The Warrior Ledger

Staff Editorial: Celebrating with Krampus

Staff Editorial: Celebrating with Krampus

Warrior Ledger Staff

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Here comes the time of year to spread holiday cheer and douse ourselves in unholy fear. Santa makes his way through chimneys to leave charitable gifts for all the good little children as Krampus slips into the rooms of all the naughty ones to drag them off and devour them the next day.

Stress of applying for college discourages students from aiming high

Stress of applying for college discourages students from aiming high

Leiani Brown, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It’s winter again, which—for colleges all across the nation—means recruiting time. Well-designed, personal flyers begin to pop up in the mailbox, and email inboxes overflow with messages flowered by phrases like “You’ve been selected” and “A student of your potential,” all sounding creepily intimate and borderline desperate.

November is Transgender Awareness Month

November is Transgender Awareness Month

Jasper Ramirez, Art Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Transgender is an umbrella term that describes a diverse group of people whose gender identity or expression differs from the gender they were assigned to at birth. According to University of California Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams institute, an estimated 700,000, or 0.3% of adults identify as transgender in the United States.

Gender is more than male and female

Gender is more than male and female

Jem Ashton, News Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Gender is often seen as a binary subject, you’re either male or you’re female and whichever gender you are is decided by whichever parts you had at birth. Rather than viewing gender as a physical attribution, it should be viewed as an expression of how people identify with themselves. This doesn’t only apply to people transitioning from one of the two predominating sexes to the other, it also applies to people who don’t feel a strong connection to either gender and choose to define themselves as third-gendered, gender-fluid, or neutrois. Whether they identify as female and male simultaneously or as neither, non-binary people do exist.

Police force becomes overly weaponized

Police force becomes overly weaponized

Jem Ashton and Jasper Ramirez

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Tear gas is a chemical weapon that has been banned in warfare since 1993, but it is still allowed to be used against our own citizens by our overly weaponized police forces. There is no reason for an officer to be more weaponized than a soldier. They are not an army, and giving the police our surplus military supplies has only increased the rates of violence and murder in the United States. The Icelandic police forces have only killed one person since the foundation of their country in 1944, but the United States faces at least 400 deaths at the hands of police forces every year.

Mental illness stigma is harmful to students

Mental illness stigma is harmful to students

Jasper Ramirez, Art Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

ccording to the Kim Foundation, an estimated 57.7 million people, or one in four adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in a given year. Mental illness causes mild and severe impairments in the way a person thinks, their mood, and behavior. People who suffer from mental illness have to carry the burden of stigmas and misconceptions with them.

Snapchat proves beneficial as well as hazardous

Snapchat proves beneficial as well as hazardous

Keely Valdez, Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Snapchat, as we all know, is a photo messaging app. Almost everyone in the school has heard of it and almost everyone has Snapchat downloaded onto their phones. It’s the new texting. It’s easier, faster, and more efficient but how is it being used? There’s several ideas on how to use it. Both negative and positive. Snapchat can be a good thing or a bad thing.

The benefits to exercising healthily

The benefits to exercising healthily

Yvette Zavala, Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

There are many advantages and some disadvantages to eating right and exercising, but mostly advantages. Eating right and exercising can help people in my ways to live a better and healthier life. Eating right and exercising helps you feel better and look better.

Siblings can be a positive or negative influence on students

Siblings can be a positive or negative influence on students

Tara Buell, Reporter

December 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Having a sibling in school can both be positive, and negative. When it comes to rides to school, friends, school work, and just having somebody there, a sibling comes in handy.

Pumpkin Spice shouldn’t symbolize fall

Pumpkin Spice shouldn’t symbolize fall

Xylina Session, Opinion Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Rusty mountains, foliage, scarves, guiltless candy consumption, turkeys with anxiety, and crowded Barnes & Nobles. All items in the previous list help to usher in Fall’s most dominant character. Nope, not the cable-knit sweater. Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) is BACK. The Starbuck’s original beverage...

Students struggle in balancing work and school

Students struggle in balancing work and school

Keely Valdez, Reporter

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

There are students who walk among us who are tired from the night before. They are exhausted. They might’ve had fun but they might have asked themselves if it was even worth it throughout the entire night. What were they doing exactly? Probably not the first thought that crossed your mind.They aren’t...

Anti-bullying policies implemented

Anti-bullying policies implemented

Hana Sapa, Opinion Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The definition of bullying is committing an act against someone that endangers the physical and/or emotional health, or their safety. In order to prevent bullying our school, along with many others have anti-bullying policies, that simply state that they will not tolerate students harassing staff or...

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