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Discovering beauty standards around the world

Kelsey Lu and Chloe Lee February 1, 2019

Broad hips, a curvy figure and youthful features — the epitome of beauty for many Western women according to a magazine poll on people’s ideas of beauty. Across the globe, however, completely different...

Graphic Illustration by Jonathan Ye

Preventing food waste with fresh solutions

Hatim Saifee and Enzo Cabaltica December 12, 2018

Californians throw away six million tons of food each year, according to Sacramento-based CalRecycle, yet one in six Bay Area residents is unable to access a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious...

Photo illustration by Jonathan Ye and Risa Mori

Putting grading systems to the test

Katie Chen and Pranav Mishra December 12, 2018

Grading systems take on different forms from classroom to classroom. The history of grading systems, as well as differing views on varied approaches to grading, can offer valuable insight into their benefits...

Graphic Illustrations by Alisha Naidu and Pranav Misra

A look into seasonal depression: winter blues and summertime sadness

Anusha Kothari and Nicole Ong December 12, 2018

While it is commonly believed that sadness is typical during the winter months, the melancholy mood that some have is actually the result of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In other cases, a change...

Uncovering the effect of race on college admissions

Uncovering the effect of race on college admissions

Srinidhi Seshadri and Rachel Wu November 9, 2018

No college application is complete without questions about an applicant's demographics. In some cases, listing one's race does not come lightly due to policies that limit the number of enrolled applicants...

The hunt for affordable housing for Bay Area teachers

The hunt for affordable housing for Bay Area teachers

Risa Mori, In-Depth Editor November 9, 2018

Amid protests, the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) unveiled its proposal to build affordable housing for teachers and other employees at its Sept. 27 board meeting. While some community members...

Emojis fill a gap in today’s remote communication

Emojis fill a gap in today’s remote communication

Chloe Lee and Christy Yu November 9, 2018

Five billion emojis are sent through Facebook Messenger in just one day. Nearly half of the comments on Instagram posts are captioned with emojis. With a total of almost 3,000 types of emojis out on the...

Raw, real and unromanticized

Raw, real and unromanticized

Belinda Zhou and Diana Xu November 9, 2018

Calista Kerba was in the second grade when she was given 10 minutes to make a decision that would alter the course of her life forever: choose to live with her mother or her father. “All I remember...

What voters should know: Guide to the midterm elections

What voters should know: Guide to the midterm elections

Arul Gnanasivam and Dhriti Iyer November 4, 2018

The midterm elections take place on Nov. 6, and with them come many potential changes to our local, state, and federal governments. The elections will result in the passage or rejection of new propositions,...

The reality of mental health for the model minority

The reality of mental health for the model minority

Nicole Ong and Divya Nelakonda October 6, 2018

With more than 50 distinct individual races and ethnicities and more than 30 languages spoken, the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is the fastest-growing and most diverse racial and...

Tapping to the beat: Raps influence on culture

Tapping to the beat: Rap’s influence on culture

Ashley Song and Clara Fernandes October 5, 2018

Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Drake — these renowned rappers have topped Billboard charts this year. Similar to the prevalence of swing music in the 1940s and the dominance of pop...

A Probe Into Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Hsinyen Huang, Managing Editor October 5, 2018

In May 2018, former FBI Director Robert Mueller III and his team were given permission to conduct an investigation into the possibility of collusion, or illegal conspiracy, between President Trump’s...

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