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Student embraces body positivity, one step at a time

Clarissa Wan

January 5, 2017

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Originally published on June 2, 2015Illustration by Emily TengFor most of my life, I’ve been a bit of a walking contradiction. I’m 5’9” — taller than the average Chinese girl, and I have trouble not standing out...

How this student movie director makes award-winning films

Jacqueline Nguyen

January 5, 2017

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Originally published on June 2, 2015Movie director and producer senior Ruby Drake filming for a group project at SF Art and Film. Photo courtesy of Ruby Drake“Sound speed?”A crew member checks to make sure that the sound...

Stop. Procrastinating.

Rayming Liang

January 3, 2017

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Originally published on May 22, 2015Illustration by Stephan XieIt’s 12 in the morning, and behind me I have a mess of Geology, Advanced Placement United States History and Honors Pre-Calculus homework, strewn all over the ...

Lifelong vegan shares perspective on the growing meatless diet trend

Jennifer Zhang

January 3, 2017

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Originally published on May 22, 2015Ellen DeGeneres. Ariana Grande. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new vegan meal service. Veganism is around every corner, everywhere you turn. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is going vegan, a diet that abstains from the consumption of all animal products — dairy, eggs and meat include...

How mock trial placed among the top teams in the world

Jade Fong

December 19, 2016

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Originally published on April 27, 2015Junior Andrew Wilcox cross-examines an expert witness during the Empire Mock Trial. Photo courtesy of Empire Mock TrialThe courtroom doors open as she starts her strut to the defense side...

Why rig the rally? This senior wants to know

Zoe Kaiser

December 15, 2016

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Originally published on March 24, 2015The junior representative about to hit the senior in the first round of the noodle-game played on the March 6 spring rally. Photo by Zoe Kaiser.Games at the rallies seem to be rigged in...

Insta-nista: junior shares her eye for style on social media

Emily Teng

December 14, 2016

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Originally published on March 5, 2015In an oversized beige cardigan and ripped boyfriend jeans, junior Madison Jones strikes a pose against a faded brick wall as her sister snaps a photo with her Nikon D300. With a minimalist ...

How nine students seized the chance to do research on cells, mice and cancer with the pros

Noreen Shaikh

December 14, 2016

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Originally published on March 3, 2015She stared down at the agarose gel and up at her mentor. It was only her first day of performing wet lab tasks, and she had already broken the gel, used to separate DNA or protein from ag...

My parents’ divorce: growing up in the new social norm

Samantha Wilcox

December 14, 2016

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Originally published on March 2, 2015Illustration by Emily Teng.“Samantha, your mother and I have been divorced for three years, and we haven’t told you until today.” I remember this pivotal moment even though it was se...

Everything you need to know about the eyebrow phenomenon

December 5, 2016

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By Danielle FloresOriginally published on December 15, 2014Confidence and beauty are shown more and more through makeup. Nowadays, people go to great lengths to have their eyebrows done and filled in. But why put the time and effort? Though it might not have been considered as impo...

ELECTION TIME: Which candidates would you choose to make the big decisions for SFUSD?

November 30, 2016

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By Emily TengOriginally published on November 2, 2014On Tuesday, voters will decide which three candidates will join current Board members Sandra Fewer, Matt Haney, Rachel Norton and Jill Wynns on the San Francisco Board of Edu...

Trick-or-treat! SF’s Best Halloween Destinations

November 30, 2016

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By Rayming LiangOriginally published on October 31, 2014In an online poll, we asked students to tell us their favorite San Francisco trick-or-treat spots, and here are the top six. From haunted ghost sites to extreme candy hauls,...

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