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Was Kanye West in the wrong for tweeting his political views?

Salem Habarneh, Special Page Editor

May 19, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Kanye West came out with a bunch of tweets that said he was a Donald Trump supporter and that he believed in some of the ideas of Trump. There have been other events where the famous rapper has mentioned Trump in work before....

Are AP classes actually helpful?

Itzel Gallardo, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Anyone who is considering taking or is currently taking an Advanced Placement, AP, class questions if these difficult classes are as helpful as teachers and peers say they are. Without a doubt, AP’s are an excellent introduction...

About racism in media

Salem Habarneh, Special Page Editor

April 28, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

When people watch television at home, they do so to get a laugh out or get information. But what if what they see is insensitive remark towards another race? Does that make it okay to laugh at, or should cartoons and the medi...

What would we do with a magic wand?

Morse Code Staff

April 25, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

This week, Morse had a visit by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC), and one of the questions the body asked students is if we were given a magic wand, what changes would we make to Morse. If the Morse Code had...

How badly does “senioritis” affect seniors?

Devin Whatley, Social Media Director

April 20, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

When most people hear the word “senioritis,” they tend to view it as something that everyone commonly suffers toward the end of their senior year. They see that word as something that everyone experiences, a word that is comm...

Why wasn’t Get Out considered for Best Picture?

Kaelene Chargualaf, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

What makes a film Oscar-worthy? Put scene composition aside, because, as it turns out, it might just be the inherent bias that runs deep within the Academy. The only qualifier that seems to stand between cinema and movies are...

How does gun violence affect school environment?

Charyna Delos Santos, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

The United States has had many instances of violence this school year. School violence can come in many forms, with one example being school shootings. Violence in the school’s environment negatively affects students and their ca...

Should We Arm Teachers with Guns?

Morse Code Staff

March 23, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

The mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 14 students and three school staff, marked the eighteenth school shooting in the United States this year (another being a recent Alabama shooting)....

How many colleges should students apply to?

Salem Habarneh, Special Page Editor

March 22, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

October brings with it stress for seniors, as they must decide on what and how many colleges they want to apply to. This brings up the question: is there a golden number of college applications? Many say that it is between six...

Should Morse start recycling again?

Itzel Gallardo, Entertainment Editor

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Recycling is the practice of converting waste into reusable materials. By separating plastics, paper, glass, cardboard, and many other recyclable goods, people can reduce the amount waste that ends up in landfills. While the average...

Why do we use slurs?

Tyra Callejo-Dennis, Web Master

February 23, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Most of the time, when many of us speak, we don’t think one way or another about the words we use. We don’t think much about the terminology, or the semantics, or the linguistics. But there are certain words that we need to t...

Should award ceremonies be less political?

Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Award shows have always been political. However, with our current, controversial president, politics in award ceremonies have become increasingly prominent. Recent movements and statements made by his administration has resulted...