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You’re missing out on the deal

Armaan Rashid, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, All this talk of a “polarized” and “divided” nation is misleading: if all politics is just a negotiation of sympathies, and it is, we’re only divided because this is the first time we really have to negotiate. Actual, capital-P Policy is just a negotiated sympathy — the...

Viewpoint: School dances breed coercion

Miguel Dickenson, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prom is just around the corner, and pretty soon prom asks will begin to inundate your Instagram feed. Generally, school dances such as prom allow wishful (and very hormonal), teenagers to go on a “date” with the person of their choosing. And due to established societal norms, it is typically the boys...

Ask Amanda: Socializing, self-worth and serious doubting of Amanda’s qualifications to run this advice column

Amanda Su, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under Advice Column, Opinion

Everyone, Thank you to everyone who submitted questions this issue! Based on the questions I received, it seems like March has been kind of a rough month for a lot of people. So hang in there everyone! Unfortunately, I was not able to answer all of the questions submitted due to lack of space. If your q...

You’re missing out on the liberal bias

Armaan Rashid, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, Reality has a stupidity bias. To be perfectly clear, bias is the enemy of objectivity, objectivity is truth and truth is good journalism. So here we sit in the midst of failure, all this news made by biased people with biased thoughts and biased articles. The “mainstream media” (e.g...

You’re missing out on a history

Armaan Rashid, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Senior, What we forget — among other things — is that Leland Stanford was, in the last decade of his life, a vehement anti-capitalist. Yes, the same Leland Stanford that was an industrial titan in our country’s hyper-capitalist Gilded Age, the man whose namesake university lies no...

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 Valley High School: 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 ...

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...

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