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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Halal Menu in Sonderling Center Lacks Taste

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Halal Menu in Sonderling Center Lacks Taste

Farah Alzafarani and Zohia Tahir January 23, 2024

The introduction of halal-certified food options in Brentwood School District’s cafeterias in September 2022 represented a noteworthy stride in fostering equity and inclusion. This initiative recognized...

Expensive vs. Personal Gifts

Expensive vs. Personal Gifts

Danny Lainez, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

Have you ever received a gift on Christmas that you didn't like, even though it was expensive? When this awkward situation arises, people may feel guilty about the amount of money that their loved one...

Jonas Divorce Shows Publics Continuous Attempt to Demonize Women

Jonas Divorce Shows Public’s Continuous Attempt to Demonize Women

Taina Bruno, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

If you were anything like me as a kid, you were probably watching Disney shows like Sonny with a Chance, Wizards of Waverly Place, Shake It Up, and my personal favorite, Jonas. And being a Disney kid...

At What Age Should Children Be Exposed to Horror Films?

At What Age Should Children Be Exposed to Horror Films?

Danny Lainez, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

With the growing influence of technology, younger children are at risk of being exposed to horror content early. But how soon is too soon?   The lasting effects of the horror genre on children ages...

Do School Lunches Hinder Student Success?

Do School Lunches Hinder Student Success?

Mia Espinal, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Lunches served in American public schools have gained national attention for how nutrient deficient and flavorless they have become. The meals given out to students just aren't up to standard for their...

Should Kids Be Allowed To Choose Their Own Clothes?

Should Kids Be Allowed To Choose Their Own Clothes?

Michel Martinez October 16, 2023

Has your child ever wanted to go a fancy event wearing casual clothes? These are reasons why you should and shouldn’t let your kid choose their own clothes.  The downside of letting your kid choose...

Is Technology Causing Children to Grow Up Faster?

Is Technology Causing Children to Grow Up Faster?

Amna Naqvi October 5, 2023

Thinking of my childhood, I imagine staying up all night to watch a movie that my older cousins rented from Redbox.  But as generations change, so does the technology that they use. Kids are always...

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A Lack of Counselors: Why Brentwood Needs More Guidance

Farah Alzafarani, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

While a high school requires many different personnel to make processes run smoothly, there’s a chance we’re overlooking one of our most important resources: guidance counselors.  School counselors...

2023 Seniors Reflect on the Start of their Final Year of High School

2023 Seniors Reflect on the Start of their Final Year of High School

Mariana Arboleda, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

On Sept. 7, sophomores entered our high school building for the first time, with three more years ahead of them full of opportunities and new experiences. Juniors returned to complete one of their most...

The Secret Costs of Fast Fashion

The Secret Costs of Fast Fashion

Giselle Martins, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Compared to 20 years ago, clothing is being purchased at two times the rate and only kept for half as long. Something that is both a result and a cause of this is fast fashion, the production of cheap...

Decreased Turnout in Student Council Elections Shows Need for Change

Decreased Turnout in Student Council Elections Shows Need for Change

Michelle Guevara, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

According to Ms. Lewis, Sonderling Librarian, the high school only received 471 votes for this year's student council elections. Considering that there are over 4,000 students in the building, this shows...

Distance Learning: Never Again

Distance Learning: Never Again

Arianna Rodriguez, Staff Member November 3, 2021

It's hard to imagine that only one year ago, our school environment looked completely different. Teachers were starting classes virtually through Teams, students were logging in, and lessons were taking...

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