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 Introvert's Guide to the School System's 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...

Fame and Politics

Fame and Politics

Xavier Vazquez, Writer
October 30, 2020

In today’s social climate, politics play an important role in our lives, something we must deal with as we go throughout our days. Such is this role that we have politicized every single important...

How American Prison Labor has Transformed into Modern-Day Slavery

How American Prison Labor has Transformed into Modern-Day Slavery

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer
October 30, 2020

When the thirteenth amendment was created, its goal was to abolish slavery and involuntary servitude. However, these did not truly end. They were instead reformed to what we now know as prison labor. In...

Wait, Where Are You From? It’s Complicated.

Wait, Where Are You From? It’s Complicated.

Maria Aguilera, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2020

I recently discovered I am a third culture child.    My parents are Cuban, I grew up in the Bahamas, and now I live in America - those are three cultures of which I am a part of. This holds...

Billionaires: Part of a Flawed Economic System

Billionaires: Part of a Flawed Economic System

Angelina Rubalcava, Design Editor
October 30, 2020

One billion. Let us take a moment to digest what that number means. A simple exercise developed by UC Berkeley called Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? can help us understand the enormity of the number.  Imagine...

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