High Tide

The Sadie Hawkins’ dance is outdated and should be changed

Samaya Rubio, Multilmedia Editor

February 20, 2018

In a society that tries to promote equality of genders, what is the purpose of having a Sadie Hawkins Dance? I talked to my mom who actually used to go to Sadie Hawkins dances in her high school years, and the purpose of them was to give girls the power to choose who they want to ask. When my mo...

Women’s sports deserve to be more recognized

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Women’s sports have come a long way, but the media is still behind — leaving female athletes in the dark. There were 376 stories covering men’s sports and only 13 segments covering women’s sports on “SportsCenter”— a daily sports news television program, according to the Huffington Po...

Calling yourself “pro-life” is blatantly misleading

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Nearly forty years following Roe v. Wade, the discussion on abortion continues to separate our country, politically and socially. The Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to abortion fell within the rights of privacy, and thus a woman has total control over her pregnancy for the first term but must...

Parents should cautiously teach their children about current events

Samaya Rubio, Multilmedia Editor

February 8, 2018

When is it the right time to expose your kids to the current state of our world? This last weekend I went to the Women's March. It was really fun, but one thing stood out to me: the number of young kids around. It is a good thing for kids to learn about the world around them and to understand what i...

Teachers are not here for your entertainment

Teachers are not here for your entertainment

Editorial

February 8, 2018

The road to happiness does not need to be paved by teachers. They should simply be held accountable for carrying out their job: teaching. Having purpose and meaning contributes to overall happiness, and having a good education and developing skills that can translate to the real world helps fi...

Trump’s recent retweets and remarks spark controversy

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

“Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” Wait, let me try that again: dark-haired Dutch boy (a natural-born citizen with no listed religious affiliation) beats up Dutch boy on crutches, truth. For those of you who still manage to tolerate the insufferable circumstances of President D...

People should take greater initiative to combat homelessness

People should take greater initiative to combat homelessness

Kate Ripley, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Busy areas of Los Angeles, like Skid Row, are far from pleasant. With waste in the streets, cracked sidewalks, smog-thick air, and putrid smells, very few would wish to spend more time than needed among the bustling crowds. Well, some people don’t have a choice. Over half a million people are home...

Sexual violence is a growing problem — and it needs to be addressed

November 2, 2017

Every 98 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, meaning every single day more than 570 people experience sexual violence, according to the Huffington Post. It is finally time to end the social stigma surrounding sexual assaults to encourage victims to report their assault and receive the justice t...

School restrooms are the newest scavenger hunt

School restrooms are the newest scavenger hunt

Ben Brill, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017

The toilet, the loo, the great white throne: a space to execute the necessary process of excrement, the pinnacle of human vulnerability and primitivity. Theoretically, it would be a place clean and comfortable enough to do your business. However, our school’s bathrooms are just not that. These fi...

Paving the way

Paving the way

February 16, 2017

  In the 80 year tradition of the Sadie Hawkins, some have viewed the dance skeptically. The dance, upon deeper analysis, may not seem to be as progressive a tradition as it appears on the surface. By labeling the Sadie’s specifically as a “girls ask boys” dance, it may make the co...

All lives matter*

Dina Ghanim, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2017

It seems that the 10+ years of mandatory history classes have taught U.S. society virtually nothing about the true danger of repeating America’s darkest historical moments. Exclusion and discrimination in this nation is recurring, dividing the country and alienating groups of people from society. ...

Fake news: A fake concept

Caterina Hyneman, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017

I know that living the rigged, liberal media life seems glamorous, but let me tell you, working for the global news conspiracy is not all that it’s cracked up to be, even on a high school newspaper level. I would know. I’m joking, of course. But the current political climate and its effects on the ...