Individuality can have costs

EXAMINING THE COVID-19 PROTESTS AS AN ASIAN AMERICAN Art by Palina Kuzmina When health officials highly suggested wearing masks and when mask mandates later were put in place, I thought most Americans were going to comply. But, when I watched the daily news, I thought to myself  “Oh, what are these people protesting?” What, they…

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Social Distant Protesting in the Age of COVID

Innovative ways students protest during a pandemic. Text by Jacquelyn Lai and Karlene Salas. “Fund the USPS,” “Save our postal service,” and “Louis Dejoy brings us woe” were just some of the signs displayed at a USPS protest in Palo Alto in late August. Activist group Raging Grannies and people of all ages gathered together…

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Black Lives Matter Protests in Palo Alto: Students protest police brutality and systematic racism after the death of George Floyd

The horrific murder of George Floyd has set the world to fight against systemic racism, most notably police brutality. Protests started in Minneapolis on May 26, a day after the murder and have since spread to all 50 states. The Bay Area alone has had multiple protests in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco. Santa…

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Don’t Protest the Inauguration

In many cases, protests are an effective catalyst for change. If you don’t like something, the best thing to do is to stand up and speak out against it. However, protesting the upcoming presidential inauguration is a prime example of when protesting is far more harmful than it is constructive.

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