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Why a Plant-Based Diet May Be Better

A basic food platter filled with healthy food options a more plant-based diet would have.

Claire Koltura, Photojournalist

January 19, 2020

All around the country, humans gather to feast for their three meals a day to achieve a certain amount of calories, get rid of starvation, or even to eat a regular meal. Anyone of these choices has a particular diet, whether one knows it or not. A few diets people look into are the all-time favorite...

Should Finals be Held Before Winter Break?

Finals are coming up 
for PYLUSD, but other schools have already taken them.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

It is common knowledge to many students across the district that the time in which their finals take place differs from the school districts near PYLUSD. For example, schools in Orange Unified School District and Fullerton Joint Union High School District take their final exams the week before winter br...

Automation and Its Effects on the Yorba Linda Economy

Machines are now replacing factory workers along assembly lines at an increasing rate.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

As technology continues to progress, the human hands in our society providing manual labor are beginning to be replaced by automated robotic limbs, particularly in the field of unskilled labors. But with automated jobs on the rise in society, what does this spell for the economy?   Automatio...

Self-Confidence vs Ego

The woman in the picture is proud of herself and we can’t tell if she has self-confidence or an ego.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

January 18, 2020

Teens, especially in high school, tend to have low self-confidence. Society tells and trains people to believe that any form of self-confidence should be considered as having a huge ego. Because teenagers want to be approved by their society, they will listen to others and make an effort to not show ...

New Homeless Centers in San Francisco: Should Los Angeles Follow Suit?

The city of San Francisco is trying to do its best in solving their long-running homeless crisis.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

Earlier in the year, the city of San Francisco agreed on the construction of a new 2.3-acre SAFE homeless navigation center in the Embarcadero section of the city. The goal of this new navigation center, which opened just this past week, is to help give shelter to those living on the streets and assis...

Do Students Work Hard For Themselves?

The student shown is focusing on college applications rather self-improvement.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

There is no doubt that high school students work hard on a daily basis to achieve their goals, but those goals may not be what they say they are. College, parents, and social status are the unspoken goals of many students. Instead of working to impress or improve themselves, they feel the need to work hard...

Nearsightedness is Increasing

The number of people who are becoming nearsighted is increasing.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

January 12, 2020

Nearsightedness is not uncommon among teens and children. This is often associated with genetics and the increase in the amount of time that people spend on screens, but there is another factor that has contributed to the increase in people who are nearsighted. A person’s lifestyle impacts their vision...

Moving On

Trends on Twitter only last about eleven minutes, exemplifying how quickly society moves on from the latest newest thing.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

There are numerous universally-accepted and known facts about the world. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west; water evaporates, condenses, and precipitates; and fads fade. Fads, it seems, have been more than just fading--they have been outright disappearing, enjoying fifteen minutes in the...

Twitter-izing Politics

Politics are constantly changing, but Twitter in particular has become an integral part of modern-day politics.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

Politics, at its core, involves standing for a platform of ideas which hope to change the world for the better while spreading messages about these ideas in order to gain influence and support so that these ideas may become more than a thought, a hope, a wish; they become action, change, reality. Today,...

More than Memeingless

An example of typical characteristics of most memes.  These include text in the Impact font and supersaturated colors.  To do this, I took this old picture of a peacock and edited it using the free GIMP photo editing program.

Zachary Ninomiya, Section Editor

January 7, 2020

Humanity’s fondness for surreal imagery has appeared time and time again throughout history.  Recently, with the rise of the Internet, this penchant for the peculiar has manifested itself in a new form—memes.  Memes are small tidbits of surreal text or words that are easy to manipulate and expl...

The Historical and Modern Importance of Goals and Ambition

Goals can be applied to any field in life and can boost motivation to succeed.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

January 7, 2020

Goals are an ever-present influence in our lives. Graduating high school is a universal motivator for kids and parents around the nation. Especially in a rigorous and competitive school like Yorba Linda High, an incentive towards excellence is important, and setting goals is an efficient way to do just ...

Do Celebrities “Sell” Their Privacy?

This is a picture of both Ashley Payne and myself at the Ariana Grande concert last May.

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

January 5, 2020

Recently, the talk of privacy has been rising even more than before, especially with news revolving around such celebrities as Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande. In these cases many people wonder how far is too far. Though this debate has been written about before, new news has come out in the recent week...

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