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Overworked Teens Underestimate Sleep’s Value

Brooke Woodward

December 17, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Teenagers nowadays are burdened with much more than just heavy backpacks. Jam-packed schedules, hours of homework, and heightened academic, social, and extracurricular expectations leave high school students nationwide increasingly...

Chimpanzees: Cuddly Pals or Vicious Killers?

Megan Freeman

December 17, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives.  They act like us, they look like us—some people more than others—their DNA is almost 98 percent similar to ours.  Unfortunately, that means that chimps, like humans, can inherit...

Sick Students, Stay Home

November 7, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Miramonte has maintained its reputation as one of the best high schools in California by pushing students to work their hardest and do their best. The same high standards that drive us to excel often also drive us  close to insanity...

Twitter News Fosters an Age of Inaccuracies

Michael Roe

November 6, 2009

Filed under Opinion

As the social networking revolution boomed, especially with Twitter and Facebook circa 2008 and 2009, social networking websites, originally intended to serve as informal social platforms, began to develop professional undertones....

Facebook Wastes Our Valuable Time

Brooke Woodward

November 6, 2009

Filed under Opinion

Check out most high school students’ internet history and you will find one thing in common: Facebook. No matter how you justify those quick checks for new notifications that turn into hour-long wall-to-walls, it’s time to...

Careless Driving Earns J-Lot a Bad Rep

Jessica Coleman and Laila Abtahi

November 6, 2009

Filed under Opinion

As popular rap group The Pack says, “I’m stuntin’ in my car.” Many Miramonte drivers believe they are “stuntin’” as well. The “J-Lot,” infamous for reckless driving and frequent crashes, has become a danger zone...

Is Twilight Worth All the Hype?

Katrina Kovalik and Jeremy Unger

November 6, 2009

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 5, 2005 the first novel of a four-part saga was released upon the unsuspecting public. Now a hit series with over 42 million copies sold by February 2009, the Twilight saga, made up of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking...

Cavalier Attitude Towards Drunk Driving Is Misplaced

Sophia Rogers

November 6, 2009

Filed under Opinion

“It would be kind of cool to have a DUI, not saying I want one, but it would be kind of cool,” said an anonymous Miramonte student. Although this statement seems completely ridiculous, students’ general attitude towards...

Obama’s Momentum Replaces His Mojo

Caroline Cook

November 6, 2009

Filed under Opinion

The term “mojo” originated in 1926 with regard to the African medicine man, Fulani. In addition, “mojo” has also been linked to the famous blues guitarist, Muddy Waters, and has been associated with everything from song...

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