why Kids NEED to Respect It

Cinco De Mayo: Why Kids NEED to Respect It

May 6, 2015

Yesterday was Cinco De Mayo, and a few students purposefully wore Red, White and Blue and American Flag attire to school. The...

Challenge Day Would Bring Needed Connection to Miramonte Students

Sommar Veverka, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

After all of the recent incidents among the Miramonte student body, it has evident that we are disconnected. Miramonte needs to bring back Challenge Day.  The mission of the day is to provide youth and their community’s incentive to connect and love one another through this program. Five years ago, Miramonte used to host Challenge Day; however, we...

New Lockdown Policy Heads in Right Direction

Reilly Moran, Staff writer

April 24, 2015

The intruder scare last month that put Miramonte on lockdown during lunch showed some weaknesses in our intruder alert system. Students were instructed to go to their 4th period class, which widely did not occur. The Miramonte administration decided they needed a new way to account for students and staff during a lockdown, and so the school tried out...

Cyberbullying Gone Too Far at Saratoga High

Cyberbullying Gone Too Far at Saratoga High

April 24, 2015

On Sept. 12, 2012, 15-year-old Audrie Pott fatally hanged herself a week after being sexually assaulted and photographed by three...

Surprise Releases: Is This New Music Strategy Working?

Surprise Releases: Is This New Music Strategy Working?

April 15, 2015

With the current age of the internet, the music industries are looking for new and inventive ways to sell records. Lately, it...

Morning Practice Offers Negative Consequences

Morning Practice Offers Negative Consequences

April 10, 2015

The Miramonte swim team requires swimmers to attend morning practice once a week for both JV and Varsity. Practice starts at 5:15...

Fresh Off the Boat’s Attention to Detail Makes it Special

Fresh Off the Boat’s Attention to Detail Makes it Special

April 10, 2015

Fresh Off the Boat is a new 30 minute comedy show about a Chinese family that moves from Washington DC to Orlando, Florida. It air...

Cafeteria Food Is Falling Down in the Health Department

Chris Berg, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

The cafeteria food at Miramonte is mediocre at best, and overpriced. The reason it is so unappetizing is the government regulations that call for making the cafeteria food more healthier. However, it has had adverse effects, such as impacting performance in the classroom. In addition, it should not be the government's job to dictate what kids do and...

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