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IN THE RICE BOX: Melting Pot or Pressure Cooker?

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor-in-Chief When my mother told me about her departure from her homeland, crouched in the decks of a ship with hundreds of others for a month, the emptiness I felt in that moment remained a permanent fixture in my heart to today. This part of the American Dream …

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Love Food, Abhor Waste—Don’t be Trashy!

JACQUELYN LOI BRIANA THAI Staff Writers The metaphor, “you’re flushing money down the toilet,” while true in essence, should be changed to “you’re throwing money on the side of the street.” Although millions of Americans are struggling to put food on their tables, 40 to 50 percent of the food …

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TEA TIME WITH TINA: The Unadmitted Rape Culture

TINA CHEN Opinions Editor The impunity of rape in patriarchal countries is sadly prevalent. The National Crime Records Bureau has reported that West Bengal has the highest crime rate against women, where a woman is raped every 20 minutes, and the number of children raped has increased by 336 percent …

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Cheers & Jeers

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor CHEERS The Moor Newspaper is now the Moor Weekly, one of the few high school newspapers published weekly in California. There is a new, aesthetically pleasing school website, which is easier to navigate than the old one. No glasses or contacts necessary. Food fair is back, …

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Blurred Lines Should Not be Crossed

ANGELA YANG Staff Writer Amidst the countless pop songs on the radio, there is one that stands out, and not in a good way. Although the song is catchy, the lyrics to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” are extremely questionable. They perpetuate rape culture, and the lines between rape and consent …

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Glendale High School Students’ Privacy ‘Infringement’

DEREK WU Staff Writer Social media is a very important aspect to adolescents in the 21st century, who update, tweet and post many detail of their lives. Recently, Glendale High School, a member of the third-largest school district in Los Angeles County, hired a company, Geo Listening, to track about …

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Blood Tests: Reliable Suicide Detectors?

JANET GUAN Staff Writer Depression has become an impacting illness in the United States. According to Centers for Disease Control, in 2008, one in ten adults reported to having depression. Depression decreases a person’s ability to do normal activities, but it greatly affects the person’s mental health as well; it …

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TEA TIME WITH TINA: ‘Butter Face’ But-Her-Face

According to my super legitimate source, more specifically urbandictionary.com, the term butter face is “everything about a chick looks good, ‘but-her-face.’ In many cases, conversations between two heterosexual boys usually go something like this: “Dude, she’s definitely a nine out of ten!” “Are you serious— she is definitely a BUTTER …

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Social Networks: TMI Online?

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer According to CNN, since 2012, approximately one in four people around the world have used social networking sites to save themselves from boredom by connecting with others online, and, unfortunately, sometimes with strangers. With the growing popularity of social media, the Pew Research Center states that …

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