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A four-day school week is a novel take on the traditional five-day week, and it can alleviate stress and come with a variety of other benefits.

The four-day school week: Giving a recipe for success

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang January 14, 2022

All over the world, the idea of the four-day workweek is quickly taking hold, and in the midst of a pandemic that has changed the way we go about our daily lives, workers have started to value more flexibility...

Climate change among the final generations

Climate change among the final generations

Tessa Galeazzi, Assistant Web Manager January 11, 2022

“It’s up to your generation to ensure a brighter future for our world!” When I was younger and teachers said anything along those lines to the class, I felt a sense of pride and encouragement....

In recent times, the commercialization of the holiday season has increased to exceptionally high amounts, as seen by the increasing amounts of ads and deals put out by stores that people rush to buy.

What the commercialization of the holiday season means

Sylvia Ho and Shruthi Narayanan December 23, 2021

From the formalization of Santa Claus to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Christmas in America feels like it’s always been nothing more than a matter of Eurocentric corporate interest. But when traced...

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Gabby Petito’s disappearance case is the most recent one that demonstrates the ‘slow violence’ that minority communities face in America

Rishvanth (Rishi) Ramesh, Photography Editor November 28, 2021

The Gabby Petito disappearance case has taken over American media, with many major news outlets focusing on the investigation’s numerous twists and turns. Many users on social media platforms like TikTok...

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Aesthetic activism is threatening to harm meaningful social justice

Samuel Minioza and Olivia Phongsa November 26, 2021

There is a plague spreading across the U.S. Yes, as ominous and as hilariously ridiculous as that sounds, it's unfortunately true. The plague we speak of isn't physical however, at least not at first....

Isolated and swamped with time to think, many teens began questioning their identities over quarantine.

Staying in and coming out: questioning and queerness during quarantine

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief November 21, 2021

*Names have been changed to preserve privacy. On the first day of Pride Month 2020, Isabella* came out to her mother. It was 4 a.m.; outside, it was dark and a pandemic was raging. The two sat on...

Though diners and restauranteurs often view the term as one of prestige, the concept of authentic food is misleading and restrictive.

Authentic food does not exist

Lauren Chen, Managing Editor November 19, 2021

“Authentic” is a sought-after buzzword on food review sites like Yelp. Eateries with this label might be mom and pop shops offering traditional family delicacies or Michelin-star establishments claiming...

Compliments make people uncomfortable due to the fact they are not expected.

It’s time we become comfortable with compliments

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

“You look so pretty!”  “Er- no you.”  That is my overused response to any compliment I receive: simple, curt and self-reflexive. But, this “simple” response isn’t so simple. It’s...

In Disney’s recent remakes, the onslaught of 3D animation is proving to be a difficult medium to translate emotion across, giving many films a less magical feel.

Adventure is out… where?: Disney’s creative success falters with latest films

Grace Zhao, Olivia Phongsa, Carina Liu, and Jennifer Sheng November 17, 2021

Good writing is rewriting. But good movies don’t always require remaking.  Disney’s past movies still remain as some of their most iconic across all generations, yet their most recent releases...

High school students too often take on more than they can handle, thinking  its necessary to get into their dream school.

Dougherty’s over-competitive perspective on college admissions causes unnecessary stress among students

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Arts & Graphic Editor November 2, 2021

From filling their schedules with AP and Honors classes to joining every extracurricular they can find, Dougherty students are known for overburdening themselves for the sake of getting into a selective...

Trash piles up on the sides of the freeways in the Bay Area.

Littering on freeways brings harm back to humans

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Leaning my head on the car window on a sunny day, and occasionally looking out at the freeway, I didn’t immediately recognize what it was on the shoulders of the freeway. Looking closely for several...

With vaccine mandates allowing society to gradually reopen, one way for us to reconnect is through gratitude.

Approaching post-quaratine social connections with gratitude

Grace Zhao, Assistant Opinions Editor October 25, 2021

It wasn’t long ago that I realized I kind of missed trick-or-treating. I had never hated it, per se — it was just that I could never come up with a good costume, there was always that one house with...

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