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Social media addiction can drive people away from their hobbies and into a monotonous waste of time.

Why social media is harmful

Daniel Lee and Jack Ke May 8, 2023

Social Media is a waste of time. It entices users by offering to connect them with friends, being a fun place to check out funny videos and downplaying the millions of dollars they spend to make the website...

To reach a more fair and just society, it is necessary for everyone to hold teenage boys accountable for inexcusable actions.

Less excuses and more accountability

Nishita Mukherjee, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

I absolutely despise the phrase “Boys will be boys.” I am sick of hearing how men’s uncalled for actions and inappropriate behavior is merely waived because of their gender. I don’t want to have...

a silhouette of protesters holding signs; these signs are colored (blue, green, red)

They could come for you next.

Nayja Shah, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

June 24, 2022 Roe v. Wade was overturned. Why should you care? Nation-wide limitation for the abortion pill mifepristone is being discussed. Why should you care? Just in 2023, 461 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were...

Word art reading The Illusion of a Blue Bay Area.

The illusion of a “blue” Bay Area

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2023

Recently I came across an Instagram account that made some disturbing—and blatantly false—claims. Among other issues, it argued 1) that the CDC and NIH “have no studies proving the safety of injecting...

Teenage love, while sometimes violent and harmful, can similarly be passionate and is something no one should avoid.

The insanity of love, adolescence and facing consequences

Reyna Jimenez , Staff Writer April 7, 2023

Teenage couples are a rough topic. Love, and more commonly for teenagers, infatuation, like all feelings, is unavoidable. But for the emotional teen already handling changes within the body and mind, love...

Protestors hold signs that say “Love Trumps Hate in response to anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric.

Dispelling all LGBTQ myths

Rikin Patel, Sports Editor February 27, 2023

TW: mentions of queerphobia, abuse, self-harm, violence, and genocide A dreaded culture war has now arrived at SRVUSD. Jesse vanZee narrowly beat out Michelle Peterson to win a seat on the SRVUSD school...

Under the freeway, homeless tents are lined up in San Francisco.

Where is the truth in the homelessness crisis?

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza February 2, 2023

As a Bay Area kid, tell me if these experiences sound familiar: walking across Civic Center and seeing mentally ill persons at every corner; waking up in the middle of the night to ravaged screams and...

The birth control pill exists as a control agent rather than the solution female adolescents are in need of.

Stop brushing period problems under the rug

It wasn’t until I (Nayja) was told that I possibly needed a blood transfusion that I realized the gravity of my menstrual issues. Having begun my periods in fifth grade, there were already a few red...

Nowadays feminism has two separate meanings, on one hand its about making a society where women and men are equal, but in contrast some believe its about making women more powerful than men.

Destigmatizing feminism

Shreya Jagannathan, Features Editor January 31, 2023

When a boy kept repeatedly kicking me in the fourth grade, I was told “boys will be boys'’. So the next time he did, I kicked him back, and I ended up getting reprimanded. I was told “girls shouldn’t...

Just rain won’t be enough to fill the bucket the California drought has left empty.

The heavy rains won’t solve California’s drought

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor January 27, 2023

Rainfall totals have been 400-600 percent above average values the past several weeks in nearly all of California, according to the National Weather Service. Locally, that has translated to San Francisco,...

Dealing with population growth requires us to strike a careful balance between the needs of humans and nature.

The overpopulation myth obstructs meaningful climate action

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor January 24, 2023

Earth’s population just reached eight billion people, and many of them are upset about it. It’s hard to blame them: the environment is a hot topic, and overpopulation has contributed considerably to...

Prop 31s ban on flavored tobacco products helps protect youth.

Banning of flavored tobacco products in California with Proposition 31 is a step towards protecting youth

Ekroop Kaur and Ananya Pinnamaneni December 23, 2022

15,500. That is the number of estimated e-cigarette flavors that exist in the US. Any flavor you can think of is probably one of the countless options. The overwhelming variety of flavors, such as pink...

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