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You’re missing out on fascist dog whistles

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, If you believe in freedom of speech, you might be a fascist. Okay, okay, give me a second to explain. The thing about 2017-era fascism — a term I’m using to encompass white supremacy, anti-feminism, ethno-nationalism and other fun ideas that are finding a home alarmingly close to m...

Ask Amanda: Literally anything. I’m desperate

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Reader, Every year, Editors-in-Chief are offered the opportunity to have their own column to write about “something.” This year, my co-Editor-in-Chief, Armaan Rashid, is likely going to write about some really deep topics about culture, society and life, as the intellectual human being he is...

You’re missing out: a brief introduction

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, You're Missing Out

Dear Reader, Your F.O.M.O. is justified. “Experts” might have you believe that your Fear of Missing Out, also known as “the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling … that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you” (according to a ...

Ban-the-box policy receives major attention across the USA: why following through is necessary to restore confidence in the justice system

Arshia Mehta, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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 tossing applicants solely based on a criminal past. Momentum for this life-altering policy has grown exponentially in recent months, but not fast enough. Regardless, th...

The 2020 presidential election: The least presidential of them all

Miguel Dickenson, Assistant Opinions and Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I was in the fifth grade, I read an absurd book called “The Kid Who Ran For President”. It was about a young, charismatic boy named Judson Mood who took on the political establishment — the mature and political adults. Mood appealed to the ignorant and impressionable to ultimately win the president...

Letter from the editor

Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Weird time in my life,” observed a classmate through an Instagram caption. Couldn’t agree more. This overbearingly simplistic, casual statement strikes me as the epitome of the teenage existence. Sounds about right — not quite complaint, not quite angst, just tolerance. After all the intens...

Human natural selection: what it’s like to be held back by your own neurochemistry

Serena Shen, Assistant A&E Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Human natural selection: what it’s like to be held back by your own neurochemistry Natural selection. Darwin’s theory of evolution. When learning of these phenomena in Biology class, we envision cheetahs chasing down and catching the slowest gazelle in the Sahara, frogs mastering the art of camo...

Students should take handwritten notes to better comprehend content

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion

In middle school, I often wondered why many teachers required me to take handwritten notes while other students received printed notes. I complained about the extra time it took to produce handwritten notes than simply typing them up. However, I have come to realize that handwritten notes actually help...

Out with the old and in with the truth: does D.V. recycle?

Karen Wang, Opinions Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion

I was told that DV doesn’t recycle in my first week here. After jokingly berating a friend for chucking a stack of papers into the trash, she laughed, then gave me kind of a weird look, like she was about to divulge some sort of secret. “Hey, you know that we don’t actually recycle, right?” I ...

In defense of a “crazy mother”

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I was a freshman at the time, probably only five feet tall, shrinking under the weight of my thousand-pound backpack, and I was — and still am — very fearful of confrontations with teachers. But after missing 15 minutes of a mandatory school activity, I mentally prepared myself to ask a teacher...

Why senioritis isn’t half-bad

Irene Chang, Editor In Chief

April 18, 2017


Filed under On-campus Perspectives, Opinion

If you’re a senior who’s still powering through the last stretch of the school year with grades at a record high and your brain burning with the fire of intellect and the hunger for knowledge, then I have an infinite store of admiration for you. If, instead, you’re a senior who feels more obligation towards...

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