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Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Daniel Lin

April 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]bout a year ago I went shoe shopping in hopes of getting back into running. Walking into my go-to shoe shop Running Revolution in Campbell, the familiar scent of fresh leather wafted through the store as I observed the shelves, overwhelmingly lined with running shoes of all shapes...

Growth of eSports is a force to be reckoned with

Growth of eSports is a force to be reckoned with

Daniel Lin

March 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] don't watch a lot of sports. Actually to clarify, I don't watch what most categorize as "conventional sports." You know, football, basketball, baseball, the works. I didn't grow up watching them, and I rarely follow them with the exception of big games such as the Super Bowl, the...

Study finds greater gun restrictions reduce domestic violence

Study finds greater gun restrictions reduce domestic violence

Daniel Lin

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, students and gun control advocates are participating in the March for Our Lives protests, reaffirming their calls for gun safety measures. Supporters of such measures believe that greater restrictions...

Why taxing sugary drinks may not be a good idea

Why taxing sugary drinks may not be a good idea

Daniel Lin

February 18, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n November 2016 the City of San Francisco passed a ballot measure that would impose a 1 cent per ounce tax on distributors of soda and sugary beverages. The argument for the measure was that it would reduce health problems such as diabetes, obesity and dental decay, which typically...

How Rich Brian’s success shatters a status quo

How Rich Brian’s success shatters a status quo

Daniel Lin

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] got into Rich Brian, then "Rich Chigga," when I crossed his video "My Strange Addiction: Kushothyleoma" on Youtube. I didn't think much of it, other than the fact that he had an apparent affinity for smoking pot, and that he was quite popular, with his channel garnering over 100 m...

My problem with the b-word

My problem with the b-word

Daniel Lin

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t's difficult to come by a slur as biting and as pervasive as the b-word. It's widely depicted in popular culture, from "Breaking Bad" character Jesse Pinkman's catchphrase to the prominent adage "b*tch, please." But the word's mere popularity does not excuse the misogyny and demean...

Study reveals that vitamin D supplements can improve sleep quality

Study reveals that vitamin D supplements can improve sleep quality

Daniel Lin

December 12, 2017


Filed under Briefs

In an time when we're constantly surrounded by stimuli, whether it's the constant buzzing of our smartphones or the perpetual chatter of television sets, it has become increasingly difficult to find a good night's rest. A study published this year in the peer-reviewed journal "Nutritional Neuroscience" found...

Why you’re losing sleep

Why you’re losing sleep

Daniel Lin

November 18, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] think most teenagers like myself can agree that it's harder than ever to find sleep. A tendency is to attribute this to heavy workloads. Maybe there was a test tomorrow and you crammed the night before. Maybe you have a project that you put off until last night. But perhaps the...

A case for open kidney markets

A case for open kidney markets

Daniel Lin

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

An estimated 5,000 people die every year waiting for a kidney donation. Fathers, sisters, cousins, friends and coworkers—their lives stripped away from them despite the vast majority of people having a kidney to spare. This is largely attributed to the fact that the U.S. has prohibited open organ markets...

Health news: Alcohol industry influences the perceived risk of cancer

Health news: Alcohol industry influences the perceived risk of cancer

Daniel Lin

September 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

A study published in the Drug and Alcohol Review reveals a stark truth about our risk of developing cancer from alcohol: the alcohol industry has a substantial stake in influencing public perception and discourse of such risks. In the study, researchers analyzed how alcohol companies disseminate misinformat...

Smash club hosts its farewell tournament

Smash club hosts its farewell tournament

Daniel Lin

May 26, 2017


Filed under Briefs

At MV Smash club, one can expect to hear the usual cacophony of button presses and flicking of joysticks, along with the atmosphere of both friendly and competitive gameplay. But on May 19th, something felt different. Perhaps it was a sense of nostalgia. Or maybe it was the dread of having to say good...

Red Cross around the world: An infographic

Red Cross around the world: An infographic

Daniel Lin

May 26, 2017


Filed under Briefs

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