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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...

Raising brows at unhealthy ideals

Raising brows at unhealthy ideals

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor
November 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As fashion, beauty and celebrity trends move from newsstands to phone screens, social media platforms have become a venue for the rapid replacement of one body ideal after another. Young girls and women are constantly exposed to changing body standards that can pose a dangerous threat to their health and sel...

Athletes blocking out the pressures of sports

Athletes blocking out the pressures of sports

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
November 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports & Fitness

In every gym or field I have ever been to, there is always that one parent screaming at the top of his or her lungs at their child, the referee or even the coach. “Put my kid in!” “That’s a foul!” “Finish with your left!” I can recall a time in the fourth grade when I was playing in a ...

Supporting one another essential to success

Supporting one another essential to success

Editorial Board
November 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Relationships forged at school provide a sturdy social safety net that teens can call upon in times of difficulty, yet for many others, a school’s social environment can be a stressful one, in which students can face toxic friendships and dating relationships, or complete ostracization at the hands...

Important news ignored

Important news ignored

Liana Lum, Editor-in-chief
November 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It happens when you ignore the online article about domestic violence in Brazil and instead click on the article on ways to style a sweater, or when you pick up a tabloid to read about the latest celebrity gossip instead of the magazine addressing the strained political relationship between Russia an...

Women are entitled to equal pay (period)

Women are entitled to equal pay (period)

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor
November 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Women constitute a significant portion of the workforce, yet they often do not receive a proportionate percentage of its earnings, a sad truth that was reaffirmed by actor Jennifer Lawrence's essay on the gender pay gap. The letter, which was published this month in “Girls” actors Lena Dunham and Je...

Mostly organic boba tea shop perfects sweetened tea

Mostly organic boba tea shop perfects sweetened tea

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor
November 5, 2015
Filed under Features, Opinion

Locals and visitors alike line up out the door and down the block outside of the self-proclaimed tea bar with the “highest quality boba in San Francisco,” drawing customers off the Mission’s populous Valencia Street. Patient patrons enter into a minimalist white-on-wooden motif tea bar to try Bob...

Ability over image

Ability over image

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On the cusp of tennis history earlier this month, Serena Williams competed for the first calendar Grand Slam in 27 years. Her defeat in the U.S. Open semifinal at the hands of Roberta Vinci left fans in awe and complete shock, yet no one can discount her display of near perfection by dominating ...

Profiling a hot button issue

Profiling a hot button issue

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Looking at images of Texas high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed's homemade clock, it is plausible his teacher misunderstood its function and mistook it for a bomb. But, what’s troubling is even after the clock was confirmed as harmless, the Muslim was still arrested, interrogated and suspended from school...

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