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Writer Nicole Ong stands wearing the surgical mask donned by many as protection from the newfound virus; she holds a sign saying Chinese ≠ Coronavirus.

Coronavirus does not excuse racism

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief February 26, 2020

“My dad said to stay away from you since you might give me Coronavirus,” my classmate laughed, and so did I, failing to realize the implications of the comment. I shrugged, a vague discomfort settling...

Writer Aileen Xue holds up a bag from Trader Joes.

An ode to Trader Joe’s

Aileen Xue, Editors-in-Chief February 26, 2020

I’m going to be blunt here: I love Trader Joe’s. From strolling along the aisles searching for coconut aminos or receiving amused chuckles from workers as my friends and I conducted part two of our...

For writer Mei Corricello, cooking together with her grandmother allows her to feel a stronger connection to her Chinese heritage.

Cooking into my culture

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

It was Chinese New Year, and steaming plates of spring rolls, dumplings, braised fish and oranges were spread across the table. Each dish represented something special for the upcoming year, from fortune...

Writer Ethan Lee looks down sadly at a BB8 figurine.

Starwars loses its “force”

Ethan Lee, Writer January 29, 2020

The release of the newest Star Wars movie, “The Rise of Skywalker,” was met with significant excitement and a social media frenzy. My friends could not wait to watch it in the theaters as soon as it...

Writer Pranav Mishra wears traditional Indian clothing while holding a U.S. flag.

Home: more than one place

Pranav Mishra, Writer January 29, 2020

They told me that this was the day I had been dreaming of since I was a child, but as I stepped into the airport, all I felt was a sense of dread. The air here had an impolite nip to it, and the palm trees...

Ironically, I felt like I was happiest when I was at my “ugliest” because I really didn’t care what others said about me

Physical glowup, mental glowdown

Kavya Iyer, Content Editor December 11, 2019

Those clear-skinned girls with a tiny waist but wide hips, sporting crop tops and distressed jeans, showcasing an effortless smile bedazzled with teeth whiter than snow. That's who I wanted to be, but...

Writer Ron Aich stands with a confused expression, holding a pile of fast fashion clothes.

Being forced into fast fashion

Ron Aich, Opinion Editor December 11, 2019

Fashion will produce 8 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. That’s 2.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide. This makes the fashion industry the world’s second-largest pollutant.  When...

My dream came true: I went to a BTS concert

Diana Xu, Managing Editor November 20, 2019

Section 108, row 17, seat 2. Section 108, row 17, seat 2. This repeated in my head as heartwarming, familiar music rang in my ears. People walked past me. It was all a blur. As I entered the arena, my...

Writer Elliu Huang shares why he chose to not use social media and a smartphone.

Choosing to delay my phone and social media use for the better

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor November 11, 2019

At the beginning of class, I always see a room full of faces, dully lit up by blue screens. Saying hello to my friends proves to be a challenge because their monotonous ritual of smirking at a post, double-tapping...

Writer Elena Williams take on Homecoming

Staying home for homecoming

Elena Williams, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2019

Class of 2021, I like you. You’ve got a lot of nice people. You’ve got a lot of my friends. You’ve got a lot of good spirit. But do I like you enough to spend hours after school poring over decorations...

Writer Renee Ge stands with her hand over mouth, symbolizing the silences discussed in both Lulu Wangs movie The Farewell and Ges column.

My Own Farewell

Renee Ge, In-Depth Editor October 2, 2019

When my grandfather was in and out of the hospital for a tumor in his abdomen, my dad dropped everything to spend time with him. I would often come home from school to find out that he had bought another...

I voted sticker

Politics: How young is too young?

Dhriti Iyer and Diana Kohr October 2, 2019

At the end of August 2019, the students of Meyerholz Elementary School received flyers from community members encouraging them to participate in a protest against the Homeless Navigation Center (HNC),...

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