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Why my hijab does not define my faith

Why my hijab does not define my faith

Shereen Ahmed, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

There I stood, with the hijab in my hands. My head was itching and my mind was struggling, debating whether to wrap this piece of fabric around myself. It was an early November afternoon and in the back of my mind ran two scenarios. The first included me being myself and going to the Muslim party witho...

Meme culture and sympathy

Drishti Upadhyaya, Arts and Graphics Editor

February 8, 2020

On Jan. 2, Donald Trump declared Iranian general Qasem Soleimani dead on American orders. A potential war — possibly even a third world war — became a new threat in the present.  World War III quickly became a hot topic throughout the world. Articles, videos, and media quickly began focusing on the c...

Indian government perpetuates violence against women

Indian government perpetuates violence against women

Drishti Upadhyaya and Mahika Arya

December 30, 2019

The following article contains extremely sensitive content concerning rape and sexual assault.   Priyanka Reddy was brutally raped and murdered by four men in India who noticed her alone at night. They deliberately gave her scooter a flat tire, trapping her to do what they would please. The ...

Striking down sexism in sports

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

December 10, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a Bleacher Report post announcing that Elena Delle Donne had won the WNBA MVP award. “Unreal numbers,” the caption said, citing her 97.4% free throw percentage. “1st to win MVP on two different teams.” But as I scrolled through the c...

Colorism leaves a dark stain on India

Colorism leaves a dark stain on India

Drishti Upadhyaya and Mahika Arya

December 9, 2019

Time stands still in India as people continue to judge others by the color of their skin. Colorism, or discrimination on the basis of skin tone, continues to be an issue fueled by both beauty and film industries. India’s hatred of dark skin, rooted in years of colonization, haunts naturally dark-s...

How feminist marketing benefits the movement

Tessa Galeazzi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The rise of the feminist movement has increased not only awareness but also the stakes of advertising. It’s becoming harder to tell what’s real and what’s fake, as feminist-centered advertising is getting more popular. It doesn’t matter what product companies are selling; it’s the message tha...

Let’s chat about WeChat

Let’s chat about WeChat

Lauren Chen, Copy Editor

November 30, 2019

Ask almost anyone in China, 2019; they’ll know WeChat is everywhere. Known in China as Weixin, WeChat was created by the Chinese tech giant Tencent. Boasting over a billion users, WeChat is a combination of a messaging app, mobile payment service and much more. However, China is utilizing the app to k...

Measuring the impact of movements

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2019

The current psyche of the protestor is one marred by an appeal to individual ethics and positionality, rather than effective engagement with institutions. It is yelling out into the abyss, hoping for a response, rather than demanding a specific course of action. It is prioritizing the symbolic over ...

History textbooks tell a skewed story

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

History classes have the unique ability to affect the belief systems of an entire nation. They are key in establishing cultural sensitivity and bridging the gap between the past and the present.  However, it is impossible for history to be portrayed in an unbiased manner. History is sourced and ...

The fear of failure is failing women

Sanjana Ranganathan, Opinions Editor

October 1, 2019

Living in Silicon Valley has provided me with an abundance of female role models. From women like Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), who break the glass ceiling on the daily, to powerful and empowering organizations such as Girls Who Code, I find the pinnacles of female empowerment within 30 miles of ...

Speaking the truth on free speech

Speaking the truth on free speech

Kavin Kumaravel and Vivian Kuang

May 30, 2019

“Free speech” has never been free. Common conceptions of free speech have always been based off the notion that speech affects each individual equally and that each individual has the same access to speak in the first place. Unfortunately, in many instances this could not be further from the truth, ...

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 ...

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