OP-ED: Net Neutrality and Break The Internet

OP-ED: Net Neutrality and Break The Internet

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

On December 7th, protests were held nationwide in defense of net neutrality. Anger was directed towards Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer who now heads the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Symbolically, the protests in Palo Alto took place in front of Verizon storefronts. And, though the event...

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics, Science + Tech

Over 15,000 climate scientists from 188 different countries signed a joint declaration certifying human's role in climate change. Why are we still doubtful?

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OP-ED: Why We Need Net Neutrality

OP-ED: Why We Need Net Neutrality

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

On July 12th, 2017, the entirety of the internet joined forces in a nearly unanimous defense of net neutrality and Title II regulations. This mass public outcry pushed a relatively obscure issue to the front lines, and is now referred to as the Net Neutrality Day of Action. Now, the regulations are once again in danger of dismantlement. The fight for a fair and open internet has been around...

The Manhattan Attack: What We Should be Regulating

The Manhattan Attack: What We Should be Regulating

Devaki Dikshit, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

President Trump leaped on on the opportunity to denounce the Manhattan attack by an Uzbek immigrant. If only he had done the same for the much deadlier Vegas shooting committed by a white man.

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Op-Ed: The Cost Analysis of Eco Pass

Op-Ed: The Cost Analysis of Eco Pass

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

My day officially begins when I board a 7am Caltrain, get off 10 minutes later at the Mountain View Station, and spend another 15 minutes searching for coffee in Downtown Mountain View. My commute culminates in a 25 minute long ride on Bus 52 to Foothill, where I make my 8am often only by sprinting....

Impacts of the #MeToo Campaign: from Personal to Political

Impacts of the #MeToo Campaign: from Personal to Political

Ryan Sherod, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

The #MeToo campaign may be new to your numerous newsfeeds, but its creation likely predates your very account activation.  Activist Tarana Burke started the movement all the way back in 2007; only a year after the launch of the social media superpower, Twitter, which became the primary method of shari...

“I don’t care, I’m not American.”

“I don’t care, I’m not American.”

Stephen So, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics

It's been two weeks since the largest mass shooting in modern US history. Why did the conversation stop?

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The Mental Health Crisis: How neglect mass-manufactures mass-shooters

The Mental Health Crisis: How neglect mass-manufactures mass-shooters

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

"Guns don't kill people. Our Mental Health system does." A look into why there's more to reform than gun control.

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From Protest to Party: Remember the History of ‘Pride’

From Protest to Party: Remember the History of ‘Pride’

Ryan Sherod, Contributor

June 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Anyone who visits their local pride month celebrations is sure to see a few things: dancing, rainbow flags (everywhere), and herds of intoxicated people with absolutely no idea what they are celebrating.  Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy the party atmosphere as much as anyone else, and pride has always been...

Queer Visibility: The Matter of Unambiguous Presentation

Queer Visibility: The Matter of Unambiguous Presentation

Rebekah Smith, Contributor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Appearance and presentation are odd things, personal things but not wholly private. Multifaceted things; highly different when alone than when in public, visible to others, and further wrinkled when one is part of the LGBT community. When it is visible to people, friends, classmates, any given per...

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

My encounter with the Community Service Officer (CSO) was uncomfortable, criminalizing, and, yet sadly, not entirely unexpected. In my car -- studying before class -- I was approached and asked to roll down my window to be immediately and aggressively interrogated about my license plate. He berated me...

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