The idea of a universal language that unites humanity by putting aside our linguistic differences dates back to the story of the Tower of Babel found in the Old Testament, and in recent decades, there has been a push for … Continue reading Seven billion people, one voice
None: 6% Basic: 38% Conversational: 24% Fluent: 32% (100 people polled) Continue reading Infographic: How well do you speak a second language?
To most, Adam Schulze ’15 and Rory Buckman ’15 are kindred spirits. The inseparable duo has been running cross-country and track together for almost seven years, and it seems almost absurd to imagine them not side by side. After years … Continue reading Softball Charges Through League Play
The boys tennis team has had a scorching start to their stellar season. They bursted out of the gates with a 4-0 start before surrendering their undefeated record against Evergreen Valley High School. The Chargers defeated Branham 6-1, Pioneer 6-1, … Continue reading Boys’ Tennis on their way to the top
The very first televised debate took place in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. That debate helped Kennedy turn the political winds in his favor. He arrived looking confident and strong, while Nixon, who was ill and had just been released from the hospital, was unable to appeal to viewers. In 2016, televised debates are also playing a significant role especially in the Republican primaries, which started out as an incredibly crowded race where every percentage point and every second of speaking time counted. It is easy to think of the presidential debates as little more than entertainment … Continue reading Have the presidential debates become entertainment?
From walking out a sandwich shop with a distressingly odd combination of toppings to quietly accepting a bad haircut or habitually saying sorry when others bumped into me, I am not one to confront others about less significant issues, even when these initially small cases often accumulate into a bad day. Yet I am far from alone. Following a questioning of 60 CEOs about issues such as their three worst features, The Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway concluded from the ways they answered that even our bosses and leaders tend to avoid conflict, calling this action one of … Continue reading Opinions Column: An Odd Sandwich
On any given day, Freshman Wesley Luh will likely be wearing his white BASIS watch. This watch, however, does more than simply tell time. “It tracks my sleep which made me realize I need to sleep more, and it tells … Continue reading Wearable fitness devices: important or redundant?
The news outlet FiveThirtyEight recently named the city of San Jose, also known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, the “most forgettable major American city.” Nearly half a million people have taken an online Sporcle quiz asking them to list the 100 most populous cities in the U.S. One in three people did not place San Jose, the 10th largest U.S. city, on their list. A possible reason for San Jose’s “forget-ability” is that it must compete with the bigger cities surrounding it, such as San Francisco and Oakland. These metropolises are more densely populated and have larger downtown … Continue reading The city America forgot
Increasingly, animals are being used in the medical field as companions and healers for those suffering from health problems ranging from cancer to heart disease to stress. For example, six-year old Iris Grace Halmshaw and two-year old Thula are like sisters. They go on adventures, play with toys and take baths together. Wherever Iris goes, Thula follows. They sound like the best of friends—strikingly, there is only one difference. Iris is a child diagnosed with autism spectrum, and Thula is her therapy cat. Therapy pets are becoming a vital tool in the successful treatment of these conditions, used … Continue reading Benefits of Therapy Animals
At Campbell’s Orchard City Kitchen (OCK), the culinary focus is not on portion size, nor is it based around hearty portions of food. Unlike traditional restaurants, where patrons order one entree and maybe an appetizer, OCK bases its system around … Continue reading Food Column- Orchard City Kitchen