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The Impatient Patient: How Weight Watchers’ new teen program offers benefits to low-income families

By Renee Wang

March 2, 2018

Weight Watchers’ recent decision to offer free memberships to teenagers has been met with much backlash across the internet — and this comes as no surprise, as we, as a society, have become increasingly focused on what it means to be healthy. However, the concern over  the effects of dieting on imp...

Hart of the Matter: The power of hair, or the lack thereof

By Lily Hartenstein

February 28, 2018

Recently, I shaved my head, and while I was met with overwhelming positivity, I witnessed a lot of shock as well. I was asked why I did it countless times, sometimes out of sheer curiosity, but sometimes tainted with a tone akin to accusation. “Why would you shave your beautiful hair?” I was asked. ...

The Hart of the Matter: Women in athletics deserve better representation

By Lily Hartenstein

February 14, 2018

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games recently began, and my eyes have been glued to the television ever since. I wanted to ignore the politics and just “ooh” and “aah” at every perfectly executed triple axel, but the reality of the way the international competition is run cannot be hidden. ...

The call for justice of youngest siblings everywhere

By Andrea Boyn

February 11, 2018

The youngest sibling has it the hardest. The truth of birth-order stereotypes can only be confirmed when the story is heard from all perspectives. Growing up as the youngest most definitely has its perks, yet, there are some major struggles the elder siblings will never understand. As the ...

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

By Renee Wang

February 9, 2018

Part 1 of this series can be found here https://hhsepitaph.com/6416/opinion/the-impatient-patient-video-game-addiction-more-than-a-virtual-reality/ Gaming addiction now has a place into the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Diseases. However, there has been debate over whether or not the decision to brand it as an actual disorder is a ...

The Ripple Effect: Where the triple Salchow meets foreign relations

The Ripple Effect: Where the triple Salchow meets foreign relations

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

February 7, 2018

If you tune in at the right moment to the right channel this Friday, you’ll be just in time to watch athletes in matching outfits meander along a path. Crowds will roar. National pride will sizzle. International amity will simmer. Now, I’m talking about the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongCha...

Garlick Press: Bay Area Superfund sites need super attention

Garlick Press: Bay Area Superfund sites need super attention

By Kira Garlick

February 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...