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The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

Shuvi Jha and Ayah Ali-Ahmad

April 12, 2019

“She was wearing a bralette; what did she expect?” “What a whore; she’s slept with four guys.” “She is such a slut; she deserves all this.” lut shaming refers to the practice of individuals criticizing females for engaging in behavior deemed to be provocative or enticing. ...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice pierced through the air at the Lincoln Memorial, reaching over 200,000 audience members in his renowned speech, “I Have a Dream.” Born into a small family in Atlanta, Ga. in 1929, King was extremely religious from a very young age. He regul...

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Aditya Dash

April 3, 2018

n Rolling with the Champion Kevin Durant x LeBron James x Cari Champion, NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant discussed social issues that are important to the lives of many Americans. However, as the conversation continued, James and Durant voiced their opinions against President Donald Trum...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Aditya Dash

December 4, 2017

emale empowerment. Two words that have been a part of many people’s lives, plays a major role in society and is a topic of conversation for many MVHS students. It was the topic of conversation on November 18, when the MVHS Robotics Team (MVRT) held the Diversity in STEM conference in the Student Union...

Scouting for Equality: Boy and Girl Scouts respond to the latest changes surrounding the BSA

Scouting for Equality: Boy and Girl Scouts respond to the latest changes surrounding the BSA

Mallika Singh

November 17, 2017

ince 1912, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been a place for youth to participate in group activities and learn more about their individuality, strength and intellect. Both are organizations designed specifically with each gender in mind. While Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been divided for over 10...

Transgender bathroom bill meant to increase equality, not protect antiquated view of privacy

Transgender bathroom bill meant to increase equality, not protect antiquated view of privacy

Eva Spitzen

December 5, 2013

California approved a bill dubbed the “transgender bathroom bill” in July requiring that public K-12 schools allow transgender students to use school restrooms and participate in athletics based on their own gender identities. Following the passage of this bill, members of the California legislature ...

When did equality become so radical?

Cynthia Mao

October 8, 2012

When we were deciding the special report topic for this issue, we initially shied away from calling it feminism. Concerns were raised that the word would alienate a large part of the student body — but isn’t that the problem? If we can’t talk about feminism without fear of negative connotations,...

STEM-ing of equality

STEM-ing of equality

Mihir Joshi

September 26, 2012

  According to the American Society for Engineering Education, in 2008 men received more than 4 times the bachelor's degrees engineering than women did. The Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics club that was founded this year attempts to aid in the process of counteracting fig...

Watching athletes running and paint drying

Watching athletes running and paint drying

Eric Wong

October 27, 2009

All sports are created equal, even cross-country Read More »...