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You’re missing out on the liberal bias

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, Reality has a stupidity bias. To be perfectly clear, bias is the enemy of objectivity, objectivity is truth and truth is good journalism. So here we sit in the midst of failure, all this news made by biased people with biased thoughts and biased articles. The “mainstream media” (e.g...

You’re missing out on a history

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Senior, What we forget — among other things — is that Leland Stanford was, in the last decade of his life, a vehement anti-capitalist. Yes, the same Leland Stanford that was an industrial titan in our country’s hyper-capitalist Gilded Age, the man whose namesake university lies no...

Banning the box: why we need to follow through

Arshia Mehta, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Political Issues, Social Issues

Nationwide, over 100 cities and counties have adopted a policy commonly referred to as “ban the box” — preventing employers from shutting out applicants solely based on their criminal past. Momentum for this life-altering policy has grown exponentially in recent months, but not fast enough. Re...

Slacktivism: growing threat to advocacy

Riya Bindlish, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

#Slacktivism or #makingadifference? Slacktivism — using the Internet as means to show support for a cause, requiring little effort or involvement — is trending, turning real world issues into means of self-promotion and undermining sincere advocacy. Through Snapchat stories, Instagram posts and Fa...

Ask Amanda: Advice on staying motivated in 2018

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Ask Amanda, Opinion

Everyone, When I woke up on the first day of school after Winter Break to the darkness that is 6:30 a.m. on a January morning, the senioritis hit me hard. So when I had people send in their New Year’s resolutions so that I could (attempt to) give advice about maintaining them for this issue...

You’re missing out on the conspiracy

You’re missing out on the conspiracy

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, There’s a reason for everything that’s torn up in your life, and I’ve figured it out. It’s THEM. Those guys over there — you know the ones, the Big Bads, the bad ones who did the bad things and are continuing to do the bad things. Radiohead called them the “karma polic...

We should all be more feminine

We should all be more feminine

Anumita Jain, Managing Web Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

In 2011, my family went to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate my dad’s birthday (although, in India, “Chinese” restaurants really serve Indian interpretations of Chinese food). My parents, for a reason beyond my memory, scolded our waiter. I expressed my embarrassment to my mother about her behavior...

Should school reading be bound by the book?

Megan Tsang, Features Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion

It’s a familiar sight at Dougherty Valley High School: a long line of students disappearing into the abyss of the textbook room. An AP Literature class is picking up the next mark on their list, “Wuthering Heights.” “This looks boring,” says a girl, with a roll of her eyes. Other students ...

Why your news should be boring

Sasha Hassan, News Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s a human flaw: our tendency toward things that are attractive. It happens every day. We pick the brightest fruit or swivel our heads for a second look at a bright sweater. We steal a cursory glance at a billboard, mesmerized momentarily by its exciting colors before we keep driving. But our...

You’re missing out on pop music

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, tap water is mind control, Hillary Clinton is Satan, the earth is flat, whatever. That’s all noise. The real conspiracy, dear reader, is FM radio. Here’s how the average artist gets their song onto a radio station like 94.9 or 99.7: they don’t....

Ask Amanda: Stress, School, Sentiments, and Some Memes

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, Thank you so much to those who submitted questions for this issue! Unfortunately, due to a lack of space in the newspaper, I was unable to answer every question that was submitted. If your question was not answered, stay tuned for next issue! Submit more questions for January’s edition...

Ask Amanda: love, lockers, my lang blog post, and more!

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, Thank you so much to those who submitted questions for this issue! Unfortunately, due to a lack of space, I was unable to answer every question that was submitted. If your question was not answered, stay tuned for next issue! Submit more questions for November’s edition of the ...

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