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Blackfishing on Social Media

Blackfishing on Social Media

Breanna Broussard, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

I was on Instagram scrolling through my feed as I admired the many beautiful models. I was shocked to find out that many of the models that I was looking at weren’t the race they appeared to be. They were white individuals posing as black, which got me thinking: when does appreciation cross the line into culture appropriation and exploitation? What does it mean when white social media influencers are changing their appearance so drastically that they begin to look like they belong to  a completely different ethnic background? What are we calling individuals who are applying darker skin tone makeup, wearing their hair in traditionally African American hairstyles, and allegedly enhancing their figure in order to achieve that of a black woman’s? Blackfish is the term they’ve been labeled has. Today, we will be discussing effects that blackfishing has and how others feel about it. 

Technology, Community, or Both

Technology, Community, or Both

Anna Harshman, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

Silicon Valley, often considered the tech capital of the world, is the birthplace of Facebook, electric cars, and iPhones. With all the technology constantly in such easy access, sometimes it can be hard for Silicon Valley citizens to look up from their screens and really see the world around them. This is why volunteering is so important; it teaches people to engage with the happenings around them and look outside of social media. But how do Bay Area teens respond to volunteering, and where do their values lie: their community or their technology?

Racism in the Community 

Racism in the Community 

Adriana Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

Elijah Thornton is a counselor here at Woodside who came from a mixed-race family and has faced racism during his college years.

The LGBTQ Fight Will Continue

The LGBTQ Fight Will Continue

Spencer Graham, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

In “gay capital”, many youth don’t feel safe telling others or broadcasting who they are. This is large in part due to society as a whole, and the fact that it isn't taught at an early age.

Stigma, Silence, and Slang

Stigma, Silence, and Slang

Emma Chiu, Copy Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

One in five American teens lives with a mental illness, but many face stigma and, as a result, hide their challenges from others. This stigma can also be affected by a unlikely factor, teenage slang.

The Dog Anxiety Epidemic

The Dog Anxiety Epidemic

Tessa Bertine, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

Most people think dogs must have the most relaxed lives: staying home, going on walks, eating, and sleeping. However, in reality, many dogs actually face crippling anxiety.

The Importance of Preschool For Young Children

The Importance of Preschool For Young Children

Gary Teele, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Top Stories

Preschool is one of the most important times in a young child’s life. Not only do kids learn new skills, but they become more mature as they prepare for their future education. In 2017, less than half of three-year-olds were in school, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Feminism: Equality for All

Feminism: Equality for All

Anna Harshman, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories

With the discussion around and importance of feminism spreading in recent years, communities in the Bay Area have grappled with how to approach this subject, and in particular what feminism means, and what it does not.

Rethinking What Education Should Look Like

Rethinking What Education Should Look Like

Cody Bowers, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories

Education is a large part of a teenager’s life, and most teens will automatically think of school and grades when they hear the term education. However, education should be much more than what we learn in the classroom.

Women in a Male-Dominated Society

Women in a Male-Dominated Society

Delilah Gemello, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Health and Lifestyle, Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories

The definition of stereotypes is “a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or the idea of a particular type of person or thing.” Stereotyping women is something that women have had to face their whole lives, but women are fighting back to accomplish their goals in a male-dominated society.

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