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Monarchs and the Midterms

Monarchs and the Midterms

Nicholas Corral, Editor November 27, 2022
Young people have traditionally voted in far smaller numbers compared to other age groups, but the 2018 midterms saw a thirty-year high with 28% of eligible voters aged eighteen to twenty-nine casting ballots. And though the 2022 midterms fell short at 27%, high registration and strong turnout mark a hopeful upswing for youth engagement.
Elon Musk: The New King of Twitter

Elon Musk: The New King of Twitter

Anik Chobe, Ruby (Eunseo) Lee, and Navya Tyagali November 27, 2022
Through the last month, Musk has proved that he can administer his authority over the social media juggernaut that Twitter has become – despite the flow of criticism he has received.
Biden’s Plan for Debt Forgiveness Explained

Biden’s Plan for Debt Forgiveness Explained

Sanjana Bhupathi and Valerie Chen November 27, 2022
Biden’s relief plan will affect the vast majority of borrowers by reducing the debt of 43 million borrowers and even canceling debt completely for 20 million borrowers.

The Labor Struggle of Physicians Worldwide

Brianna Wiles, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Conditions at Santa Clara County’s Valley Medical Center are disrupting patient care, but doctors are pushing back for their own sake and the lives of their patients. (Warning of mentions of suicide.)
San Francisco: A Microcosm of Gun Violence in America

San Francisco: A Microcosm of Gun Violence in America

Ryan Tsai, Staff Writer November 27, 2022
Are we as a community trapped in the dark abyss of gun violence?
Has Silicon Valley Really Cast Away The Caste System?

Has Silicon Valley Really Cast Away The Caste System?

Anika Bhutani, Emma Lee, and Katherine Wilcox November 27, 2022
While most cultural traditions tend to remain distant from our daily lives, one religious system has made its appearance in numerous instances: the Hindu caste system.
How COVID Stunted Students

How COVID Stunted Students

Anika Chatradhi and Alice Kang November 27, 2022
And although all students suffered learning loss because of Covid, some experienced more than others, as a result of racial and economic disparities in society
Capital Punishment in California: Policy or Perspective?

Capital Punishment in California: Policy or Perspective?

Ryan Rulkens, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
As Gavin Newsom’s executive order—a sort of final safeguard against capital punishment—faces possible opposition in next month’s election, the lives of hundreds of death row inmates across California hang in the balance like never before.
The Secrets Revealed at Mar-a-Lago—And What They Mean for America

The Secrets Revealed at Mar-a-Lago—And What They Mean for America

Navya Tyagali and Ruby (Eunseo) Lee October 18, 2022
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump’s “Southern White House” has taken center stage in a scandal that resulted in the discovery of more than three hundred classified documents.
The Labor Movement in the 2020s

The Labor Movement in the 2020s

Anik Chobe, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board states that petitions for unionization have increased by 57% and a recent Gallup poll shows unions are at their most popular point since 1965
Conscious Billionaire (?)

Conscious Billionaire (?)

Rahul Ramarao, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
On September 21, 2022, Yvon Chouinard forfeited his company, Patagonia, so that the profits gained could be used in order to battle climate change. Was that his sole intention?
Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard: The Future of Affirmative Action

Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard: The Future of Affirmative Action

Adarsh Krishnan, Staff Writer October 18, 2022
The Supreme Court could go as far as declaring that diversity of any form is not a compelling state interest, which would prevent colleges from considering any feature of a student’s identity
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