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Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Claire Yang and Nate Stevens

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

“Siri, do you know what sex is?” Siri Konanoor looks up from beneath a heap of blankets at her older sister, surprised. Sex. She’s definitely heard that word before. She fidgets, racking her brain for an answer. “Why are you asking me this at 12 at night?” Her sister sighs and eases...

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Andrea Perng

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

From mass shootings to natural disasters, from sexual assault allegations to violent protests, 2017 was fraught with distress and destruction, leaving many hoping for a better year. The future is an uncertain haze at this point. Some are expecting just as much chaos in 2018, given the trend of the pa...

Finding a home: breeders versus shelters

Finding a home: breeders versus shelters

Ilena Peng

November 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Print Opinion

Additional reporting by Nate Stevens Dr. Kristie Adrian has two dogs — Luna, a seven-year-old Blue Lacy and Jinx, a six-year-old mutt — that are both adopted. In her house, there’s a separate area where Luna and Jinx aren’t allowed. There, she fosters underage puppies through the Humane Society of S...

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...

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Nathan Stevens

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]I[/su_dropcap]t’s hard to believe the first month of school is already over. With North Korea and the U.S. on the verge of a nuclear war just a week before white supremacists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, calling the news intense would be an understatement. Even ...

The f— bomb: what students and teachers think about swearing in school

The f— bomb: what students and teachers think about swearing in school

Claire Yang

September 13, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

“F---.” “B----.” “Bull----.” “A--.” These words can be heard echoing around campus, popping unceremoniously out of both students’ and teachers’ mouths. “Holy s---.” There goes one. “F--- yeah, dude.” There goes another. But are these words acceptable, especially...

Snowed in: the danger of hypersensitivity to prejudice

Snowed in: the danger of hypersensitivity to prejudice

Ilena Peng

September 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

We would like to say there isn’t a problem with bubbles. After all, they’re safe, protecting us from the outside world. Without bubbles, we wouldn’t feel that sense of comfort that comes with being able to assume someone’s personal or political views. It makes conversations easier within the com...

Reputations: protests

Reputations: protests

Ilena Peng

September 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Print Opinion

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Nathan Stevens

May 30, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap]t all starts with a phone. We see kids around us texting, snapchatting and posting on Instagram, all with their phones, so we want one too. Then one day we look up from our new phones and everyone around us is using laptops to write papers and watch Netflix and ...