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A deep dive into the dark side of Nextdoor

A deep dive into the dark side of Nextdoor

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

The Nextdoor post looked normal enough: “Bad odor in the air,” a new neighbor wondered. “Does anyone know what it is?” another chimed. The responses started pinging in. “That is the conscience of our current city council and mayor dying as they still consider selling the golf course ...

Embracing the vision of bivisibility

Embracing the vision of bivisibility

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

May 15, 2019

“Just pick a side,” “you can’t like both,” “it’s a phase,” “you’re just confused.” Bisexual people are too familiar with these phrases and more. Whether it be falsely perceiving people who identify as bisexual or ignoring them altogether, there’s a disregard for bisexuals in ...

What’s in a name?

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

May 13, 2019

I don’t know how to pronounce my own name. I know exactly how my name should sound, though. I know how my parents and relatives say it. I’ve tried to mimic their pronunciation for years, but I can’t quite say it. These two, short syllables have made me feel like an impostor in my own skin. I h...

Decolonizing the Indian LGBT+ reform movement

Decolonizing the Indian LGBT+ reform movement

Pranav Chillappagari, Public Relations Manager

May 7, 2019

Being religious and being queer can often times come into conflict with each other. I am often told that my religion does not justify a “certain, unnatural way of life.” But as a Hindu, I find this connection false and ignorant, explained by a westernized change of Hinduism. The term “wester...

Asian-American backlash against race-conscious admissions threatens future of all minorities

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

May 2, 2019

As the nerve-wracking period of college decisions begins at Dougherty Valley and schools around the nation, many seniors rejected from their dream schools will feel bewilderment, wondering what more they could have done to gain that prized acceptance letter. While these emotions are understandable, recent...

The college admissions scandal can’t change anything

The college admissions scandal can’t change anything

Vikram Balasubramanian, Opinions Editor

April 28, 2019

All the wrong questions When the news of the massive college admissions scandal was unveiled by the Department of Justice, people were shocked. Collectively, many believed that esteemed educational institutions could never be corrupted to allow rich kids to get in without qualifications. Others simply ...

A silent environmental crisis surrounds San Ramon

A silent environmental crisis surrounds San Ramon

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

April 22, 2019

The lack of awareness surrounding environmental racism is jarring and threatens the future of our community. When one hears the term “racism,” our minds autopilot to segregation and the criminal justice system. Environmental racism is the practice of implementing policies and actions that discriminate a...

The progressive strategy suppresses results

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

April 16, 2019

President Trump’s average approval ratings have plummeted since his election, standing at just 40 percent, according to Project Fivethirtyeight, with numerous polls pegging the number even lower. The Robert Mueller investigation, controversial tweets, anti-immigrant rhetoric and the barrage of accus...

Political correctness makes our politics incorrect

Political correctness makes our politics incorrect

Sarah Kim, Features Editor

April 9, 2019

Political correctness. It likes to pop up every so often on the Internet, social media or the real world. Just when it slips your mind, it sparks at the slightest conflict on social media and sets the internet ablaze with controversy. Although political correctness is supposed to promote inclusion,...

Higher education institutions should offer esports scholarships

Higher education institutions should offer esports scholarships

Zach Woo, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

Since the 1970s, students all over America are awarded athletic scholarships for excelling sports and academic scholarships for excelling in academia. The best these scholarships often pay for a part of, or even all of, students’ college tuition. Athletic scholarships, in particular, help student-ath...

Saying “hypermasculinity” reinforces gender roles

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

April 3, 2019

The term “hypermasculinity” is unprogressive. We say it before really analyzing its implications. When I discuss hypermasculinity, the terms I hear most often are “aggressive,” “dominant” and “privileged.” However, it is not these traits, nor any traits, that make someone hypermasculi...

Destigmatizing the period: the pink tax

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

April 2, 2019

In 2015, President Trump commented on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, referring to menstruation, to CNN’s Don Lemon, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” Rhetoric like this further stigmatizes menstruation, causing the issues that come with it...

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