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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The Recycling Recession: How California’s Recycling as Reclined

California has long prided itself in being a progressive, environmentally-friendly state, but this status may slowly be slipping. Recycling in California has become increasingly difficult as global recycling markets waver, affecting intrastate recycling centers that must now deal with higher recycling costs and lower value of recyclable materials. With such a heavy hit to a…

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The SJP: New things going on in the Social Justice Pathway

  Field trips: Camping Trip to Little Basin (sophomores and juniors) SJP Speaker Series: Dr. Marilyn Winkleby- Professor of Medicine and homeless advocate Carl Wilkins- Aid worker in Rwandan Genocide Clarence Jones- civil rights lawyer and activist Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret) – Advocate, lawyer, academic, independent police auditor Dr. Adam Banks – Stanford Grad School…

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Debatable: Veganism

Pro: Generally, the factors that support veganism can be broken down into three categories: health, environmental impact and ethics.  Health: Studies done in the past few decades or so show evidence that vegan and vegetarians’ heart disease risk is very clearly lower than that of meat eaters, since they have lower levels of saturated fats…

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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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Three Presidential Candidates You May Not Have Heard Of

With over 20 candidates, some get more attention than others. Marianne Williamson (D) Marianne Williamson is the author of 12 spiritual and self help books. She does not have any government experience outside of running for Congress during the 2014 midterms. According to a New York Times article updated May 2, 2019, the policy she…

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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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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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