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Representation: More Than Just People on a Screen

Representation: More Than Just People on a Screen

Mira Sahi, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

A study by GLAAD reports that roughly 12.8 percent of characters in media are LGBT+. Fewer than half of them aren’t stereotypes and cliches. Not just who is represented on TV but also how they are represented matters, and when it comes to the queer community, we have a long way to go.

Is the Spotlight Shone on the Right People?

Is the Spotlight Shone on the Right People?

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

When you think of a musical, play, movie, television show, or some form of visual entertainment that tells a form of a story, what roles do you think of? The lead actor with a crisp jaw line, handsome complexion, and stunning talent? The gorgeous actress whose stunning beauty matches their talent? The brilliant director who managed to pull it all together in incredible accuracy?

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”: The Beauty of Black Culture, Education, and Motherhood

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”: The Beauty of Black Culture, Education, and Motherhood

Taila Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Health/Lifestyle/Tech Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

Two hours and 17 minutes of Beyoncé. What more could the world want?Netflix released Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé on April 17, 2019. This documentary detailed renowned pop singer Beyoncé’s phenomenal concert at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in April 2018. Reported as a deal worth about $60 million, Homecoming is one of Beyoncé’s three upcoming projects with Netflix.

Why Being Polite Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Why Being Polite Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Taila Lee and Chloe Postlewaite

April 14, 2019


Filed under KQED Youth Takeover, Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories

We’re 16-year-old teenage girls, so naturally, we were at our local Starbucks, working on a school project. We were having a conversation when a 20-something-year-old man approached us and asked if we had Uber.

Khalid Unites His Music With Cinema in “Free Spirit”

Khalid Unites His Music With Cinema in “Free Spirit”

Taila Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Health/Lifestyle/Tech Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

When I first heard Khalid was making a short film based on his new album, I was instantly intrigued. One night only. In theaters. A fan event.

Billie Eilish Stuns With a Haunting Debut Album

Billie Eilish Stuns With a Haunting Debut Album

Taila Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Health/Lifestyle/Tech Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories

Billie Eilish, a bold, blue-haired 17-year-old from Los Angeles, released her debut album WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? on March 29, 2019, quickly obtaining the top five spots on the U.S. Spotify charts.

Inequality in Accessing Higher Education

Inequality in Accessing Higher Education

Leila Taherian, Local News Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The wealthy upper class has a stark advantage over the majority of college applicants, even if they don’t commit fraud to get admitted.

What is Normal?

What is Normal?

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The main goal of a teenager is to fit in, not to stand out. To appear "normal" to the people around you. Yet the point of high school is for teenagers to figure out who they are before going to college, and one common piece of advice about how to do this is to stay true to yourself. So, why is it that a majority of high schoolers are changing who they are to fit in? If everyone is desperately trying to meet the expectation of normal, then wouldn’t that mean that everyone’s definition of normal would be the same?

Protecting the Women in Our Community

Protecting the Women in Our Community

Mercedes Mikhailov, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories

Women in these smaller communities feel like they need to constantly be on high alert, especially of their surroundings, because of how much women feel like targets.

High School Athletes Speak About Playing at the Next Level

High School Athletes Speak About Playing at the Next Level

Joseph King, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

Six percent of high school Athletes get to play their sport competitively in college. Today, we’ll focus on the lives of a few high school athletes that are taking time to speak about playing at the next level.

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