The Serpent's Tale

Open Letter to Educators

Open Letter to Educators

Anonymous, Contributor
March 19, 2021

Homework, undeniably the worst part of being a student.  Administration tries to make us be wary of social media, drugs, and bullying as detriments to mental health, but they ignore the fact that...

An Introverts Guide to the School Systems Unfortunate Neglect

An Introvert’s Guide to the School System’s Unfortunate Neglect

Anonymous, Guest Writer
February 3, 2021

In·​tro·​vert (n.): quiet, reserved, and thoughtful individuals. They don’t seek out special attention or social engagements, as these events can leave them feeling exhausted and drained.  Keep...

Our Proud Shields of Unity

Our Proud Shields of Unity

Valentina De La Cruz, Writer
December 10, 2020

The issue of wearing the uniform at school has not ceased to be controversial for parents, students, and some teachers. For some, wearing a uniform reinforces a sense of belonging and identity toward...

Reform the Police

Reform the Police

Jorge Chacon, Writer
December 8, 2020

Back in March, when everything was closing down as the virus was spreading like wildfire, an underlying issue in the United States was catching the public eye: police brutality. Many Americans hit their...

Defund the Police

Defund the Police

Andrea Rodriguez, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2020

After policeman Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes, suffocating him to death, and the shooting of Breonna Taylor, who was sleeping in her home when she was shot eight times,...

Political Terms: Danger in Misinformation

Political Terms: Danger in Misinformation

Maria Aguilera, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2020

Election season is finally coming to a close, and politics are as confusing as ever.   For a few months now, we have not been able to escape political campaign commercials. Words like “far...

4 Signs You Need To Schedule a Self-Care Day and How

4 Signs You Need To Schedule a Self-Care Day and How

Jasmine Fernandez, Lead
December 8, 2020

We often think of self-care as taking a bubble bath, putting on fun skincare products, or eating a delicious smoothie bowl - and while these all count in some respects, it’s important to recognize the...

The Unexpected Pet

The Unexpected Pet

Angelina Rubalcava, Design Editor
December 8, 2020

When asked “What do you prefer: dogs or cats?,” many of us have a different answer. On a much smaller scale, there are animals, specifically insects, that bring joy to those who prefer an easy-to-take-care-of...

How to Break Away from Self-Gaslighting Tendencies

How to Break Away from Self-Gaslighting Tendencies

Jasmine Fernandez, Lead
November 24, 2020

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that causes the victim to doubt their memory, perception, and or emotions. Most of the time, those who gaslight others do so to undermine their feelings and manipulate...

How to Repurpose Plastic

How to Repurpose Plastic

Angelina Rubalcava, Design Editor
November 24, 2020

Plastic items, on average, take approximately 1,000 years to decompose. Many already try to make an effort by recycling, but this does not change the fact that the plastic will still take over several...

You Are Not Alone in Your Abusive Relationship

You Are Not Alone in Your Abusive Relationship

Angelica Wells, Writer
October 30, 2020

As teenagers, we may not have the experience necessary to know the red flags of abuse. The dictionary definition of “abuse” is: to use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose. There are three...

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