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OPINION: San Francisco’s $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Help the Housing Crisis

OPINION: San Francisco’s $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Help the Housing Crisis

By Jenny Xu, Executive Editor

July 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Over the years, San Francisco has accumulated a variety of nicknames: “The City by the Bay,” “The Golden City,” and now, “The City for the Rich.” The San Francisco Bay Area’s housing crisis has spiraled, pushing low-income earners and many other long-time residents out of the city due...

When appreciating other cultures, proceed with caution.

When appreciating other cultures, proceed with caution.

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Each spring, thousands of girls flock to dress shops on a quest to find the perfect prom dress.  Surrounded by displays of shiny fabric, glittering sequins, and sparkling jewels, they can’t help but hold their breaths, taking it all in along with the challenging task at hand: choosing just one amid...

Invisible Illness: ADHD

Invisible Illness: ADHD

By Haley Haverda, Reporter

May 4, 2018


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I was never a problem child or a bad student, I just was never the best. “You need to just try harder.” “Sit down and focus.” “Why did you only do half of your homework?” “Stop bouncing your leg.” I’ve heard every variation of these sentences throughout my life. Growing up, I was what...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Open Letters

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Open Letters

By Haley Haverda and Lindsey Thomas

May 2, 2018


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To close our Sexual Assault Awareness Month series, we collected a few personal letters and stories of direct experiences with sexual assault. These stories are all an act of courage, opening up the conversation to a present problem in our community. We'll let the words speak for themselves. Ally ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Issue with ‘Boys will be Boys’

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Issue with ‘Boys will be Boys’

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

April 23, 2018


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Brock Turner, a name now loathed by the majority of America. He was a three-time All-American swimmer who enrolled in Stanford University in 2014 on a full swimming scholarship. However, his accomplishments in the pool are not what Turner is known for nationwide. On Jan. 28, 2015, Brock Turner was indi...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: How to Deal with Rumors

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: How to Deal with Rumors

By Kate Lee, Voices Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The rumors are everywhere. Cycling around the halls, whispered across desks, scattered over social media. Spoken from mouth after mouth into ear after ear. “Did you hear? He did that to her.” “She did that to him.” These word of mouth rumors, especially about sexual assault, can be difficul...

Invisible Illness: Crohn’s Disease

Invisible Illness: Crohn’s Disease

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

April 13, 2018


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Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that severely affects the digestive tract, usually inflaming the small intestine. It currently affects about 700,000 people in the United States. Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease are known to be hereditary, passed down from generation to generation, ...

OPINION: Chemical Attack in Syria Kills Dozens

OPINION: Chemical Attack in Syria Kills Dozens

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Sobbing children.  Blood streaming through fingers.  A child clutching an oxygen mask like a lifeboat in an ocean of violent currents.  These were the images that greeted me on the news Sunday evening, breaking my heart and shattering it into a million pieces.  I didn’t know what to say, or what to th...

OPINION: National Guard at Border Is Unnecessary

OPINION: National Guard at Border Is Unnecessary

By Clemetine Larrouilh, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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All American citizens, no matter how clueless, are aware of President Trump’s thoughts and policies regarding the border between the United States and Mexico.  It was even clearer after his State of the Union speech, in which he outlined four steps to reduce immigration into the United States. His steps are to offer a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, secure the border, end ...

OPINION: Self-Driving Cars Shouldn’t Be On Our Streets

OPINION: Self-Driving Cars Shouldn’t Be On Our Streets

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2018


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It is the year 2020 and gender-roles have long been abolished, celebrities are governing our people and self-driving cars are flooding the streets of our mechanized society. …. Or maybe not. Sure, gender-roles may still be given to people who don’t want them, Kanye West may be the next Donald Tru...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Beginning

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Beginning

By Alyssa Kamouie, Reporter

April 8, 2018


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Speaking out for our rights never gets easier. Some can argue otherwise, but when you think about it, it’s only because these conversations have been drawn out for years with no improvement. The only difference between the past and now is that, as of recently, people have been banding together to s...

OPINION : The Hidden Killer Inside American Hospitals

OPINION : The Hidden Killer Inside American Hospitals

By Clementine Larrouilh, Assistant Editor

March 28, 2018


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When people exit hospitals they expect the threat to their health to be over. However, for many that is not the case because of a common danger that lies in the very medication that numbs residual pain from surgeries. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is classified legally as a schedule-two p...