Recycling Effort: Not a Cure to All Environmental Problems

CINDY LUO JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writers In the 1980s, people became increasingly aware of the effects of garbage and pollution on the environment. The three big R’s, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, were introduced as the main concept of the conservation effort to make the planet greener. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling creates more job opportunities and is more

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Online Activities’ Influence on College Admissions

DEREK WU Staff Writer In light of college apps season, the New York Times wrote an article about a high school senior who attended a Bowdoin College information session last year. Later, she was rejected after admissions officers found her social media account, in which she belittled fellow attendees at the presentation. It is not uncommon for college admissions to

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Are You Donating to Relieve Natural Disasters?

JADE LIEU Staff Writer Typhoon Haiyan—the most powerful storm that has hit the Philippines in recent history—has wreaked havoc on the country, and various relief organizations are relying on Americans to help fund their efforts. Many Americans are willing to donate to the cause, but some unknowingly donate to the wrong groups of people who take advantage of the disaster

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Hypersensitive Audience Offended by ‘Kids’ Table’

ELTON HO Staff Writer On Oct. 16, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” aired their recurring “Kids’ Table” sketch, centering on the United States’ $1.3 trillion debt to China. At one point in the unscripted segment, an energetic child eagerly remarked that the issue could be resolved by “kill[ing] everyone in China.” At that moment, thousands of viewers were outraged at Kimmel and

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WRITE OR WONG?: Ignominious Campaign

KAYIU WONG Staff Writer In order to lower teenage pregnancy rates in New York, anti-pregnancy posters and billboards were recently unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Human Resource Administration (HRA). With posters plastered all over the city’s subways, they advertise the message of abstinence and the dire consequences of being a teen parent. At first glance, this seems like

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Tricks and Traps of Treats

JENNY LEE Features Editor It is no secret that the food industry suspiciously hides facts from the public; key ingredients coupled with their treacherous tactics are only a few things that they hide. Countless food products have an overabundance of salt because studies by scientists from Australia and the Duke University Medical Center have shown that salt increases the susceptibility

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