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Million Dollar Question

Sylvia Winston Features Editor F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” Little did he know how heavily his words would resonate in for the 21st century’s youth. Young love is a topic of debate since no one …

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Freshman Council Spotlight

ANGELA YANG Editor in Chief With every incoming class of freshmen comes the freshman council elections. This year, voting was held from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23, with the officers announced the following week. The elected council consists of President Candy Thong and officers Matthew Chan, Kelly Diep, Leslie Gutierrez, …

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Sadie Hawkins: Are You Glowing?

DEREK WU Staff Writer This year, the annual Sadie Hawkins dance will be held on Feb. 13. 2016 Junior Council has been raising funds for this year’s prom since 2012 and the Sadie Hawkins dance is one way they plan to gain financial support. Council members have prepared all aspects …

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Obama Administration Proposes Workplace Reform

CINDY LUO News Editor In President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, the first and most discussed topic was the middle-class economy and new proposals to protect working families. Raising the minimum wage to more than $15,000 a year is Obama’s first step. Obama has also advocated …

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U.S. Playing Catch-Up for Working Americans

ELTON HO Copy Editor In his 2015 State of the Union address, Obama outlined some key goals of workplace reform for the year: a minimum wage increase, mandatory paid sick leave and gender pay equity. While reforms may find difficulty passing through the Republican-majority House and Senate, Obama’s goals would …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Family Matters

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor Family is one of those annoyingly multi-layered phenomena that can be either a poison or remedy. Unfortunately, it seems that most cannot really appreciate their parents until raising children themselves and there is probably truth in experience being the best teacher. However, we can still begin …

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Thousands of Innocent Nigerians Suffer Silent Deaths

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer According to Amnesty International, the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is currently performing its “deadliest massacre” so far, yet nobody seems to notice. BBC reports that Boko Haram has been actively violent since 2009, causing the deaths of thousands of citizens living in Nigeria. When #BringBackOurGirls …

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Reforming Nation’s Education System to Improve Standards and Accessibility

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer Other countries’ educational standards are often compared to the U.S.’ educational standards. The U.S. is unlikely to match the educational standards of other countries because every country has different economies, demographics and government types; however, the nation should focus on reforming education by keeping standards consistent …

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The Road to Love

JADE LIEU Features Editor The friend zone: a place where many would not like to be during this time of the year. Valentine’s Day is nearing and while many would like to spend it with their significant other, some may not have one. Although deemed as a notorious place to …

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Voyages With Friendships

CAROLINE REN Editor-in-Chief Popular media, from music to books to television shows and movies, frequently characterizes romantic relationships as desirable or an end goal. Even fictional plotlines that don’t revolve around love, like those of action movies, still manage to insert side flings and gratuitous kissing. As a result, society …

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