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Living with It: The success-full mindset

Living with It: The success-full mindset

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under Living with It, Opinion, Social Issues

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


Filed under Opinion, Political Issues, Social Issues

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, Staff Writer

February 9, 2019


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues

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...

Separating art from the artist sets a dangerous precedent

Vivian Kuang, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

There is no trope more common in Hollywood than an acclaimed artist whose questionable past threatens their career, and with the rise of #MeToo, this phenomenon is more prevalent than ever. Bloomberg reports that over 425 prominent people across industries have been accused of sexual misconduct since ...

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Revisiting 2018: “Year of the Woman”

Riya Bindlish, Opinions Editor

December 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Political Issues, Social Issues

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...

‘Tis the season?

‘Tis the season?

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Assistant Photography Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

Let’s face it. The holidays aren’t the same anymore, and they haven’t been for a while now. Each year it seems that the rushing excitement that surrounds the holiday season is drowned out by the stress and pressure of everyday life. The gradual decline in holiday spirit signals this feeling of empt...

The perils of categorization

The perils of categorization

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues

When I was younger, my self-perception was limited to essentially one question: which Hogwarts house would I be a part of? My friends were sure I would be a Ravenclaw, but I took every online quiz I could find until one validated my opinion: Slytherin. Houses in Hogwarts, lineages in Greek mythology...

How solutions journalism is tackling the opioid crisis

How solutions journalism is tackling the opioid crisis

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

While the precept "if it bleeds, it leads” has long been applied to journalism, a burgeoning movement within the press reckons that journalism should go one step further and help patch up the wound. Solutions journalism, or constructive journalism, is an approach to news reporting in which journal...

DV breaks traditional barriers surrounding Homecoming

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

October 15, 2018


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion, Social Issues, Student Life

As the 2018 Homecoming dance comes to an end, we are prompted to reflect on a time of deep emotional stress and social judgment. Homecoming can often be perceived as a rather taxing event, placing a high standard in regards to the reputation of DV’s student population. In this field, Dougherty persev...

Queering a path in STEM

Queering a path in STEM

Pranav Chillappagari, Public Relations Manager

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Social Issues

My biggest problem when deciding what I want to do in the future is narrowing down a wide range of interesting options between STEM and humanities. The decision was based on where I felt most comfortable, or to put it bluntly: which was more gay-friendly. Based on that criteria, it took me less than...

Good news creates a brighter outlook

Oce Bohra, Copy Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

There were a few months last year during which I stopped reading the news altogether; strange, especially for someone taking Journalism, but I simply couldn’t bother opening up my news app every day to article after article about political controversies, forest fires, global warmings and crime. The ...

Dealing with the deaths of problematic figures

Dealing with the deaths of problematic figures

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

John McCain passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 81. He knowingly caused the deaths of thousands of Middle Eastern people. “But he was human too.” XXX passed away a few months ago at the age of 20. He domestically abused a pregnant woman. “But he was human too.” When public figures ...

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