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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...

Race in anime

Anika Sharma March 24, 2021
Examining how anime portrays Black people and the effect on anime fans in the U.S
ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue

Tyler Cho and Irene Tang September 19, 2020
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry
Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang May 22, 2019
Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies
A mix of ethnicities

A mix of ethnicities

Katerina Pappas, Rucha Soman, and Chelsea Wong December 17, 2018

Growing up, junior Giovanni Vurro felt that he was equally connected to his father’s Italian side and his mother’s Indian side. By frequently visiting Italy and speaking Italian at home, Vurro has...

Blacked Out: The n-words usage at MVHS

Blacked Out: The n-word’s usage at MVHS

Nathan Stevens March 10, 2017

n Toni Morrison's novel “Beloved,” the word n is used 37 times. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it’s used 48 times. In Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,”...

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isnt 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...

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...

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