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Satirical Guide to Being an Immigrant

Satirical Guide to Being an Immigrant

Keerthi Lakshmanan

March 28, 2020

Whether you are an immigrant, or perhaps a first generation kid, undoubtedly, you are happy to refer to the Bay as home. We have plenty in common—primarily the ease with which we live in this country. But in case you needed a refresher, here’s some handy tips to help you breeze through a childhood ...

CHS Classes as People

Angela Ma, Features Editor

March 28, 2020

Lit/Writ - He is very excited and very hard working (especially after the Scarlet Ibis Paragraph) and is always ready to learn more juicy words. He secretly wants to be an actor and LOVES remaking Romeo and Juliet. PCH -- She’s the little sister of AP Calculus BC and she loves to derive things. She...

Sajaegi in the Music Industry

Rachel Park, Writer

March 28, 2020

Sajaegi, a Korean term to describe chart manipulation through buying hordes of albums and continuous streaming, has been a huge issue in the music industry. In the 90s, it was suspected that agencies made mass purchases of CD, in the 2000s, with background music and phone ringtones, and recently, with h...

Evolution of Boy Bands

Evolution of Boy Bands

Krithika Venkatasubramanian

March 28, 2020

From the Beatles back in the 60s to One Direction in the 2010’s, boybands have formed a pervasive part of American and global music culture for over half a century. Exacerbated by the rise of social media and pop music, boybands have skyrocketed to popularity in recent years, becoming some of the mos...

An Expose on Art Theft

An Expose on Art Theft

Maia Matsushita, Writer

March 28, 2020

Stealing the Mona Lisa would be hard. There is an immense personel of security protecting the painting, not to mention the crowds that would act as witnesses as they not only take pictures of the painting but of the thief as well, creating a target on their back. Physical barriers -- a guard rail and a g...

Gifted Kid Syndrome

Gifted Kid Syndrome

Keerthi Lakshmanan, Perspectives Editor

March 3, 2020

noun noun: burnout; noun: burn-out  physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress   As a junior entering second semester, I can say without a doubt that I have never experienced this amount of stress or overwork in the past. When I was young, academics felt as simple as ...

Where do Asian Accents Come From?

Where do Asian Accents Come From?

Jeffrey Xiong

December 15, 2019

There is a certain persistent stereotype that Asians cannot say the letter “l”. But which l? Velar? Dental? Voiced or unvoiced? And where in Asia — the most linguistically diverse continent in the world, home to over two-thirds of all the world’s languages, each with their own linguistic incli...

Foreign Music

Foreign Music

Ariana Fahri

December 15, 2019

Music is a worldwide phenomenon that spreads across countries and languages. Even when a language barrier exists, people still find themselves listening to music in languages they do not understand. Foreign Music can be just appealing to American audiences as American songs as seen by Kpop’s rise ...

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...

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