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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 ...

Landing Long-term with Landed

Landing Long-term with Landed

Yalda Khodadad, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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According to USA Today, in Bay Area cities like San Francisco and Oakland, there has been an increase in subsidized teacher housing in order to attract more teachers to their schools. These benefits have contributed to more competition between districts, as they strive to increase the appeal of a teaching...

Answering the Trivial Questions in Life: Is Cereal Soup?

Answering the Trivial Questions in Life: Is Cereal Soup?

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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I don’t take life too seriously. That doesn’t mean that I laugh at inappropriate times or I joke through sensitive subjects. That means while others argue over politics, stress over academics or worry about the awkward first impression they left on the kid in their table group, I live in the moment...

Baby Steps: Navigating Generational Differences

Baby Steps: Navigating Generational Differences

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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For the most part, we fit the mold of a stereotypical grandfather and granddaughter. My grandparents’ walls are lined with photos, worksheets and art that my parents have sent, seemingly meaningless artifacts from my time in elementary school, but they are hung like college diplomas. There’s messily...

Conservatives Can Be Snowflakes Too

Conservatives Can Be Snowflakes Too

Julia Santos and Anisha Desai

May 9, 2017


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Old, white, angry and male is how we tend to describe most conservatives, but 24-year-old Tomi Lahren is breaking that mold. With her Barbie-esque appearance and fiery attitude, Lahren gives conservative media a new face. Lahren was the star of the talk show “Tomi” on TheBlaze, a conservative digital...

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