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Green Book cruises past controversy to pick up problematic Best Picture win

Green Book cruises past controversy to pick up problematic Best Picture win

Divya Nelakonda

April 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Nearly 30 years after “Driving Ms. Daisy” won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, “Green Book’s” Best Picture win at the 2019 Academy Awards feels like déjà vu. When “Green Book” was first released, it was met with acclaim for its feel-good story of an interracial friendship. However, such prai...

K-pop collab met with disrespect

K-pop collab met with disrespect

Kelsey Lu

March 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

When I first heard that Jason Derulo was going to collaborate with Korean pop (K-pop) group NCT 127 (NCT) and Mandarin pop music artist LAY, I couldn’t express how excited I was. The collaboration song “Let’s Shut Up & Dance”, a tribute to Michael Jackson, was an opportunity for Asian ar...

I’m Muslim — do I possess the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

I’m Muslim — do I possess the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Hatim Saifee

March 25, 2019


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“All terrorists are Muslim, but not all Muslims are terrorists.” It’s not uncommon for me to hear this sentence in public or online. Ten words that encapsulate the views of today’s global population regarding Muslims. Terrorists, “jihadists,” ISIS — all these words have now become synonymou...

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...

Who owns a dance move?

Who owns a dance move?

Enzo Cabaltica

March 1, 2019


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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...

Gender equality in religion

Gender equality in religion

February 1, 2019


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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...

Communication saves vacations

Communication saves vacations

Sadhana Sarma

February 1, 2019


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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...

Tensions resurface with BTS scandal

Tensions resurface with BTS scandal

Risa Mori

December 14, 2018


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As I open a message from my Japanese school friends, I see a petition titled: “Get BTS out of Japan” in Japanese — with it, an image of Jimin, a member of the Korean boy group BTS, wearing a shirt depicting the atomic bombing of Nagasaki during World War II. BTS, a highly regarded group that sp...

Diversifying the dance industry

Diversifying the dance industry

Divya Nelakonda

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

I can’t tell you how many times I have been at dance class with my friends, laughing, talking and having a good time, but feeling like something was off. Not because my friends weren’t interacting with me or my apprehension about my dancing abilities, but because I would glance in the mirror and ...

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” breaks stereotypes and sparks discussion about race, gender and sexuality

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” breaks stereotypes and sparks discussion about race, gender and sexuality

Nicole Ong

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

A Saturday night. As a responsible Lynbrook student, I did what any other responsible student does over any three-day weekend (note the sarcasm): completely abandon the thought of Precalculus homework (sorry, Ms. Quindipan) and other responsibilities to spend my night tucked in my bedroom, watchin...

China’s oppression of Uighurs

China’s oppression of Uighurs

Jessica Li

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As the words “China holds one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps” flashed before my eyes on the screen, to say I was shocked would be an understatement. At first glance, I thought it was one of those misleading ads frequently seen at the bottom of web pages. But when I clicked on the article,...

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