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Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 22, 2019


Filed under Best of Opinion, Commentary, Culture, OPINION, Print

he rise of the 21st Century has brought in a generation that is more aware, sensitive and progressive in relation to issues that have been plaguing our country for years — more specifically, in support of women’s rights and ways of empowerment. Women’s employment rates and college graduation r...

Glorified victimization

Glorified victimization

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

May 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Culture, OPINION

One day, as I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across a tweet that included these Instagram screenshots:                     If you’re like me, you’ve probably immediately recognized a problem with this ...

Our society’s obsession with labels

Our society’s obsession with labels

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

May 5, 2019


Filed under Best of Opinion, Commentary, Culture, Editorial, OPINION

alm. Funny. Kind. Annoying. Stubborn. Indecisive. Colorful. Frustrating. Passionate. We’ve been called a variety of things throughout our lives. Some of them good, others not so much. It seems like from day one, we’ve been assigned label after label without ever having a choice or say in the ma...

Stan Twitter culture

Stan Twitter culture

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang

September 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, OPINION

tan Twitter.” The word “stan” is defined by Oxford Dictionary as an “overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” “Stan Twitter” refers to the individuals on Twitter who create accounts to follow celebrities and connect with others in the same fanbases. For junior Victoria Va...

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Songjun Na

October 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, OPINION

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 on social media. But, the more views a...

Tips and tricks for an easy life

Tips and tricks for an easy life

Sara Entezarmahdi

March 9, 2017


Filed under Culture, Editorial, OPINION

It has come to my attention that we, as a society, face many awkward and uncomfortable situations throughout our lives. Whether it be feeling unsafe, patronized, or attacked by other members of society, it's for the better to prevent these problematic situations before they start. Observe the drawings...

CONTRA: the legal age

CONTRA: the legal age

Vivian Chiang

March 8, 2017


Filed under Culture, From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION

*All names that begin with J are false names to protect the anonymous sources. Curiosity killed the cat She sits alone on her bed in the corner of her bedroom, one hand fiddling with the edge of the foil wrapped around the mint. Before she could change her mind, she tears the foil and pops the mint in...

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Nathan Stevens

February 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Culture, OPINION

  alentine’s Day — a holiday of romance and emotion. It is anticipated by couples all over, and for good reason. This day, always falling on Feb. 14, symbolizes a time to celebrate love and appreciate each other. There’s a strong significance we have put on Valentine’s Day as a culture. Coup...

Most readers stop here.

Most readers stop here.

Anjini Venugopal

February 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, Magazine, OPINION

Did you get here? When we see someone who is hurt or struggling, we immediately wonder if they are okay, if they need any help. And while we jump to ask what’s wrong when we see physical illness — a classmate with a cast or someone struggling through the halls on crutches — we joke about me...

When the Enneagram and self-reflection collide

When the Enneagram and self-reflection collide

Sara Entezarmahdi

February 9, 2017


Filed under Culture, From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

So here’s how the Enneagram test works: You set aside no more than 30 minutes to answer 40 to 60 questions about yourself, trying your best to be honest. And there you have it: a perfect summary of your personality type. Well, not quite. The Enneagram test attempts to categorize individuals into ...