The Boiling Point

EDITORIAL: A risky plan to divide and conquer

BP Editorial Board

November 20, 2012

Most high school students would jump at the chance to see half of their school demolished. We will try to take more nuanced view of the situation. The administration plans to vacate and sell everything south of the Reception area to a private buyer, who will construct an apartment complex on that portion of the lot. The idea is that by cutting and selling the property, we’ll...

EDITORIAL: Yes on Prop. 30

BP Editorial Board

November 1, 2012

Who knew taxing the one percent one percent could be so hard? The numbers aren’t exactly that – it’s more like taxing the top three percent one, two or three percent – but the problem is the same. In perhaps the most important and closely contested referendum on next month’s statewide ballot -- Proposition 30 -- Governor Brown proposes we divide the $250,000-and-up...

EDITORIAL: No on Prop. 34

BP Editorial Board

November 1, 2012

In any society, people kill people. And throughout history, the popular response has been to kill the people who kill people. In California's recession and budget crisis, our first instinct is to cut programs that have little practical significance. Proposition 34 is certainly slave to this instinct. Prop. 34 proposes an end to the death penalty in California. Since death...

EDITORIAL: Bittersweet end for AP Art should be sweet beginning for something better

BP Editorial Board

June 13, 2012

The closure of the AP Studio Art marks a bittersweet moment for students interested in arts. Although students are no longer able to take an AP art class, and are therefore unable to receive college credit, a new honors art class is being offered next year. AP Art, designed by the College Board and taught by Art and Performing Arts Department chair Roen Salem, forced students...