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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Gallery: Paly Pride

Pride parades are held every year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community around the world. The San Francisco Pride Parade is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQ+ parades in the world and is organized by a non-profit organization called The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee. On June 30, Paly students celebrated…

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Climate Contribution: Our city’s efforts and how you can help reduce impacts

Millions of people displaced from rising sea levels. Drought, famine and natural disasters from extreme weather events are expected to increase. These are just a few realities of a world where we don’t change our habits. Staggering statistics on Climate Change are released every year, warning of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, but as…

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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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Essay: Social Media’s Effects on Teenagers

The fluidity of apps such as Facebook and Instagram allowed people of various backgrounds and ideologies the ability to exchange knowledge, information, and ideas on an international level. Social media is defined as applications and websites that give users the ability to share content. In fact, Statista estimates that in 2021, the number of worldwide…

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The Stigma of Vegas

This past summer was quite a hectic one. Volunteer work, a lecture series I participated in and a trip to Nepal, left me with with only sixteen days of downtime for summer break. My family had the perfect cure: “Vegas!” After informing friends, family and all the other necessary parties of our jaunt to Sin…

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Activism for the Uninspired

With a recent spike in hate crimes, government shutdowns, the prospect of losing protections for minorities and the dissemination of fake news, many Americans are now feeling more compelled to get involved in activism then they were a year or two ago. While participating in massive protests, phone banks and local politics are all great…

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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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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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Astounding Asians: Zohra Segal

Zohra Mumtaz-ullah Khan, also known as Zohra Segal, was an Indian actress, choreographer, and dancer who inspired millions over the course of 70 years through her work. As one of the earliest indian actresses to achieve international profile, Segal lived a life full of energy and zest. Born in 1912 into a traditional Muslim family…

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