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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.

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?

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.

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...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science + Tech

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to the ...

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...

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

William Robertson, Senior Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

The inaugural honeymoon for President Ahmadinejad was short-lived. When the results announced a landslide victory for the newly minted president, his defeated reformist opponent took to social media with accusations of electoral fraud and claimed himself as the true winner. Western intelligence agencies...

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Sean MacPherson, Staff Writer and Owlcast Producer and Co-Host

April 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

It’s December of 2015—I had just gone through arguably the hardest four months of my life trying in vain to balance school and soccer all the while grappling with my sense of identity. Come January, when it was time to return to school for another long semester, I realized that, without a strong...

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