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Travis Scott: the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Travis Scott:  the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Anish Vasudevan

October 10, 2019

Rapper Travis Scott improves from previous work with new single “Highest in the Room”

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Nathan Stevens

May 30, 2017

t all starts with a phone. We see kids around us texting, snapchatting and posting on Instagram, all with their phones, so we want one too. Then one day we look up from our new phones and everyone around us is using laptops to write papers and watch Netflix and so again, we want a laptop too. There w...

After the storm: the current state of California’s drought

After the storm: the current state of California’s drought

Krishna Sunder

January 17, 2017

Additional reporting by Nate Stevens rown is the new green.” At least that’s what Governor Jerry Brown used as his campaign slogan in 2014, referring to his new platform of anti-drought policies. But if any of Brown’s catchy campaign signs were still outside in recent days, they’d be m...

A piece of me: coming out as gay

A piece of me: coming out as gay

Nathan Stevens

December 7, 2016

or as long as I can remember, I’ve felt different. It wasn’t until seventh or eighth grade that I realized why. It took me years to finally accept it, to stop living in denial. But now, I’m ready to tell the world. “I’m gay.” Oh God. Was this a bad idea? Am I ready? Maybe I sho...

Going glossy and going back

Cynthia Mao

May 29, 2012

We went glossy earlier this year because of a lucky find — a startup printing company approached us with a radical new business model that gave us free glossy pages. It was risky. There was always a chance that they would call us one day and tell us they couldn’t print our magazine. But the previous...