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Global conflicts raise the concern of nuclear warfare, which would devastate the climate and lives of countless people.

Nuclear spring: How global conflicts threaten the environment

Amishi Chandra and Lauren Liu April 5, 2022

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates, concerns over Russia’s large arsenal of nuclear weapons emerged. A nuclear war would devastate the climate and permanently damage future generations. “People...

Western sanctions have devastated the Russian economy, upturning the lives of the ultra-rich oligarchs and everyday citizens alike.

All Russians affected by sanctions

Meera Nambiar and Anushka Anand April 5, 2022

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, many nations have attempted to punish Russia for its actions without direct military involvement. This has been done through sanctions, by which countries place...

Although often regarded as a military superpower, America has launched several failed war campaigns in recent history, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

America’s failed wars

Anwen Huang, In-Depth Editor April 5, 2022

Sanctuary cities provide a safe haven to all undocumented immigrants and provide them with a comfortable living space and education without being shamed in public or deported by ICE for being undocumented.

Sanctuary cities keep undocumented immigrants protected

Anirudh Seshadri and Neha Ayyer March 8, 2022

In July 2015, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco, allegedly by Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant. Controversies about San Francisco’s sanctuary policies, which protect undocumented...

Ill-timed liberal retirements and modern Republicans tactical use of Senate power have shaped the courts conservative skew.

Supreme Court retirements, replacements and reflections

Crystal Qian and Bennie Chang March 8, 2022

Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement after 27 years on the Supreme Court, granting President Joe Biden his first high court selection. With Biden nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson,...

Napping is a prevalent activity that many students engage in.

Everything you’re too tired to ask about napping

Lina Mezerreg and Anushka Anand March 8, 2022

Naps get a bad rap. But for many students not sleeping well enough, napping has become an integral part of their day-to-day lives. Boosting memory, job performance, lifting moods, increasing alertness...

Characters Jett and Jinx, from the games Valorant and League of Legends, respectively, are part of video games that have recently skyrocketed in popularity.

Gaming culture: The latest updates are taking over

Samyukta Sarma and Jasmine Rihal March 8, 2022

Gaming culture has seeped into the daily lives of many students, with teenagers constantly making references to games and flocking to chatting platforms for gamers such as Discord. Even celebrities like...

All about crypto

All about crypto

Youqi Huang, Copy Editor February 1, 2022

Popular culture often chooses glamorized depictions and stereotypes of historical eras, ignoring the more nuanced realities of life during them.

Rose-colored romanticization vs. the reality of historical eras

Anwen Huang and Neha Ayyer February 1, 2022

A web search of “Victorian Era” brings up images of polished women huddled in lavish ballrooms. Likewise, a browse for the “1980s” produces neon graphics and glitzy, shoulder-padded outfits. These...

Community gardens and orchards around the Bay Area have brought agriculture into the urban environment.

Urban agriculture sprouts in the bay

Katie Chin and Deeksha Raj February 1, 2022

Urban agriculture — the production, marketing and distribution of food in urban and suburban areas — has taken root across the Bay Area. Breathing life into the area’s bustling urban sprawl, community...

Social media enables students to create bonds with peers and communicate with friends, but it can also be a toxic space that enables cyberbullying and increases the volatility of relationships.

Friendships, finstas and FOMO

Anirudh Seshadri and Sophie Au February 1, 2022

A like. A comment. A text.  Social media enables students to create bonds with peers and communicate with friends, but it can also be a toxic space that enables cyberbullying and increases the volatility...

Healthy relationships sometimes buckle due to psychological factors and harmful habits, which can negatively influence future relationships.

Identifying toxic relationships

Amishi Chandra and Ria Phelan February 1, 2022

Butterflies and queasy feelings often accompany new relationships. The desire to be with one’s partner is overwhelming yet exciting, and the possibilities for the future seem endless. However, healthy...

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