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Did Maroon 5 miss the beat?

Did Maroon 5 miss the beat?

Pranav Mishra

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

It is time for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, and eyes across the nation are glued to their screens. What was once an event characterized by excitement is now wrought with tension as viewers anticipate what will happen next. As Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine takes center stage, some sigh w...

Political causes, traffic pauses

Political causes, traffic pauses

Michelle Lum

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

It was 2:15 p.m. It would only take my dad and me 15 minutes to drive from the Mission District to the college admissions office near Market Street in San Francisco where my 3 p.m. interview would take place. There was plenty of time. Or so I thought. 2:30 p.m. The line of cars had barely moved. I craned my neck to...

Respect Marie Kondo’s Japanese culture

Respect Marie Kondo’s Japanese culture

Kaylin Li

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print

Does it spark joy? If it does, keep it. If it doesn’t, throw it away. This is the essential idea behind the KonMari method, created by Japanese lifestyle consultant Marie Kondo to help her clients declutter their homes. Kondo was already a celebrity in the Eastern hemisphere for her guide to decluttering, ...

Dissections — where to cut the line?

Dissections — where to cut the line?

Audrey Wong

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print

It may seem like there is no such thing as “too far” when it comes to providing learning tools for students. Dissections, however, may tread that line. Dissections allow students to engage in hands-on learning, helping them visualize organs and body parts more effectively, as well as see whether a career...

Facebook privacy breaches highlight flaws in U.S. legal system

Facebook privacy breaches highlight flaws in U.S. legal system

Katie Chen

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print

Big Brother, the omnipotent being who is constantly watching those living  in the dystopian world of George Orwell’s novel “1984,” may be fictional, but the novel’s premise has recently hit home amid reports of social media giant Facebook’s privacy breaches, which date back to its inceptio...

Who owns a dance move?

Who owns a dance move?

Enzo Cabaltica

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Viral dance moves such as the floss, orange justice and shoot caught on because they were so unique. However, these moves were used by video game company Epic Games in its popular game Fortnite. As a result, the original creators of those dance moves sued the company, claiming they should be compens...

The NBA is not tea time

The NBA is not tea time

Anusha Kothari

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Columns, Opinion, Sports, Web Exclusive

“Let us play basketball.” The moment Golden State Warriors’ All-NBA forward Kevin Durant uttered these words, sports networks rushed to dissect them, as well as the entirety of Durant’s post-game rant directed at the press. In particular, Sports Illustrated’s distortion of this statement st...

A Controversy: 2018 YouTube Rewind

A Controversy: 2018 YouTube Rewind

Jonathan Ye

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

“Yo! It’s Rewind Time!” said Will Smith, the celebrity host of this year’s YouTube Rewind, an annual video that recaps the most popular events and creators of the past year on the platform. This year’s Rewind, however, featured neither. As the most disliked YouTube video of all time, a lot of peo...

Subtle Asian Traits: When do memes become mean?

Subtle Asian Traits: When do memes become mean?

Enzo Cabaltica

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

Bringing together more than a million members and still growing fast, Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) is a popular Facebook group where members share jokes about life as Asians. Created in Sept. 16, 2018 by nine Asian high school students from Melbourne, Australia, the group quickly gained the attention of...

Gender equality in religion

Gender equality in religion

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Religion. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism. All these different faiths, along with countless more, are united under this one word: religion. Originally created as a way to bring people together, some of the religious guidelines that followers may have to adhere to have become outdated with changing...

OBAMACARE: Q&A with Stanford Professors Michelle Mello and Michael McConnell

OBAMACARE: Q&A with Stanford Professors Michelle Mello and Michael McConnell

Elena Williams

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

On Dec. 14, 2018, Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional and thus invalid. If the decision is upheld, it will change the face of public health for years. Two Stanford law professors, Michelle Mello and Michael McConnell, we...

Communication saves vacations

Communication saves vacations

Sadhana Sarma

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

My mother’s mouth fell agape as I told her I couldn’t go to my sister’s wedding reception across the country. It never crossed her mind that my last day of school was on the very day she had booked our flight for Atlanta. Luckily, I didn’t miss out on anything — school or the wedding; I si...

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