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Taralynn Kang shares her experience growing up in a biracial family

Biracial families share their family dynamics

Minjae Kang December 10, 2021
Looking into the family dynamics of biracial families
Flying Superhero, by MSs photos, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercia -No Derivs Generic 2.0.

Addressing diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang October 30, 2021

Various fields and industries in the United States are currently experiencing a movement to increase representation of racial and gender minorities. Not exempt from this change is the film industry: a...


Tokenism and Tropes

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

Hollywood is not only the biggest entertainment industry, it is also home to one of the most diverse audiences, which is exactly why it has fallen under fire for its lack of inclusivity. Though the industry...

The Bachelor franchise has a diversity issue, even over the course of 10 years. Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures

The Bachelor franchise needs to increase diversity in its cast

Jayanti Jha March 20, 2020

Every year, 30 girls gather in a luxury mansion, trying to win the heart of a man and be the woman that he, the Bachelor, proposes to. Later, one of those girls reverses the role and in turn, is to be...

Senior Sabina Law and Leslie Ligier dance as the captain watch.

Welcoming diversity: The non-Indian dancers of MV Bhangra

Jai Uparkar November 21, 2018
MVHS Bhangra team has more ethnic diversity on their team than previous years
The impact of Fenty Beauty

The impact of Fenty Beauty

Michelle Wong October 8, 2017

ith the increased advocacy for diversity, makeup brands seem to be attempting to make their products accessible for a wider variety of people. On Sept. 8, Rihanna released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty,...

Superstitions: Superstitions from around the world

Superstitions: Superstitions from around the world

Devika Watave October 13, 2015

Co-written by Fatima Ali. Additional reporting by Anjana Melvin. In a previous version of the story, Kathleen Ra's name was misspelled. Everyone has heard of the classic superstitions; see a black...

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. College decisions are tough to say the least. Once the application has been sent, your entire fate rests upon an admission...

The very different designs of similar clubs’ shirts shows how competition between clubs forces them to be creative and look outside the box, adding to the diversity of our school. Photo illustration by Kevin Guo.

Competition between clubs encourages innovation

Kevin Guo September 25, 2011

The National Technological Honor Society, or NTHS for short, is a business and technology club recently established on campus. It focuses on applying business concepts in the real world, especially...

Varsity baseball team unrepresentative of school demographics

Varsity baseball team unrepresentative of school demographics

Tina Hsu April 8, 2011

Asian minority argues that lack of cultural variety within team is offset by sportsmanship. Junior Steven Chung has gotten used to being the only Asian on the baseball team. After growing up in...

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