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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...

Volunteering year-round has all-around benefits

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter

December 10, 2015


Filed under A & E, 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 Ma...

Multitasking affects efficiency, quality of homework

Multitasking affects efficiency, quality of homework

Neely Metz, Copy Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Features

Listening to music, eating or using a cell phone is an easy escape from the potential monotony of homework, but multitasking can be detrimental to the quality and efficiency of students’ work, despite making the job more pleasurable.  “I listen to music, I text with my friends constantly, and I ea...

Club creates more coding opportunities

Club creates more coding opportunities

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter

December 10, 2015


Filed under A & E, Features, News

A new club allows would-be coders to experience the web design, app development and graphic art of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program but in a flexible and less time-consuming way. “It’s not just an opportunity for the girls to learn to code, but also an opportunity for them to...

Dinner is a meal best served with family

Dinner is a meal best served with family

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Features

Families concerned with their children having higher grade point averages and higher self-esteem, as well as lower rates of substance abuse and depression, may be able to achieve their goals by simply sitting down together for dinner. While difficult to organize with varying and interfering schedul...

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