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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, Copy Editor 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 the...

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...

Despite strong political opinions, young voters are often missing from voting lines.

Young voters: How voices go unheard in politics

Elena Williams and Jason Shan October 7, 2020

It’s not that they’re not opinionated — they are — and it’s not because they refuse to engage — they do. So why is it that young voters, an increasingly distinct coalition, suffer from disappointing...

Throughout its history, the SAT has struggled to define what it means to assess academic ability.

Testing, testing: A history of the SAT

Renee Ge, In-Depth Editor October 7, 2020

School closures. Canceled SATs. Test-optional or test-blind college applications. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, standardized testing was ubiquitous to the high school experience — millions of students...

In the Red Tier, gyms and salons can resume indoors, while other operations, such as movie theaters and indoor dining, remain paused.

COVID-19 updates: Unmasked

Mei Corricello and Crystal Qian October 7, 2020

On Sept. 8, Santa Clara County moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier on California’s four-tier COVID-19 ranking system. Although counties in the Red Tier are still deemed areas with substantial...

Computer screens are connected, but not connected at the same time. Some teens fare well at home, but others do not.

Social isolation affects teen social development

Elizabeth Park and Sharlene Chen August 24, 2020

Isolated, scared and unsure — just a few of the emotions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Humans are naturally social. With the COVID-19 crisis calling for social distancing, though, teens are...

As students and staff spend hours on Zoom every school day, it is important to be aware of and understand indications of Zoom fatigue and follow self-care practices to maintain physical and mental health.

Zoomed in: Exploring the effects of online learning

Anirudh Seshadri and Melissa Chen August 24, 2020

In late February, 90,000 schools across 20 countries were using Zoom. In March 2020, the Zoom app saw 2.5 million downloads. Whether it’s for social gatherings, classes or work, more and more people...

Shelter-in-place leads to rise in domestic abuse cases

Shelter-in-place leads to rise in domestic abuse cases

Sloka Suresh and Lillian Fu May 29, 2020

As countless Americans continue to shelter in place for extended periods of time amid the coronavirus pandemic, the restrictions aimed at keeping them safe have enabled more households to become grounds...

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