The Wrangler

Is Siri Reinforcing Gender Bias?

Is Siri Reinforcing Gender Bias?

Janet Han, Section Editor

May 28, 2019

"Alexa, what's the weather like today?" "Siri, can you give me directions?" More people are familiar with the robotic, distinctly female voices that respond to such commands. They're in our phones, in our homes, and always ready to answer. In fact, society has quickly grown accustomed to female artificial...

Paving the Way for Equality

Paving the Way for Equality

Janet Han, Section Editor

May 28, 2019

On May 17, 2019, the United States House of Representatives passed the historic Equality Act of 2019 in a vote of 236-173. Currently, it is waiting for the Senate to vote on its passing.   The new Equality Act, if passed, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It "prohibits discrimination...

No Uterus, No Opinion

No Uterus, No Opinion

Tiffany Vo, Photojournalist

May 28, 2019

On May 7, Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed the “heartbeat” law, preventing abortions as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. The bill prohibits an abortion once a heartbeat can be detected; however, doctors and reproductive right advocates argue that women are not even aware of their pre...

Dogs: The Superior Species

Dogs: The Superior Species

Sarah Meadows, photojournalist

May 28, 2019

Well, duh!! Any normal person would smile at the sight of a jumble of puppies prancing around with their tongues sticking out and their tails wagging around. The question is, then, what is it about the instinctive human nature that connects dogs to happiness?   A majority of US households own a pet, and t...

The Lasting Effect of Podcasts

The Lasting Effect of Podcasts

Brandon Russell, Editor In Chief

May 28, 2019

With new and improved emerging ways to get one’s news and social ideas, that of podcasts, and various types of talk shows, has recently become one of the most popular ways that both teachers, and everyday people receive their news. Ranging from that of Ted Talks to slam poetry, that of social ideas, o...

Tale As Old As Time

Tale As Old As Time

Mabel Ra, Editor

May 28, 2019

Reading books are becoming a distant activity of the past for this generation. Most of the kids in my grade rarely read, if ever. In this day in age, we are so consumed with the digital media and technology that our time is only spent on a black screen.   Although I don’t read as much, it’s a ho...

Righting Ancient Wrongs

Righting Ancient Wrongs

Janet Han, Section Editor

May 14, 2019

European and American museums are infamous for hosting hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts that were stolen, looted, or taken from other countries and civilizations. Numerous cases have occurred where the original owners were denied the right to reclaim their historical artifacts, or forced to settle ...

The Importance of Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Importance of Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Emily Ito, Section Editor

May 14, 2019

I logged onto snapchat a few days ago and flipped through the many filters that I could add to my photo. On my last swipe, I saw a small graphic on the bottom left-hand corner that read, Asian Heritage Month. It was strange as I had not realized that the month of May doubled as the Asian Pacific American H...

How long is too long to play Professional Sports?

How long is too long to play Professional Sports?

Brandon Russell, Editor In Chief

May 1, 2019

When it comes to playing the sport one loves, from at a young age all the way to professionally, what is ultimately too much when it comes to continually playing professional sports? From NBA stars all the way to MLB pinch hitters, the strain and ultimate toll these sports takes on athletes bodies is...

College Board Decision on AP Tests

College Board Decision on AP Tests

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

April 30, 2019

In high school especially during a student’s start as a freshman, AP (Advanced Placement) courses are offered fresh out of middle school. AP classes are designed by the College Board to challenge willing students who want to push themselves to a college level standard of learning-- much more difficu...

Vaccines: Yay or Nay

Vaccines: Yay or Nay

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

April 23, 2019

With the weather slowly changing from the cold to hot, there have been many students catching colds. As a result, there has been controversy regarding vaccines and whether or not they are needed or if they really do help.   Between January 1 and March 28, there have been 387 cases of measles in 15 U.S...

It’s Time for ‘Us’ to Shine

It’s Time for ‘Us’ to Shine

Tiffany Vo, Photojournalist

April 9, 2019

With a massive grand opening, Jordan Peele’s new movie Us garnered $100 million dollars in its first debut weekend. Following the theme of horror mixed with covert social messages first presented in his breakout movie Get Out, Us is about a family that has to fight off their evil doppelgangers, accord...

The #1 student news site of Yorba Linda High School
Opinions