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Short end of the stick: Affirmative Action

Short end of the stick: Affirmative Action

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang

May 22, 2019

Affirmative Action (AA) is a vehemently debated policy — both a milestone for supporters and a grievance for opposers. Over the past couple of years, news relating to college admissions has been largely dominated by the notorious Harvard lawsuit involving its alleged discrimination against Asian ap...

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

Elizabeth Han

April 22, 2016

Story by Amita Mahajan and Elizabeth Han e’ve grown up in a world where we’re taught that “lying is bad.” But when the exact consequences are minimal and the benefits add on, the urge to lie heightens and ultimately, we go against what we’ve been taught our entire lives. And for students at M...

Affirmative action proves not to be the best solution to provide diversity

Ashish Samaddar

April 10, 2014

Affirmative Action tackles the outcome, not the cause behind lack of minorities. Read More »...

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Manasa Sanka

April 7, 2014

As the rain beat down in front of the Cupertino library on March 2, sophomore May Cui noticed many people waving signs and chanting “Say no to SCA 5.” They had one predominant feature: they were primarily Asian. Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5. allows for affirmative action in public education....