Controversial Paradise: The rising problem with trash in our oceans

by Lou Guionnet When thinking of a nice and exotic place to relax during a vacation, you might find your mind wandering towards a picture of white sand, palm trees and turquoise colored waters, a place far away from all of our problems and worries that make up our life. That is what comes to…

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The Adorkable Male Misogynist

Nerds. Geeks. Dorks. These three types of people are generally outsiders in the schools depicted by mainstream American media. However, in Silicon Valley these individuals have become the foundation of our community. Here, geek is chic. A recent trend in television programming follows this fascination with outsiders, namely the male geek, nerd, and dork. Take,…

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Eating Meat: A Tale of the Consumption of Animals

1. A History of Food The American pride, and yet simultaneously the evil, is encompassed in our food. Over the span of human history, what we eat has consistently evolved. As primal humans, we discovered cooking, giving us an advantage over other species and allowing us to develop the complex societal structure we hold today.…

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Let the Hair do the Talking

By Joy Chan I am not entirely sure if cutting my hair the way I did was necessarily a fashion statement but more so a way to express who I really am. There are a lot of ways to express or represent oneself. Some people do it through styles of clothing, or the way they…

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Students’ Perspectives on DACA

In an unprecedented turn of events, President Trump has “agreed” to fix DACA and resolved their border-security plan, “excluding” the US-Mexico border wall after a meeting with Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. However, whether or not DACA is secured, the divide between stances on immigration are distinctive. For many Americans, we…

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Treat the KKK like the Terrorists that they are

Terrorist. What comes to mind when you hear the word terrorist? Is it an ISIS fighter? Al-Qaeda? Images of 9/11 and suicide bombers? These groups and events are all acts of terrorism. But what about the KKK and Alt Right? Are they considered domestic terrorists? The media and the courts do not use the word…

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Indian American (Still) Means American

On Wednesday, February 22, 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 them terrorists. Other…

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75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

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…

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7 Reasons Why Pro-Lifers Should Fight to Keep Planned Parenthood Funded

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.

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