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SPOTLIGHT ON HARASSMENT: SCDS mothers at Capitol say ‘Enough,’ sign protest letter with 140 outraged women

Sahej Claire, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017

When lobbyist Kim Stone (mother of eighth grader Casey) was 35 and new to the job, she was sexually harassed by a political candidate. “I would back up, and he would come forward in this little conversational circ...

Mock Trial competes in Beach Ball Classic

Mock Trial competes in Beach Ball Classic

December 5, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON HARASSMENT: Alumna’s colleague speaks out against misconduct in academia

SPOTLIGHT ON HARASSMENT: Alumna’s colleague speaks out against misconduct in academia

December 5, 2017

Junior Jack Christian to run in California International Marathon

Junior Jack Christian to run in California International Marathon

December 2, 2017

Chess Club teaches basic skills, tactics, love of the game

Chess Club teaches basic skills, tactics, love of the game

November 27, 2017

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International students remember the wackiest stories in their ESL textbooks

Allison Zhang, Design Chief

December 4, 2017

Read more stories on both the Chinese international students in the UC Educations organization and world-language textbooks in the print edition of the Octagon, Tuesday, Dec. 5.  For many inte...

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Nicole Wolkov, ’17, attends speeches by international diplomats at George Washington University

FRESHMAN FOCUS: Nicole Wolkov, ’17, attends speeches by international diplomats at George Washington University

November 30, 2017

Surviving a lightning strike: metal umbrella, tree save ceramics teacher from literally electrifying experience

Surviving a lightning strike: metal umbrella, tree save ceramics teacher from literally electrifying experience

November 26, 2017

Sophomore and junior work toward becoming licensed pilots

Sophomore and junior work toward becoming licensed pilots

November 25, 2017

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS: Junior from Beijing to combine college tour with holiday celebration in SoCal

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS: Junior from Beijing to combine college tour with holiday celebration in SoCal

November 22, 2017

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MY ANGLE: Runners aren’t the only ones exhausted by marathon races

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Runners in the California International Marathon.

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017

MY ANGLE: iOS 11 creates more problems than it solves

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The new control center after the iOS 11 update.

Ming Zhu, Reporter

December 4, 2017

THE SKINNY: Bangs, turtlenecks truly do save lives

Photo by Nico Burns

Another example of high quality bangs. I’m in Ashland taking a pic at the back of the bus. While there is some slight breakage on the left side, there isn’t enough of a gap for the casual observer to notice.

Sonja Hansen, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017

MY ANGLE: A near-death experience is just one of the reasons I hate downtown

Jacqueline Chao

Senior Annya Dahmani

Annya Dahmani, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2017

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Staff Profile
Chardonnay Needler
Chardonnay Needler

Online Editor-in-Chief

Junior Chardonnay, an amateur food connoisseur and judger of most American pop music, has no concept of boredom. When she’s not practicing cello, going thr...

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