A series of attacks in Paris killed more than 100 civilians last November. Less than a month later, 14 people were killed in San Bernardino, California. On March 22, two more attacks killed dozens at a Brussels airport and subway station. The overwhelming amount of time spent by news organizations covering these terrorist attacks makes it […]

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Vegan News recognized America’s first school to go completely vegan on Wednesday. The MUSE School is a private school in California (shocker). Spanning from preschool to 12th grade, the MUSE School has long been dedicated to environmental sustainability. Their students learn the detailed technology behind solar-powered energy, and now, with the transition to a plant-based […]

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The Plastic Soup Foundation, an organization working to better the quality of ocean water by eliminating plastic waste, has recently encountered a major setback: microbeads. Yes, the small, almost invisible beads in personal care products such as toothpaste, face wash and shaving cream are in fact made of plastic. After they have washed your face […]

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In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a specific patent on gene testing for an isolated strand of DNA, which is thought to be linked to hereditary breast cancer. The invalidation of the patent, held by Myriad Genetics, meant that the company no longer had a monopoly on this method of cancer detection, and the […]

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As college students, any prospect of earning money is enticing for us, regardless of the amount. Well, hold your breath because Snapchat is offering undergraduates from Stanford University who are fresh out of school a sizable sum of $500,000 to work for them. Yes, you read that right. It’s hard to believe an application that […]

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While Valentine’s Day might have come and gone in a jiffy for most of us, it remains a memorable celebration for 10 same-sex couples based in China. A contest titled “We Do” arranged by Taobao (a subsidiary of Alibaba) – China’s largest online shopping platform – involved more than 400 participants and promised the winners […]

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Deirdre Hughes, Staff Writer The term “new age media” has taken on yet another identity as an Emoji. In a surprising intersection of pop culture and classical art practices, Yung Jake, a California-based artist, has gained notoriety for creating portraits of celebrities using only Emojis. The idea of new media has always lurked ominously in […]

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By Jenna Perlman, Staff Writer @jenna_perlwoman The state of California is making history by kicking butt and showing the country who’s boss.  On Sunday, the state unanimously passed the “Yes Means Yes” law, which defines sexual consent as a verbal agreement as well as clarifying what sexual consent really is. “Yes Means Yes” was geared […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff Writer @jacobca1995 For those of you who text and drive, I have some advice for you: beware. In San Francisco, several local drivers were publicly humiliated when billboards were unveiled showing them on their phones while behind the wheel of their cars. The images were captured by a local graphic artist, […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra A 13-year-old Girl Scout from San Francisco thought outside the proverbial box of cookies and sold over 117 boxes of cookies in two hours last monday. Her genius plan? Set up in front of a marijuana dispensary. That is probably the cleverest thing I’ve heard in the past month. It’s […]

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