By Carolyn Cho 9/17/2014 81% of Americans between the ages of 12 and 17 use…
There’s a chance that the Internet won’t be so free and equal anymore, thanks to America’s Internet service providers (ISPs). To most, the Internet is a place where everyone has a free and equal chance to learn, share, shop and, most of all, communicate. Key words being “free and equal.” The term for this is net neutrality and, simply, it means that we have an equal chance to choose what applications and services we use and what we share or create with others.
Starting this school year, students witnessed many schedule changes including a later zero and first period start as well as a new study hall period for student athletes.
DreamWorks is currently producing a movie called “Home” with its first African American protagonist. It’s about a young girl named Tip racing around Earth with an alien for an adventure of a lifetime. This movie will be the first 3-D animated film starring an African American character.
Sean Bell was 23 years old the night he died in 2006. Oscar Grant was 22 years old when he died in 2009. Trayvon Martin was only 17 years old when he died in 2012.
What do all of these men share in common? They were African American; they were accused of a crime; they were unarmed; and they were shot and killed.
This 2014-15 school year, we have one of the biggest staffs ever in the history of The Plaid Press with 24 staff writers and editors. Because of the larger staff, there will be more opportunities for collaboration on stories. This way, we can bring multiple ideas together and create more well-rounded and dynamic stories.
It’s that time of year again. It’s the time to say goodbye to sunglasses and swimsuits and wave hello to heavy textbooks and alarm clocks. It’s time for the 2014-2015 school year ladies and gentlemen; and while we’re just becoming accustomed to early mornings and homework assignments, it’s nice to reminisce over the summer days that have just recently passed. While many of us headed to the beach, got part-time jobs or simply stayed at home working on advanced placement (AP) assignments, many of our teachers ventured off the beaten path during the summer months. Here’s what some of our teachers did over the summer:
Can you imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have one of our senses; never seeing a person, never tasting a pizza or never hearing the voice of your loved ones? What if you knew you were losing one of your senses but couldn’t do anything to stop it?
This is the reality for senior Lindsay Cardona. Cardona wasn’t born blind, but was diagnosed last August with Stargardt’s disease.
Mancini, office assistant in the College and Career Office, won the 2012 Impact University of Southern California (USC) College Television award for her documentary on skateboarding. This is a very impressive achievement in the television and film industry, since her documentary won first place in the entire nation.
Today, the news on advanced screens overshadows outdated newspapers. With so many different ways to access news, we wonder, how do people acquire daily updates about global news?