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The Ripple Effect: The Zimbabwean media’s happily-ever-after?

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

November 29, 2017


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

It’s like the prologue to a fairy tale. The man who had been involved in Zimbabwean politics since the country’s independence and been as polarizing in his nation as he’s been a symbol of liberation, President Robert Mugabe, has resigned after a series of head-scratching events. He fired his ...

The Denome’s Advocate: A picture speaks a thousand words less than a recording

By Thomas Denome

November 20, 2017


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

Last week, at a journalism convention in Dallas, I heard in a seminar that a picture speaks a thousand words, but a long article should not necessarily be associated with good writing. At some point over the weekend, I connected this in my head to the current situation with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and President...

The Ripple Effect: Flattery, foreign relations and forbidden shrimp

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

November 15, 2017


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

Out of all the coverage of Donald Trump’s recent trip to Asia, I didn’t expect to read stories about the president eating something controversial. No, he didn’t reject a traditional meal cooked by another leader’s great-grandmother; rather, according to the BBC, he was served prawns from t...

(SATIRE) The Denome’s Advocate: Trump announces ambitious “America Seventh” plan

By Thomas Denome

November 13, 2017


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

President Trump officially erased any doubt that he was considering no longer putting America first when he unveiled his “America Seventh” Plan on Sunday. The move came only a day after Trump was criticized for supposedly believing the word of Russian President Vladimir Putin over that of American inte...

The Garlick Press: New food waste bins

By Kira Garlick

November 8, 2017


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

T he City of Sunnyvale has implemented a new way for homes to become more green; food recycling bins after approving the idea last fall. These new bins with bright yellow lids are for organic food waste, including banana peels, egg shells and seafood waste. This is taking a giant step towa...

The Hart of the Matter: A woman’s word versus a man’s word

By Lily Hartenstein

November 8, 2017


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

Thanks to victim blaming, rape culture and our society’s general distrust of women, taking down a man who has sexually abused someone is a nearly impossible feat. That is, if you’re a woman. Society values the word of a man significantly more than the word of a woman, an issue indicative of t...

(Perspective) The Denome’s Advocate: How gun violence hurts us all

By Thomas Denome

November 6, 2017


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

By nature, I’m a funny person, or at least try to be one. Whenever I see a piece of news, my first thought is, “How can I make this hilarious?” And so, the hardest things for me to write about are tragedies, like the mass shooting America endured on Sunday. I’ll admit, I got really angry when I fi...

The Impatient Patient: What’s got your back?

By Renee Wang

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

We as students carry a lot of weight on our backs — from the literal weight of the backpacks we carry daily to the mounting pressures of future success. Either way, both weights are an uncomfortable reality for our health. Our backpacks are heavy, with binders and notebooks crammed in every nook and...

The Ripple Effect: Looking ahead for Catalonia

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

November 1, 2017


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

Consider: a region has its own language, its own flag, its own — wait, I’ve been over this before. It’s been two weeks since I last addressed the secessionist rumbles in Catalonia, and here we are again. The issue, simply to recap, is this: secessionists in Catalonia, a region in Spain, ...

The Denome’s Advocate: Privilege is the problem

By Thomas Denome

October 30, 2017


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

If I had to describe Harvey Weinstein in two words, I’d call him a privileged synonym for donkey. If I had to describe Donald Trump in two words, I’d call him a privileged synonym for donkey. If I had to describe any man who sexually demeans women in any way shape or form, I would call them a pr...

The Hart of the Matter: Complacency encourages bigotry

By Lily Hartenstein

October 25, 2017


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

Living in the bubble of the Silicon Valley, most people will say they are against the ideologies of racism, sexism, homophobia or any other form of bigotry. Yet somehow, even in this bubble, every single minority I know has been harassed because of their gender, sexuality or race. Such bi...

(SATIRE) The Denome’s Advocate: Trump attacks gold stars, outrages kindergarten community

By Thomas Denome

October 23, 2017


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

Secondary school classrooms around the nation have a lot to worry about right now, from a rise in the number of sexual assaults in schools and funding and staffing shortfalls to the rising number of bear attacks since January. However, kindergarten classrooms have mostly been forgotten in the chaos, a...