Laura Sieh

The Senior Section

Four spirit weeks, eight weeks of finals, infinite tardies, a bundle of absences, a few too many streakers and one final goodbye. Some students have been here f...

Verde’s Oscar Picks

As the film awards season comes to a close, the 89th annual Academy Awards are set to air on Feb. 26, honoring some of the top films of 2016. With the Academy r...

Who Wants Chinese Food?

After speaking for a few minutes with an employee over the phone, you pick up your Kung Pao chicken and chow mein packaged in paper boxes dripping with grease. ...

Spraypaint Stories

As the late afternoon sun shines down on the skate bowl at Greer Park, the smell of grass lingers in the air and the sound of children playing sports fills the ...

Drive-In Theaters

The drive-in movie theater debuted in the early 20th century, at the time when cars were becoming ubiquitous in the nation. An element of vintage America, the f...

Faith in the Face of Prejudice

Farha Andrabi presses her hijab-covered forehead against a colorfully embroidered prayer rug on her living room floor and mutters in Arabic. Her voice is a quie...

Black Thursday

On a chilly Thanksgiving evening, for Bay Area residents waiting in line at entrance 1 of the Great Mall in Milpitas, Black Friday begins on Thursday night. Full from meals of turkey and cranberry sauce and cold from the crisp air, men, women and children mill over the provided Black Friday catalog, waiting patiently for the mall to open at 6 p.m. sharp. What used to be a harmless day of low prices and late night shopping has quickly evolved into an atmosphere of aggressive shopping tactics —