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

State legislations restrict higher youth turnout

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...

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

Tribune seniors answer 12 college application questions

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...

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

Toxic masculinity places a mask on our society

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...

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

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

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...

Caring about others is an essential aspect of humanity.

Questioning your ethics makes them stronger

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....

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

Climate change: what we need is shame

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...

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

Friendly reminder: maintain social distancing on trails

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...

Graduations remains a sentimental time, even in quarantine.

Rambling reflections on high school

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...

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

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

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,...

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

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

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...

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

Striving for ethicality in 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...

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

Feminism and gaslighting: reflecting on my high school activism

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...

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