Opinion pieces from our writers to set you thinking.
- New perspectives on a new scheduleby Cougar ConnectionIn response to social distancing requirements in schools, Kaiser has pioneered a new class schedule. The most notable change: A free Wednesday except for a 30 minute Kaiser Advisory Period (KAP) in the morning. StudentsContinue reading “New perspectives on a new schedule”
- After you’re vaccinated, keep that mask onby Natalie ClayDespite differing opinions on mask-wearing, it seems that everybody is in equal anticipation to see each other’s smiling faces again. Many are looking forward to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 as a return to fresh air—butContinue reading “After you’re vaccinated, keep that mask on”
- Are video games too political?by psun22Dictator, a game based on the life of a ruler in the Cold War, released in 1983 by DK’Tronics in Europe, was the first videogame to revolve around politics itself. However, videogames have a longContinue reading “Are video games too political?”
- Two Parties: Two Americasby Anson L.From the election period to the inauguration, the divide in America has been continuously highlighted. Even within the Republican Party, a rift seems to have formed. According to a poll from Politico, only about 53Continue reading “Two Parties: Two Americas”
- What is school doing to help students socialize? Not enough.by Ingus StegisSchool’s purpose is not solely education, but also social interaction. Group education is merely a convenient, productive vehicle for sharing experiences. Otherwise, schools wouldn’t expend so much effort to facilitate social events for their students.Continue reading “What is school doing to help students socialize? Not enough.”
- Standardized testing set up to failby Anson L.As high school students, we have to look past graduation and be prepared for the future. And in that future, there will be two paths to choose from: either starting a career, or going toContinue reading “Standardized testing set up to fail”
- Time to eat localby Natalie ClayHawaii, despite its reputation as paradise, has its fair share of problems, one of which is food security. Currently, Hawaii only produces roughly 10-15% of its necessary food supply, while the remaining 85-90% is importedContinue reading “Time to eat local”
- Open Letters: The recent electionby Cougar ConnectionThe 2020 presidential election was a source of great controversy nationwide, and as such, individuals here at Kaiser have opinions as well. We asked two teachers with contrasting views for their take on the legitimacyContinue reading “Open Letters: The recent election”
- The reason for Hawaii’s peaceful protestsby Natalie ClayAfter prolonged police violence towards African Americans, George Floyd’s death was the final indignity that pushed the nation towards outrage and protest. Hawaii News Now reported protesters on the mainland United States breaking in windows,Continue reading “The reason for Hawaii’s peaceful protests”
- CollegeBoard fails the testby Cougar ConnectionAs students, we’d like to think that the college applications we work so hard on are reviewed word-for-word, but that’s just not the case. According to the U.S. News and World Report, colleges can receiveContinue reading “CollegeBoard fails the test”
- CollegeBoard fails the testby Ingus StegisContributed by Tony Ou. Illustration by Nicole Iwamasa. As students, we’d like to think that the college applications we work so hard on are reviewed word-for-word, but that’s just not the case. According to theContinue reading “CollegeBoard fails the test”
- TMT debateby Ingus StegisAfter the recent demonstration at Kaiser, students discuss the continued construction of the TMT.
- Students ring in on the broken bellby Ingus StegisWith the school bell broken, students debate whether administration should bring it back.
- A toast to a lower drinking ageby Ingus StegisWe live in a community where fermented fruit juice poses a greater threat to our youth than a semi-automatic rifle—or so says the law. When an American youth turns 18, they are awarded many privileges,Continue reading “A toast to a lower drinking age”
- Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelingsby Cougar ConnectionA 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 beingContinue reading “Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings”
- Today’s Fashion and Music: Recommendationsby Cougar ConnectionBrandy Melville’s simple yet cute clothing is most popular amongst teenage girls. All around high school and college campuses, this brand has taken over. Their clothing includes tube tops, spaghetti straps, crop tops, skirts, and more. Most of their tops areContinue reading “Today’s Fashion and Music: Recommendations”
- Insatiable Fails to Satiate Viewersby Cougar ConnectionNetflix is no stranger to releasing controversial shows, but Insatiable might just take the cake. Set in Georgia, the 12 episode Netflix original weaves a tale of false rape accusations, statutory rape, murder, and beautyContinue reading “Insatiable Fails to Satiate Viewers”
- Represent(asian) in “Crazy Rich Asians”by Cougar ConnectionAs the first Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast in 25 years, support for Crazy Rich Asians surged,as the film quickly earned $26.5 million within the first weekend after making its debut. The movie,Continue reading “Represent(asian) in “Crazy Rich Asians””
- Cost of Fashionby Cougar ConnectionWhen we browse the racks of vibrant back-to-school clothing at our local mall, prices are often on the top of our list of things to look out for. Rarely do we consider why prices areContinue reading “Cost of Fashion”
- How can we save our ocean?by Cougar ConnectionMany 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’tContinue reading “How can we save our ocean?”
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