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Political Activism

In light of the recent election, political activism has become more and more entrenched in modern American culture. In a time when America is more politically divided than ever, it seems like every week, new marches and protests are being held to combat the latest

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Are gap years a smart move?

I’m taking a gap year… by James Noh Whenever I tell other students “I’m taking a gap year,” it is often met with astonishment, confusion, and even the occasional “what’s a gap year?” Clearly, taking a gap year—deferring enrollment to college for one year after

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Why Orange County needs sanctuary cities

Sanctuary cities offer a refuge to illegal immigrants. Even though the term “sanctuary city” isn’t legally defined, it generally means a city where police stations do less to deport illegal immigrants than the federal government wants. Because counties—not cities—usually run jails, and jails are where

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Expand your empathy

Whether they realize it or not, one of the most commonly used phrases by students at this school is “I want to kill myself.” This usually comes as a throwaway comment after seeing a poor test score or forgetting to bringing an assignment to class—something