Basic Human Right to Urinate

All Gender Restroom
Anyone can use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression

Angeline Ortega, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015

A universal conflict that every individual will have to face someday in their lifetime is having the right to choose a restroom to enter. Keep in mind the emotions, the distress felt in that moment; now add on the uncertainty of not knowing which bathroom stall to go into. This is a problem that the... Read more »

Love Yourself!

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Vannesa Aguilar-Leyva, Staff Writer
February 9, 2015

How often do you say, “I love me”? It may sound funny, but many of us have a hard time doing just that. We get caught up in problems that distract us from taking care of ourselves. It is understandable that everyone gets distracted, but we have to take time to embrace who we are. There are also... Read more »

Twerk! Twerk! Twerk!

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Angeline Ortega, Staff Writer
February 9, 2015

Is Twerking Sexist? Everyone remembers  Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance in 2013 with Robin Thicke; this performance marks the start of a trend that continues til this day. After that performance it seemed like everywhere you turned there was someone “popping their booty.” Many celebrities... Read more »

The Interview: A Threat to the U.S.

The movie, "The Interview" became a threat to the U.S.

Jamie Lofton, Staff Writer
January 29, 2015

The movie, The Interview, is a comedy about two men, Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapoport, who are the stars of a show called “Skylark Tonight.” The dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, turns out to be a huge fan of their show. Dave and Aaron decided to set up a surprise interview with the North... Read more »

Prison Punishment with Privileges

They have to many privileges to be incarcerated.

De'Shea Boykin, Editor-in-Chief of Senior Memoir
January 29, 2015

They say that if you do the crime you do the time, but that time is not punishment; it is more of a privilege. American citizens are spending tax dollars in order for these correctional facilities to put criminals away and be punished for their actions. However, it seems the facilities allow more... Read more »

Media’s Focus

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Genesis Adeneye, Staff Writer
January 26, 2015

On January 3, 2015, several hundreds of lives were tormented in Baga, Nigeria, but where was the media to report this horrific tragedy? Now correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t the news supposed to report things that are going on throughout the world? A bombing in Northern Nigeria killed as many... Read more »

Homework Actually Can Help

"Im tired of homework its too much even though its worth it"

De'Jah Thomas, Staff Writer
January 16, 2015

Homework may or may not be helpful to King/Drew students. At King/Drew, almost everyday many students complain about doing homework and stating that it is a waste of time. Homework can be annoying but it reinforces the concepts you learn in class. In addition, lecture time is sometimes small and they... Read more »

Rage in Ferguson

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Tamera Wilson, Staff Writer
January 6, 2015

As you heard, people are speaking and taking action on the Michael Brown incident. There has been a lot of protesting and mobbing going on in the areas, that have gotten out of control. Before the shooting occurred, Michael Brown was involved in robbing a convenience store, and assaulting a store clerk.... Read more »

High School Romance

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Princess Dickson, Producer of Broadcast
December 12, 2014

High school is usually the time in a young adult’s life when they experience their first love. It is also a time when one experiences their first heartbreak, but for others, teenage romance is just make-believe. Here at King/Drew during nutrition, lunch time, and passing periods, we see packs... Read more »

King/Drew Uniforms

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Taniya Spratley, Co-Director of Senior Memoir
December 12, 2014

K/D students have both positive and negative opinions about the school dress code. Overall, students recognize both the pros and cons of having a dress code. However, many King/Drew students view the policy differently from one another. K/D student Aji Akingba stated, “The school uniform is... Read more »