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Are 16-Year-Olds Responsible Enough Behind the Wheel?

Kasey Cockerill, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Teenage drivers have a higher annual crash rate than any other age group, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Most states allow teens to get their licenses at the age of 16, but rising statistics are suggesting...

Keep The Driving Age As Is

Aaron Anaya, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Today America is faced with an immense problem—teen deaths through car crashes. According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Group, this year over five thousand teens will die in a car accident. A major factor in this problem...

REALLY? PULL THEM UP!!

Kelechi Ndionyenma, The Bark Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As I sat down eating lunch I noticed a neglected issue. Everywhere I turned around, I could see young men whose pants were hanging below their waist. Our young men seem to think that this is a way of respect, not knowing that...

Dance policy enforcement turning away students

Michael Palacios, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

So ever since they started the new dance policy at Sobrato I’ve heard students saying that they do not want to go to the dances anymore because they are now “lame.” I decided to ask people what they really thought about...

Too Much Homework?

Danny Burnham, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Students go through a long seven-hour day of school full of work.  When they get home, all they want to do is just relax.  Then they realize that they have math problems to complete, books to read, essays to write, and pages...

Should sick students stay home or go to school?

Kevin Tran, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Many students at Ann Sobrato are usually under the weather. Being sick sucks in general, but when you miss a school day and come back, don't you feel like there's a week's worth of work that you have to catch up on? Falling...

Do student voters really care about politics?

Deanna Agneta, The Bark Opinions Editor

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With the recent presidential primary debates taking place, and the ever-looming presidential election that will be occurring November 2012, I began to wonder about the involvement of students in politics. Sure, we hear about...

We Have Spirit… YES WE DO!

Don Thanh, The Bark Website Editor

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It seems every week we have these spirit weeks where we help the community, gain awareness, or represent our classes. What is the real purpose of those spirit weeks and what do students think about them? “I think it is important...

Underage Drinking Rate High for High School

Kelsey Parmenter, The Bark Co Managing Editor

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Underage drinking is at an all time high for high school students. In a recent government study done, ten percent of 12 year olds children say they have had at least one drink. Don't think that's bad? By age 13, the percentage...

Dead Week

Zach Abrams, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Dead week, known by teachers and administrators as Academic Focus Week, is the time every Sobrato student needs to study their hearts out and really pay attention in class.  It also means teachers really need to give good lessons...

Holiday Hullabaloo—Happy Holidays, or Merry Christmas?

Deanna Agneta, The Bark Opinions Editor

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Over the past few years, I have noticed an increasing controversy over the terms “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays.” It is not unusual to see people become upset over the replacement of the word “Christmas” with...

Colleges Shouldn’t Look at Applicant’s Facebook Pages

Kasey Cockerill, The Bark Staff Reporter

December 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It’s almost the end of the first semester and college applications are due. Many seniors have their heart set on a college and are confident of their chances in getting in, but would they feel quite as confident if they knew...

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