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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 ...

Embracing the vision of bivisibility

Embracing the vision of bivisibility

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

May 15, 2019

“Just pick a side,” “you can’t like both,” “it’s a phase,” “you’re just confused.” Bisexual people are too familiar with these phrases and more. Whether it be falsely perceiving people who identify as bisexual or ignoring them altogether, there’s a disregard for bisexuals in ...

Decolonizing the Indian LGBT+ reform movement

Decolonizing the Indian LGBT+ reform movement

Pranav Chillappagari, Public Relations Manager

May 7, 2019

Being religious and being queer can often times come into conflict with each other. I am often told that my religion does not justify a “certain, unnatural way of life.” But as a Hindu, I find this connection false and ignorant, explained by a westernized change of Hinduism. The term “wester...

Asian-American backlash against race-conscious admissions threatens future of all minorities

Vivian Kuang, Public Relations Editor

May 2, 2019

As the nerve-wracking period of college decisions begins at Dougherty Valley and schools around the nation, many seniors rejected from their dream schools will feel bewilderment, wondering what more they could have done to gain that prized acceptance letter. While these emotions are understandable, recent...

A silent environmental crisis surrounds San Ramon

A silent environmental crisis surrounds San Ramon

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...

Saying “hypermasculinity” reinforces gender roles

Riya Bindlish, Features Editor

April 3, 2019

The term “hypermasculinity” is unprogressive. We say it before really analyzing its implications. When I discuss hypermasculinity, the terms I hear most often are “aggressive,” “dominant” and “privileged.” However, it is not these traits, nor any traits, that make someone hypermasculi...

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...

Get cultured

Get cultured

Timothy Lee, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

It's a holiday. You sit quietly at a dining table, back slouched, eyes down, silent and uncomfortable while your parents’ friends and family, many of whom have appearances eminently similar to yours, talk and laugh in a language you barely understand. You try to prepare yourself but are still caught o...

Opening up about sexual harassment closes stereotypes

Opening up about sexual harassment closes stereotypes

Caroline Lobel, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2019

Sexual harassment — it’s a term you’ve most likely heard and/or seen sprawled across the media. Although some victims earn justice, negative stereotypes such as victim blaming still surround those who have been affected by sexual harassment. We need to advocate for more people to come forward abo...

Living with It: The success-full mindset

Living with It: The success-full mindset

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

Dear Reader, Motivation is a scam. Is what I’ve thought sitting and staring, in all my senioritis-infused glory, with the thought of the workload from the classes I love looming in the many tabs of my computer screen — this article included — wondering why I do what I do, and why I’m wil...

Centering on Central America

Centering on Central America

Riya Bindlish, Opinions 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 ...

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?

Can Disney trademark “Hakuna Matata”?

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

February 9, 2019

In the wake of the re-release of Disney’s well known film “The Lion King,”  Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala calls for Disney to revoke it’s trademark of the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata” in a recent online petition. So one may wonder, is Disney making a wrong move here, trademark...

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