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Third-party options sabotage progress

Brandon Shi, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The 2016 presidential election has exposed deep-seated flaws in our electoral system and produced the most unpopular mainstream candidates in 40 years. But considering third-party options is misguided. While Donald Trump and his supporters seized control of the GOP, the Democrats ran into problems ...

Exploring graffiti’s true colors

Amruta Baradwaj, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Graffiti is a personal aesthetic or design that often appears in public locations such as back alleys. There are many opinions: graffiti can be seen as beautiful or unlawful. I consider graffiti as a creative form of art — something that represents one’s personality. It covers all ranges of the art s...

Welcome to the world of Fast Fashion, where the clothes you buy have a global impact

Manan Dhir and Kathryn Williams

October 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The clothing industry’s evolution into Fast Fashion in the 21st century has hurt the environment globally. Each day, millions of people have to live with the consequences of this new clothing industry. “True Cost” is a documentary that exposes the negative impacts that the global fashion industry has...

No, women do not have equal rights

Anumita Jain, Managing Web Editor

October 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The United States of America, a country that prides itself on its “liberty and justice for all,” has failed to provide basic rights to a particularly large demographic — women. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) states that “the rights guaranteed by the Constitution apply equally to all pers...

Dear extroverts: a letter from an introvert

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sitting on a bench in San Francisco, the ocean breeze thin and dainty, I only have one thought in my head: people are ridiculous. A group of college students struggle with a selfie stick to my right, a woman with six dogs to my left. And I am here, alone, my phone dead, and yet, perfectly happy. I ...

The SJW stigma undermines activism and progress

Serena Shen and Donovan Roudabush

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Feminazi, radical Leftist, Social Justice Warrior: what do these terms mean? Why are they constantly being thrown around as accusations and vicious invectives upon activists today? In a day and age where society, in general, is becoming more progressive and cognizant of its diverse inhabitants, ac...

The Alternative-Right harms American ideals

Arul Kirubakaran, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This year, millions of American citizens will have to make their defining political choice, one that will decide the leader of the nation for the next four years. Among the pool of politically  responsible citizens lies an extremist faction. They breed values of strong hatred against minorities such...

Misconceptions hurt the cause of Black Lives Matter

Kavin Kumaravel, Opinions Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Racism is rooted in this country’s history and lately, we’ve seen its link to police brutality. Movements such as Black Lives Matter have risen up to stop the militarization of the police and the blatant racism in police practices, yet the Black Lives Matter movement cannot protest effectively while...

Dougherty students ignore the importance of sleep

Maitri Parikh, Social Media Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A student, sitting in history class first period rests his eyes for just a second. He leans back in his chair and slowly drifts off to sleep. When he hears the clicks of the teacher’s heels, he quickly jolts his eyes open, only to fall back asleep when the teacher turns her back to the class. Sleep is...

Michael Crichton’s “State of Fear” distorts the truth with the “truth”

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Michael Crichton, a successful film director, doctor, an Oscar, Emmy, Edgar and Peabody award winner, as well as the author of thrillers such as “The Andromeda Strain,” “Sphere” and the renowned book “Jurassic Park,” programmer, teacher, adventurer, visionary (according to his website)  an...

Divide between male and female musicians still growing

Natalie Rubio-Licht, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Misogyny in the music industry is causing male musicians to become more popular and more valued than their female equivalents. As it turns out, the music industry is yet another area for gender discrimination to rear its ugly head. Women in the spotlight are severely judged for every action they...

Learning to take pride in my background in the face of ignorance

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, I decided to leave the small sheltered town of San Ramon and made my way to the city of Los Angeles for the first time with the Wildcat Tribune to attend a national journalism conference. I had spent hours packing articles I wanted to show to fellow student journalists and sets of pens so I c...

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