“Howdy darlin’, welcome to Nashville!” read the first sign I saw as I got off my plane at the Nashville airport. As country music played through the speakers across the terminal, my dad and I found our way through the airport before driving into the city to stay the night with family friends. My dad … Continue reading Leaving the Bubble
By Maya Homan On Wednesday, February 22nd, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both engineers and immigrants from India, were at a bar in Olathe, Kansas. A man, Adam Purinton, approached them, using racial slurs and other insults, including asking them what visas they used, whether they were legal residents of the United States and calling … Continue reading Indian American (Still) Means American
By Hana Morita On February 19th, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. On January 27, 2017, the year of Executive Order 9066 's 75th anniversary, President Donald J Trump issued a ban on seven Muslim countries. The ban on … Continue reading 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
By Maya Homan It’s a new year, and along with a new calendar, new classes and a new president comes a very old argument: the debate about Planned Parenthood’s funding. Pro-life supporters have been adamant about eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood since the 1980s due to their abortion services. Although a bill to defund … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Pro-Lifers Should Fight to Keep Planned Parenthood Funded
By Maya Reuven On the political spectrum, Palo Alto’s affiliation is overwhelmingly blue. Many times throughout my life, I have been told to be grateful for this — that liberalism represents a more accepting point of view that many cities in the United States lack the privilege of having. In many respects, this is true; … Continue reading Hypocrisy in the Liberal Left
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In many cases, protests are an effective catalyst for change. If you don’t like something, the best thing to do is to stand up and speak out against it. However, protesting the upcoming presidential inauguration is a prime example of when protesting is far more harmful than it is constructive.