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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

Environmental racism hurts low-income communities by harming their health, near and far.

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

We step back and ask: is the increasingly widespread emphasis on political correctness ... correct?

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,...

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...

Soldier solidarity drives Israeli abuse of Palestinians

From Ferguson to Jerusalem, innocent people cry

Kavin Kumaravel and Vikram Balasubramanian

March 27, 2019

American politics is divisive and polarized, but you don’t need us to tell you that. It’s perplexing then to see numerous politicians, even supposed progressives, show undying support for Israel. Elizabeth Warren, justifying her vote to increase defense spending in Israel, stated that civilian ...

Centering on Central America

Guatemalan children living in refugee camps, in the State of Campeche, wait to get their food ration.

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

February 11, 2019

Gunshots deafen the screams of thousands of civilians running from the rampant violence that continues to stamp over the Northern Triangle. Men and women from the region desperately protest for their human rights, hoping someone will answer the cries of a boy coerced by the Mara Salvatrucha to murder ...

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

December 30, 2018

2018 has officially been declared the second “Year of the Woman,” with a record-breaking 102 women in Congress thus far and pending elections possibly increasing that number. 1992 was the previous “Year of the Woman,” seen as the first major rise in the number of women in Congress. However, with this social p...

Considering a ban on semi-automatic guns

Brandon Shi, Vikram Balasubramanian, Kavin Kumaravel, Sraavya Sambara, and Skyler Spears

March 25, 2018

We hoped it wouldn’t happen again, but it did. Since the tragedy that was Sandy Hook, mass shootings have cemented themselves into routine, permeating our news feeds with periodic cycles of mourning and inaction. Most recently, in Parkland, Fla., a gunman killed 17 people in a six-minute rampage a...

Banning the box: why we need to follow through

Arshia Mehta, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

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...

Ban-the-box policy receives major attention across the USA: why following through is necessary to restore confidence in the justice system

Arshia Mehta, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

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

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