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many people resort to riots and violence as a mechanism for change

Mindsets and Movements: Exploring the endlessly negative perception of rioting

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief October 23, 2021

The narrative surrounding rioting is fairly consistent: it’s unacceptable, discredits your movement and is never a legitimate tool for change. I didn’t have any issues with this sentiment; being anti-violence...

The Countdown: a series

The Countdown: a series

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 14, 2021

Caring is the hardest part. Which is ironic, given the outstanding consequences of the alternative. When I think about the things I care about most—or that trigger the most guilt—I think about...

In spite of societys constant pessimism, incredible progress was achieved in the past few decades and it will be again.

Mindsets and Movements: an introduction

Sneha Cheenath, Editor in Chief September 28, 2021

“I have a new mantra,” I explained to my friend as we walked out of A period US Government in the first week of school. “At the beginning of the school year, I always tell myself that I have to start...

In 118 images, recordings of music and natural sounds, and greetings in 55 languages, scientists attempted to capture the whole of humanity.

The Museum of Us: an introduction

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

Dear reader, In 1977, we launched a record of ourselves into space.  The Voyager spacecraft carried a 12-inch, gold-plated phonograph record which would travel beyond our solar system. It would...

To Personify a Statistic: an introduction

To Personify a Statistic: an introduction

Mahika Arya, Web Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

Dear reader, I would like to preface this by saying that I have never taken a statistics course. I think, unknowingly, I’ve always been fascinated by numbers (no matter my distaste for math. Arithmetic...

Continuing the Conversation: Students shouldn’t feel pressured to be involved in politics

Continuing the Conversation: Students shouldn’t feel pressured to be involved in politics

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief April 16, 2021

Dear Reader, Over the summer, at the peak of the BLM movement, I distinctly remember one post being circulated that read something along the lines of “If you’re not into politics, then you’re...

Being biracial isn’t always as great as it seems. Most of the time, it’s an ongoing identity crisis where you’re stuck floating between identities.

Continuing the Conversation: …to floating between identities…

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief October 27, 2020

As a current high school senior, I’ve since begun the arduous process of filling out college applications. Perhaps one of the most difficult questions for me to answer isn’t a writing prompt, but rather...

Caroline Lobel continues the Editor-in-Chief tradition of writing a personal column as she introduces her own: Continuing the Conversation.

Continuing the Conversation: from the beginning…

Caroline Lobel, Editor in Chief September 14, 2020

Dear Reader, A wise animated rat by the name of Remy once said, "[Humans] don't just survive; they discover; they create.” Well, this column is my attempt to create something (emphasis on “attempt”)...

The fanciful illusion of astrology

The fanciful illusion of astrology

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2020

According to the acclaimed astrology app Co-Star, I’m having “trouble with my spirituality.” And, considering that I joined Co-Star mainly to make a point, that’s probably true. Astrology has...

The splintering illusion of “celebrity”

The splintering illusion of “celebrity”

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

Dear Reader, I find it wildly ironic when a celebrity gives an interview in which they scorn the concept of “celebrity.” In the classic era of “Old Hollywood,” “celebrity” was, if not...

The illusion of inclusivity marketing hides a history of corporate deceit.

The illusion of inclusive marketing

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2019

Dear Reader,   There’s this one store in the San Ramon City Center that I’ve told all of my friends about. It’s this impossibly stylish clothing store, owned by an ex-supermodel, with...

Illusions and Ironies: an introduction

Sraavya Sambara, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2019

Dear Reader,    Sometimes I feel like I’m locked in a room of fun-house mirrors and the only way I can stop dissecting myself is if I close my eyes. I loom out in front of myself in odd proportions...

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