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Andrew Jackson deserves the front of your money

Andrew Jackson deserves the front of your money

Justin Som, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Even though Andrew Jackson violently evicted many Native Americans from their lands, there is no real support as to the conjecture of him being an unworthy president. Having extended the nation to almost twice its prior size, the United States would not have been as prosperous without either his...

Sibling bonds last long and stay strong

Sibling bonds last long and stay strong

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The person who was your first friend and the person who you have the strongest bond with is your sibling. People come and go in life, but family ties are something much stronger than fleeting friendships made over toys or recess. The person one is closest to in their family is normally the person...

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

In 1994, 7-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and killed. She was living in New Jersey when Jesse Timmendequas, a known sex offender, moved into the house across the street without the knowledge of her family. At the time, there was no law that allowed the public to know about the whereabouts o...

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

"Empty the tanks!" "They're dying to entertain you!" "SeaWorld is SlaveWorld!" The cries of animal rights activists have been strong for many decades, and now they have finally been heard. On March 17, SeaWorld announced the cancellation of their orca breeding program, making this generation of orcas the last to ever live in captivity at the parks, and for good reason too.

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Uber’s economic ploy is halted by new license rule

Uber’s economic ploy is halted by new license rule

Justin Som, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros announced on April 15 that he had sent letters to over 37,000 taxi drivers who were listed as contractors, demanding that they get a business license or cease work in the city. Prior to this motion, companies like Uber and Lyft had been draining the...

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Sophie Haddad and Adriana Ramirez

April 15, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Top News

Oiled and tanned, men’s muscles ripple in the sunlight. Women’s hair blows sensuously in an artificial wind, reminiscent of a Pantene commercial. Their makeup is flawless, because apparently guys are the only ones who sweat. The construction site is full of tools. But this time, they’re living...

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Panda bears are defined by their distinct black and white fur, which puts them at the center of attention in the endangered species world. Due to their popularity, they receive the most funding that could be better spent elsewhere. According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, pandas can only survive on eatin...

North Korea is pinned down by UN

North Korea is pinned down by UN

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

After the firings of missiles in the ocean surrounding the Korean North Eastern territories by North Korea, the United Nations finally acknowledged the threat by placing strict sanctions for the country on March 22. Long overdue, these sanctions were the results of numerous tests by North Korea...

Fiction impacts people’s reality

Fiction impacts people’s reality

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

You stand in front of your enemy, adrenaline powering your every move, ready for the final confrontation, or so you think. You let your eyes drift from the screen back to reality where your homework lies untouched. The images and words all seem real, as if one could reach out and touch it. However,...

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

Viceland: A revolutionary reporting channel on the rise

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The same news over and over again. Politicians doing this, politicians doing that. The economy doing this, the economy doing that. The same materials are being regurgitated and sold to the people of this country as "breaking news." This no longer has to be the case, as a new reporting television...

The Democratic party may be our last hope

The Democratic party may be our last hope

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With GOP supporters ominously spelling out the name of their chosen candidate via the Republican primaries, voters may move to the side of the Democrats for the final election. The year has just begun, but it has already proven to be an eventful one for politics. The untimely death of Supreme...

Virtual exercise does not equal real exercise

Virtual exercise does not equal real exercise

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The tennis player's grip firm and resolute, serves the ball to begin the match. However, there is no real court, opponent, or even player. It is simply an average person playing on the Wii, serving a virtual ball as their daily exercise. Some believe that such simulated exercise can give them the...

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