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Finstas: the fake side of Instagram

Noela Bae

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Ever since Instagram users were given the option to log into multiple accounts at a time, Finstas have quickly been on the rise. If you’re not familiar with the term “Finsta,” allow me to explain. “Fintas,” an abbreviation for “Fake Instagrams,” are private Instagram accounts that only th...

Zara pockets workers’ wages

Michelle Lum

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

This summer, as I browsed countless stores with my sister in search of the perfect dress or jacket, I never once paid attention to how those garments had ended up in my hands. While I mindlessly pushed aside shirts on racks and made my purchases at checkout counters, never once did I think about where th...

Behind the Story: Writing a column about Trump

Hatim Saifee

December 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

Trump. Yes, I wrote a column on Trump, which definitely isn’t the most unique column out there. Yes, it was about Trump’s media presence and yes, it was “inspired” by all the news and articles. But one thing that is clearly visible is that I chose to defend Trump in this case, while all other d...

California officially recognizes non-binary as the third gender

California officially recognizes non-binary as the third gender

Hatim Saifee

November 29, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Web Exclusive

California achieved a historic feat by becoming one of the first states to offer the option to match legal documents to people’s identity, whether male, female or nonbinary. SB-179, otherwise known as the “Gender Recognition Act,” signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2018...

Predicaments of overlooked immigrants

Patricia Wei

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

Ten years ago, Lynbrook alumna Alie Wu arrived in America at the age of seven. Her parents carried E-2 work visas, invaluable skills and the dream of providing a strong future for their family. She quickly grew to call the United States her home. Before her junior year of high school, however, she le...

Unjust race driven admissions

Unjust race driven admissions

Belinda Zhou

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

I recall sitting in my living room as a sixth grader, listening to my concerned parents engaging in a rather vehement discussion about affirmative action as I mindlessly played Flappy Bird. Back then, with the prospect of college applications still six years away, I regarded the topic of affirmative action...

Seeking a foundation for change

Seeking a foundation for change

Risa Mori

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Singer, songwriter, fashion designer, entrepreneur — Rihanna’s growing list of titles may cause assumptions that her new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, is just another instance of a celebrity plastering her name on a company’s products. The makeup line, launched on Sept. 8, carries face products, eyesh...

Women burdened by Trump’s repeal of birth control insurance

Sadhana Sarma

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

Birth control — a collection of methods that women use simply to control hormones for more bearable menstrual cycles or to have a sense of security in regard to unplanned pregnancies—has been discredited by the Trump administration in an attempt to validate its recent mandate against previous health...

Boy Scouts organization undermined by inclusion of girls

Boy Scouts organization undermined by inclusion of girls

Noela Bae

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

Marking a major milestone in the push for gender equality, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Oct. 11 that girls would now be allowed to join the program and attain an Eagle Scout rank, the highest level of achievement in Scouting. Though the organization will receive girls with open arms be...

Students discuss whitewashing in Hollywood

Kelsey Lu

November 1, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Asian Americans in Hollywood. You may think that this would be a normal occurrence now because of the advocacy for diversity, but in recent events, the lack of Asian Americans in media has become more prominent. In Aug., actor Ed Skrein dismissed an acting role in the upcoming movie Hellboy. The ...

The undocumenteds’ plight in Hurricane Harvey

The undocumenteds’ plight in Hurricane Harvey

Meera Balaji, Public Relations Manager

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

On Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey ravaged the southern coast of Texas, leaving destruction in its wake. The total damages are currently estimated to be around $190 billion, surpassing the cost of both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy combined. At least 70 people have died due to the storm, and many shel...

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