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Lost in translation: Foreign words with no English equivalents

Lost in translation: Foreign words with no English equivalents

Elizabeth Han

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

According to cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky, people who are bilingual “incorporate ideas and distinctions from both languages” in their brains, never fulling turning off one language over the other in daily life. Even as they speak English to another English speaker, they may find that certain...

California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages

California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages

Ilena Peng

February 2, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

California’s Assembly Bill 918, which was passed in October 2017, amended California elections code section 14201 to expand the number of languages that facsimile ballots are provided for. Facsimile ballots, which are translated copies of the ballot that the voter can use as a reference for the Englis...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Emily Xia

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]econd semester has begun, and while many students are still re-adjusting to their classes and workload, the members of the Monta Vista Robotics Team, or MVRT, are gathered together, working diligently towards having a successful kickoff to their competition season. The kickoff started ...

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Jennie Chen

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree lives. That’s how many a single blood donation could potentially save, according to Stanford Blood Center Field Recruitment Account Manager Monica Doleshel-Aguirre. After the blood donations are tested for infectious diseases, the white blood cells are sent to labs for research,...

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

Shuvi Jha

January 31, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to the statistics portal Statista, 69 percent of Americans have read or began to read a news article that they later realized was not factually correct. Coined as “fake news,” which refers to any story that contains factually incorrect information and serves to mi...

Repeal of Net Neutrality sparks debate on Internet freedom

Repeal of Net Neutrality sparks debate on Internet freedom

Andrea Schlitt

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Net Neutrality on Dec. 14, there was an outpouring of anger, frustration and confusion on the internet. The vote was close, with three votes for the appeal and two against. This overturned the regulations that were set...

Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

Jai Uparkar

January 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, From the magazine, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Jan. 19, a plastic foldable table serves as the Stanford Blood Center (SBC) front desk for donors, who wait their turn while wearing "first time donor” stickers. With pop music playing in the background, the quiet but energized atmosphere of the room is filled with people wait...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]2017[/dropcap] was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the y...

False alarms, real dilemmas

False alarms, real dilemmas

Aditya Dash

January 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]hen MVHS alumna Anella Palacpac received an emergency alert on her phone at 1:07 p.m. on Jan. 13 in her dormitory at University of Hawaii in Manoa, fear shot up through her body. Immediately, she received a call from her father asking her what she was doing and if she was okay....

Crash course: Government shutdown

Crash course: Government shutdown

Anirudh Chaudhary

January 26, 2018


Filed under Crash Course, NEWS

When the Federal Government Shuts Down by Anirudh Chaudhary https://www.marketwatch.com/story/whats-open-and-whats-closed-during-a-government-shutdown-2018-01-20 https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/senate-shutdown-vote-congress/index.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/government-shutdown-2018-enters-day-3-end-monday/1053055001/ https://www.us...

A new day is on the horizon

A new day is on the horizon

ZaZu Lippert

January 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Education, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tarting in the 2018 school year, FUHSD’s new sexual harassment policy has been changed to fit with the Obama administration’s alterations to Title IX. Clearly defined roles accompany this change, as well as clearer definitions and categorizations of sexual harassment as it appl...