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Warriors Reach 73

May 8, 2016 6:55pm | Alessandra Jacimovic '18, Sports Editor

Last month, I wrote about the Warriors reaching 73 wins with cautious optimism. I had no reason to believe they wouldn’t accomplish the record, but it would have been pretty awkward to neglect any doubts. Luckily, none of that was actually necessary in the end […]

Literature, Banh Mi, and More: A Conversation with Chang-Rae Lee

May 8, 2016 6:44pm | Miya Matsuishi-Elhardt ’19, Op-Ed Editor

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with University’s artist-in-residence, Chang-Rae Lee. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and Creative Writing professor at Princeton, he offered his insights into UHS, literature, and the best banh mi in SF.   DA: What are some of the biggest takeaways you have gotten from your time […]

Nina Simone and Colorism

May 8, 2016 6:35pm | Miya Matsuishi-Elhardt '19, Op-Ed Editor

When the trailers and stills from director Cynthia Mort’s film Nina first surfaced online, fans and newcomers alike were outraged by Mort’s controversial choice to use prosthetics and skin-darkening makeup to transform the film’s star, Zoe Saldana, into activist and singer Nina Simone. The issue at hand was colorism, […]

Teacher Interviews

May 8, 2016 6:33pm | C.C. Clark '18, At Large Editor

C.C.: So, what was the most memorable moment from all of your time at UHS? Doc: Hmmm…yikes. Well, the craziest day was when seniors streaked. At the student body elections, five seniors with bags over their heads, went running across the stage, in the middle […]

The Effects of Global Warming in Zambia

May 8, 2016 6:31pm | Anne Gross '19, SF Story Editor

Global warming is a frightening issue. When we picture the effects, we often only imagine the ramifications for us here in San Francisco: more volatile weather (from our previous foggy monotony), Ocean Beach underwater, and various other things that, for now, seem reserved to the […]

North Carolina Passes Anti-LGBT Laws

May 8, 2016 6:28pm | Emily Ehsan '18, At Large Editor

“Rather than expand nondiscrimination laws to protect all North Carolinians, the General Assembly instead spent $42,000 to rush through an extreme bill that undoes all local nondiscrimination laws and specifically excludes gay and transgender people from legal protections” –Sarah Preston, acting executive director of the American Civil […]

Letter from the Editor

May 8, 2016 6:22pm | Claire Kalikman '17, Editor-in-Chief

As we approach the end of finals, APs, prama, and all the other fun things that come with being a high school student, we rejoice in the fact that summer is fast approaching. Though I know everyone will be off doing internships at UCSF or volunteering to save […]