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Staffer Tries Yubo

Keerthi Lakshmanan, Perspectives Editor

May 11, 2020

Yubo and Spotafriend are social media apps notoriously known for being “teen dating” apps. They require you to build a profile—pictures and a short bio—and then set you against thousands of other users with a swipe feature. Both released in 2015, Yubo has grown more popular: it holds at #12 i...

History & Toxicity of Paparazzi

Stella Jia, News Editor

May 11, 2020

Flash. Click. Capture. The momentum builds as singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes leaves his Florida abode to take some fresh air from his quarantine shelter. The life of a paparazzo has always been one that fed on drama, attention, and the thrill; however, in this unprecedented time, it has become increasingl...

Easy-to-do Recipe for Boba

Angela Ma, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

This quarantine has separated you from your friends, classmates, and your favorite drink. We understand. Satisfy your craving and longing for boba with this DIY brown sugar milk tea. You can recreate this internet-crazy drink with 4 simple ingredients and enjoy while in quarantine.   You wi...

Wholesome Quarantine Outcomes

Sarah Pollans and Sohini Karmakar

May 9, 2020

During this time of great uncertainty, we can’t let all the bad news get to us. Whether it be helping out our essential workers, picking up new skills, or no longer neglecting that long-neglected project in the corner, there are ways we can get through this — together. Here are some of the most posit...

The Power of the Past

Taha Shafei

May 9, 2020

Our pasts, though they may not define us, shape us. They twist our malleable forms into reflections of our lives, so mangled that, at times, we can not grasp what we truly are.   My earliest memories are moments with my parents in our, albeit cockroach-infested then flooded, apartment in C...

Letter to Future Generations

Joan Thyagarajan

May 9, 2020

Dear Future Generations,   I understand that you are looking to the future in high spirits, but as you continue to do so, I encourage you to look back on the past to understand what has brought the world to where it currently stands. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have decided to write ...

POV of Clothes We Don’t Wear Short Story

POV of Clothes We Don’t Wear Short Story

Ariana Fahri, Writer

May 9, 2020

I am stuck in the dark closet, feeling alone despite the nonexistent space between the clothes that are jammed together like sardines in a can. I am shoved to the back of the closet above a random pair of shoes you have not worn in a year, collecting dust.   Each day, it is rejection station. I can fee...

Quarantine Comic

Jenny Wu, Lifestyles Editor

May 9, 2020

Column: Aashna’s Dancing Experience

Column: Aashna’s Dancing Experience

Aashna Shah

March 28, 2020

The powerful beats of the tabla made my heart thud alongside it, and the saccharine scent of Indian sweets wafted around the decorated hall. During my favorite festival, Navratri, my friends and I would spin aimlessly in our sparkling chaniya skirts for hours. At the age of three, I was under the impre...

Sisters of Cupertino

Alexandria Hunt, Lifestyles Editor

March 28, 2020

Cupertino, Italy In 1776, a Spanish cartographer travelling in Santa Clara named a stream “Arroyo San Jose de Cupertino” to honor Saint Joseph of Copertino — inspiring the name Cupertino. Cupertino and Cupertino’s sister city relationship was formalized in 1963 when previous Cupertino mayor...

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