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Eating on the edge

Eating on the edge

February 19, 2020

Sleep tugs at your eyelids, beckoning you back into your warm bed, but the beeping of your alarm makes you shake it off. Groggily, you get ready and walk to the kitchen to make...

A world of protests

A world of protests

February 18, 2020

One million, two hundred thousand. That’s how many people protested in the 2018 March for Our Lives. Two million. This is the number of people protesting in Hong Kong on June 16, 20...

Masked from Panic

Masked from Panic

February 17, 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. What makes this strain different from the last major coronavirus outbreak is the reports of transmission from non-symptomatic patients. Vaccines and antiviral drugs are being developed to combat this new strain of the virus, but they are unlikely to be ready for public use until mid-to-late 2020. The infection has spread from the epicenter in Wuhan to about 28 other regions, including the United States, South Korea, Vietnam, and France. There have been over 60,000 cases confirmed, a...

Boys don’t cry

Boys don’t cry

February 13, 2020

Your bare knees are on the hot concrete, eyes tearing up under the scorching sun. Taking your training wheels off was a mistake. Your dad — who swore he wouldn’t let you go ...

The terror of the times

The terror of the times

February 12, 2020

Since 2012's Sandy Hook, the United States hasn't gone more than 231 days without a school shooting. That’s the 2000s: a time when gun violence frequents the news so much so that it’s become a constant reality...

Student overcomes the strain of sexual assault

Student overcomes the strain of sexual assault

February 11, 2020

“It’s my fault.” This is one of the many thoughts that haunts the minds of sexual assault victims. Despite the numerous reports of sexual assault, many still do not u...

AR-15: America’s most hated weapon

AR-15: America’s most hated weapon

February 10, 2020

Parkland, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook. Among others, these are the locations of some of the deadliest mass shootings...

Bay Area organizations fight against human trafficking

Bay Area organizations fight against human trafficking

February 5, 2020

Do you know who made your clothes? The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are currently 40.3 million victims of human trafficking around the globe; 24 million are used for their labor. Whether it be from within our own communities or in factories abroad, Americans are either directly or indirectly affected by human trafficking every day. Despite the widespread nature of this issue, many Americans remain unaware.  Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking extends far beyond forced prostitution. The practice — which has been described as a f...

The power of community

The power of community

February 5, 2020

While Latinx immigration has been a significant discussion across the U.S., one town in Northern California fosters a welcoming community. In Redwood City, immigrants find a safe have...

Airlines hang in the delicate balance between profit and debt

Airlines hang in the delicate balance between profit and debt

February 5, 2020

On Sept. 23, 2019, an American family had begun to wrap up their vacation to the UK and was driving up to the airport to catch their flight back home. Entering the airport complex, their son stared out of the rear window of the car, amazed at the impressive show of machinery. “Which one are we going to be on?” he wondered. Arriving at the terminal, the family sifted through the unusually large crowd at check-in. They soon learned that the row of gray-tailed planes standing outside wouldn’t be taking anyone home. And, after hopping through several different airline...

A blanket understanding of attachment

A blanket understanding of attachment

February 4, 2020

A college graduate stands in front of her first car. With tears running down her face, she realizes it is time to part ways with her beloved vehicle. She has been through so mu...

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