Author Archive: Sephora Ferjuste

Senior at High School West. Opinion Editor.

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The Rise in Hate Crimes: Sikh Man Shot Outside Seattle Home

| 03/09/2017 | 0 Comments
The Rise in Hate Crimes: Sikh Man Shot Outside Seattle Home

The shooting of Deep Rai, a 39 year old Sikh man in Kent, Washington has rattled Indian and Sikh communities as well as citizens of the World. The victim was working on his car in his driveway when a masked man approached him with a gun. The suspect threatened the victim and demeaned him, remarking […]

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Why President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban is Counterproductive

| 02/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Why President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban is Counterproductive

President Donald Trump’s immigration ban sent shockwaves throughout the world last friday, inciting fear and anger in American citizens and foreign peoples. The executive order essentially prohibits people from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the United States. The countries affected were Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen and the ban was placed […]

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The Chicago Kidnapping: the Result of a Broken Nation

| 01/13/2017 | 0 Comments

                      Three Chicago teens and one adult, Brittany Covington, 18; her sister Tanisha Covington, 24; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and Jordan Hill, 18, have been charged with hate crimes after a live Facebook video showed them torturing a mentally disabled teen for up to six hours, […]

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Underage Drinking Under Parental Supervision: Perilous or Preventive?

| 01/03/2017 | 0 Comments
Underage Drinking Under Parental Supervision: Perilous or Preventive?

The holidays are a perfect time for relaxation, enjoyment, and appreciation for the things we are fortunate enough to have. Stepping away from our hectic lives and daily routines allows us to refresh, rejuvenate and reduce stress during the much-anticipated week of winter recess. Eating, exchanging presents, and reminiscing over past holiday memories are a […]

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Turkeys for a Cause

| 11/28/2016 | 0 Comments
Turkeys for a Cause

 Thanksgiving is a time of the year where we step back from our hectic lives and take the time to recognize and appreciate all the good that encompasses our lives. It is much more than football and turkeys: it is a time for unifying, enjoying a feast with your loved ones, and giving thanks. Not […]

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Prestige Over Practicality: How Important Are Highly Ranked Universities?

| 09/27/2016 | 0 Comments

For many high school students, the dreaded time has come: the time for these students to choose their respective futures, and gain a glimpse of what it means to be independent and adult. Choosing the right college is an extensive and complicated task. Attending a college has become more important over the years, as the […]

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The Inconsequential Starbucks Cup Controversy

| 01/06/2016 | 0 Comments
The Inconsequential Starbucks Cup Controversy

Each year, many look forward to Starbucks’ holiday cups that in previous years were sprinkled with snowflakes, ornaments, bows, and all things Christmas. This year, however, Starbucks has replaced these holiday decorations with a cup that features only its logo with a solid red ombré background. Starbucks is no stranger to controversy, but its new holiday cup, which made […]

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Firearms: Second Ammendment Right or Menaces to Society?

| 08/29/2015 | 0 Comments
Firearms: Second Ammendment Right or Menaces to Society?

It is evident that mass shootings have been occurring more and more frequently and have claimed more lives in the last decade than previously in the 20th century. Mass murders used to be sporadic, only a handful of mass murders spanning decades. Recently, however, these murders have been occurring consecutively and in the most seemingly […]

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