The Chargers’ comprehensive guide to the school’s new guidance staff

The Charger Account interviewed 9th Grade Counselor Jill Riebow and College Advisor Emily Strain. What are some things students can go to you for? Riebow: Being an academic counselor, mostly academically based things. Students can see us for grades, or if they are struggling in class. They can also see me for anything related to college, career readiness, […]

Four faces: Introducing the 50th anniversary administration team

Principal Brad Craycroft What are your responsibilities as the principal? Everything. I am in charge of whatever needs to be done with regards to students’ safety, making sure things are running smoothly and ensuring that classroom activities are effective. How did you know you wanted a career in education? I started thinking about being a teacher […]

90 percent of startups fail: what sets the successful ten percent apart

According to Forbes magazine, nine out of ten startups fail to succeed as business ventures. This poses a critical question toward the nature of successful startups: what differences determine whether a business will fall flat or develop into monopolies? Neil Patrick, co-founder of Crazy Egg, a web page monitoring site, firmly supports that the rapid […]

Silicon Valley and startups: the symbiosis of success

Since Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the first personal computer in their garage, startup companies have proliferated in the Silicon Valley, which has become one of the most prominent starting grounds for potentially new, game-changing startups. Technology has consistently been an identifying factor of Silicon Valley—its economy revolves around products such as microcomputers, integrated […]

Private prisons: profiting off inmates

The political and ethical integrity of private prisons in the U.S. are highly questionable; the Department of Justice details that private prisons are less secure than public prisons, subjecting house inmates to inhumane conditions. Unlike public correctional facilities, private prisons are not managed by the government. Though they are also funded by taxpayer dollars, the […]

Corporate Censorship

40 years ago, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut published a chilling photo that demonstrated the horrors of chemical warfare; the photograph, titled “The Napalm Girl,” depicts nine-year-old Kim Phuc, ripping off her burning clothes while fleeing a napalm bombing. In 1973, this photo won a Pulitzer Prize. In 2016, Facebook moderators claimed it was a […]