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Garlick Press: Bay Area Superfund sites need super attention

Garlick Press: Bay Area Superfund sites need super attention

By Kira Garlick

February 4, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

A weekend ago, I hiked with a friend at Fremont Older, both of us looking to enjoy the fresh air and find an escape from our schoolwork. As we finally ascended the lookout called Hunter’s Point, I could see Silicon Valley below. Moffett Field, Levi Stadium, the giant flying saucer of the new Apple...

The Denome’s Advocate: A return to the Dark Ages for Silicon Valley

By Thomas Denome

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, The Denome's Advocate, Thomas Denome

Downtown Mountain View is covered in them. Walk up the Stevens Creek Trail and you’ll probably notice at least three. Heck, according to the Wall Street Journal, they’ve ended up as far as the Burning Man festival in Nevada. I’m talking about a Silicon Valley product, but certainly not the o...

The Impatient Patient: Video game addiction more than a virtual reality

By Renee Wang

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Video game addiction now has a place on the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases draft for 2018. For now, it falls under the very general umbrella term of behavioral and drug disorders that stem from addiction. For a long time, there has been debate on video games,...

The Hart of the Matter: Marching towards progress

The Hart of the Matter: Marching towards progress

By Lily Hartenstein

January 17, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

It has been almost 365 days into the Trump presidency, and it would be a fair statement to summarize the previous year as absurd and disheartening. However, it is also almost the one-year anniversary for the Women’s March. As the second Women’s March nears, its value has come into question. The gathering...

The Ripple Effect: Being frank about our lingua franca

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

January 10, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

What language do you speak? I like to say that at most, I’m bilingual-and-a-half, although it depends on whether my third grade language arts class, my Spanish teacher or my mother is passing the judgment. One of the languages I count in my comprehension is, obviously, English, which is the most widely studi...

Leone’s Chronicle: The feud between religious rights and the LGBT community

By Tanner Leone

January 8, 2018


Filed under Leone's Chronicle, Opinion, Tanner Leone

The Supreme Court began hearing the arguments for the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5. The lawsuit began after Jack Phillips, a devout Christian, declined to create a wedding cake for a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig.  He offered to sell the couple any other p...

The Impatient Patient: Why TV shows catered to children have the responsibility of representation

By Renee Wang

January 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

Is television the glue of American society? Perhaps, seeing as we devote five hours daily to a screen, according to the New York Times. For children between the ages eight to 18, a eerily similar figure of 4.5 is cited. When kids and teenagers devote such a significant chunk of time to television, the qu...

Leone’s Chronicle: Just say Merry Christmas

By Tanner Leone

December 9, 2017


Filed under Leone's Chronicle, Opinion, Tanner Leone

As the Christmas season rolls around, it’s pretty obvious the spirit of the holidays has undergone change over the last few years. Just a few years ago, December was marked with beautiful Starbucks cups, Christmas trees and lights in storefronts and greeting each other with “Merry Christmas!” ...

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

By Lily Hartenstein

December 6, 2017


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

About 6 million children in America are diagnosed with ADHD, according the Center of Disease Control in 2015. Yet as diagnoses, awareness and research grow, an entire group of affected individuals is neglected — girls.   Boys are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than gir...

The Garlick Press: Plants in the classroom

By Kira Garlick

December 4, 2017


Filed under Kira Garlick, The Garlick Press

It is another day in the classroom, and I’m finding myself gazing through the window, only half-listening to the lesson I should be paying attention to. Why can’t we have class outside? I have thought about this many times, though the class doesn’t necessarily leave the room to get a good fill o...

Leone’s Chronicle: Feminists should be pro-gun

By Tanner Leone

November 29, 2017


Filed under Leone's Chronicle, Opinion, Tanner Leone

It’s basic biology for men to be physically stronger than women. Studies show that muscle mass in men is generally 40 percent more than the amount of muscle mass in women. Even well-trained female fighters fall defeated to untrained men solely due to larger muscle mass and larger size. Although female sel...

The Hart of the Matter: The Boyfriend Loophole

By Lily Hartenstein

November 29, 2017


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

With a mass shooting occurring almost every day in America, it’s not a reach to say that gun control in this country is a hole-ridden disaster. One such pitfall has been coined the “Boyfriend Loophole,” a defect that has managed to increase the already paramount danger that comes with being a w...