The Dodger

Community service: “a special gift” to those who change an area for the better

Leann Manriquez, Opinion

September 15, 2010

Teenagers often look upon community service as bothersome and unimportant, something required by teachers for a grade, but if you really stopped to think about how much a person will appreciate your effort, then it stops being...

“Health care needs to be fixed, and it needs to be fixed fast”

Erin Finley, Co-Editor

September 14, 2010

With fall coughs and sniffles making their way around school, doctors and especially medicine, have been on my mind.  Last week, when I could stand it no longer, I decided to take some cold medicine.  Being the direction reader...

My personal experience in Washington, D.C.: “A positive experience that I will never forget”

Luke Bunker, Co-Editor

November 24, 2009

Editors' Note:  This column first appeared in the Nov. 24, 2009 issue of the Dodger. Having been to our nation’s capital several times before my latest visit there earlier this month (see page 12), I had perhaps differen...

Are athletics taking precedence over everything else?

Luke Bunker, Opinion

October 3, 2009

Editors' Note:  This column first appeared in the Oct. 3, 2009 issue of the Dodger. Throughout my years on this earth, I have noticed and observed many things.  First, as a society, we place a higher value on athletics than we ...

Movies, movies, movies: The declining state of the movie industry

Luke Bunker, Co-Editor

September 25, 2009

Editors' Note:  This column first appeared in the Sept. 25, 2009 issue of the Dodger. It took me quite a while to find inspiration for what to write about for this month’s column, but it finally hit me while watching one of t...

The “side effects” of standardized testing: why it hurts our students, our teachers and our country

Luke Bunker, Co-Editor

September 8, 2009

Editors' Note:  This column was first published in the Sept. 8, 2009 issue of the Dodger. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s test time. Get out your #2 pencils, a sheet of blank scratch paper, and we will begin the standardized ...

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