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Transgender Athletes should not be allowed to participate in sports

Transgender Athletes should not be allowed to participate in sports

Rutu Tahasildar, Social Media Manager February 7, 2024

Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill prohibiting transgender women from participating in women’s sports. This was a rightful move. Transgender women should not be allowed to compete in sports...

My second birthday party in Daly City, CA in the three-bedroom house I shared with cousins, aunts and grandparents.

An ode to AP classes, “bahala na” and farts

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza May 30, 2023

I think my favorite memory from Dougherty has been all the times I’ve farted in class. In Orchestra, in APUSH and even last week in 4th period Econ; before I was the milk menace, I was the brigadier...

Pretty Baby follows the high-profile life of actor and model Brooke Shields.

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields uncovers the truth of the over-sexualization of children in the film industry

Shreya Jagannathan, Features Editor May 16, 2023

Life in front of the camera began at a very young age for Brooke Shields. In fact, it began even before she took her first steps. As the face of Ivory Soap at just 11 months old, Brooke Shields was practically...

High school debate encourages teens to sensationalize certain issues while devaluing others, an alarming trend in an activity meant to promote a better understanding of the world.

High school debate obscures the true issues

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor April 4, 2023

Recently, in a debate round, my opponents read an argument about how unions increase wages for women and thereby close the gender wage gap. As a response to this, I talked about how unions perpetuate sexual...

Nearly every day of the year is linked to its own holiday or remembrance. National Gorgeous Grandma Day, celebrated on July 23, is when people tell their grandmas how gorgeous they really are.

Obscure holidays are worth celebrating

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor February 13, 2023

Ever heard of Elm Farm Ollie? On Feb. 18, 1930, this Guernsey cow was milked midair on the 72-mile flight from Bismarck, North Dakota to St. Louis, Missouri. Ollie had been selected for a scientific study...

New year’s resolutions leave people unmotivated in less than a month.

“New Year, New Me” isn’t as effective as you may think

Ekroop Kaur, Lead Copy Editor February 7, 2023

“I will go to the gym after the New Year.” “I will get good grades next semester.”   Every year we hear the same expression, “New year, new me!” Though it is a new year, it is definitely...

Nowadays feminism has two separate meanings, on one hand its about making a society where women and men are equal, but in contrast some believe its about making women more powerful than men.

Destigmatizing feminism

Shreya Jagannathan, Features Editor January 31, 2023

When a boy kept repeatedly kicking me in the fourth grade, I was told “boys will be boys'’. So the next time he did, I kicked him back, and I ended up getting reprimanded. I was told “girls shouldn’t...

Dealing with population growth requires us to strike a careful balance between the needs of humans and nature.

The overpopulation myth obstructs meaningful climate action

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor January 24, 2023

Earth’s population just reached eight billion people, and many of them are upset about it. It’s hard to blame them: the environment is a hot topic, and overpopulation has contributed considerably to...

Renewable sources have been increasingly used for energy generation in the past two decades.

OPEC just gambled everything — and it’s working

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor December 17, 2022

When the Middle East makes less oil, it can really only mean one thing: unmitigated disaster. Ever since the U.S. became the world’s leading oil addict in the early 20th century, we’ve involved ourselves...

True crime media consumption has grown over the years with the increasing viewership of documentaries and crime shows

We can enjoy the true crime genre without romanticizing killers

Saanvi Haridas, Features Editor November 17, 2022

Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are merely a small number of the thousands of notoriously vile serial killers across the US. These serial killers, and others, are growing in fame as the true...

Students in foreign language classes spend their time learning from a textbook instead of practicing speaking the language.

High school foreign language classes should be reformed to better prepare students for the real world

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor November 13, 2022

My friends and I were waiting for our DoorDash order to be delivered, so we decided to call the delivery person to ask where they were. When they answered, we were surprised to hear them start talking...

Weirdness is only perceived as out of the ordinary due to the attention given to abnormality.

It’s only weird if you make it weird

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Nethra Dhamodaran, and Nayja Shah October 10, 2022

Eccentric orange highlights caught my eye as I (Nayja) walked down the hallway of the 1000 building at DVHS. I found a girl walking ahead of me sporting her newly gingered hair and a blazing orange outfit...

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