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STEM speaker Jill Tarter Hunts Aliens

STEM speaker Jill Tarter Hunts Aliens

Miranda Li, In-Depth Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Issue-2

Jill Tarter is, to be extremely colloquial, an alien hunter. She is also one of Time Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential People in Space, recipient of two public service medals from NASA (among an impressive array of other honors) and a retired astrobiologist who has devoted her career to the search...

STEM Speaker Roger Stoller Molds his Career

STEM Speaker Roger Stoller Molds his Career

Justin Yu, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Issue-2, Showcase

Roger Stoller has always been fascinated by the principles that shape the natural world. When Stoller was younger, he would often picks up crab shells on the beach, observing their physical qualities and how they were created. Starting out as an industrial designer in the early ’80s, Stoller is now...

STEM Speaker Sara Knox Explores Biometeorology

STEM Speaker Sara Knox Explores Biometeorology

Priya Dixit, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Issue-2

Even when Sara Knox was in high school, she knew she was interested in several areas in science and that she was drawn to the world outdoors. Her career journey reflects both of these interests, dynamically combining several science fields into a profession that melds data collection and interpretation...

Deep Springs College: Secluded and Exemplary

Deep Springs College: Secluded and Exemplary

Akhil Jakatdar, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Issue-2

In the deep valleys surrounded by the vast White and Inyo Mountain ranges, a small and secluded institution, Deep Springs College, lies far away from the civilization of the bustling inner city of Bishop, California. However, the isolated location of the college is not the only unique part about Deep...

Amy Goymerac: Aspiring Opera Singer

Amy Goymerac: Aspiring Opera Singer

Sana Khader, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Issue-2, Showcase

In the already jovial atmosphere cultivated by College and Career Center coordinator Andrea Gorman, new assistant Amy Goymerac has come to make her mark. Most, however, do not know that Goymerac has been training in classical singing for the past six years and is currently auditioning for opera companies....

Manresa Bread: Side Project Turned Bakery

Manresa Bread: Side Project Turned Bakery

Alex Luna, Staff Writer

October 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Issue-2, Showcase

When you enter Manresa Bread, you will immediately smell the sweet aroma of pastries and coffee offered by this small town store while being greeted by the employees. Manresa Bread, located in Los Altos downtown, offers a variety of different pastries, breads and coffee. Before the small town store became...

Varsity Football’s Turnaround to Success

Varsity Football’s Turnaround to Success

Nathan Godderis and Brian Huebner

October 26, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Last year, the varsity football team ended the season with a shaky 4-6 record, finishing in the middle of the El Camino League standings. However, this season the team is reaching heights no one ever expected — they currently have a 5-1 record with four games left to play. What did they do to becom...

The Diving Duo: Evan and Trevor Labuda

The Diving Duo: Evan and Trevor Labuda

Danny Vesurai and Javin Pombra

October 26, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Sports

Ten meters in the air, junior Trevor Labuda takes a breath before launching himself off the diving board and somersaulting three and a half times to land without a splash in the swimming pool below. Following suit but on a three-meter board, his twin Evan Labuda mirrors the same routine. Both receive ...

Free the Millennials From Age-Old Beliefs

Free the Millennials From Age-Old Beliefs

Madison Woo, Staff Writer

October 22, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Opinions

Our world is comprised of about 75.4 million millennials and here in the United States, the numbers are increasing with the flood of immigrants. The millennial generation is comprised of those who are born between the years 1977 to 1994. It has now overtaken the baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1954, as...

Even STEM Students Need Humanities and Liberal Arts

Rachel Lu and Anisha Desai

October 22, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Opinions

It’s easy to feel like an outsider if you are interested in humanities while everything and everybody around is focused on STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In recent years, our nation has placed increasing pressure on STEM in order to encourage innovation and push America forward as a ...

Tired of Today’s Politics? Get Involved

Tired of Today’s Politics? Get Involved

Tino Tugwete, Features Editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Opinions

The 2016 election season has been one for the record books, particularly due to the fact that both candidates face harsh opposition and criticism. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both considered to be less than ideal options for the presidency by many. Some now seem to be siding with a candidate ...

2016 Presidential Election: The Right Leans Left

2016 Presidential Election: The Right Leans Left

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2016


Filed under Issue-2, Opinions

In the world of media, there is no such thing as an “unbiased” viewpoint. Bias shows up in videos, articles and even headlines, and often, it isn’t hard to distinguish a liberal article from a conservative one just by the news outlet that published it. We can’t control what will show up when w...

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