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The Next Step

Daniela Gloster, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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In a country where political dissent has become the norm, it’s rare for a protest to capture the public’s attention for more than a split second. However, through blood and violence, the Charlottesville rally did. The counter-protest was seen as a moment of unity and bravery, and in the few weeks s...

Guest Writer: Eitan Weiner

September 28, 2017


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Here's my take on the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia: Nazis are disgusting wastes of space for whom I have no sympathy for. Period. But, we live in America, and as long as this country abides by the Constitution, those Nazis still have a right to assemble, shout anti-Semitic s...

An International Perspective

Max Weirauch, Photographer/Graphic Artist

September 28, 2017


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My name is Maximilian Weirauch. I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany and I moved to Los Altos and began attending LAHS in January 2017. The events in Charlottesville reminded me of my childhood and alerted me of the dangerous direction our nation is heading in. As a child of a German father and a Russian ...

A Partisan President

Nathan Godderis, Senior Writer

September 28, 2017


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Deadly demonstrations of racism and anti-semitism flooded the streets of Charlottesville as President Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters protested the removal of Confederate statues in the South. In response to this, Trump took a side: his supporters. The side that shouted “You will not replace...

In the Wake of Charlottesville

September 28, 2017


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Microaggressions Matter

Rachel Lu, Senior Writer

September 28, 2017


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My friend and I attended the same camp in the summer. She’s Filipina, her skin is significantly tanner than mine, her black hair is cut into a bob style with bangs, she wears glasses and has a completely different clothing style than mine. I’m Chinese, pale, with long, dark brown hair and no bangs or...

Correcting Political Correctness

Isabella Borkovic, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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One day in Chemistry class, my teacher made us split up into groups of four and study how we get the information on a nutrition label. While scrolling through a page, one of my partners stumbled on a warning: “Discussing the energy content of food can lead to discussion of body mass and weight loss wh...

Political Correctness: Two Takes on PC Culture

September 28, 2017


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Writers Rachel Lu and Isabella Borkovic express their views on the culture of political correctness.

The “No Problem” Problem

The “No Problem” Problem

Jocelyn Maeyama, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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“When did everyone born after 1980 decide that ‘No problem’ was interchangeable with ‘You're welcome’? Who spread that virus? The Taliban?” In an article by CBS contributor Bill Flanagan, he begins his attack on the phrase “no problem” with this inflammatory statement. He continues...

Cultural Relativism: When to Intervene

Cultural Relativism: When to Intervene

Yolanda Spura, Copy/Content Editor

September 28, 2017


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After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, former First Lady Laura Bush gave a speech on the liberation of Afghani women. She used their plight to justify U.S. interference in the country. “Because of our recent military gains in much of Afghanistan, women are no longer imprisoned in their homes,...

Keep the Break in Summer Break

Keep the Break in Summer Break

Alex Luna, Sports Editor

August 14, 2017


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With summer now coming to a close, it’s time to return to school and work hard for the next nine months. It’s common to start thinking about next summer and what your plans will be. However, as the race for college continues those calendar days might be filled up with SAT prep courses, summer jobs, ...

Shouting Really Loud: Media Under Trump

Shouting Really Loud: Media Under Trump

Spencer Dembner, Web Managing Editor

May 24, 2017


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Donald Trump may hate the media, but he’s also its biggest consumer. Per The Atlantic, he watches over five hours of television a day, and tweets about it in real time. In February, networks hiked their ad rates in the DC area, hoping to cash in on their powerful audience of one. Fittingly, cable TV ...

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