The Wolfpacket

America’s sexual education “system” is astonishingly vapid

Angelo Thomas, Reporter

February 20, 2020

What do Issac Newton, Adolf Hitler, and Mother Terresa have in common? All three died virgins. But for the rest of us, sex is likely to be a bigger part of our adolecent and adult lives than we are comfortable admitting . In fact, the Kinsey Institute says the average American will first engage in sexual...

Violence against Native American women must be discussed

Abigail Bodell, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Despite boasting a bold claim of “justice for all” within its pledge, America seems to disregard the concept of fairness when approaching the topic of injustices committed against its native people. With an unusually high amount of Native Americans, especially women, facing violence or disappearing...

The current history curriculum is failing our future voters

Meghan Mason and Ady Bolinger

January 28, 2020

Dec. 18, 2019 was a day that changed the course of American history. For the third time ever, the US House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment against the President. Donald Trump was charged with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power (see page 5 for more). However, on the CHS campus...

Gang signs and violence are no joke; privileged ignorance is

Asiya Junisbai, Assistant Opinions Editor

January 28, 2020

Claremont, California has a reputation for a reason: with its small population, high median income, and liberal arts college town status, it is quite a pleasant place to live. However, a closer look at the behavior of CHS students shows the uglier side of privilege. One of the worst trends on campus...

Dear Companies, It’s Time To Stop Capitalizing on Minorities’ Struggles

Abigail Bodell, Reporter

November 17, 2019

The corporate world as a whole evidently values its customers much less than the profit they provide. In recent years, a variety of social movements have occurred, their impact and influence only bolstered by modern day widespread social media use. Along with these movements came the seemingly earnest...

Cheating Only Worsens Education

Kathryn Enriquez, Reporter

November 17, 2019

Growing up, children are told that “sharing is caring.” However, this theme of expressing kindness reaches a certain limit when it comes to high school work ethics. While many students are open to sharing homework and discussing test material with friends and other peers, the reality is that they...

Sharing Your Homework Is Caring

Meghan Mason, Reporter

November 17, 2019

The CHS policy of prohibiting students from sharing their homework is misguided. The qualities that we value most in society include generosity, empathy and compassion. Parents teach their kids how to share and be kind to others long before they teach them how to read and write. No one wants to live...

PG&E Has Burned the Standards of Fire Prevention to the Ground

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

November 17, 2019

With the recent outbreak of large wildfires across the state, attention has been drawn towards the recurring issue of fire prevention. California has always been a state with high fire danger, but the number and intensity of fires have been increasing. According to a report from the government of California,...

Climate Change Will Soldier On With No Regard For Climate Strikes

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

October 25, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 20, people all over the world gathered to protest one of the most prevalent issues of today: climate change. What distinguished this particular demonstration from the hundreds of others that have been held was not the vast number of participants or the global scale, but the protesters...

Should Foreign Languages be Mandatory?

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Foreign language classes are a staple of high school, with many students in CHS learning Spanish, French, or German. Often, students take these classes because they are required to per A-G requirements, which are the prerequisite classes to be eligible for admission to UC and CSU colleges. These requirements...

It’s Time to Bring Inclusivity and Representation to English Classrooms

Abigail Bodell, Reporter

September 24, 2019

It would appear obvious that balanced representation is crucial when presenting something as complex as the lives of women and minorities to students. Despite this, the curriculums of Claremont High School’s various English classes are almost entirely lacking in this regard, with several half-baked...

IRL Language Learning Beats Online Courses

Alina Kim, Reporter

September 24, 2019

Language is the foundation of our communication as a society, and in this day and age, learning a foreign language has become more beneficial than ever before. For this reason, students should be required to take a foreign language in school, as opposed to learning from a website or app. First, online...

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