Delivering Results: Your guide to making permanent change

So, you’ve read the news, you’ve gone to the rallies, protests and marches, and after all this you’re still thinking to yourself: “How much has my participation really impacted the issue?”  Well, good job. You’ve taken the first step. You’ve learned about a topic you care about and publicly shown your support. But here’s the…

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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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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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Hypocrisy in the Liberal Left

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;…

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A “Who’s Who” of the Trump Administration

President-elect Trump has more than 4,000 government positions to fill, some of which are the most important jobs in the United States of America. While some Cabinet positions, such as the Attorney General or Secretary of State require Senate confirmation, other important posts such as the Chief of Staff and Press Secretary are under complete control of the President.

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Separating Mental Illness from Gun Violence

Every year, an estimated 43.8 million adults experience mental health problems in America, which is roughly one person out of five. Some of the most common disorders include  depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Less prominent disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dissociative identity disorder and personality disorders. Mental health care costs America over 193 billion dollars…

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UPDATE: House Reverses Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics After Criticism

By Amira Garewal and Leila Tjiang A reversal of the House Republican’s vote to significantly reduce the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has been made less than 24 hours after the initial vote. The decision was made only hours after receiving criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. “With all that Congress has to…

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Open Response to Donald Trump’s Promises about Libel Law

Only 10% of Americans could name freedom of the press as a First Amendment right, according to a survey conducted by the Newseum Institute, a museum in Washington D.C. that focuses on journalism. Freedom of religion was only identified by 19% of Americans, and the right to assemble by 10%. As a school that devotes…

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