The Purple Tide

College isn’t the best option for everyone

Andrew White Cleary, Copy Editor

June 9, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Allow me to introduce three people. Their names will be given later; for now they will simply be referred to as Person A, Person B and Person C. Person A did poorly in school and spent much of his time making personal cont...

Why you should care about health care

Salah-Dean Satouri, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Health care is a heavily disputed topic on Capitol Hill, and with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) hitting the floor of the House, conversation has ramped up throughout the country. The AHCA represents what many Republican...

Pride Month celebrates LGBT community

Diana Fontanilla, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

Filed under Opinions

When I think of the word “pride” in observation of LGBT Pride Month, celebrated this month, I am drawn back to October of this school year. I had decided I was done just sitting back and pretending to be a person I was not. I was...

Staff Ed: Respect the fourth estate

TPT Staff

March 3, 2017

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A civic responsibility in a democracy is to stay informed, and the press tells the public what is taking place in the world. The Trump administration has taken an unacceptable stand against the media, calling the press “th...

“Muslim Ban” causes outrage around the world

Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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President Donald Trump passed an executive order on Jan. 27 that caused protests to erupt all over the country. Although the order, commonly referred to as the “Muslim Ban,” was ultimately blocked by federal courts, the Trump ad...

Well rounded applications pave way for college admissions

Hayden Dux, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

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When the Common Application essay prompts roll out every winter, high school juniors, transfer students and other aspiring college scholars face the fruition of four intense years of resumé building. As an incoming freshman during ...

Personal column: “Get Out” and racism

Hallie O'Rourke, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2017

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The release of Jordan Peele’s debut horror film “Get Out” has sparked some controversy, and almost exclusively from the white demographic. Opponents to the film claim that it portrays white people as racist and that the p...

A red voice in a sea of blue

Brynn Feighery, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2017

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Students discuss ways to voice their opinions and take action in order to bring change to the community. During the ongoing stretch of this emotionally charged election and its aftermath, views from all over the political spectrum h...

Stand up and raise your voice in order to make a difference in the world

Julia Duran, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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For many people, 2017 started off as a nightmare. In the United States of America, unity should be one of the most important focuses. However, the new administration has focused on acts that could potentially cause greater divis...

How language affects marginalized people

Paola Henriquez-Iraheta, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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In a world with a diverse array of identities, including those of different sexuality, race, gender and ethnicity, it is difficult to avoid language that can offend minority groups. According to Merriam-Webster, political corr...

Students discuss the importance of accommodating non-binary pronouns in common language

Diana Fontanilla, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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The LGBTQ+ community is an immense and diverse group. The ‘T’ refers to transgender, which, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, is an umbrella term that categorizes all individuals whose gender differs from their...

Staff Ed: A Farewell to the First Family

January 27, 2017

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As high school students, the only First Family we have been familiar with for the majority of our lives has been the Obamas. Barack Obama took office when we were in elementary school, and we have grown up with him and his famil...