Calling out Catcalls: Op Ed

By Kat Chu I love adventuring around, but wherever I go, I’m always surrounded by people; there is nowhere to hide. Especially in the cities, there are always people outside. Often, men outside. Men who think they own the road, purely because they’re men. Men who think they are entitled to make a comment about …

Playback Prison: Start Anew

By Amy Natarajan The millisecond that Parks and Rec clicks into focus on the television screen, something magical happens to me. It can be a terrible day, a stressful day, or a sick day, but in a few seconds of seeing Aziz Ansari dancing in his sequined suit, a warm feeling brews inside of me. …

Poke Bowls: the “Chipotle of Sushi”

By Ezra Graves Most of you have probably had some exposure to the recent food trends: poke bowls. They’re rice bowls with raw fish and various toppings, ordered to taste. I asked 10th grade English teacher, Patrick Sullivan, what he thought about the trend, and he told me about how poke was in his childhood. …

Why Russia’s Jehovah’s Witness Ban Is Wrong

By Dominique Donio   Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses? Why are they banned in Russia? Jehovah’s Witnesses are part of a religious organization that teach the Bible, its message about God’s kingdom, and hope for the future, to any who are interested. This activity is based on the original Christian teachings set by Jesus from the …

My Vegan Life: an Op Ed

By Amaya Santana   As a teenage girl, I’ve definitely struggled with my body image. Then I started to notice that the foods I was eating were affecting me in other negative ways. I would come to school feeling groggy, tired, and really unmotivated. Dieting just didn’t seem feasible for me, but I needed to change …

Op Ed: Racism and the Pitfall of Pity

By Alfons Rosales The sun was blazing down, enveloping my brother and me in its golden glow. The air was stifling, the ground hot; yet we continued to walk up the winding streets of our neighborhood, trudging through the hills we knew so closely. Every step took what seemed like hours, and we still had …

The Best Boba in Burlingame and Millbrae

By Dominique Donio Bubble Tea is a drink that originated in Taiwan. It can include milky and fruity flavors. Most of the time, this drink is accompanied with tapioca balls (boba). Boba drinks are very popular, especially in the Millbrae and Burlingame territory. I went to five Bubble Tea establishments to find out what makes each establishment …

I’m Proud of My RBF

By Ashley Phan I’m sure all of us know what the acronym “RBF” refers to. (If you don’t, look it up. It’s probably a familiar concept.) It’s a popular slang that originated from a 2013 meme (no, I don’t know which meme), and is commonly used to describe women who look naturally angry or stuck …