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Is this the swan song for music radio?

Is this the swan song for music radio?

Cameron Avery, Staff Writer
August 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue 0

For years, the radio — that is, old-fashioned, AM/FM radio — has been on a steady decline. Though the number of Americans who tune in to the radio each week (93 percent in 2016, according to Nielsen Ratings) has remained steady over the past decade, that statistic belies a different story: radio...

Conclusion

Priya Dixit, Staff Writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0

Feminism is grounded in historical precedents, but it is simultaneously variegated and dynamic, with both personal and political effects. Despite the inevitability of change, the feminist movement’s fundamental values are concrete: no matter the current state, the basis of feminism is equality between...

Men’s Rights Activism

Avi Varghese and Yalda Khodadad
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0

“‘#Meninist’ Trend Misses the Point of Feminism,” ran a headline in The State News in late 2014. The explosion of “#Meninism” on social media around that time primarily criticized extremist feminists who advocated that women “#KillAllMen” and reportedly condoned the statutory rape of...

A Personal View

Rachel Lu, Senior Writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0

I grew up in the church, where feminism and Christianity have historically disagreed on a variety of social and political issues. I was raised in an Asian, conservative household where feminism didn’t have a place. Despite the circumstances, I identify as a feminist. Initially, becoming a feminist...

From Sappho to Today

Priya Dixit and Madison Woo
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0

Despite the fact that the term “feminism” came into play around the 1970s, ancient precedents date back far before the 20th century; feminist ideals were expressed by Greek philosopher Sappho as early as 570 BCE Feminist history is conventionally divided into three or four “waves.” The first...

Feminism in Debate and Policy

Javin Pombra and Danny Vesurai
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0

In speech and debate, competition topics are primarily concerned with the costs and benefits of government actions. Recently, a new form of argument called the “kritik” was popularized. Instead of focusing on the government, kritiks deconstruct oppressive ideologies like racism or sexism and have...

Feminism: The Whole Story.

Feminism: The Whole Story.

Tino Tugwete, Features Editor
August 22, 2016
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...

Construction Delays Undercut PE Department

Construction Delays Undercut PE Department

Madison Woo, Staff Writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Issue 0, News, Showcase

Over summer break, Los Altos engaged in a series of extensive renovations focused on maintenance issues and athletics facilities. While updates to library furniture and the East Drive, the road extending from the staff parking lot to Jardin Road, have been completed, construction of new locker rooms...

Social media through the eyes of a non-user

Social media through the eyes of a non-user

Ross Avery, Staff Writer
August 19, 2016
Filed under Issue 0, Opinions

Before I describe my views on the impact of social media, I have a confession to make: I don’t actually use social media. I don’t post on Facebook, share any photos on Instagram or send Snaps (which, I have learned, is the correct name for a message sent through Snapchat). I suppose I’m sort of...

Soulforce Revolutionizes Summer Break

Soulforce Revolutionizes Summer Break

Haley Ecker, Sana Khader, and Emma Kwan
August 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Issue 0

The directors and mentors at Soulforce provide an in-depth experience for fellows to connect with others of different races, socioeconomic classes and gender identities. Through several weeks of workshops, presentations and meetings with other fellows, Soulforce aims to transform the high school students...

Let’s stop complaining about airplane noise

Let’s stop complaining about airplane noise

Haley Ecker, Staff Writer
August 19, 2016
Filed under Issue 0, Opinions

On any given day, at least a thousand flights depart from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San José International Airport. It’s often possible to hear the rumble of these departing planes as they zoom overhead. However, some residents of communities along the San Francisco Peninsula...

Gorman Completes Year as College and Career Center Coordinator

Gorman Completes Year as College and Career Center Coordinator

Sana Khader, Staff Writer
August 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Issue 0

During College and Career Center Coordinator Andrea Gorman’s first year, the college and career center was a lunchtime hub packed with students waiting to talk to Gorman about everything from summer jobs to the SAT. Gorman, with her constant cheer and wealth of experience, has proven herself to be...

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