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What on Earth are we doing?

What on Earth are we doing?

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

From Pope Francis’ urge to protect our Earth in “Laudato Si” to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar acceptance speech about climate change, global warming is garnering increasing attention from public figures. Scientists have warned of climate change and its consequences for years, including a rise in...

Mistakes outweigh greatness

Mistakes outweigh greatness

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is a difference between making an honest mistake because of ignorance and making a mistake because you never thought you would get caught. Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid female athlete in the world, says she has made a “mistake.” Sharapova admitted in a press conference last week to failing a drug test at the Aust...

Folding the Trump card

Folding the Trump card

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Listening to a drama-filled fight full of snarky comebacks and insults, I forget I am not watching the latest episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or girls fighting for “love” on “The Bachelor” — I am watching the potential future leaders of this country during a presidential debate. Political...

Women prove they can be prominent in male-dominated fields.

Women prove they can be prominent in male-dominated fields.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Senate session on Capitol Hill last Tuesday was unconventional not because a major blizzard had taken place the weekend before, but because only female Senators and pages were present. “As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female,” Sen. Lisa Murk...

Athletes must take risks at the expense of injury

Athletes must take risks at the expense of injury

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pop. It's the sound that athletes fear every time they step on the field or court. We have heard so many stories about athletes like Derrick Rose and Tom Brady tearing an Anterior Cruciate Ligament and being taken away from the sport they love for surgery and months of rehabilitation. ...

Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion

Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion

Editorial Board

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

As Black History Month begins, it can be easy to say there has been significant progress for African American rights since the 1940s civil rights movements, but even in 2016, racism is still a problem. Approximately 100 high schoolers from predominantly Catholic Bay Area high schools attended a "wigger"-...

Demonstrating responsibility with protests

Demonstrating responsibility with protests

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the world’s eyes focused on the Super Bowl and Super Bowl City, a fan-based zone downtown with football-based activities, is attracting citizens throughout the Bay Area to utilize their First Amendment rights through a stream of organized protests that are more than just marching around with ...

Ads not so ‘Super’

Ads not so ‘Super’

Editorial Board

February 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

As Super Bowl 50 festivities begin in San Francisco, people all over the country are flooding to the City to take part in the excitement of the game. Although many females will watch Super Bowl 50 and other big time sporting events, male-exclusive advertisements, lack of encouragement and poor representation of female athletes in the media c...

Improper use of mobility aids degrading, offensive

Improper use of mobility aids degrading, offensive

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

She is dressed in a black latex leotard, her eyes blank and her limbs rigid as she sits on a wheelchair, even though her legs are fully functional. Kylie Jenner’s recent cover of “Interview” magazine photographed by Steven Klein has caused controversy due to misuse of an assistive device for the...

Ad upholds rape culture

Ad upholds rape culture

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While Target stores’ advertisement for kids’ clothing includes a girl on crutches, representing more diversity by featuring a model with a physical challenge, Bloomingdale’s Christmas catalog currently carries an ad that normalizes date rape. “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking,” reads the tagl...

West mourned, East ignored

West mourned, East ignored

Lisabelle Panossian, Web Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

“It is not Paris we should pray for. It is the world. It is a world in which Beirut, reeling from bombings two days before Paris, is not covered in the press,” Instagram user Karuna Parikh posted a day after terrorist attacks shook the City of Light, causing the world to mourn. A double suicide...

Sexual harassment prevents women from breaking through the glass ceiling

Sexual harassment prevents women from breaking through the glass ceiling

Editorial Board

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Even though women have made strides in many areas of the workplace, breaking the glass ceiling is made even more strenuous by sexual harassment in working environments, creating tremendous difficulty and setbacks for many women striving for success. One in three women has experienced a form of sexual harassmen...

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