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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

The Chinese government is using the prevalent social media platform, WeChat, to censor information and control users.

Lauren Chen, News 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, Managing 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

Nextdoor isn't just another friendly neighborhood app: hidden behind its seemingly good intentions is blatant violation of privacy and deep-rooted social unrest.

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, Editor in Chief

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 ou...

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

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...

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...

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