Feminism Evolved: How Feminism has developed over a century

Modern Suffragettes: Gunn Students parade as the suffragettes for Vote-A-Palooza (Feb. 22) Photo by Karlene Salas. Introduction Since childhood, we have been conditioned to adhere to oppressive gender roles.  Phrases such as “boys will be boys” and “that’s not very ladylike” have been used to portray the place of young girls in society. The feminism…

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The Parachute Kid: The Untold Story of Student Immigrants

It’s 1979 in Los Angeles. You wake up in a quiet house, in a foreign land with an unfamiliar language. You take the bus, you buy groceries, alone. Your parents? A mere 7,000 miles away.  This was the everyday life of my mother when she came to the US with her brother at the age…

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Palantir Protests: I.C.E’s presence in Palo Alto

Although it is not unusual to see a crowd of people in downtown Palo Alto on a Friday, on Aug. 30, it was clear that the crowd did not come for a cup of coffee.  Chants like “Palantir, you can’t hide! We charge you with genocide!” roared through the crowd as the protesters marched. With…

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The Hong Kong Effect: The Impact of the Hong Kong Protests 7000 miles away

As of when this issue will be printed, the infamous 2019 Hong Kong Protests, originally started to oppose an extradition bill that would allow criminals to be transported to China, will have gone on for five months now. When there is a movement in America, the effect on Americans is apparent. However, when it comes…

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Toxic Gaming: Pulling the plug on abusive behavior

You know the feeling. You’re on your phone, just scrolling and minding your own business. But then you see it. A comment, a meme, something that is just so mean, racist, sexist, so toxic it ruins your day. Now multiply that feeling by 100. Welcome to the darker parts of the gaming community. Video games…

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Weeaboos Not Welcome: The evolution of Asian fetishization through pop culture

“You kind of look like a loli,” he says. For the lucky ones who don’t know what that is, a loli is an anime term used to describe a small, Asian, girl who is definitely a minor but is portrayed in deeply inappropriate ways. It was during a field trip last fall. All I could…

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Astounding Asians: Yoshiko Kawashima

*I will be using the gender-neutral pronoun “they” since Kawashima’s gender identity is unknown.   Here’s somebody you won’t learn about in history class. *Yoshiko Kawashima. Chinese traitor,  Japanese commander and the genderqueer bisexual legend we all deserve.  Originally named Xianyu, Kawashima was born a Beijing princess in 1907. It wasn’t until they were eight…

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