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White privilege in the sports world

White privilege in the sports world

Jackie Way

September 12, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2002, high school football star Brian Banks was falsely accused for raping a classmate and then was sentenced to six years in prison. It wasn’t until 2012 that the accuser’s story was found to be untrue; but by then, Banks had served over five years in prison and five years...

Soylent: New smoothie offers an alternative to food

Soylent: New smoothie offers an alternative to food

Krishna Sunder

August 30, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Culture, Featured, OPINION, Videos

[su_dropcap size="4"]S[/su_dropcap]oylent is the future of food. At least that’s what researchers at Rosa Labs claim about their new product, a tasteless smoothie-like beverage that contains all the nutrients an average adult needs to survive. Many Monta Vista students spend lunch occupied between...

The Rio Olympics aren’t as bad as they seem

The Rio Olympics aren’t as bad as they seem

Derek Shao

August 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION

Co-written by Aditya Pimplaskar, Cover photo by Gabriel Heusi, licensed under CC BY 3.0 [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, people have been awaiting the next spectacle in the sports world: The 2016 Games, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, recent political turmoil with...

Soylent: The cardboard milk

Soylent: The cardboard milk

Helen Chao

August 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION

For all the mathematicians out there, the shortest distance from Point A to Point B is not a straight line. In the 21st century, the shortest distance is no distance: your Uber driver at insurmountable speeds (practically teleportation), eager to deposit you at Point B and pick up the other engineer...

The new Olympics: How our media has shifted its attention from on-screen to online

The new Olympics: How our media has shifted its attention from on-screen to online

Stephanie Lam

August 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION

Co-authored by Sara Entezar Gabby Douglas. Ashton Eaton. Usain Bolt. These are just some of the Olympians who rose to fame by dominating in their sport. But over the past few weeks, the athletes’ sports weren’t the only reason as to why their names are all over the internet. Type in Gabby Douglas...