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Protecting privacy online

Protecting privacy online

Lisabelle Panossian, Web Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Features

Technology users routinely agree to a website’s or app’s terms and conditions, but they may never figure out that their agreement is anything but “no strings attached.” “Apps provide great conveniences,” Internet and privacy lawyer Anne McKenna said, “but we often unwittingly consent to...

Moving past gender stereotypes

Moving past gender stereotypes

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Features

Through celebrities like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, an increasing number of conversations regarding non-cisgender individuals are taking place, highlighting the shift of attitudes regarding gender identity. Gender identity, how individuals perceive themselves as male, female, neither or a comb...

Two teen girls dominate the virtual sports world while 3,203 miles apart

Two teen girls dominate the virtual sports world while 3,203 miles apart

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Features, News, Sports & Fitness

With the Superbowl taking over the Bay Area from the City to Santa Clara, junior Grace Apple plans to observe from the ESPN Fantasy Football app, where she has lead the whole season. Apple met senior Shoshana Hoffman of Virginia during her time abroad at Oxbridge in Salamanca, Spain and during downti...

Club draws attention to gender and sexuality issues

Club draws attention to gender and sexuality issues

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Features

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community is now represented on campus through the creation of a club that provides a safe place for students to discuss their issues and experiences. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance club’s members are involved in outside social justice and activism...

Doing more harm than help

Doing more harm than help

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief
February 4, 2016
Filed under Features

Volunteering in a distant community in need may seem like a noble act, but such trips can be detrimental to those “receiving” help when the volunteer lacks skills that the community needs or the sponsoring agency does not create lasting impacts. “A lot of people are a lot more willing to spend money on s...

A tale of one fair

A tale of one fair

Fiona Mittelstaedt, Senior reporter
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features, Slideshows

Characters straight out of a Charles Dickens story, Christmas carols, slabs of meat and glasses of cider await those who enter a fanciful Victorian era London during an annual event taking place over the next few weeks. Over 700 performers are interacting with visitors and performing in dance and...

Culture consumes Christmas

Culture consumes Christmas

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

Seasonal store-front displays and back-to-back advertisements showcasing consumer goods, such as clothing and technology are a common sight in weeks leading up to December holidays, but holiday consumerism, buying and giving store-bought goods, may not be inherently bad. “I think that one mode of ...

Shaming is limiting. Period.

Shaming is limiting. Period.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

When an activist posted a picture of herself wearing period-stained pants, Instagram censored it. When female politicians run for office, their capabilities are doubted due to hormone fluctuations. When female athletes mention menstruation, they are criticized and ridiculed. Stigma and shame associated with menstruatio...

Breaking through the glass ceiling

Breaking through the glass ceiling

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

With women currently holding only 4.6 percent of CEO positions in fortune 500 companies, those who face discrimination in the workplace must deal with corporate norms challenging them to break through the glass ceiling, but activists and female leaders have hope. “Breaking through the glass ceiling is som...

Girls get serious about sports — they are not just horsing around

Girls get serious about sports — they are not just horsing around

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, Features, Sports Showcase

An under-recognized group of elite athletes is spending an average of 24 hours a week learning to coax their 1100 pound teammates into maneuvering jumps and obstacles. “Horses don't understand hopes or aspirations — only clear direction,” junior Bettina Giglio, who has been riding horses for 11...

Holidays inclusive to non-Christians

Holidays inclusive to non-Christians

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

Despite social media complaints of Starbucks’ red and green holiday cups not being “Christmasy” enough and Christmas cards more often depicting Santa flying over the Golden Gate Bridge or reindeer riding on cable cars than the baby Jesus, the “secularization” of Christmas allows inclusion of ...

Holiday volunteering boosts self-value, disappoints year-round philanthropists

Claire Koswic, Senior Reporter
December 10, 2015
Filed under Features

Charitable organizations often see an increase in the number of people wanting to volunteer around the holidays, but the demand for services is not confined to the month of December. “We definitely see an increase in volunteering around the holidays,” Goldie Pyka, of the San Francisco Marin Food Ban...

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