Category: Opinion

Is Dinner Ready?

By Diego Mendoza Food is beautiful and delicious. I love food. Their flavors, their spices, their mixtures, their smell. Eating is just my favorite part of the day, even more than sleeping. In every part of the world, food is just great and delicious. In Japan, India, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, France. There are so many great food all over […]

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What’s the deal with snapchat?

What’s the deal with snapchat?

Despite what the company claims, Snapchat is not entirely private or secure. At the turn of the new year, the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million Snapchat users were hacked into by “a group of security researchers,”according to the New York Times. So why is it still so popular?  Why has it grown so far so fast, if it […]

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The Inclusion Model Goes Too Far

The Inclusion Model Goes Too Far

What Aedan thinks   Hale, in general, has significantly less rigorous academic programs than many other Seattle schools. It offers far less opportunities for motivated students to challenge themselves, and it leaves many students struggling to fulfill their potential in the classroom. This is something I was warned about when I was looking at high schools in 8th grade, and it’s […]

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Fully fund mental healthcare

Fully fund mental healthcare

Last month, I traveled to Olympia to participate in Statewide Poverty Action Network’s annual MLK Day legislative lobbying session.  I met a man in my group who was poor and had a mental illness.  He shared with me his experiences of trying to get help from state psychiatric clinics. The facilities he described were overcrowded and understaffed.  Overworked staff had […]

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IYOV: Living with depression

IYOV: Living with depression

TW: This article is about depression As a sixteen-year-old with mild depression and anxiety, I’d like to share my experiences in order to raise awareness. A student’s mental health is just as important as their physical well being. Each person with anxiety experiences it differently, but everyone can agree that it’s never a fun experience. It can manifest itself like […]

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Focus on scientific progress

Focus on scientific progress

In my ten years of science education—from rocks to liquids to drawing model atoms—I have learned to write clear procedures, conduct three trials during an experiment, and that the contents of my beaker could explode in my eyes. Nothing has ever exploded in my eyes. No doubt, not everyone has had the same experience as I’ve had  in science class. […]

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At least pretend to be concerned

At least pretend to be concerned

Wheat. Eggs. Coffee. Blueberries. Cranberries. Crab. Corn. Green peas. Pecans. Sesame seeds. What appears to be a shopping list are actually my food allergies. My soul-crushing food allergies. People have two reactions to learning about food allergies: “If you eat that stuff do you die?” or “What do you eat?” Stop asking people if their food allergies are deadly. Most […]

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Objectification: no blurred lines

Objectification: no blurred lines

When I first heard the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke I was appalled. I sat there watching the music video with a mixture of horror and rage. How could a song that perpetuates rape culture be so popular? It has a catchy tune, but with words like, “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two” […]

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Show some respect for your country

Show some respect for your country

I am a Seattleite. My family owns a minivan plastered with bumper stickers that say things like “Recycle or Die Off.” Last year, my dad’s Halloween costume was the Elwha Dam. I drink rice milk for God’s sake. Being the almost comically stereotypical Seattleite that I am, I can’t say I’ve ever considered myself very patriotic. Sure, I love the […]

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