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How Journalists Have Propelled the #MeToo Movement

Ronan Farrow's investigative journalism played a pivotal role in uncovering the sexual assault allegations on Harvey Weinstein.

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

A couple weeks ago, I was in the car with my mom for upwards of seven hours. Naturally, we were struggling to find ways to pass the time. In our search for a podcast to listen to, my mom and I stumbled across “The Catch and Kill Podcast” with Ronan Farrow. In this podcast, Farrow, a journalist who wo...

Diverse music is the food of life: Play on

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

February 25, 2020

Unlike other kids my age, instead of listening to rap or the tunes that’ll come on the radio when I listen to KISS FM, I favor Bob Dylan or Wilderado.  But I’ll also sprinkle in a healthy dose of Fall Out Boy or 5 Seconds of Summer. My sister puts me on blast all the time for my diverse music choice.  How can someone go from listening to “...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: Running away from creativity

'Sonic the Hedgehog' is a movie for children, but it feels like it's written by children too.

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2020

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is a kids movie. That doesn’t excuse it from being bad. It’s not the fun kind of bad either. It's inoffensive and boring. It’s impersonal, formulaic and unfunny. It’s what happens when a movie is made only by executives and not actual creatives. The best part of the movie was ...

Coronavirus and the scary effects of xenophobia

@bewellcal, the University of California at Berkeley’s official wellness account, listed xenophobia under a list of “Common Reactions” to the spread of the new coronavirus.

Rayna Wuh, Staff Member

February 18, 2020

“These people are beyond crazy.” “These people are disgusting.”  “What is wrong with these people?”  The above-mentioned are just some of the slew of offensive comments I saw that had garnered tens of thousands of likes on an Instagram post of a female Chinese blogger eating bat soup...

Off-White: What it’s like being a mixed-race student at LHS

Off-White: What it’s like being a mixed-race student at LHS

Lilly Williams

February 13, 2020

It doesn't take long for anyone to realize that a majority of the student body at LHS is, well, not a minority. While I am extremely lucky to be able to attend LHS and to be a part of this tight-knit community, the predominantly white population creates a fish-out-of-water situation for most people of co...

The Privileged Tourist’s Dilemma

Cali Lichter, Staff Member

February 13, 2020

Growing up in privileged areas all my life, I have been taught to use my resources in order to help others in less fortunate areas.  We were always shown photos of starving children in Africa or people displaced by wars in the Middle East and told to donate pocket change for them since the time we could collect allowa...

Indigenous voices matter

In San Francisco, a crowd protested for the safety of their water while also protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016.

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2020

Over 383,000 gallons of oil have gushed from the Keystone Pipeline, covering and harming an estimated half an acre of native wetlands, according to North Dakota state environmental regulators. This was the second major oil spill involving the Keystone Pipeline in the last two years. The native populatio...

The Final Cut: Do the Right Thing

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-benoit-303117704/the-final-cut-do-the-right-thing This film is rated R for scenes of violence, foul language, and brief nudity. Welcome back to the fourth episode of The Final Cut, Drops of Ink's movie podcast. Your host is Andrew Benoit, and today he is joined by Chris...

Signing Their Stories: ASL at LHS?

Signing Their Stories: ASL at LHS?

Maguire Marth, Staff member

January 27, 2020

Hearing is something we take for granted. We notice when someone calls our name or there’s a loud sound outside. But how often do you notice the furnace in your house or your friend’s backpack hitting the ground in class, and other small sounds that we tune out?  These are things that deaf people will never...

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