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Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who ...

Gender “X”: A new third option for California IDs

Gender “X”: A new third option for California IDs

Chelsea Wong

October 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Driver licenses in California now have a gender “X” alternative in addition to the traditional two choices, “M” or “F.” Democratic state Senators Scott Wiener of San Francisco and Toni Atkins of San Diego introduced SB-179, a bill that proposes including a third gender option on official identification papers to legisla...

Hawaii bans looking at phones while crossing the street: California may also do the same

Hawaii bans looking at phones while crossing the street: California may also do the same

Claire Yang

September 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ayor of Honolulu, Kirk Caldwell, enforced a law expressing that pedestrians are not allowed to use their phone while crossing the street, and would be fined if they do so. The law was applied after the mayor realized the amount of deaths due to distracted pedestrians. After this ...

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Michelle Wong

May 30, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Co-written by Himani Yalamaddi Illustrations by Ananya Bhat Want to get out of the city for the summer? Here are some sites within California to go explore. Lassen Volcanic National Park Climb Lassen Peak, an active volcano Explore Bumpass Hell and Sulfur Works, the park’s colorful volcanic vents Camp an...

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

Krishna Sunder

March 3, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

Secession isn’t new to the U.S. From Virginia’s calls to secession in 1798 to the South during the Civil War, movements for state secession have risen since the creation of the Union. But it wasn’t until after the 2016 election that serious calls for secession re-entered national politics through...

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Nathan Stevens

October 23, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS, Print

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]P[/su_dropcap]esticides. GMOS. Natural ingredients. These are all controversial subjects regarding everyday foods, but with awareness unevenly focused on issues in the food industry, the dangers of drinking water are bubbling to the surface. Chromium-6 is a carcinogen found to affect...

A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories

A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories

Ilena Peng

September 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Politics

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year, people will fill out their paperwork, only to hesitate when they get to the section labeled “ethnicity.” While the list of ethnicities on that paper may be long, many skim the paper several times, only to discover that their ethnicity is nowhere on the list. Instead,...

New California “Yes means yes” law better protects students from sexual assault

New California “Yes means yes” law better protects students from sexual assault

Pranav Parthasarathy

October 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Sept. 29, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law making Calif. the first state in the nation to adopt a “yes means yes” policy regarding sexual consent at all colleges and universities that accept funding from the state. According to the law, consent must be explicitly given at the onset...

The ALS ice water bucket challenge should be performed in California

The ALS ice water bucket challenge should be performed in California

Avni Prasad

August 22, 2014


Filed under OPINION

California is suffering from one of its worst droughts and certainly the ice bucket challenge is not helping with that problem. But, simultaneously, the ice bucket challenge is bringing awareness to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this gray zone, all there is left to do is compare the pros and...

The Early Assessment Program represents a positive step in California and American education

Pranav Parthasarathy

March 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION

As students of MVHS, we score substantially higher on standardized tests than average students in schools in California and the rest of the Union. Our API score is 956, compared to the average of 790 in California. Our average SAT score is 1959, compared to a US average of 1498.Despite our favo...

Cal cuts

Cal cuts

Deepa Kollipara

October 31, 2009


Filed under NEWS

Budget cuts forces UC Berkeley to remove 600 in-state admission spots Read More »...