Opinion

Column: California burning — The fire in my backyard

Column: California burning — The fire in my backyard

When you catch the coronavirus, you experience coughing and shortness of breath, usually accompanied by bad headaches, a sore throat and congestion. Later comes a high fever, occasional chills, a sudden loss of taste and smell. You feel tired and nauseous; your immune...

Opinion: The USPS — Fighting for democracy

Opinion: The USPS — Fighting for democracy

The Republican party, and specifically President Trump, are attacking the U.S. Postal Service with the intensity of a gladiator entering the arena. Their audience? The countless Americans choosing to vote from the safety of their homes, rather than risking their lives...

Opinion: Steps to solve homelessness in California

Opinion: Steps to solve homelessness in California

For Shawn Pleasants, a typical morning means waking up under a tarp in Koreatown and having to check if his things were stolen the night before, he told the Day. Pleasants is homeless, a Yale graduate with a master's degree, and he now struggles with a meth addiction,...

Man wears a KKK hood while grocery shopping

Man wears a KKK hood while grocery shopping

On Saturday, a man in Santee, Calif. was photographed by several people wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood in a Vons while buying groceries. This occurred soon after San Diegans were ordered to wear face covers or masks when leaving the house amid COVID-19. The incident,...

Mindfulness Matters: How to overcome imposter syndrome

Mindfulness Matters: How to overcome imposter syndrome

Mindfulness Matters is a column by Vivian Wang that highlights the simple ways that she maintains mindfulness and self-care through the treacherous, life-changing journey of high school. In this week’s article, Wang shares her perspective on Imposter Syndrome and how...

Opinion: We can do more to help teens with mental illnesses

Opinion: We can do more to help teens with mental illnesses

High school students in Oregon recently received tremendous mental health support from their state government. New York Times announced that on July 1 of this year, Oregon passed a law that allows high school students to take five mental health days within a...