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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...

Feminism is not just about equality for men and women

Feminism is not just about equality for men and women

Editorial Board

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

When browsing the New York Time’s “feminist” news section — which redirects to its “Women’s Rights” page — it is very clear that the movement’s focus has been on leveling the playing field between men and women. Genderqueer individuals — who identify as both, neither, or a combin...

Congress needs to fund women’s health clinics

Congress needs to fund women’s health clinics

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

After Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg disturbed an entire neighborhood in the Mission by displacing locals to build his mansion, he has finally done something worth a “Like” — giving money to the largest provider in women’s health and family planning, Planned Parenthood. Zuckerberg and his...

Girls worldwide need access to education

Girls worldwide need access to education

Neely Metz, Copy Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Although the stress of schoolwork can seem unbearable to American high school students, girls in developing nations in many African and Middle Eastern countries are being abused or even shot for simply pursuing an education. Being a part of a community that supports women, advocating for women’s ri...

A provided physical education program is needed

A provided physical education program is needed

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

May 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Kendra Harvey Video Editor Although trekking up and down the 153 Siboni stairs from Syufy Theatre to the Main Hall may feel like a substitute for exercise, a formal physical education program needs to be put in place for students. The current requirement for graduation is four physical education credits, gai...

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