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The bubble’s in trouble: a tale of San Ramon

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

San Ramon, to the naked eye, isn't very spectacular (or as described in this year's prom promotional video: hills, hills and more hills). But without a doubt, San Ramon has acquired a trait not many cities can say they have. And with that rare trait, is a question: is San Ramon's diversity a blessin...

Hollywood’s back at it again with the white-washing, under-representation of POC, and cultural appropriation

Serena Shen, Assistant A&E Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Popular media is white-washed. Hollywood is white-washed. These are facts, an unchanging trope that continuously keeps people of color out of roles designated for people of color. Sure, sometimes we get roles, but when we do, people of color are almost always typecasted based on age-old stereotypes: t...

The Internet Corruption

Arnik Popli, Web Editor

April 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Let me ask a question: how many options of internet providers did you have to choose from when you signed up for an internet plan here in San Ramon? Chances are, there were probably only one or two, and those options were  likely  Comcast and AT&T. Here are the facts: we as Americans, even he...

Our future rests with female artists

Elisa Fang, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Art directly responds to our culture, including the changes and conflicts, the recessions and progression, and expresses them in a universal language. When so culturally grounded, it makes sense that females should take heavy part in the practice; however, the amount of recognized female artists known...

Dougherty glamorizes poor health

Karen Wang, Opinions Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dougherty has a culture of romanticizing poor health and sacrifice. It seems that currently, the student who sleeps the least and throws away their health for academics is the one that is praised by peers for looking towards the future. This culture has taught us all that between health and schoolwor...

Apprehension towards aromantics

Rachel Laventure, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Today’s society seems to revolve around romance and love. There is a day literally dedicated to romantic love and stores advertising various trinkets, all themed around the message of love. Hollywood pumps out romcom after romcom, all containing the message that finding love is the answer to all of ou...

Feminism means equality, not matriarchy

Anumita Jain, Managing Web Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A recent group survey at Dougherty Valley found that a staggering 119 out of the 205 people surveyed did not consider themselves feminists because they were not aware of the actual definition of the word “feminism”. Yet after being informed that “feminism” referred to the belief that men and wome...

Looking into the exploits of Antonin Scalia

Donovan Roudabush, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 13, in Shafter, TX, Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes at a luxury ranch resort. His death has brought up a large amount of reverence for the judge who was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1982, but  also has caused a lot of eyes turned towards President Obama in the hopes...

Erin Andrews highlights the wrongs of victim blaming

Andrew Chuang, Sports Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Before 2008, Erin Andrews was a successful and talented sportscaster. However, after stalker Michael David Barrett posted naked videos of her online, her star-studded reputation shattered in an instant. Although many people at the time sympathized with the struggles she faced, others blamed her for su...

Editor-in-Chief ramblings: “feminist pornography” is inherently unable to exist

Veronica Liow, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pornography, as it currently stands, tends to be misogynistic, with some even proudly proclaiming itself as so. As a result, the action of dehumanizing women, even though staged, perpetuates a reality in which women are objectified by men, who feel entitled to act in such a manner. A stigma surround...

Wrongful convictions, child murders and the unfair sentencings of our American Justice system

Julia James, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I think it is fair to say that our justice system isn't as proficient, as moral or as good as it should be. These problems stem from racism, ignorance and inefficiency, and truthfully it’s both equally a little embarrassing and a little alarming that such an important system is so heavily flawed. We...

“The Community of Hope” mirrors the ignorance of an insensitive, hyperreactive America

“The Community of Hope” mirrors the ignorance of an insensitive, hyperreactive America

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Controversy surrounding new PJ Harvey single “The Community of Hope” serves as a brutal reminder of American society’s increasing inability to have a proper discussion. “The Community of Hope” depicts a very real low-income, predominantly African-American neighborhood in the 7th Ward of Washing...

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