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The implications of Jakarta’s water crisis hit close to home

Aditi Lappathi, Assistant News Editor

October 9, 2019

Like many cities around the world, Jakarta, the current capital of Indonesia, is sinking. Home to around 10 million people, Jakarta is slowly sinking into the Jakarta Bay. According to Heri Andreas of the Bandung Institute of Technology, the northern part is estimated to be almost fully submerged by...

Protests in Hong Kong escalate as demonstrators call for democratic reforms

Protests in Hong Kong escalate as demonstrators call for democratic reforms

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

September 30, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong near the six-month mark as demonstrators escalate their opposition to a controversial extradition bill, demanding democratic reforms and increased autonomy from China. The protests, which began in March 2019, sparked in opposition to a now-shelved bill proposed by Hong Kong Chie...

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 26, 2019

Many headlines today warn of climate change. They cite statistics showing data that global temperatures are increasing, among other effects. Other articles strongly urge action as they emphasize the limited time we have left to mitigate the effects of global warming. We also see and hear about political actions...

Global warming: Should you be worried?

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019

After trying to save his home from the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 9, Ethan White was forced to abandon his house in Malibu, California. His wife, Nikki, had already fled with their two children, aged five and two, earlier that day. As the flames destroyed his home, White with a group of his neighbors. ...

A new perspective: How transfer students acclimated to Dougherty

Sarah Kim, Maitri Parikh, and Harshita Neralla

May 27, 2018

The school year is drawing quickly to a close for all Dougherty Valley students, but for Max Gaasvik, Kaushika Uppu and Ishika Rakesh, the last day at school will probably hold a little more significance than the first day of summer break. The students — three out of a few dozen that transferred to...

Why climate change still matters: investigating impact, involvement and uncomfortable truths

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

April 20, 2018

Climate change. You’ve heard the term at least once, but likely more than you’d really care to. It’s repeated constantly, in reports about those poor starving polar bears, the gradually rising ocean levels, the dying bees. You’ve heard it, certainly, but let’s face a fact: we mourn those poor bea...

Women’s History Month

Skyler Spears, Caroline Lobel, and Pranav Chillappagari

March 29, 2018

An African American woman, Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a women’s rights activist. Also a powerful speaker, she advocated for freed people during the period after the Civil War because she believed women deserved a better life. Her iconic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech, delivered at the O...

Black History Month: #28 Days

Harmonie Yacob, Assistant Photography Editor

February 23, 2018

African Americans and their commitments to American culture are respected every February with Black History Month. Throughout the many years of celebrating Black History Month, the primary focus has been the struggles of African Americans in history. This month, let’s choose to review the downfalls,...

Children of Grace: Aiding in the fight against AIDS

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018

Grace Talitwala, a vivacious, outgoing young lady from a small village in Uganda, was afraid to die. She, like many other women in Sub Saharan Africa, was bearing the brunt of the ruthless AIDS epidemic, a killer that terrorizes everyone in its path. But Grace wasn’t concerned for herself. Rather, ...

Global social media challenge sparks terror: Blue Whale challenge

Anika Garg and Riya Bindlish

September 28, 2017

Whales carved into arms. Teenagers jumping off roofs. Over 100 suicides committed worldwide. The Blue Whale Challenge is an online game created in Russia that encourages kids to commit suicide, and has claimed approx. 130 lives in Russia (the origin of the game), India, several countries in Europe...

Promising developments emerge in cancer research

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

September 28, 2017

On Aug. 30, the Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the first gene therapy for leukemia, a landmark decision that opened the door to a new wave of cancer treatments. Revolutionary in its approach, the treatment, marketed as Kymriah by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, will be administered to a grou...

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