The Picador

“Just Another Mass Shooting” – The Mentality Surrounding the Las Vegas Shooting

Kai Parlett, Reporter

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I was sitting at a table in Weld on the morning of October 2nd, reviewing for a test with Rev. Hill when his phone buzzed. He glanced at it, shook his head, mentioned something about a mass shooting, and then we went back to our re...

Kneeling as a Protest

Colin Hoeffner, Guest Writer

October 6, 2017

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If you check your social media, read the newspaper, or listen to the news, chances are you have definitely heard about the controversy surrounding athletes kneeling during the national anthem. This act of protest, if seen through...

Disasters? Normal. Climate Change? Not.

Kitt Urdang, Editor

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Harvey. Irma. Mexico City earthquake. Hurricane Maria. The list goes on. This year, North America has been hit with natural disasters in a seemingly never-ending progression. Although each of these has been devastating to their r...

Science, Its Application, and Its Impact on Social Morality

Mina Nguyen, Guest Writer

September 21, 2017

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The connection between scientific discoveries and social morality is often controversial since it is extraordinary yet dangerous and risky when a person comes up with ideas that are ahead of their time. The person might be regar...

Time to Throw College Board Overboard

Lolo Zabaleta '18, Editor

May 15, 2017

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Maybe it’s because I am in the midst of APs and just took the SATs IIs but I have a bone to pick with the College Board. I detest most everything about that company and not just because the SATs are the worst thing in the worl...

Time Warp

Alexa Dannis '17, Editor

May 15, 2017

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I recently overheard a teacher telling a student to give 110%. This led me to use my recent completion of AP Statistics to analyze and reflect on how this could work out.   What is wrong with the following equation:...

Let Them Have Intervis!

Let Them Have Intervis!

February 27, 2017

To The Rescue of Man’s Best Friend

February 27, 2017

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“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Mahatma Gandhi   My dog’s name is Enzo Ricardo Gonzales, or just Enzo if you’re not feeling the fu...

Procrastination Station: Why It’s Better to Procrastinate

Erica Ashby '18, Editor

February 27, 2017

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Our alarms ring in the early morning and a list of daily tasks grows whether we like it or not: finish pantry before study hall, write a 1000 word paper by block three, tune skis, write a friend a birthday card, plan a present...

The March to Equality

Liesl Magnus '17, Editor

February 3, 2017

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The day after Donald Trump placed his hand on the Bible on the capitol steps and was sworn in as America’s 45th president, millions of people of every ethnicity and identity gathered across the world to march for equality f...