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What Comes After the Rainbow: High School Dating For LGBTQ+

Patricia Wei and Claire Chiu October 5, 2018

Sophomore Clarissa Brown* recalls her first date with her girlfriend. As the two had a shared fascination for the arts, Brown’s girlfriend invited her to an art museum. For the past six months, they’ve...

Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Toxic

Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Toxic

Divya Nelakonda and Nicole Ong May 24, 2018

In a media culture where various diet trends and exercise regimens are easily accessible, orthorexia, defined as an obsession with proper or “healthy” eating, has become increasingly prevalent and...

DNA genetic testing poses privacy concerns

DNA genetic testing poses privacy concerns

Meera Balaji and Eshani Mehta May 24, 2018

After more than 40 years of arduous investigations, the notorious Golden State Killer — a serial killer, rapist and burglar who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s — was finally caught in...

Vaping: an alternate take on cigarettes

Vaping: an alternate take on cigarettes

Risa Mori and Patricia Wei April 26, 2018

Growing up, senior Miles Wong* often felt alone. His best friend passed away in front of him when he was nine years old. That same day, his mom was diagnosed with cancer, and his parents spent much of...

Vaping: A Q&A with a health professional

Vaping: A Q&A with a health professional

April 26, 2018

In this Q&A, Nick Goldenson, a doctoral student in the USC Health, Behavior and Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL) discusses vaping based on the existing scientific literature, particularly the 2018...

Inside the classification of gaming disorder

Inside the classification of gaming disorder

Noela Bae and Arul Gnanasivam April 26, 2018

After contentious debate over whether or not excessive gaming should be deemed a mental illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to include “gaming disorder” in its International Classification...

Changing the face of Western masculinity

Changing the face of Western masculinity

Michyla Lin and Divya Nelakonda April 26, 2018

It is 10 p.m. on a Friday night. A boy shrugs off his backpack, exhausted after a long session at the gym with his friends, during which they competed to see who could bench the most weight. Slipping off...

When words cut: verbal abuse at Lynbrook

When words cut: verbal abuse at Lynbrook

Arul Gnanasivam and Patricia Wei March 29, 2018

Junior Katherine Patel* knows the impact words have. For the past few years, she’s felt the effects of verbal abuse: low self-esteem, self-doubt and loss of trust. One year ago, Patel’s friend told...

Social media: the new platform for advertising

Social media: the new platform for advertising

Justine Chen and Medha Upadhyay March 29, 2018

A viewer watches her favorite YouTuber apply foundation on her face, swatch each color of an eyeshadow palette and compliment the quality of the two products. After discovering the words “this video...

A step into the digitized Amazon Go store

A step into the digitized Amazon Go store

Chloe Lee and Eric Wu March 1, 2018

It’s been a busy day, but before you get home, you need to go grocery shopping for dinner; luckily, there’s an Amazon Go store right around the corner. As you enter, dozens of cameras, the genius behind...

Uncovering the positive role of therapy animals

Uncovering the positive role of therapy animals

Justine Chen and Diana Xu March 1, 2018

A 400-pound llama guided by an animal trainer walks through the sliding doors of a hospital. Puzzled onlookers turn their heads and stare as a nine-year-old diagnosed with autism tentatively walks up to...

Feminism from the 1900s to the modern day

Jocy He and Ashley Song March 1, 2018

Feminism, a movement that has often resurfaced throughout history, has been steadily gaining momentum, especially in recent years. By definition, feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the basis...

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