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Under the girl boss trope, the rise of some women comes at the expense of others and leaves many separated and behind.

Girl boss stereotype: Empowering or detrimental to gender equality?

Kavya Iyer and Anwen Huang March 17, 2021

One search for the term “girl boss” online yields a plethora of cheesy quotes, decked out in cursive and bright pink, encouraging women to work hard and achieve their goals. While at first glance this...

As thrifting, both online and in physical stores, becomes more popular, the gentrification of thrifting becomes an increasingly prevalent issue.

The unsustainable truth of thrifting

Allison Hsieh and Diana Kohr March 17, 2021

Items in high demand tend to come at ever-increasing costs that not everyone can afford. Thrift stores, which offer second-hand products at cheap prices, have become a useful alternative for individuals...

It is imperative that students be aware of staff members’ responsibility as mandated reporters for the wellbeing of themselves and their peers, in the case that they find themselves in such a harrowing situation.

What students should know about mandated reporting

Elizabeth Cheng and Katie Chen March 17, 2021

Trigger Warning: mentions of abuse, sexual harassment The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act requires professionals in all states and U.S. territories to report suspected child maltreatment,...

The student body’s view of student government has changed over the years.

A look into student governments of the past

Sophie Au and Ria Phelan February 19, 2021

The voice of student government is vital in creating a school’s identity. Student governments have held influential roles in academic culture for millennia, and their structures have evolved alongside...

While it may be uncomfortable, interacting with dissenting views is necessary for personal growth and a functional society. It’s important, if not required, for our future to actively avoid falling into the filter bubble cycle.

Isolated in online social spaces: The filter bubble algorithm

Sruthi Medepalli and Alara Dasdan February 19, 2021

A regular social media user scrolls through their Instagram feed, engrossed in the routine sight of Kendall Jenner’s newest ab routine, recipes for the pasta they tried just yesterday and rants about...

Google is the default search engine for all Apple devices.

Google and Apple’s agreement: Does it break antitrust laws?

Sharlene Chen and Kavya Iyer December 9, 2020

The Google logo embedded within the Safari app is a familiar sight for any Apple product user. However, its place on the homepage recently raised concerns about Google paying billions of dollars to be...

Following the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement, many tech companies have confronted its use of certain technical terms such as “master” and “slave.”

Tech companies update computing terms to promote inclusivity

Melissa Chen and Rachel Wu December 9, 2020

As anti-racism movements, most notably the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement, have gained momentum this year, many industries are making a greater effort to address discrimination. In particular, the tech...

The path to permanent residency and citizenship for employment-based visa holders is complex and uncertain.

No green light to green card for visa holders

Anusha Kothari and Priyanka Anand December 9, 2020

 Adobe Spark by Anusha Kothari and Priyanka Anand Read the story above in the Adobe Spark or below:   Introduction After ten years of tension and uncertainty, Class of 2018 alumnus...

In the presence of fake news, the brain struggles to distinguish between what is true and what is false.

Flattening the curve of fake news

Emma Cionca and Emma Constable November 4, 2020

The media has evolved to become the public’s largest source of information. Especially in recent years, people have become increasingly aware of fake news, though it is not always easy to distinguish...

Goals have been set to combat climate change, but current efforts are not nearly enough to curb its drastic effects.

There is no planet B — a timeline of climate change legislation

Crystal Qian and Stella Huang November 4, 2020

Picture this: a city sits at 122 degrees Fahrenheit — more than halfway to boiling. Outside in the empty streets, all is silent except for the turbulent humming of power grids, straining to meet...

Since the 1960s, presidential debates have helped Americans decide who to vote for.

The history of presidential debates

Ron Aich and Bennie Chang October 30, 2020

After repeated interruptions, vehement arguments and personal jabs, the first 2020 presidential debate on Sept. 29 between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe R. Biden was over. As...

Parenting with filial piety lies on a spectrum and varies from one family to the next; it has not been definitively proven to have a positive or negative effect on children. However, experts say balancing both philosophies, authoritarian and respectful obedience methods, is crucial for successful parenting.

Exploring filial piety in Asian cultures

Shamita Gurusu and Lillian Fu October 7, 2020

Commonly practiced in Asian families, filial piety consists of the virtues of respect, obedience and supportive care given to one’s ancestors and elder family members. It provides a basic structure for...

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