Opinion on the Death Penalty and its Recent Developments in California

One action by Governor Gavin Newsom protected the lives of 737 people on California’s death row, designating they stay in prison rather than be executed. Newsom halted any further actions of capital punishment, or the death penalty, in our state. Though this argument is complex, conversations are finally taking place to rewrite and reconsidered our

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Shin-sen-gumi Review

Shin-sen-gumi offers ramen in a traditional sense but with bursting flavor in their house-made noodles, delicate broth and tender chashu pork joining together to take it to another level of deliciousness. Not only does Shin-sen-gumi have great ramen, each customer can customize it to fit their taste ranging from the firmness of the noodles to

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Varsity Profiles

Daniela Quintero-Varsity Track Why and why did you start running track? I started running when I was eight years old because I was a midfielder in soccer and realized that soccer involved a lot of running. What is your favorite moment of this season? Although it may seem simple, going to the river for a

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“Us” and the Nature of Fear

“Us,” a horror-comedy with undertones of societal commentary, is an archetypal film for its director, Jordan Peele. Embodying both his strengths and weaknesses, “Us” reveals Peele as a wonderful comedy writer and horror director. However, “Us” suffers from not being able to effectively transition from one tone to another and its discomfort with ambiguity. “Us”

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St. Patty’s Day

Where Saint Patrick’s Day comes from Saint Patrick’s day is a widespread holiday honoring Irish culture and Saint Patrick. This holiday’s rich history dates back to 387 C.E. when Patrick was born in Roman Britain. When Patrick was in his early teens, Irish pagans attacked his home and kidnapped him. Although St. Patrick’s day is

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Why ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ is about more than the unfair advantages in the college application system

Immediately after the news of ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ broke, article after article cast the parents as victims of a messed up college application system or that the parents acted out of a misguided sense of love. The overall sentiment being “Who doesn’t want the best for their kids?” However, this left me wondering: Were the

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Free the Nipple

Adam Levine, The Super Bowl LIII halftime performer, took off his shirt exposing his nipples during his halftime performance. This act raised anger amongst many viewers, because Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance caused uproar and a damaged career when she suffered from a wardrobe malfunction exposing her own nipple. During Jackson’s Super Bowl

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