The Dublin Shield

Paris and Beirut Attacked by ISIS

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, World Editor

November 19, 2015

On the night of November 13, 2015, , radical militants launched seven coordinated attack across Paris, France. At the last count, these attacks, including a hostage situation and multiple explosions, have left 129 people dead and over 300 people injured. All the bombers in Paris were killed either by...

Is Our Meat Killing Us?

Neha Harpanhalli

November 16, 2015

We Americans have always done as we pleased. And that includes our eating habits. Hot dogs, bacon, sausages, ham, and even pepperoni have become national emblems, rather than just another item on the menu. But the quintessential American diet was thrown into question when the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

The Necessity of the Water Park, and Dublin’s Efforts to Conserve Water in a Drought

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Writer

July 27, 2015

Any other time, a colossal water park with three pools and six waterslides would sound like a dream come true to anyone who liked to cool off during the summer. Except, of course, when Dublin - and the rest of California - is in the middle of a drought. However, the ecological damage of the park may...

The Power of YouTube and Kindness: How Bubzbeauty raised 49K for charity

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2015

YouTube beauty artist Lindy Tsang, or "bubzbeauty," knows that kindness means action, a principle she displayed in her 10 day "I'm a Unicorn" tank top campaign earlier this year in April. Within the first two days, 611 tank tops had been ordered, amassing a total profit of $7,864. After another three...

July 2015 Headlines

July 2015 Headlines

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2015

Polarized South Carolina House Takes Up Fate of Battle Flag "Three weeks after the mass shooting at a predominantly black church in Charleston, the South Carolina House of Representatives is expected on Wednesday to step into the freshly revived debate about whether the Confederate battle flag shou...

Forgiveness in the Charleston Tragedy – “Hate Won’t Win”

Forgiveness in the Charleston Tragedy – “Hate Won’t Win”

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2015

On Wednesday, June 17th, nine innocent people were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina by 21-year-old Dylann Roof. Before the tragedy occurred, these people had welcomed Roof into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with open arms. Just an hour later, Roof turned on them, killing eight...

Denim Day

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Writer

June 5, 2015

In 1992, an eighteen year old girl was picked up for her first driving lesson by her forty-five year old, married instructor. Her driving teacher raped her and told the young woman that if she told anyone, he would kill her. The girl and her parents pressed charges and the driving instructor was convicted....

Thumbprints in San Francisco?

Aleia Villanueva, Writer

April 5, 2015

In late February, San Francisco employees of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums rallied together at City Hall to protest the use of thumbprints to clock in and out of work. They felt that a biometric system was intrusive and unnecessary. The workers have produced a petition with a total of 1,700...

The Drought in California

Vivian Chen, Writer

December 14, 2014

Studies show that the drought California is currently experiencing has been the worst drought in this region for the last 1,200 years. This shortage of water was first recorded in early 2011, and was believed to be a continuation of a border drought that hit the Southwest beginning in 1999. However,...

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi Win a Historic Joint Nobel Peace Prize

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Writer

November 1, 2014

On October 10, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it had awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for their work in the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people" (Nobel Peace Prize). An avid activist for women’s education and equality,...