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AI: This Is The Droid You’re Looking For

AI: This Is The Droid You’re Looking For

Sharon Tran, Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In September, Amazon announced the Alexa Prize Competition, which promises to award a total of $2.5 million to university students who are able to advance the field of conversational artificial intelligence. Amazon is looking to innovate its hands-free speaker, Echo, by adding new speaking and...

Heard About Apple AirPods?

Heard About Apple AirPods?

Sharon Tran, Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Since the big reveal of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 7 on Wednesday, September 7, people have been chattering about the phone’s new features. Yet, no feature has had the same amount of social media coverage or backlash as the iPhone 7’s lack of an audio jack. When Apple got rid of the beloved...

Snapping Back At Regulations

Snapping Back At Regulations

Andres Martinez, Editor

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With spring in full blossom, one can feel the temperature rising and see the proctors periodically taking away hats. The BPHS dress code states “Only official Baldwin Park hats or caps may be worn or displayed, with bill forward, on campus but not in classrooms. BP hats are not to be visibly altered...

Got Soap?

Got Soap?

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It's right after lunch and suddenly in the middle of class the need to go relieve yourself is so bad that you finally ask to be allowed to go to the restroom. This is no task for the faint of heart though. As you walk into the restroom you see sinks that sometimes are out of order, urinals on the brink...

Fixing Detention

Fixing Detention

Francisco Cardoso, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Detention is used in the education system to discipline misbehaving children and is as old as school itself. It is a by-the-book form of discipline which aims to isolate an offender and have them reflect on their actions that got them into trouble. Detentions are usually given when a student misbehaves...

Sony and Kesha: An Unfair Settlement

Sony and Kesha: An Unfair Settlement

Tyra Castro, Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On April 6 a New York judge disregarded musical artist Kesha’s claim that she should be let go of her contract with Sony because  she was emotionally and sexually abused by her producer. This case became huge amongst mainstream media and social networking due to how, in the past, many female artist...

Are We in a Landfill Or Is This a High School Campus?

Are We in a Landfill Or Is This a High School Campus?

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

BPHS students are well aware of this image: walking back to class after lunch and seeing massive numbers of lunch trays with unfinished food scattered around campus. This leftover  food and trays can be seen piled on lunch tables, scattered in hallways, and dumped onto the grass. The real question...

Seeing the Signs

Seeing the Signs

Sharon Tran, Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

According to a 2010 census from Gallaudet Research Institute, approximately 13% of the US population is deaf or hard of hearing. With such a considerable percentage, many questions have been asked regarding the role of the language in the education system. Should ASL be taught in schools? Should ASL...

Tardiness, It Happens

Tardiness, It Happens

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

From the beginning of time, students have been well acquainted with tardiness. Whether you owe hours upon hours of detention or you are on your last warning, tardiness happens. We are well-acquainted with the morning rush - the frantic dash to get ready, breakfast, pick up your things, and brace ...

The More Languages You Know, The Better

The More Languages You Know, The Better

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

BALDWIN PARK-- Imagine speaking to your father in French while you speak to your mother in Vietnamese. Imagine watching T.V. shows in different languages. It does not necessarily mean you are smarter, but speaking two languages instead of just one has more practical benefits, especially in this modernizing...

Destroying Civil Liberties

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“It’s like a place that fell from some hell, some evil created this place because it does not belong to anything that [the Federal Bureau of Prisons] has done in the past 300 year history. And you know what is happening here? We are being observed, you are being studied, you are being watched.”

Every Generation Has A Hero (Dj Khaled)

Every Generation Has A Hero (Dj Khaled)

Eduardo Nunez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dj Khaled is a hip pop producer and disk jockey who is known to hve worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Drake and Chris Brown. In recent months, Khaled’s popularity has skyrocketed and he has become a head figure of pop culture, known for his antics and motivational...

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