Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. These are the words of Ronald Reagan, who served as president of the United States from 1981 to 1989, and they are now being repeated by our incumbent president, Donald Trump. Despite nearly 30 years passing, and with America’s increasing concerns over matters abroad,Continue reading “Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings”

How can we save our ocean?

Many have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of all the trash we throw onto the streets, which break down into smaller and smaller pieces that never go away. However, it doesn’t seem to quite register in our minds that there is a literal collection of trash floating in our ocean. It’sContinue reading “How can we save our ocean?”

False missile alarm exposes State Agency flaws

On Jan. 13 at 8 a.m., the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) began its ritual testing of the state emergency and wireless-emergency alert systems—testing that is completed three times daily. Five minutes later, a HEMA employee who was supposed to have initiated the drill version of the missile alert chose instead the actual version. TheContinue reading “False missile alarm exposes State Agency flaws”

The effects of stalking

Most people nowadays know what the social term for stalking is. Digging deep and scrolling all the way down on someone’s social media profile is somehow considered stalking in 2018. But what about the other, scarier definition? The one nobody really wants to talk about? Imagine that you’re being stalked by someone at the sameContinue reading “The effects of stalking”

It’s up to us to save the internet

On Dec. 14, in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commision voted to reverse the decision to classify Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and Verizon as public utilities, enabling these businesses to change the speed of traffic for internet users based on discrimination. The regulations that were repealed were proposed by former FCC chairmanContinue reading “It’s up to us to save the internet”

Do clowns deserve the bad rap they get?

With the holiday season in full swing and the Oscar season right around the corner, there’s already quite a buzz surrounding possible Oscar 2018 contenders. The 2017 remake of Stephen King’s It is one of them. Without the political intrigue of Get Out, the sensational twist of Split, or the franchising power of Alien: Covenant,Continue reading “Do clowns deserve the bad rap they get?”

Why is school dress code important?

Picking out clothes for the day can be a stressful experience. What top should I wear with my Levi jeans? A long sleeve flannel? A t-shirt? A tank top? Sneakers? Flip flops? We are so focused on mixing and matching colors and styles that the dress code policy is, more often than not, an afterthoughtContinue reading “Why is school dress code important?”

Was Kaiser High School’s administration right to cancel the remainder of the football season?

Proposition No staff member, student, or parent should feel threatened or endangered by the activities or athletics within the school. The dispute between head football coach Arnold Martinez and team parents demonstrated that the situation was beyond their control. The meeting with parents and players was meant to discuss moving some junior varsity members upContinue reading “Was Kaiser High School’s administration right to cancel the remainder of the football season?”

Which candy will rise to the top this Halloween?

Halloween is the one time of year when people throughout the United States can go door-to-door, dressed up as their favorite superheroes or Disney characters. Children, teens, and even adults walk around different neighborhoods on the night of October 31, expecting different kinds of Halloween candies they like the best. Every year, one candy prevailsContinue reading “Which candy will rise to the top this Halloween?”