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2018: A year of developments for the #MeToo movement

2018: A year of developments for the #MeToo movement

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

“[The #MeToo movement] started a conversation,” said Shafia Zaloom, Urban Health Teacher. “I think that it is a great example of how social media can be used in constructive and productive ways to create a sense of solidarity amongst people who before may have been silenced.” 2018 was filled wi...

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Midterm Madness Part I: What’s Going On

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 17, 2018

In light of the upcoming midterm elections, I will be writing a series of articles explaining various aspects of the election season. Part I will inform readers on several key issues that have defined the election cycle. Part II, which will come out in a week or so, will examine the election numericall...

Inside the minds of Uber drivers

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief, Visuals

June 6, 2018

Alex* arrived at Page and Masonic at 2:50 pm, the perfume of the old woman he had just dropped off at Whole Foods lingering in his black Toyota Camry, to pick up his next client: me. Instead of commencing an awkward silence, Alex became the first of several Uber/Lyft drivers to be interviewed on my journey...

Obamacare: the bill that changed everything

Obamacare: the bill that changed everything

Kian Nassre, staff writer

June 3, 2017

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. However, in spite of the law’s fame (or infamy depending on your political views,) many do not even know what Obamacare does. Considering the Republican bill in Congress that seeks to repeal and...

Searching for Justice: Legend reporter attends Richard Goldstone conference at UC Berkeley

Adrienne von Schulthess, Staff Writer

March 24, 2011

One of the world’s leading human rights experts told a UC Berkeley audience that South Africa could provide insights into the future of Egypt — and perhaps other uprisings and changes in government now taking place throughout Africa and the Middle East. Richard Goldstone, 72, teaches law at Stanford...

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

January 17, 2011

On Jan. 4, after only a month of debate, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published their ruling on the case determining the constitutionality of Proposition 8. In their official ruling, Judges Reinhardt, Hawkins, and N.R. Smith stated, “we cannot consider this important constitutional...

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