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Virtual Influencers and their Growing Popularity

Virtual Influencers and their Growing Popularity

Kavya Gupta

November 26, 2019

You’re scrolling through your Instagram explore page. You glimpse a picture of a girl with space buns. Double-take, scrutinizing the picture, you question your eyesight. She casts a shadow. She has fly-aways and freckles. But something’s still off. She’s too perfect. You open her profile. Oh, she...

The Influence of Disney Princesses

The Influence of Disney Princesses

Krithika Venkatasubramanian and Keerthi Lakshmanan

November 26, 2019

Cinderella Released in 1950, Disney’s Cinderella is the classic rags-to-riches story paired with a handsome prince. But looking closer, the movie tackles themes of social mobility and female autonomy. Cinderella begins her story as a destitute orphan and ends up as a princess. Her character remains...

An Open Letter to the Person Who Stole My Stuff

Maia Matsushita

November 7, 2019

Dear Nobody, Here are the heinous crimes I am committing you of: Stealing my pencil case full of stationery I’ve collected over four years from Japan; Stealing my cosmetics pouch that I was quite fond of because of the “Follow me on Instagram” plastered across it (I now regret not writing...

The Portrayal of Disabilities in Fiction

Kenneth Jeon

November 4, 2019

With popular culture’s growing focus on minority representation and societal acceptance, stories featuring capable and heroic characters with real-world disabilities have come to see greater prevalence over time. While these stories serve as great ways to produce representation for and awareness of...

Getting A Driver’s License In High School: The Good and The Bad

Sohini Karmakar

October 24, 2019

Getting a driver's license during your time at high school is one of the reasons students look forward to, but with that comes the question of is the license actually worth it? There are many factors involved in a student receiving a license: money and time commitment to name a few. Starting with...

A Letter to Our Childhood Innocence

Sarah Pollans

October 6, 2019

To My Childhood Innocence: Where did the time go? Where did you go? It seems like just yesterday you were right by my side, hand in hand. You slipped away so silently, I don’t even remember you leaving, but from the emptiness in my hand, I am sure you are gone now. I still remember all of the time...

Amir the Entrepreneur

Amir Iravani

October 6, 2019

Was there ever a time when you had an idea and wanted to start a business? Or wondered how interesting it would be to start one? Well, I did just that over the summer at Leangap--I created an idea into a real company with my team. Leangap, a high-school startup incubator, located at UC Berkeley, is...

CHS Future

Angela Ma

October 6, 2019

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Cyclical Trends

Maia Matsushita

October 4, 2019

If one looks up “vintage” on Pinterest, pictures of Volkswagen buggies, typewriters and record players will come up. This aesthetic is never ending; some products and fashions rise back into popularity because they are photogenic. This “comeback” in trends can be seen through multiple aspects...

Environmentalism in Popular Music

Kenneth Jeon

October 4, 2019

Music has had an inclination towards the concept of nature for almost its entire history, but in the past few decades, artists have begun exploring a specific aspect surrounding nature: its preservation. Following rising concerns about the exploitation of natural resources, popular music has similarly...

History of Tattoos

Darshini Vijayakumar

October 4, 2019

1891: Samuel O’Reilly’s tattoo machine gets patented in New York and tattoos become more popular to the American public, but they lose their upper-class status symbol. Early 1900’s: Tattoos are viewed as more for lower classes, and they are not advertised publicly and no regulation exists. Although...

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