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The Secret Winner: How the NBA wins economically through manipulation

The Secret Winner: How the NBA wins economically through manipulation

Aditya Dash

November 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[su_dropcap]E[/su_dropcap]ntertainment. It’s what major sport leagues such as the National Basketball Association provide to all their viewers. As a fan of basketball, I follow the games pretty much every day. My phone buzzes for every NBA application there is. With all my phone space used on bask...

Astros player Yuli Gurriel’s racist gesture shows little concern towards Asians

Astros player Yuli Gurriel’s racist gesture shows little concern towards Asians

Ruth Feng

October 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

During a World Series game on Oct. 27th, Houston Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel made a gesture towards Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish after hitting a home run off him, a gesture that many East Asians have gotten to know very well. Yes, that gesture. Gurriel stretched the corners of his eyes and seemed to have...

The perception of Muslims

The perception of Muslims

Zara Iqbal

October 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

    In World Core, we watched a mini documentary called “30 Days: Muslim and America” about a Christian man who “became” a Muslim for 30 days. He performed close to everything an average Muslim would do — pray five times a day, read the Qu’ran and attended Friday prayers, a...

Donald Trump’s unprofessionalism on Twitter stirs up anger in the U.S. and other nations

Donald Trump’s unprofessionalism on Twitter stirs up anger in the U.S. and other nations

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]“P[/su_dropcap]uerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria rises to 48.” “At least 59 killed in Las Vegas shooting rampage, more than 500 others injured.” This month has been filled with tragic headlines like these. The stories that are being told by national reporters...

First time testers: PSAT

First time testers: PSAT

Ruth Feng

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

Sophomores crowded around the field house on a chilly October morning. They all set their alarm for 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday, packed their essential stationary, and showed up to school, still groggy from the drag of the week. This scene describes none other than PSAT testing day. PSAT, also known as th...

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Songjun Na

October 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]E[/su_dropcap]ven the best of friends can be split apart by drama. Depending on the circumstance, emotions can bubble over and explode into a public display of anger or disappointment. This kind of demonstration tends to be more likely for Youtubers, because of their presence...

What colleges want in students applying

What colleges want in students applying

Mallika Singh

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s well known that colleges ask for the, GPA, SAT scores and AP test scores of their applicants. They want numbers. Numbers make it easy to compare students. Admissions officers can look at applicants side by side and only see the numbers. However, it should be noted that college...

Homecoming hangover

Homecoming hangover

Carol Lei

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Stressing from piles of homework? Feeling tired and out of energy? Waiting anxiously for the next school event? I’m no doctor, but here’s my diagnosis: it’s a Homecoming hangover. Homecoming week is arguably the most exciting week of the school year. Each day, there is something going on: tug of war, cheer-offs, skits, the Friday rally and finally, the cher...

Entangled ethics: the questions raised by DNA testing

Entangled ethics: the questions raised by DNA testing

Ilena Peng

October 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Print Opinion

The steps are easy. You order a kit and spit into a plastic tube. Six to eight weeks later, the results come back. They outline your ancestry and sometimes health results as well, which tell you diseases you may be at risk for, among other things. But the simplicity of the process belies a complicated e...

Public, not private: The truth about online privacy

Public, not private: The truth about online privacy

Claire Yang

October 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e create private social media accounts and post whatever we want – funny videos, rude comments, revealing photos. We don’t even think twice about who is viewing our content because, well, it’s private. Except that it’s not. And it’s usually the “funny” or “mean”...