The Wildcat Tribune

Banning the box: why we need to follow through

Arshia Mehta, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

Nationwide, over 100 cities and counties have adopted a policy commonly referred to as “ban the box” — preventing employers from shutting out applicants solely based on their criminal past. Momentum for this life-altering policy has grown exponentially in recent months, but not fast enough. Re...

Slacktivism: Growing Threat to Advocacy

Riya Bindlish, Copy Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues, Uncategorized

#Slacktivism or #makingadifference? Slacktivism — using the Internet as means to show support for a cause, requiring little effort or involvement — is trending, turning real world issues into means of self-promotion and undermining sincere advocacy. Through Snapchat stories, Instagram posts and Fa...

Ask Amanda: Advice on staying motivated in 2018

Amanda Su, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Advice Column, Opinion

Everyone, When I woke up on the first day of school after Winter Break to the darkness that is 6:30 a.m. on a January morning, the senioritis hit me hard. So when I had people send in their New Year’s resolutions so that I could (attempt to) give advice about maintaining them for this issue...

You’re missing out on the conspiracy

You’re missing out on the conspiracy

Armaan Rashid, Co-Editor in Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, There’s a reason for everything that’s torn up in your life, and I’ve figured it out. It’s THEM. Those guys over there — you know the ones, the Big Bads, the bad ones who did the bad things and are continuing to do the bad things. Radiohead called them the “karma polic...

We should all be more feminine

We should all be more feminine

Anumita Jain, Managing Web Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

In 2011, my family went to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate my dad’s birthday (although, in India, “Chinese” restaurants really serve Indian interpretations of Chinese food). My parents, for a reason beyond my memory, scolded our waiter. I expressed my embarrassment to my mother about her behavior...

Should school reading be bound by the book?

Megan Tsang, Co-A&E Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s a familiar sight at Dougherty: a long line of students disappearing into the abyss of the textbook room. An AP Literature class is picking up the next mark on their list, “Wuthering Heights.” “This looks boring,” says a girl, with a roll of her eyes. Other students nod in agreement....

Why your news should be boring

Sasha Hassan, Co-News Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s a human flaw: our tendency toward things that are attractive. It happens every day. We pick the brightest fruit or swivel our heads for a second look at a bright sweater. We steal a cursory glance at a billboard, mesmerized momentarily by its exciting colors before we keep driving. But our...

You’re Missing Out on Pop Music

Armaan Rashid, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Reader, Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, tap water is mind control, Hillary Clinton is Satan, the earth is flat, whatever. That’s all noise. The real conspiracy, dear reader, is FM radio. Here’s how the average artist gets their song onto a radio station like 94.9 or 99.7: they don’t....

Ask Amanda: Stress, School, Sentiments, and Some Memes

Amanda Su, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, Thank you so much to those who submitted questions for this issue! Unfortunately, due to a lack of space in the newspaper, I was unable to answer every question that was submitted. If your question was not answered, stay tuned for next issue! Submit more questions for January’s edition...

Ask Amanda: love, lockers, my lang blog post, and more!

Amanda Su, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Readers, Thank you so much to those who submitted questions for this issue! Unfortunately, due to a lack of space, I was unable to answer every question that was submitted. If your question was not answered, stay tuned for next issue! Submit more questions for November’s edition of the ...

You’re missing out on fascist dog whistles

Armaan Rashid, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dear Reader, If you believe in freedom of speech, you might be a fascist. Okay, okay, give me a second to explain. The thing about 2017-era fascism — a term I’m using to encompass white supremacy, anti-feminism, ethno-nationalism and other fun ideas that are finding a home alarmingly close to m...

Affirmative Action

Anumita Jain and Sasha Hassan

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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