Housing is a Human Right: Exploring the depths of the Affordable Housing Crisis in the Bay Area

Affordable Housing Crisis  The Bay Area. Home of numerous tech companies and innovations. These factors entice people to move to the Bay Area, but only a lucky few who have struck gold are able to stay. With Bay Area real estate prices on an exponential rise, many struggle to find affordable housing, especially those who…

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It’s Not Too Late for Lilly Singh: The YouTube star’s path to late night comedy

Art by Amy Yu. Watching “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” I am reminded of endless hours I spent scrolling through the YouTube profile of “iiSuperwomanii” looking for videos in 2015, in anticipation for her “12 Collabs of Christmas,” where she invites celebrities to participate in her relatable holiday skits. Every time I clicked on…

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A Story of Endurance: New memoir displays the journey of sexual assault survivor, Chanel Miller

For years, Chanel Miller was pressured to conceal her true identity out of fear from the humiliation and shame society accompanies with a survivor of sexual assault. Instead, Miller used the pseudonym “Emily Doe” in an attempt to separate her life from the traumatic events of her past.  It wasn’t until this September when Miller…

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ImPENCEment: What the vice president’s policies would do to our nation

Since the announcement of his candidacy in 2015, President Donald Trump has told falsehoods to the American people and betrayed the Constitution time and time again, never receiving any repercussions.  As of October, the President has made 13,435 misleading claims during his time in office, according to the Washington  However, with the occurrence and recent…

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Investing in Education: Early childhood education and its implications for the future

In an ideal world, universal child care would give every child equal opportunity from birth. While all states in the US have their own education system, they all follow the basic model of K-12. However, this model fails to recognize the most important years of a child’s development, from birth to age five.  Universal child…

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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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#Activism: Social media and its impact on social activism

Online activism, also known as “hashtag activism,” has reached millions of people across the world. Hashtag   activism allows anyone who has access to the internet to become active civic participants, something that was not possible just a couple decades ago. A notorious example of online activism in motion was the #IceBucketChallenge in 2014, which…

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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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The Disloyalty Charge: How Jews have been perceived as disloyal throughout history and how it impacts us today

Living in Palo Alto, I haven’t personally experienced outright anti-Semitism. Aside from general ignorance and the errant Holocaust joke, I just don’t have to deal with it. Of course I know people who have, and I know how it impacts my family, but my experiences of anti-Semitism don’t compare to those of people in other…

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