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Political tunnel vision results in bigotry, hypocrisy

February 3, 2017

Written by Seungik Shin According to the website City Stats, 70 percent of Palo Alto are liberal. Although Palo Altans claim to condemn discrimination and judgement, in being part of a liberal majority, many Palo Altans have inadvertently contrived an intolerance of other ideas. Palo Alto tends to shut out topics concerning different beliefs. Like [...]

Political opinions should be formed by viewing all perspectives

February 3, 2017

Written by Shagun Khare and Kristen Yee On Nov. 8, a feeling of hope and excitement buzzed throughout campus as people proudly sported their “I’m With Her” buttons, t-shirts and even socks in support of Hillary Clinton. e few students who wore their “Make America Great Again” gear drew looks of judgements and sneers. If the world saw [...]

Chromebook security good-intentioned but hasty

February 3, 2017

Written by Akansha Gupta and Caroline Ro Thanks to the internet, this generation has the world at its fingertips. At the same time, the internet serves as a new tool for schools to monitor bullying, drug usage and self-harm amongst their students. The current tug-of-war between privacy and security, seems almost inevitable. While additional [...]

Overbearing parents hurt students

February 3, 2017

Written by Andrew Zhao Part of the college admissions race is finding opportunities for students. Helicopter parents are parents who overcontrol their kids by making decisions on their kids’ behalf. They can sometimes interfere with their children’s social lives by monitoring their child’s social media and only permitting their child to [...]

Wealthy communities are obligated to help refugees

February 3, 2017

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Forum written by: Matthew Hamilton and Sohini Ashoke In the days after President Trump announced his executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering America, Lyft announced a donation of $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Airbnb offered free housing to [...]

Defunding Planned Parenthood is more than a political issue

February 1, 2017

Written by Ariel Pan On Monday, Jan. 23, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood, leaving other countries to decide whether to keep their abortion services or cut them in favor of receiving American aid. But even before his inauguration, Republicans have been pushing a bill that will repeal the [...]

Mental disabilities poorly portrayed in media

December 6, 2016

Written by Grace Tramack In its first trailer, “Suicide Squad” used a mental health asylum to frighten viewers and portrayed its main characters as “freaks” because of their disabilities for entertainment. Many other media outlets have also contributed to the stigma of disabilities such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention [...]

Veganism: Physical Health

December 2, 2016

Veganism is when someone avoids any animal products such as eggs, dairy and even products such as leather and wool. In the United States, according to the “Vegetarianism in America” study published by Vegetarian Times showed approximately 0.5 percent of Americans are vegans; 53 percent of them are vegans to improve their health. A vegan diet [...]

Weighing the Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle: Environmental

December 2, 2016

Written by Mikaela Wayne Ninety-five percent of people eat meat, dairy and eggs. What many of them are likely unaware of are the detrimental effects that meat production and factory farming can have on our environment. One of the most significant issues facing California today is the drought. We are always told to take shorter showers or turn o [...]