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Positivity behind the pandemic

Positivity behind the pandemic

Sharlene Chen and Emma Cionca May 27, 2020

A series of positive side effects has emerged from the menacing shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Although people are understandably consumed by fear and uncertainty, it is important to take time to...

Senators Kelly Loeffler and Richard Burr used their political offices to their benefits before the pandemic’s effects had fully materialized.

Senators’ selling of stocks stirs controversy

Katie Chen and Bennie Chang May 25, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted billions of individuals around the globe and widened the disparity between the privileged and the disadvantaged. Before the pandemic’s effects had fully materialized...

Astrology extends into social media

Astrology extends into social media

Emma Cionca and Lillian Fu April 16, 2020

Typing “horoscope” in the Instagram search bar gives hundreds, even thousands of accounts — some with over a million followers — that are all dedicated to telling traits and predictions for every...

Spilling the tea on caffeine

Jasmine Hou and Pranav Mishra April 13, 2020

Whether it’s a morning fix of coffee, a relaxing pot of tea or a refreshing sports drink out on the field, caffeine provides limitless ways to spark and soothe the senses. While some experts cite evidence...

Exploring eastern medicine and holistic healing

Priyanka Anand and Ron Aich April 10, 2020

In the past few centuries, medicine based on modern science has become the leading form of treatment for ailments, especially in the West. Modern medicine, which includes vaccines, antibiotics and hormonal...

A graphic illustration of the issues Democratic presidential candidates have been running on for their 2020 campaign.

2020 Democratic Primary

Lillian Fu, Design Editor February 26, 2020

The California primary elections for U.S. president are now less than a week away, and as March 3 approaches, debates among the eight remaining Democratic candidates are heating up. Several issues of national...

Grief, the feeling of deep sorrow, is an emotion that is deeply linked with loss. 

Exploring the unique experiences of grief and loss

Stella Huang and Elliu Huang February 26, 2020

Grief, the feeling of deep sorrow, is an emotion that is deeply linked with loss.  Most people will experience grief at some point in their lives due to forces outside of their control.  The...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)’s made its appearance in January, misconceptions and myths have run rampant.

Novel coronavirus: unmasking the epidemic

Youqi Huang and Diana Kohr February 26, 2020

Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)’s appearance in January, misconceptions and myths have run rampant. The virus originated in the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China, and has currently infected...

Retail stores are moving online

Lillian Fu and Dhriti Iyer January 31, 2020

With the rise of online commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, major supplies and fashion chains have been closing down their brick-and-mortar stores and transitioning into online retail at an increasing...

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head.

Drone strike increases U.S. and Iran tensions

Audrey Wong and Michelle Zhu January 29, 2020

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head: a U.S.-ordered drone strike on Baghdad, Iraq resulted in the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Sources confirmed that...

Items go in recycling bins and disappear, supposedly given a new life as another product and reducing the environmental damage caused by trash.

Recycling efforts are ending up in the trash

Emma Cionca and Sunny Li January 29, 2020

Items go in recycling bins and disappear, supposedly given a new life as another product and reducing the environmental damage caused by trash. In reality, many of these items, if not recycled correctly,...

The CCPA gives consumers several tools to take more control of their privacy, but it does not prevent businesses from collecting information about consumers. Ginny Sanderson, Internet Law Attorney

CCPA: Privacy, anonymity and equality

Sloka Suresh and Teresa Arisawa January 29, 2020

Collected, bought and sold. For decades, personal data has been used by businesses to learn everything about their consumers — from names to shopping preferences and addresses — and commodified for...

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