The Bull's Eye

CON: Standardized testing provides basis for admission

Amy Miyahara, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019

No one likes to be defined by numbers, especially in the context of standardized testing scores. However, these scores provide an impartial rationality to what is a largely unpredictable college admissions process. Accomplis...

PRO: Standardizing academics over individuality

Josh Kim, Asst. A&E Editor

March 20, 2019

Standardized tests: an obstacle course every student seeking to go to college must get past. Because of the immense stress they place on students, their inability to truly measure a student’s ability and how results are dependent ...

PRO: Mandatory volunteering opens doors to benefits

Victoria Artale, Asst. Photo Editor

February 20, 2019

With tests, quizzes, extracurriculars and hours spent on homework, it’s easy for students to forget the benefits of volunteering. Community service should be adapted as a graduation requirement because it offers valuable gai...

CON: Mandatory volunteering distracts from prioritized tasks

Camille McCurry, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

In the past couple decades, an increasing number of high schools across the nation have begun to implement a minimum volunteer hour requirement for graduation. The general consensus is that by fulfilling this requirement, stu...

PRO/CON: Volunteering

February 20, 2019

PRO/CON: Modern Literature

PRO/CON: Modern Literature

November 14, 2018

CON: Missing the fundamentals with modern works

Erin Miyahara, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018

Modern literature is widely popular among high school students due to its relatability, easily understood language and direct plot. With students bored by old-time classic novels, some are advocating to add modern literature such a...

PRO: Appealing to student’s passion for reading

Alex Chun, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018

High school English classes have filled their curriculums with texts containing outdated diction, commonly drawing from names such as Homer, Donne and Aristotle. This translates to teachers requiring  rhetorical analysis from stud...

CON: A waste of valuable time

Kristen Sanchez, Asst. Feature Editor

September 12, 2018

On the surface, opting to take outside or online classes while in high school  seems like an obvious decision. However, with the heavy load of most Diamond Bar High School  students, it is not justifiable to pile on unneces...