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Voice of majority ignored

Meera Balaji, Public Relations Manager January 25, 2018

The FCC’s recent repeal of net neutrality was alarming for a number of reasons, not just because our access to the full extent of the internet has become compromised. Although 80 percent of Americans,...

Web freedom at risk with loss of Net Neutrality

Nicole Ong and Michelle Lum January 25, 2018

Facing the threat of net neutrality’s disappearance in 2017, many scrambled to contact Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to voice their dissent toward its suggested repeal. Nevertheless,...

Binging on nostalgia – why we replay TV from our youth

Divya Nelakonda and Kelsey Lu January 25, 2018

Sitting in front of the television screen, wondering what to watch next, one may feel a spontaneous desire to skip past the new programs available and revisit an early 2000s Disney show or 90s cartoon...

Cryptocurrency ushers in new age of digital commerce

Srinidhi Seshadri and Noela Bae January 25, 2018

In a time of rapid innovation and modernization, cutting-edge technology has made a decentralized digital cash system a reality. The use of digital currency, or cryptocurrency, has ushered in a wave of...

Clicking into the modern world of online shopping

Tzen-hao Ng, Writer December 7, 2017

The hustle and bustle of stores is one of the first things that comes to mind when one thinks of shopping; however, this foot traffic is slowly being redirected online. Whether we are buying food, toiletries,...

Weinstein effect exposes dark secrets

Weinstein effect exposes dark secrets

Medha Upadhyay and Belinda Zhou December 7, 2017

Sexual assault scandals like the one regarding renowned film producer Harvey Weinstein are continuing to surface, empowering many victims to come forward with personal stories of sexual abuse or misconduct...

Unmasking the realities of the Tinkerbell Effect

Unmasking the realities of the Tinkerbell Effect

Nicole Ong and Sadhana Sarma November 2, 2017

Tinkerbell’s light gradually dims as she begins to die. Her only hope of survival is the applause of an audience who believes in fairies. With each clap, Tinkerbell flickers back to life. Placing an...

Significant job losses jolt Bay Area industries

Meera Balaji and Hatim Saifee November 2, 2017

The housing crisis in the Bay Area is a prevalent local topic of concern, as buying and renting costs rise exponentially and market values increase. Nevertheless, recent job losses in the Bay Area have...

The potentials of facial recognition

The potentials of facial recognition

Jessica Li and Jonathan Ye November 2, 2017

Holding the newly introduced iPhone X up to his face, Apple CEO Tim Cook lightly taps the phone screen. In a matter of milliseconds, the phone’s complex camera system projects over thirty thousand invisible...

Discovering the realms of journaling

Discovering the realms of journaling

Srinidhi Seshadri and Aileen Xue September 28, 2017

While the phrase "dear diary" is one of the first things that people associate with journaling, in reality, the hobby encompasses much more. Journaling is about looking beyond events that have occurred...

Sniffing out the hidden truths behind scents

Sniffing out the hidden truths behind scents

Divya Nelakonda and Risa Mori September 28, 2017

Upon entering a cafe, people are immediately hit by the strong scent of brewing coffee, its aroma relaxing their minds and filling them with warm memories. On the other hand, they are repulsed and disgusted...

The effects of multilingualism on the brain

The effects of multilingualism on the brain

Hsin Yen Huang and Michelle Zemlyak September 28, 2017

While there are currently over 6900 languages in the world, the vast majority of the U.S. population is fluent only in English, with the rate of bilingualism rate under 20 percent. Over half of the world’s...

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