Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Deserve A Platform — He Isn’t Wrong

By Shauli Bar-On Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced intense scrutiny after discussing his company’s policy regarding removing fake news from the platform. Zuckerberg was interviewed about what Facebook was doing to combat fake news, and he came under fire after saying that his company would not remove content claiming the Holocaust never took place. His … Continue reading Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Deserve A Platform — He Isn’t Wrong

#MeToo Movement Sets Dangerous Precedent Over Judge Recall

By Shauli Bar-On Last updated May 22, 2018   Judge Aaron Persky campaigning against his recall in Los Altos Hills, Calif. on May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Link: https://factswanted.com/2018/05/22/metoo-movement-sets-dangerous-precedent-over-judge-recall/ #MeToo. These two simple words represent today’s era of women’s empowerment and holding powerful men accountable for sexual harassment. These two words do something that has never been done before … Continue reading #MeToo Movement Sets Dangerous Precedent Over Judge Recall

Comparing Jewish Legal Philosophies with Modern American Law (Sinai Scholars Academic Symposium National Finalists Paper)

This paper was written for the Sinai Scholars Symposium, where I -- along with nine other national finalists -- was invited to present to a panel of academics at the annual Sinai Scholars Symposium on April 15, 2018. The paper was also published in the annual Sinai Scholars Academic Journal. To read the paper, click … Continue reading Comparing Jewish Legal Philosophies with Modern American Law (Sinai Scholars Academic Symposium National Finalists Paper)

COUNTERPOINT: Ideological inclusivity is essential to a complete college education

Link: Counterpoint: Ideologicial inclusivity is essential to a complete college education By SHAULI BAR-ON February 27, 2018 in Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Art by Di Wu The word “education” appears in the Constitution exactly zero times. The 10th Amendment specifically states that everything not under the federal government’s jurisdiction in the Constitution is reserved exclusively for the states or the people to … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Ideological inclusivity is essential to a complete college education

COUNTERPOINT: Colleges have the obligation to protect speakers’ free speech

Link: Colleges have the obligation to protect speakers’ free speech By SHAULI BAR-ON Art by Lisa Kim February 14, 2018 in Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Self-identified white nationalist Richard Spencer was invited to speak at the University of Cincinnati on March 14. No, the school did not deny the controversial speaker the right to speak. They did not refuse to give him … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Colleges have the obligation to protect speakers’ free speech

OPINION: Dining halls must adapt to Jewish dietary needs

OPINION: Dining halls must adapt to Jewish dietary needs  By SHAULI BAR-ON January 9, 2018 in Opinion   Los Angeles is a metropolitan hub for Jews. After the New York City area, Los Angeles has the most Jews in the United States. And yet, in a city with over 600,000 Jewish people, USC does not adequately offer dining … Continue reading OPINION: Dining halls must adapt to Jewish dietary needs

The Bar-On Brief: America did not fail you

As you might have been able to tell from the radio silence, I’ve taken this summer as a break from column writing. But there’s just something about the Fourth of July that I couldn’t help but reignite the Bar-On Brief. The United States is a world superpower. There is no other country that has the … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: America did not fail you

The Bar-On Brief: Steph Curry — simply the best

The Bar-On Brief: Steph Curry — simply the best  Stephen Curry might average over 25 points per game and be the only player in history to have unanimously won the NBA MVP award. But his basketball talent is just half the reason why he is an unrivaled superstar. Curry is the NBA’s finest because of … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Steph Curry — simply the best

Community, GS Warriors show support for Nuestro family

This article received over 30,000 views. It broke the news before all major news organizations, which used out content for their story. These are the links from other news organizations. http://www.12up.com/posts/4989020-steph-curry-grants-amazing-wish-to-family-of-fan-who-passed-away http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/11/high-school-player-stephen-curry-fan-dies-after-aau-game/ http://abc7news.com/sports/warriors-curry-helps-cupertino-family-after-teens-tragic-death/1981313/ http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/article150437697.html http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Community-Mourns-Death-of-High-School-Basketball-Player-422055483.html http://kron4.com/2017/05/11/cupertino-high-school-basketball-player-dies-after-game/ Community, GS Warriors show support for Nuestro family HHS rallies to support former student, prompting response from Stephen Curry … Continue reading Community, GS Warriors show support for Nuestro family

Senior resuscitates man at McDonald’s during lunch

Marlon Portillo saves life of seizing man Senior Marlon Portillo recertified himself in CPR in late January, but little did he know that two weeks later, that he would be using his credentials to resuscitate a dying man. It was a casual Wednesday lunch on Feb. 1, Portillo said, when he was waiting in the … Continue reading Senior resuscitates man at McDonald’s during lunch

The Bar-On Brief: The only desired disease — senioritis

The Bar-On Brief: The only desired disease — senioritis If you stop caring now, you didn’t care in the first place Illustration by Elinda Xiao By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist December 15, 2016    It’s a well known fact that the worst time of year to fall ill is finals week. Students come to school with … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: The only desired disease — senioritis

The Bar-On Brief: The pen is becoming the sword

The Bar-On Brief: The pen is becoming the sword A guide to differentiating between real news, fake news and analysis  By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist December 1, 2016 •  The pen is mightier than the sword. That’s the phrase I live by as a journalist and someone who values written diplomatic difference of opinion as opposed … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: The pen is becoming the sword

FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates

FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates Students contacted by The Epitaph confirmed yesterday that the 17-year-old junior arrested and booked into juvenile hall Monday was a member of the FHS water polo team and frequently quarreled with teammates. The arrested student allegedly created an Instagram account with the handle “Jewslayer88,” … Continue reading FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates

The Bar-On Brief: How to handle hatred

The Bar-On Brief: How to handle hatred We must work together to find the root cause and destroy it By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist September 8, 2016 This week was the first time I ever felt the slightest uneasiness about being a Jew living in Sunnyvale.   Over the weekend, a student made an Instagram with … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: How to handle hatred

LGBT Muslims voice their struggles, hopes

URL: LGBT Muslims voice their struggles, hopes 317230868-Mosaic-2016 Page 7 By Shauli Bar-On On the morning of June 12, Amirali Hakim noticed the memorial black ribbon on his Google homepage. After a few minutes, he found out about the tragic incident that had taken place while he was asleep: the sheer horror and massacre that fell upon … Continue reading LGBT Muslims voice their struggles, hopes

The Bar-On Brief: Fighting teacher tenure – the nationwide movement has just begun

URL: The Bar-On Brief: Fighting teacher tenure – the nationwide movement has just begun  California courts send a powerful message to the country  By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist April 20, 2016 It’s almost impossible to fire a teacher in the state of California unless he or she committed a crime. Sorry, but poor teaching is not a … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Fighting teacher tenure – the nationwide movement has just begun