The Leopard

Hawaiians Protest use of sacred lands for telescope

Kamalu Vogelgesang, Opinion Writer

October 14, 2019

Since July 2019 protesters have occupied the Mauna Kea access road to stop the construction of the thirty meter telescope(TMT). Astronomers have been trying to construct the thirty meter telescope for years now. There are curren...

The Real Cost of a Higher Education

Lauren Shields, Opinion Writer

October 11, 2019

Every student in the United States is aware of the ominous expectation of their future placed upon their shoulders by society. This is a stressful responsibility  to uphold--this responsibility is college. The assumption that...

Displacement of the Indigenous Amazonians

Kayla Lien, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

Indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest are being pushed out of their lands and sacred spaces due to the fires currently raging there. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, self-ordained “Captain Chainsaw,” got rid of Brazil...

Big Girls, Big Facts

Kathleen Hernandez-Lopez, Opinion Writer

October 11, 2019

“Should you be wearing that? It doesn’t fit your body type.” After hearing this from a loved one I glanced upon myself in my mirror with the urge to rip the clothes off my body.  As I stood there I reconsidered my outfit,...

How The Amazon Rainforest is Affecting Climate Change

Janet Martinez, Opinion Writer

October 11, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest fire is affecting climate change-- and it matters. This fire can accelerate Global Warming, thus, potentially causing the extinction of multiple species of animals, and could cause a big problem when trying...

Vivos se los llevaron! vivos Los queremos!

Tanya Trinidad, Opinion Writer

October 11, 2019

The People of Mexico for the past 12 years have been struggling to cut down narco crimes; from december 2006 to april 2018 there have been more than 250.547 deaths that we know of. Many people who have died have not been reported to t...



May 8, 2019

Budget Cuts and Betsy “No Backbone” DeVos

Kayla Lien, Opinion Editor and Student Life Editor

April 30, 2019

Two years ago, one might’ve defended and applauded Betsy DeVos and her efforts in the school system. She, reportedly, put up a fight against the removal of protections for transgender students, but ended up backing down. With...

Is Our Planet Dying?

Kesha Palmer, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019

Our planet is 4.543 billion years old, and humans have only been around for 200,000 of those years. Over the years, our planet has changed and it’s hard to tell if it has changed for the better or for the worse. It’s hard...

The 80s are Coming Back, How About the 1800s?

Kayla Lien, Opinion Editor and Student Life Editor

March 7, 2019

*Trigger Warning: There is anti-Asian, definitively racist language further on. There will be a warning before that paragraph as well.* When I tell people I’m Asian-American, I feel that I’m claiming something that isn’...

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