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Athleticism is a choice, not a trend to follow

Athleticism is a choice, not a trend to follow

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As I listened to my coach’s end-of-game speech, his words became more and more faint. The dizziness was taking over, and I soon realized that I surprisingly did not have the same capabilities and physical attributes as a professional athlete. I begged my parents to buy me Gatorade Chews for my tournament ...

Women must realize voting power

Women must realize voting power

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I felt my insides turn as Donald Trump pledged “Nobody has more respect for women than I do” after being confronted by moderators during the second debate about the behind-the-scenes “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about sexually grabbing and kissing women. He proceeded to expla...

Minimalistic dessert shop brings frozen Taiwanese treats to San Francisco

Minimalistic dessert shop brings frozen Taiwanese treats to San Francisco

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Features, Opinion

Crystalline shavings of flavored ice gather together in cups of snowy goodness at Powder, the Taiwanese ice cream experience that opened on Divisadero Street about a month ago. During a San Francisco heatwave with weather in the high 70s, Powder was a refreshing treat that satisfied a sweet-tooth h...

Global terror is no joke

Global terror is no joke

Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

A friend asked me if I wanted to see a modified version of the dated, yet continually addicting, game Flappy Bird. His modified internet version replaced the bird with a plane, the green tubes with buildings, and the sound effects with the Islamic State’s monotone anthem. Yes, internet, you have gone...

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Editorial Board
September 26, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

While lunch provides a time for peers to chat together before resuming their afternoon classes, many students spend the break constantly checking their phones rather than focusing on the friends around them. As constant app updates and social media platforms parallel our increasing addiction to virtual ...

Social media reinforces gender stereotypes

Social media reinforces gender stereotypes

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

During a double date at Super Duper Burger in my freshman year of high school, the boy I was with asked me what I wanted. I hesitated — girls were “supposed” to order salads on dates. I settled on a chocolate milkshake. He ordered a hamburger and soda. The others enjoyed their burgers as I sat si...

Gun laws demand a revision

Gun laws demand a revision

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The re-opening of Sandy Hook Elementary School garnered media attention in past weeks, with stories focusing on safety features of the new school that include bulletproof windows, two full-time police officers guarding the gates of the school and doors designed to look like wood but are actually militar...

Shooting for two

Shooting for two

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
September 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Choosing between school and athletics should never really be a decision, but as I sit down for a water break during my nightly workout, I cannot help but think about about the millions of athletes who are at a crossroads. Now is the time when high school athletes have to come to terms with the fac...

View from the sidelines

View from the sidelines

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
August 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky raced to the finish in the women’s 800 freestyle at the Rio Olympics, the world would soon have a new record holder. Michael Phelps tied for silver in the 100 butterfly that same day and headlined almost all forms of media over Ledecky. The Olympics are supposed to ...

Stereotypes don’t tell the story

Stereotypes don’t tell the story

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

“Since when has a wall been able to withstand human will?” Journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas posed the question at the National Scholastic Press Association Journalism Education Association convention in April, referencing presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed US-Mexi...

Girls going ‘doe’

Girls going ‘doe’

Editorial Board
May 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

While most juniors and seniors attended the enchanted evening-themed prom Saturday night, some decided to stay home due to their lack of a date. For some teens, finding a date for prom can be even more important than finding the perfect dress, but the embarrassment and humiliation that some teens...

Announcement prompts reflection

Announcement prompts reflection

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor
May 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s announcement last Monday was not only notable for its declaration that the Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over a recently approved law, but also for the powerful message it sent to the transgender community. The law, signed into effect two months ...

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