Fast Fashion: The Sale That Costs Much More

Diya Jain ‘23

December 4, 2019

Browsing and buying has become more a pastime than an act of necessity over the past decade. People no longer hit the stores solely because they “need” something; instead, they wander racks aimlessly, and end up with a ca...

Tumblr’s Rise?

Blisse Kong ‘20

December 4, 2019

In August of this year, Tumblr was bought at 0.27% of its 2017 value: only $3 million compared to once estimated $1.1 billion.   Founded in 2007 by David Karp, Tumblr is a platform where millions of users once found...

Breaking Down Brexit

Carys Law ‘21

December 4, 2019

Since 2016, the United Kingdom has been a headliner for its push to leave the European Union (EU), an economic and political union among 28 countries that allows free trade and travel across borders.  The process, coined Brexit, was...

California: A Hotbed for Wildfires

Evan Woo ‘22

December 4, 2019

On November 8, 2018, early in the morning in California, a fire started under power transmission lines.  Just over ten minutes later, the fire already sprawled across ten acres. Authorities did their best to combat the rapidl...

Ukraine Scandal

Carys Law ‘21

November 7, 2019

Once again, scandal rocks the Donald Trump presidency.  Recently, the White House released the rough transcript of a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  To some, this news was unsurpri...

Unmasking the Hong Kong Riots

Samantha Liu ‘22

November 7, 2019

For four months now, protests peaceful and violent have wracked Hong Kong in reaction to the Chinese government’s extradition bill. The first instance was a peaceful march on June 9th rejecting the bill. But just three days l...

The “12-Hour” Pain Relief Pill

Priya Venugopal ‘21

November 7, 2019

In 1996, Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin made its debut in the market with a bold marketing claim: The painkiller provides “smooth and sustained pain control all day and all night.” Racking in $31 billion, OxyContin quickly became a b...

Harvard’s Affirmative Action Battle

Blisse Kong ‘20

November 7, 2019

On October 1st, federal judge Allison D. Burroughs of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that Harvard University does not intentionally discriminate against Asian-American applicants, clea...

The Latest from Venezuela

David Liu ‘20

April 10, 2019

Venezuela has had its fair share of problems over the past few years: hyperinflation, poverty, and corruption, to name a few. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has done quite a bit in an effort to solve these problems. Most n...

An Anticipated Race Like No Other: the 2020 Election

Gigi Duncan '20

April 10, 2019

From college students, to Hollywood actors, to political figures such as former president Barack Obama, many found the idea of a Trump presidency to be ludicrous and expressed no doubt that the former Senator of New Yor...

Another Standoff Between U.S. and North Korea

Daphne Tang ‘19

April 10, 2019

The summit between the United States and North Korea on February 27-28, 2019 in Vietnam had the potential for a historic compromise about denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, but the convention dispersed unexpectedly early wi...

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