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Psychological advantages of “selfies”

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As Oxford Dictionary’s word of the 2013 year, “selfies” have been flooding social media websites. Most of the world has been caught in this frenzy- either directly participating in it, or mocking it. Young students, however, seem to be the most affected by this new trend. As damaging as selfies are portrayed to be, they

road not taken

The road not taken

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A never ending line of cars lead up to the entrance of school each morning as vehicles and students alike weave through the crowded intersection. According to a survey of 120 students, approximately 63 percent of students think public transportation in Southern California is inaccessible. Unlike areas around the world in which the public transportation

Proposed act questions online privacy policy

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Without any opposition, the California State Assembly passed Torrance’s Assemblyman Al Murtsuchi’s proposal titled the Online Tracking Transparency Act the act that requires commercial websites and online services to inform users how the sites and services honor the “do not track” signal, which is sent from users requesting to not have their online activity tracked.

Peninsula learns leadership

Peninsula will have a new leadership class, Service Learning Leadership, beginning the 2013-2014 school year. Aided by this program, students will have the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service projects.  “As students begin to understand the cause that most resonates with them, they will create and execute a service project in order to positively

Sophomore dancer is New York bound

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After nine years of endless dance classes, sophomore Sara Crossman is headed to Joffrey Intensive Program in New York City. Along with junior Chris Lucas, Crossman will stay in dorms for two to three weeks while attending intensive jazz and contemporary programs. For the open invite audition, she could either send in a video of


Eisemann dances past stereotypes

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Out of the 28 members on Advanced Choreo, junior Alexander Eisemann is the only male on the team. He took P.E. Dance for two years before deciding to try out for one of the choreo teams. Part of the reason he waited for so long is that one of the choreo teams is explicitly called

Photo by Michael Yu

Spirit week arrives on campus

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As the much-talked about rivalry game against Palos Verdes High School loomed closer and closer, ASB kicked off the week with festivities such as class competitions and pep rallies. Along with the help from Link Crew and Pals Plus, ASB planned a series of events on campus such as a costume contest and a Zoo

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