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How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

Shriya Deshpande

December 7, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION, Opinion Digital, Videos

rom pearl milk tea and falafels to Apple computers and iPhones, Cupertino is defined by its cultural, technological and educational advancements. In some aspects, the city has changed drastically over the years but there are also some aspects in which it hasn’t. Explore what Cupertino residents think abo...

Man on the street: Worst moments of 2016

Man on the street: Worst moments of 2016

Roshan Fernandez

December 3, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, OPINION, Videos

ith the holidays almost here, it is hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over and 2017 is just around the corner. Throughout the past year, there have been many groundbreaking moments that could have a huge impact on the future. But, this year has also had its fair share of disappointments, tragedies and letdo...

To believe or not to believe

To believe or not to believe

Vivian Chiang

November 12, 2016


Filed under Culture, Editorial, OPINION, Packages

Between the lines of every religion, old-age tale and culture, there lies a plethora of superstitious ideals. Superstitions, whether made up by children to taunt one another or told by the elderly inauspiciously, leave different impressions on those who hear them. Click on each image below to see five...

Wandering mind: a drive for clarity

Wandering mind: a drive for clarity

Brighton Balfrey

November 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Culture

It’s 12:00 a.m. on a Saturday night, and I’m speeding home on Stevens Creek Boulevard. The lights are all green, and as such the drive feels like an eternal cruise, the empty lanes waves that I surf home. During the day, there are lots of distractions: cars, people, and, in general, a lot of other...

Stanford’s alcohol policy: a great mistake

Stanford’s alcohol policy: a great mistake

Helen Chao

October 26, 2016


Filed under Culture, Editorial, OPINION

This little piggy drank a bottle, This little piggy also drank a bottle, This little piggy drank from the bigger bottle, This little piggy drank from a smaller one, And the first passed out, but the second did too The last line is all one needs to know and all that matters. In the uneasy wake...

Say It To My Face: cyberbullying has become a big issue on highschool campuses

Say It To My Face: cyberbullying has become a big issue on highschool campuses

Shayon Moradi

October 25, 2016


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

This article appeared in the print magazine under the headline “Say It To My Face” It’s a term that’s all too familiar to students,teachers and parents alike. Its very presence threatens an individual's psychological, emotional and physical state of being: bullying. According to The Nation...

The Kaepernick Controversy: What makes someone eligible to advocate for rights?

The Kaepernick Controversy: What makes someone eligible to advocate for rights?

Aditya Pimplaskar

October 23, 2016


Filed under Culture, Editorial, OPINION

rior to sporting events, as the Star Spangled Banner plays in the background, athletes stand with their hands over their hearts, looking towards the flag. But as of late, more and more athletes of all levels have begun kneeling or sitting during the national anthem. The method of protest that starte...

VERGE: Drawing the line for cyberbullying

VERGE: Drawing the line for cyberbullying

Vivian Chiang

October 19, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, OPINION, Videos

The twenty first century version of bullying is no longer limited to pushing heads down toilets or getting into fist fights. Bullying has evolved to sarcastic jabs and outright insults online, otherwise known as cyberbullying. Sometimes, even jokes come off as bullying online so the question to ask i...

Snapchat streaks: A controversial form of friendship

Snapchat streaks: A controversial form of friendship

Vivian Chiang

October 18, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Culture, Featured, Multimedia, OPINION, Videos

Living in the decade of quick and easy communication may seem like a great feat to most; though, this modern, dumbed-down form of interaction can also bring out a shallow side to relationships. This form of interaction parallels with the teenager loving, selfie obsessed, and persistent check ups of the...

Drastic Epipen cost spike

Drastic Epipen cost spike

Shayon Moradi

September 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION

For all the mortals out in the world, modern medicine is often the difference between life and death. Whether it’s treatment for a case of AIDS or a reaction to a bee sting, almost everyone has taken some pill or injected something into their bodies before. In many countries in the developed world, medical...

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Sara Entezarmahdi

September 21, 2016


Filed under Culture, Magazine, OPINION

FROM ONE GIRL TO ANOTHER, I think, deep down, we all have the same concerns about looking good. No, it's not about clumpy mascara, uncomfortable clothes or getting your hair stuck in your lipgloss. It's something bigger – way bigger. So big that there's even a word dedicated to the dreaded look: b...

What religion adds to excuses

What religion adds to excuses

Derek Shao

September 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION, Videos

Co-reported by Katerina Pappas eligion plays a huge role in today’s society. For some people, religion defines their moral principles and dictates the way they live their everyday lives. But although a person’s religion and sense of morality can vary, the excuse of religion can be used in o...