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Killer Clowns

Killer Clowns

Carly F., Writer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

BOO! Are you scared to see that word on your screen? Most people probably aren’t, but if they are, maybe they have cyberphobia, which is the fear of a computer. There are many more phobias as well! According to Petri Kajander, everyone is afraid of something. Fear is an emotion based on the belief that someone or something is dangerous. There are roughly 530 phobias total...

Why Buy From An Animal Shelter?

Why Buy From An Animal Shelter?

Ajooni G. and Sachi K.
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Are you considering buying a pet? Should you buy from a breeder or an animal shelter? Although buying from a breeder seems like the safer bet, getting a pet from a shelter is beneficial to the community, the animals and even the people. The Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter...

Menchie’s Review

Menchie’s Review

Angelina D. and Samantha C.
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is a yogurt chain founded in 2010 by Adam and Danna Caldwell and is based in the San Fernando Valley, California area. The largest yogurt franchise in the world, Menchie's offers self-serve frozen yogurt with different choices of yogurt flavors and toppings. The Day Creek How...

Flying Cars Of The Future

Flying Cars Of The Future

Carly F., Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

We are all curious about the future, wondering, what it’s going to be like? What kinds of things will be created? How will life change? Well, a lot is certain to be difference. Not just in your life, but also in the world around you. In a decade, someone could invent a cure for cancer!  All cars m...

Are Disney Princesses Bad Role Models?

Are Disney Princesses Bad Role Models?

Nick L., Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

From the time girls turn five, they dream of becoming Disney princesses.  They have posters of Ariel on bedroom walls.  They walk around with lunchpails and backpacks adorned with Disney princesses. They dress up as Elsa for Halloween.   So why wouldn’t they dream of actually being one?  After ...

Do You Spotify?

Do You Spotify?

Nick L., Writer
August 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Prince, the recently deceased music icon, whose album Purple Rain rocked the world in 1984.  Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo album artist of all time.  Taylor Swift, currently the most popular singer in the world. These music legends cover different genres (rock, country, and pop, respectively)...

Is Pokémon Go Doing More Bad Than Good?

Is Pokémon Go Doing More Bad Than Good?

Sachi K., Writer
August 24, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Have you been part of the Pokémon Go sensation? Whether you hate it or live to play this addicting game, you have to admit that Pokémon Go is sweeping the nation. It now almost has more users than Twitter according to Forbes.com. Many people have different opinions about this popular game. The initial concept was to create an app that allowed players to go out into the real world...

Jealousy

Jealousy

Rachel B. and Courtney C.
May 31, 2016
Filed under Opinion

If you think about it, almost everyone experiences jealousy. People often want what they don’t have and forget to be grateful for what they do have. People can be jealous about anything from clothes to family. Maybe some individuals want to have a sibling, while others want to get rid of their siblings...

Chocolate: The Curse And The Blessing

Chocolate: The Curse And The Blessing

Joy C. and Jennica V.
May 31, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When you take a bite of a sweet, creamy piece of chocolate, do you question where chocolate originated or the benefits that it offers? According to Purdue Yard & Garden, chocolate comes from the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, which translates to the meaning of “food of the gods.” The plant i...

Is The Gate Activity Lottery System Reasonable?

Is The Gate Activity Lottery System Reasonable?

Rachel B., Writer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Day Creek Intermediate School has a lottery system to decide which GATE students get to participate in certain activities. Can students and parents be absolutely certain that the kids will be chosen fairly?The GATE activity lottery system has some positive points to it. In a way, it prepares students ...

Is Day Creek Ready For The “Big One”?

Is Day Creek Ready For The “Big One”?

Anjali M. and Maddy M.
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A NASA study has calculated that a tremendous seismic earthquake will shake California in less than three years. A “Big One” is anticipated to hit Los Angeles before 2018. There is a 99.9% that there will be a destructive earthquake, with a 5.0 or greater on the earthquake magnitude scale, s...

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Jamie H. and Taylor D.
March 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Does money have any real value? Sure, it can buy everything your heart desires. But in the end, there is one question that has to be answered: Does money buy happiness? Many people have very different opinions about money and happiness. According to money.cnn.com, Michael Norton, a Harvard Busin...

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