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The strangers we know

The strangers we know
Examining the benefits of friendships that develop solely online during quarantine
November 8, 2020
Examining the benefits of friendships that develop solely online during quarantine

Girls Supporting Girls

Girls Supporting Girls
Examining how TikTok pushes a misogynistic mentality
November 7, 2020
Examining how TikTok pushes a misogynistic mentality

“Arrest the cops”: Exploring the parallels between performative activism and profits

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Companies and celebrities are profiting off tragedies
November 7, 2020
Companies and celebrities are profiting off tragedies

Weird clothes

Even though my dad still doesn't have the best outfits, he didn't let the words get to him.
Learning about my dad’s childhood
November 7, 2020
Learning about my dad’s childhood

Friendship Heartbreak

Friendship Heartbreak
Examining the damaging mentality I brought to my friendships which led to their demise
November 6, 2020

  I was five years old when I first got my heart broken. It happened on my elementary school playground: my self-proclaimed best friend told a group of other girls that I was “clingy” and...

Thank you, college admissions

Touching John Harvard's shoe on a field trip in middle school.
Finding myself as a result of the college application process
October 28, 2020
Finding myself as a result of the college application process

Performative nonprofits: the good and the bad

Performative nonprofits: the good and the bad
Many student-run unofficial nonprofits are a result of the Silicon Valley’s competitive atmosphere
October 28, 2020
Many student-run unofficial nonprofits are a result of the Silicon Valley’s competitive atmosphere

What’s at stake: U.S. 2020 presidential election

What’s at stake: U.S. 2020 presidential election
Exploring the contentious issues of November's election
October 27, 2020
Exploring the contentious issues of November's election

Dear 2020,

A heartfelt letter to the double-edged sword that has been the year 2020.
Reflecting on how a bizarre year made me reevaluate my self-worth
October 26, 2020
Reflecting on how a bizarre year made me reevaluate my self-worth

Cupertino needs new progressive leadership

Cupertino needs new progressive leadership
Why we should elect JR Fruen and Hung Wei
October 23, 2020
Why we should elect JR Fruen and Hung Wei

Free speech should be protected

A group of people bring Free Speech signs to a University Hall on November 20, 1964
Examining the ramifications of shutting down speech
October 19, 2020
Examining the ramifications of shutting down speech

Lesser of two evils: what the future looks like for Muslims after the presidential election

Electing Joe Biden does not offer much improvement for the Muslim-American community
Breaking down Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim-American communities
October 18, 2020
Breaking down Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim-American communities
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