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High Tide

a combination of opinion columns and student blogs.

Say you lost, Mr. President

Say you lost, Mr. President
The promise of a peaceful transition of power is not explicit enough
January 11, 2021

As one must already know by now, our nation has just seen a tragic, embarrassing and, unfortunately, quite predictable attack on our very own Capitol. A building that undeniably symbolizes America’s...

Students will be late. It’s not their fault.

Students will be late. It's not their fault.
Due to the outside factors like wifi issues, students should not be penalized for tardiness to online classes
January 10, 2021

It is pretty obvious when you are late to an in-person class. The bell rings and your heart speeds up because you are still in the hallway. As you rush through the door, it feels like you have captured...

Cursive: a dying art

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Can it stand the test of time as society moves into a digital age?
November 12, 2020

Many students learned how to read and write cursive in elementary school. I, myself learned it when I was in third grade, and have written in almost nothing but cursive since then. However, it’s interesting...

Should sports be allowed to practice in person? It depends.

Should sports be allowed to practice in person? It depends.
Follow the rules, athletes.
October 28, 2020

Starting Oct. 12, all sports could begin practicing on campus again with restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Sports practices are in a conditioning phase, making social distancing...

The Oscars diversity requirements: How necessary are they?

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Junior Nadia Bidarian and sophomore Troy Nevil take juxtaposed stances.
October 15, 2020

The new requirements are an amazing way to increase diversity in movies, as in the past, many minorities were underrepresented in the movie industry. By Troy Nevil On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Academy released...

Curb your enthusiasm: Think before you spend too much this holiday season

Curb your enthusiasm: Think before you spend too much this holiday season
People should be more aware of how they spend their money during the holidays
October 13, 2020

Now before you continue reading this, I want to make one point abundantly clear: There’s not much I hate more than telling somebody that what they love is stupid or of little value. If you like celebrating...

The importance of diversity in literature education

The importance of diversity in literature education
The new English 10H book selections foster acceptance within the classroom
October 8, 2020

America is a grand mix of different ethnicities, cultures and perspectives that make the country one of the most diverse places on Earth. However, what I, and generations before me, have learned in the...

Less is more: School days should remain short

Less is more: School days should remain short
Due to online schooling, classes end at 12:35 p.m., which is just enough time to effectively learn.
October 6, 2020

As COVID-19 monopolizes all aspects of daily life, classrooms are now our own bedrooms and classwork is now technically considered homework. Everyone is still getting up early for school as if we are...

Calling out cancel culture

Calling out cancel culture
What is cancel culture? And who exactly is being "cancelled"?
October 1, 2020

If you have been on social media within the last five years, I’m sure at one point or another, you’ve heard about someone being “canceled.” If you’re not aware of what this means, it’s the...

Camera shy

Camera shy
Opinion: The new attendance policy is stressful and unfair, yet may motivate some to participate more
September 30, 2020

On Sept. 9, students received an email about a new attendance code set by RUHS. The new code is an “N,” which is given to students who attend class and are “present,” but are not actively engaged...

Two cents on Disney’s millions

Graphic by Chrissa Olson
Opinion: Disney's output of sequels and live actions is a cash grab, lacking creativity and new content
September 21, 2020

For those who somehow found the most insignificant scrap of merit in the flaming dumpster fire that is Disney’s ever-growing catalog of sequels and live-action remakes, I only have this to say in response:...

A Tale of Two Internet Connections

A Tale of Two Internet Connections
Editors-in-Chief Sarah Falahahwazi and Alexis Mesa recount their first week of school
August 29, 2020

For millions of students across the country, online school has become the new norm. Yet all internet connections are not created equal; for those with all three bars filled, it was the best of times. And...

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