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‘Trump’ed Up Claims? Crooked Lies? Media Portrayal of the 2016 Election

‘Trump’ed Up Claims? Crooked Lies? Media Portrayal of the 2016 Election

Ross Avery, Staff Writer
October 22
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-2

This year, the Democratic party made history by being the first major party to nominate a woman, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the other side of the playing field, the Republicans have a novelty of their own in outspoken, polarizing billionaire and TV personality Donald Trump. The two candidate...

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Julia Santos, Sports Editor
September 27
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-1

Four miles north of Los Altos is the Googleplex. Seven more miles brings you to Facebook’s headquarters, and eight miles south is the Apple Campus — welcome to the Silicon Valley. Mall cop robots are commonplace, and we see self-driving cars everywhere. While the rest of the world views such cars...

Feminism: The Whole Story.

Feminism: The Whole Story.

Tino Tugwete, Features Editor
August 22
Filed under In-Depth, Issue 0

Feminism is formally defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men. The feminist movement has a particularly vibrant internet presence; heated debates on feminism can be found on countless forums and blogs. It seems that as a consequence...

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Yalda Khodadad, Guest Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

it is the color that seeps out of chopped flesh and sinew it is the flexing of your muscles before you count one, three, and two because the mailman never seems to see the color of the post flag in the air it’s the color of the matches before they burst into the color of a dress you dance...

Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

These pages present a compilation of creative writing that was written about the color red. Each writer was given no context other than the topic and was asked to express their individual interpretation of it through a piece of writing. Like the color red, music, art, literature and the spoken word...

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Callan Garber, Guest Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

I walk into the bathroom, using my elbow to flip the switch. The room fills with light, and I glance at my reflection before reaching down and turning the faucet on. Hot water. Scalding water. You can’t wash it off with cold water. It just doesn’t work. So sticky. It was so sticky. I watch as ...

Tennis Courts

Eli Colbert, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

1. What did you make before you were gone? What would I remember? The latchkey fireflies on the ceiling of the schoolbus. The impressions on a courtyard’s grass in a wet heat, like the shading of a helicopter’s wings. The last branch that broke before we knew that we had gone far enough. Your...

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Rachel Lu, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

She is the crimson streak at dawn, up above everyone else, fiery and fierce; energy explodes through her fingertips. He is her complement, a soft mauve, muted, a support color, not one to stand out by itself. She is the red leaves clothing the trees at fall, skipping along the sidewalk, barely skimming t...

The David

Alex Wong, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

“I used to be scared of reimagining the colors, you know. Always scared that I’d forget and start making them all up again.” “Imagine this,” the guide said. He stared into the man’s eyes. “In front of you is ‘The David.’ Not the big one, but the bronze one, slender and sly. Donate...

Canvas

Tino Tugwete, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

To my Canvas,   You gave yourself to me And from your veins I took red You poured lemon grass in my violent storms And blood orange in my tortured skies   But I repaid you in watercolor   Only muted hues passed these lips For those cost me nothing Those betrayed not...

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