The Pink Tax Cuts Into Women’s Finances

The cost of living for women is significantly rising Meenu Kumaraguru Staff Writer     Being a woman simply costs more. On average, women annually spend $1,351 more than men for the same merchandise and services—razors, shaving cream, shampoo, painkillers, haircuts, dry cleaning, and even children’s toys.     Many businesses, such as Walgreens, get away with charging about […]

Barbie Opts Out from its Extreme Model Cut

The new Barbie has new curves, new sizes, and new colors Sophia Cheng Staff Writer     Last month, Mattel responded to critics complaining about Barbie’s unrealistic proportions with a new batch of Barbies coming in three sizes: petite, curvy, and tall, beginning February 4 online and in stores March 1.     With sagging sales due to a […]

Chinese New Year in the West

Modern Chinese-American celebrations Jennifer Fong Staff Writer     As a Chinese-American living in the Bay Area, an area known for a large Asian community because of its proximity to Angel Island, I celebrate Chinese New Year a little differently, and a little less traditionally than in mainland China. There are small changes that set apart Western […]

Lack of Media Coverage of Other Harmful Terrorist Attacks

Media focuses on Paris while other regions also face terrorism Stephanie Herrera Staff Writer     Much love is being sent out to Paris, France for the terrorist attacks that happened last week, but what about the other countries that are also experiencing these sorts of events?     On social media, one can find many pictures that say […]

Why Foods in the U.S. Can Easily Be Contaminated By E. Coli

The FDA fails to enact effective policies in response to E. coli outbreaks AJ De Las Alas Staff Writer     The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to blame for the recent E. coli contamination that affected various food distributors across the nation, including Chipotle, Starbucks, and Costco. The FDA’s slogan is “Protecting and Promoting Your […]

Desperate Times Evoke Great Feats of Humanity

Social media channels relief efforts for the victims of Chennai Floods Meenu Kumaraguru Staff Writer     Beginning November 8, 2015, incessant rains in Tamil Nadu, especially in the capital city of Chennai, have deteriorated most of the state to ruins. Less than a month later, Chennai has been declared a disaster area. Over two hundred lives […]