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Celebrities should be more proactive and sensitive during the COVID-19 pandemic

Celebrities should be more proactive and sensitive during the COVID-19 pandemic
America’s wealthiest need a privilege check
April 4, 2020
America’s wealthiest need a privilege check

The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture
May 23, 2019

Stan. The term originated from rapper Eminem’s 2000 hit of the same name, merging the words “stalker” and “fan”. It has quickly evolved into a label young fans on social media proudly use,...

Democracy Through a Screen: Exploring the ways social media has changed US politics

Democracy Through a Screen: Exploring the ways social media has changed US politics
The effect of political bias in media on elections
November 21, 2018

aylor Swift superfan senior Risha Baxi was having a normal Monday morning on Oct. 29 until her friend sent her a text message ending with a string of exclamation points. Swift had reposted Baxi’s parents...

Fifteen minutes of Hollywood fame

English teacher Jessica Kaufman (top left) met actor James Franco (top right) at UCLA. English teacher Terry Anderson (bottom left) was in the middle of the paparazzi with actress Marcia Cross (bottom right). Photo illustrations (top and bottom left) by Soumya Kurnool. James Franco picture courtesy of David Shankbone. Marcia Cross picture courtesy of Flickr user Kirk S.
October 14, 2011

Literature teacher Terry Anderson  was caught in the crossfire of paparazzi. Math teacher Colin Anderson dated Tom Hanks’s niece at UC Santa Cruz. Literature teacher Jessica Kaufman rejected James Franco. Even...

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