#DeleteUber and#BoycottStarbucks Reveal Pressure for Companies to Find Middle Ground in Political Activism

As a response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from select countries, many companies spoke out in disapproval of the policy, siding with activists and protesters. But some companies chose not to speak out, including Uber, which received immense criticism for its lack of action. Despite New York’s JFK Airport Taxi strike, which called …

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Polarizing Newsfeeds: The dangerous effects of personalized, unchecked social media content

As a result of biased viewpoints, social media users are quick to follow the mainstream, often promoting out-of-context, polarizing opinions that cultivate accusations instead of discussions. Over two months ago, the words “xenophobic,” “racist,” “misogynist,” “homophobic” and more infiltrated our newsfeeds following Trump’s surprising win. While these labels placed on Trump and his supporters may …

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Unconventional Perspectives

Three seniors who deviate from the conventional In every community there’s bound to be a mainstream. From being politically liberal to the light-hearted things like enjoying PMT, most of us have preferences that are the norm. But there are also those who stray from the typical, who bring diversity, interesting ideas and controversy. Some of them …

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Reevaluating the role of activity points

Activity points attempt to place numbers on experiences that are unquantifiable Co-written by Amita Mahajan. A stream of students poured into the office on April 27 to turn in sheets of paper covered in numbers, checkmarks and calculations scribbled on the side. Over the past few weeks, students went from teacher to teacher across campus to …

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Roots Christian Club officers help organize South Bay Unite event

South Bay Unite will be held at MVHS to unify middle and high school Christian clubs South Bay Unite, the first jointly administered event integrating middle school and high school Christian clubs in the South Bay, will be held at MVHS from 6:30 to 9 pm on Saturday, April 16. Intended to gather Christians across …

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There’s no clear conclusion about women and the draft

The debate surrounding genders and the military draft is one of symbolic concerns Story co-written with Miloni Vora. Gender equality is a heated topic that’s being heavily debated in all walks of life. When it comes to the draft, however, we don’t hear or see much about it. Mostly because the topic hasn't been in …

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Interact holds their 12th annual International Night

A behind-the-scenes look into the preparation and acts for the night Every year, Interact Club holds International Night among the 13 areas composed of six active clubs in Santa Cruz, Greater Fremont, Silicon Valley, Central Alameda County and Tri-Valley, where a benefit show is held and dinner is served. This year, it was held at …

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