Eye of the Editors: What the Newspaper Stands For

OPINION: This section brings to light the issues relevant to students and seeks their perspectives as well.

America was built upon freedoms: the freedoms of religion, speech, and the press. Newspapers have been in circulation for over 300 years, and editorial articles are a major part of any journalistic enterprise. While news articles report the facts or describe events, editorials allow writers to express their opinions and share them with the public.

The whole of The Bull’s Eye is, essentially, a slice of reality among all the purple-gold hype. For students, the Opinion section is a forum in which students can discuss their opinions on a multitude of topics, from the condition of school bathrooms to the popularity of presidential candidates.

Our goal is simply to dedicate our writing and ourselves to the freedom of expression of student opinion. Diamond Bar High School is considered by many to be one of the best schools in the nation, but like all schools, it has its flaws. The articles discuss the unsavory aspects of high school that students whisper about in the hallways, cutting through all of the fluff and pro-high school propaganda that thrives on every school campus.

High school, while exciting and commonly regarded as some of the most important years of people’s lives, has its ups and downs, and that’s what The Bull’s Eye is all about. Our goal isn’t to tear down DBHS’ carefully crafted reputation, but rather to expose issues that students experience so that these problems can be solved.
The Eye of the Editors, usually accompanied by student quotes, represents the collective opinion of the editors, while opinions expressed in regular editorial articles are those of solely the writer. Additionally, each issue contains several editorial cartoons, each of which expresses a perspective through art and allows readers to interpret the image as they wish.

However, the Opinion section isn’t only for the staffers. The Bull’s Eye encourages the entire student body to keep the discussion alive by sending in letters expressing different perspectives, some of which may also end up printed in the newspaper or on the paper’s website.

In a society in which teenagers’ opinions generally aren’t given much value, this is our way of being heard. Opinion is the exception to the rule, the one section to which anybody can contribute—take advantage of it.