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War On Christmas

War On Christmas
December 25, 2020

I recently went to the grocery store to buy barley and slaves. When I went to the checkout, something shocking happened. The cashier had the audacity to say to me, “Happy Holidays!” It is utterly preposterous...

Contra Costa County’s second lockdown may threaten small businesses

Due to the second lockdown, gyms were required to move business outdoors, resulting in more difficulties.
December 20, 2020

On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, Contra Costa County began their second lockdown which will last till Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The new lockdown brings a sense of déjà vu - there are mask mandates in every corner,...

Faizan Azhar: A comprehensive profile

December 15, 2020

Faizan Azhar remains a mystery on the Tribune. A quiet person, he lurks on the edges of Zoom calls, mysterious and engaging (of course, the dramatic sunglasses poses help). After a long time trying to...

“I started this club to encourage youth and high school students to take initiative after understanding these issues.”

“I started this club to encourage youth and high school students to take initiative after understanding these issues.”
December 13, 2020

Sophia Fung: “I started Project After Awareness in the summer of 2019. So, [it’s been] around a year now. I decided to join because I noticed that many issues around the world usually gain a lot of...

“ It feels nice to have it all come together, it makes me feel like I’m on the right track in life and I’m doing the right thing”

“ It feels nice to have it all come together, it makes me feel like I’m on the right track in life and I’m doing the right thing”
December 13, 2020

Ms. Sakkis: “In my 20s I struggled with food and body issues. I found a way to let go of the unhealthy eating and that included getting rid of drinking alcohol. That led to me wanting to change careers,...

“My life revolves around it.”

December 13, 2020

Vrinda Bansal: “I spend 25 hours a week at robotics, my life revolves around it. The school robotics team is not the ideal place [for women] so I started my own robotics team over the summer. One of...

“I am never bored with music, and I also am never trapped by one specific thing.”

“I am never bored with music, and I also am never trapped by one specific thing.”
December 13, 2020

Maya Krishnan: “I play five instruments and perform in multiple genres. Sometimes I get scared when I go to a new music class or meet another musician, cause I always for some reason dread telling people...

“Singing will always be a part of me, and I hope I make others feel the same.”

“Singing will always be a part of me, and I hope I make others feel the same.”
December 10, 2020

Vaishnavi Venuturumilli: "I started singing when I was three, but officially when I was eight. When I was a kid, I hated singing; I was more of a dance person. I only enjoyed listening to people sing till...

“Playing the violin has shaped me to the person I am today, and I think my life wouldn’t have been the same without it”

“Playing the violin has shaped me to the person I am today, and I think my life wouldn’t have been the same without it”
December 10, 2020

Jennifer Son: Jennifer Son is currently a junior in Dougherty Valley High school, and one of her main activities is playing the violin. She has been playing the violin since she was young, and throughout...

“I’m trying to make sure conversations about the environment keep going”

“I’m trying to make sure conversations about the environment keep going”
December 10, 2020

Eshna Kulshreshtha: “I honestly don’t know exactly how I got into environmentalism. I think I first got interested in freshman year… that was the first time I heard about the UN report and it was...

“It was really fascinating to see how two sides of my life could come together so easily”

“It was really fascinating to see how two sides of my life could come together so easily”
December 10, 2020

Alisha Srivastava: “I started volunteering for Joe Biden’s campaign, doing phone banking, which is where you call voters, have them sign up and make a plan to vote, which actually ends up substantially...

The Prison-Industrial Complex: Why private prisons are modern day plantations

Incarcerated individuals fall prey to the capitalist business model of private prisons.
December 8, 2020

In the modern private prison, the trade in goods is rampid. What are these goods? Humans. In a business model that profits from the detainment of human beings, the pre-1865 plantation life lives on; this...

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