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Nerd power: how nerds have become mainstream

Nerd power: how nerds have become mainstream

Jessica Xing

October 26, 2016

hen English teacher Jackie Corso was in high school, Star Wars was strictly a family thing — most of the kids at her school didn’t talk about it, as doing so would categorize them as “nerdy”. Yet today, it’s “cool to be a nerd” now. Studios spend big money to revive old franchise...

Love Actually: Student couples remember how they first met

Love Actually: Student couples remember how they first met

Sneha Gaur

February 3, 2016

Co-written with Nanda Nayak ophomores Ollie Venzon and Cathrine Ying’s relationship isn’t just another relationship that formed by meeting through friends — they bonded over a cooking video. Taking the “Applied Electives Wheel” in 7th grade together, Ying first started talking to Venzon to c...