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State legislations restrict higher youth turnout

The age gap between voters between countries is representative of youth voter turnout internationally.

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

August 4, 2020

Nine years ago, New Hampshire's Republican House Speaker William O’Brien promised to end voter fraud, proclaiming “kids voting liberal, voting with their feelings, with no life experience.” What followed were a series of restrictive voting laws that remain roadblocks to increasing America...

Tribune seniors answer 12 college application questions

Whatever you're feeling in anticipation of college applications — anxiety, excitement, stress — just know that the whole world cheering you on. Kill it, Wildcats.

Daniel Shen, Ronit Kumar, Harshita Neralla, Sarah Kim, and Steven Deng

May 28, 2020

As seniors graduating from the Tribune and high school, we wanted to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about the college application process. We hope that our responses, which call upon our own experiences, contribute to a healthy and more open dialogue about the often-stigmatized str...

Toxic masculinity places a mask on our society

Society's facade of toxic masculine strength is, at best, truly fragile.

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager

May 28, 2020

I went to a baby shower before the COVID-19 pandemic; the parents had a gender reveal party with balloons. The balloons were stuffed in a box, pink being a girl and blue being a boy. When the box opened and a bunch of pink balloons came out, everyone was excited and jumped for joy. I mean, obviously so w...

How we can stop COVID-19 from hurting the government’s response to wildfires

COVID-19 has caused the government to lax its restrictions on firefighters, with early effects seen on the Florida wildfires already.

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 28, 2020

Springtime is usually the time when firefighters inspect and reduce brush that can fuel fires in summer and fall. But the novel coronavirus has halted such activities, and many more things firefighters do to help mitigate the effects of wildfires have also been stopped.  According to the New York Times, the same or...

Questioning your ethics makes them stronger

Caring about others is an essential aspect of humanity.

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

May 28, 2020

As I reflect on my time spent writing for the Tribune, I realize how much I’ve enjoyed provoking conversations on campus and pushing myself to write strong opinions that didn’t preach to the choir. In writing opinion pieces, ranging from supporting the criticism of problematic figures after their...

Climate change: what we need is shame

Humans are the first creatures to have instigated a mass extinction. Perhaps we'll be the first to reverse one, too.

Eva Shen, Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

I used to drink giant bottles of water— the 32 ounce plastic ones you can buy at certain Costcos. As a disproportionately hydrated person, I would lug them to school every day. That was one giant plastic bottle every single day, supplemented by a smaller, standard 16 ounce plastic bottle in case I ...

Friendly reminder: maintain social distancing on trails

Signs posted by the City of San Ramon at trail entrances remind people to practice social distancing.

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 28, 2020

With the shelter-in-place orders having been enforced for a few months now, there’s no doubt that people have started to feel cramped and uncomfortable stuck at home all day. As a result, more and more people are going out for walks around the neighborhood and on the nearby trails to get some fresh...

Rambling reflections on high school

Graduations remains a sentimental time, even in quarantine.

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2020

Dear Reader, I’ve wanted to write this article for a really long time. As a buoyant underclassman, I remember rehearsing the sage words I would offer as a weathered senior, the impossible advice I would dole out that I would only seem to understand myself. And now that I finally have the credib...

The effect of misogyny in social media and how it affects people offline

Women on social media, no matter their age, face constant misogyny.

Tessa Galeazzi, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube allow us to comment, post and share our opinions, and serve as outlets for online creativity. TikTok, an app that has most recently risen in popularity, allows users to create videos varying from dances and lip-syncing to comedy and skits. However, t...

The anti-lockdown movement is an example of the (white) right to protest

The anti-lockdown protests that sparked across the nation favor the

Owen Spargo and Jade Wang

May 28, 2020

The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Recent anti-lockdown protests are taking place nationwide as people grow increasingly anxious about the state of the economy ...

Striving for ethicality in an unethical world

People struggle to use ethical judgement to defy norms of an unethical world.

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

May 28, 2020

A little over a year ago, I decided to go vegetarian. I’ll admit: it was really hard. Not only did I miss meat (and still do sometimes), but coming from a family that ate meat every day, I had to deal with the reactions of my friends and family, ranging from puzzled to critical. But perhaps the mo...

Feminism and gaslighting: reflecting on my high school activism

An advocate for change should keep an open mindset and be confident as a change-maker.

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

May 28, 2020

Joining journalism my sophomore year was probably one of the most influential and refreshing experiences of high school. The past three years have consisted of our class making a voice for ourselves and an attempt to figure out what our “thing” will be. To some extent we are defined by what we choos...

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