A Story of Endurance: New memoir displays the journey of sexual assault survivor, Chanel Miller

For years, Chanel Miller was pressured to conceal her true identity out of fear from the humiliation and shame society accompanies with a survivor of sexual assault. Instead, Miller used the pseudonym “Emily Doe” in an attempt to separate her life from the traumatic events of her past.  It wasn’t until this September when Miller…

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ImPENCEment: What the vice president’s policies would do to our nation

Since the announcement of his candidacy in 2015, President Donald Trump has told falsehoods to the American people and betrayed the Constitution time and time again, never receiving any repercussions.  As of October, the President has made 13,435 misleading claims during his time in office, according to the Washington  However, with the occurrence and recent…

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Not-so-American Dream: New book illustrates the reality of being an immigrant

For generations, many have dreamed of immigrating to first world countries, believing that with relocating, comes a better life and a better future. That is, until their wish comes true. This is the idea that author Dina Nayeri, explores in her new autobiography ‘The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You,’ published in May.  …

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Three reasons why you should watch “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”

“Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” is a Netflix Original political infotainment show. The first episode was released Oct 28, 2018 and there are currently three seasons. Here are three reasons why you should watch this show:  Accessible: The host, Hasan Minhaj does an amazing job of taking complex topics and turning them into something much…

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The Activist’s Bookshelf: Reshaping the World

Review: New book details devastation of rising sea levels  In “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,” journalist and author Elizabeth Rush offers tragic insight into the lives of those who have suffered most at the hands of rising sea levels. Rush takes her readers on a highly personal journey through the small coastal towns…

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Living Skills, living better: Why sex education is important in a high school environment

Text by Josephine Andersen and Juliana Griswold The longtime taboo topic of sex may finally become a widely accepted subject in a high school environment with required classes such as Palo Alto High School’s Living Skills to educate students on the importance of their sexual health.  Living Skills is designed to be part of the…

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