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The Hard Reality of Being a Twin When Faced with Stereotypes

The Hard Reality of Being a Twin When Faced with Stereotypes

Chrissie Meyer, Reporter

January 31, 2014

Constant comparison with my sister and numerous questions: this is the reality of being a twin. Whether fraternal or identical, twins are becoming more predominant with a 33.2% increase since 2009. The number of twins in the US has increased dramatically over the last 30 years, according to the Cent...

Letter to the Editor: Homosexuality Should Not Be Taken As a Joke

Daniel Knudsen, Senior

January 31, 2014

The thoughts and opinions in this letter are the author’s, made without input from the Wolfpacket, and do not necessarily reflect the sentiments of the Wolfpacket or its staff. What’s a five word phrase that is absolutely hilarious, guaranteed? “Coming out of the closet.” As a joke, coming out...

Sensationalized Media Coverage Sustains America’s Violent Culture

Sensationalized Media Coverage Sustains America’s Violent Culture

Kikesa Kimbwala, Reporter

January 7, 2014

When it comes to news greatly affecting citizens of the US, it is the media’s responsibility to keep the citizens informed. Unfortunately, mass shootings are a theme that the country has become all too familiar with. It is important that the residents be aware and informed of these shootings, but the way...

Athletes’ Safety Should Come First

Kelly Meyer, Reporter

January 7, 2014

During the last decade, sports concussions and injuries only seemed to pertain to professional athletes; however, high school players increasingly get injured and suffer permanent brain damage from playing on their sports teams. Teenagers should not need to worry about losing the ability to walk, or ...

Equal Recognition of Academic Sports is Not Up for Debate

Ruby Elliott-Zuckerman, Reporter

January 7, 2014

Students of CHS enjoy and are encouraged to demonstrate Pack pride and support the success of the school, but the support seems to be sectioned off in a way that completely overlooks a major part of school life. Everyone is aware of the accomplishments of CHS sports, when their games are, and how player...

Students Deserve Better Representation

Gavin Derleth, Reporter

January 7, 2014

The academic lives of students are constantly impacted by the decisions that the school board makes. Recently, Claremont held its biennial school board election, and though there were many residents who voted, none of the members they voted for ever attended a Claremont public school. The best resolut...

Teachers Fail to Make the Grade in Following Traditional Point System

Teachers Fail to Make the Grade in Following Traditional Point System

Michelle Wang, Reporter

January 7, 2014

Whether it be in elementary or high school, teachers are always switching out the traditional grading scale of A, B, C, D, and F with their own preferred method. These include the 0 through 4 number system and the check system. These new scales are the cause of many unfair grade fluctuations with their a...

Minting Pennies Makes No Cents

Michelle Wang, Reporter

October 17, 2013

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would say, “Why is my face on a coin worth 1/26 of what it was when I was president?” 100 years ago, a penny could buy a whole newspaper, yet in this day and age, a penny is virtually useless. The once glorious coin has devolved into a useless, time wasting, m...

“Fat Letters” Cause Concern and Create More Health Problems

“Fat Letters” Cause Concern and Create More Health Problems

Jacob Landsberg, Reporter

October 17, 2013

As of Sept. 24, 2013, some schools have been sending home “fat letters” that notify families of whether or not their child is healthy or obese. Certain schools in 19 states, including California, have started sending home these letters that tell parents of their children’s body mass index (BMI).Every yea...

Bathroom Bill Flushes Transgender Discrimination Down the Toilet

Savannah Daniels, Reporter

October 17, 2013

On Aug. 12, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into effect a desperately needed new bill named AB 1266. The legislature, nicknamed the “Bathroom Bill,” is enormously helpful in reducing harassment of transgender students within California public schools. The bill allows students to use sex-segregated ...

Dress Code Unfairly Targets Female Students

Dress Code Unfairly Targets Female Students

Ruby Elliott-Zuckerman, Reporter

September 27, 2013

Students at CHS are consistently reminded that even though the weather may be warm, the dress code needs to be followed, especially by the “ladies.” This blatant discrimination against girls is sexist and promotes inequality and oppression. Although dress codes are not inherently problematic, the...

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