The Puma Press

Chinese is the Future

Wally Bargeron

November 26, 2018

Ni hao. That’s “hello” in Chinese — arguably the most basic word in any language. Pronounced “nee-how,” as you can see, it bears no resemblance to the way we say “hello” in English. So it’s not a huge surpri...

Stand Against Hate

Aaron Igra, Web Editor

November 10, 2018

The Jewish community mourns for the 11 people shot and killed in Pittsburgh. This is the latest in a string of shootings and other violent acts against minority groups in the U.S. Only a few days after the Pittsburgh shooting, ...

Optimism vs. Ignorance

May 5, 2017

We all want to assume the best in people, in communities, in our country, and this is often wonderful. Assuming people can be good inspires them to be, but when is it time to throw in the hat? When does this optimism become ignora...

Buy A Reusable Bottle

May 5, 2017

With our current political situation and the unfortunate disregard to environmental problems and global warming, I’ve become more interested in the small efforts I can do to reduce my personal pollution. As one single person...

A Musical Hierarchy

May 5, 2017

Humans have an ancient tradition of connecting with beats and rhythms as we feel something utterly beautiful well up inside. The sound of those beats has changed over time, but there remains a reaction to music that calls up tear...

Less Talk, More Action

February 13, 2017

In a scary political climate, students need their controversial voices heard University Prep needs to take an unambiguous stand for what is right when it’s under attack. In the first few weeks of his presidency, Trump has...

Keep Arts Mandatory

February 13, 2017

A point of clarification: this piece is not intended to discount or attack the previous op-ed entitled “Don’t Force Us To Take A Performing Art.”  It was a well-written, thoughtful piece, and we wish to continue the di...

The Ban and Me

February 13, 2017

Over mid-winter break, I’m supposed to head to London to visit my grandparents. Despite my whole family having US citizenship, I also have a Pakistani visa and my parents have Pakistani citizenship, so we don’t know what it’s...

Stop The Censorship

February 13, 2017

Art is supposed to be about creativity, freedom and expression. But how can we be expressive when our administration continues to censor our Fine Arts department? Censoring art that addresses problematic social issues is suppo...

Stop Broadcasting; We Don’t Need To Know

December 16, 2016

College is important, but some are still stressing more than others Dear my fellow seniors; I know some of you are flying high on acceptances. Some of you are dying of fright and dejection. Others are ambivalent, neither here...

Stick to Semesters

December 16, 2016

The schedule is going to change. With change in the works for next year, one of the options is switching to a trimester-based system. This is a terrible idea. The trimesters would be split so that one ends at thanksgiving,...

RIP Environment

December 16, 2016

President-elect Trump owned up to his campaign promise to dismantle key climate change policies by appointing an extremely controversial man to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) transition team. Trump chose S...

The Student News Site of University Prep