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Column: Aashna’s Dancing Experience

Column: Aashna’s Dancing Experience

Aashna Shah

March 28, 2020

The powerful beats of the tabla made my heart thud alongside it, and the saccharine scent of Indian sweets wafted around the decorated hall. During my favorite festival, Navratri, my friends and I would spin aimlessly in our sparkling chaniya skirts for hours. At the age of three, I was under the impre...

Sisters of Cupertino

Alexandria Hunt, Lifestyles Editor

March 28, 2020

Cupertino, Italy In 1776, a Spanish cartographer travelling in Santa Clara named a stream “Arroyo San Jose de Cupertino” to honor Saint Joseph of Copertino — inspiring the name Cupertino. Cupertino and Cupertino’s sister city relationship was formalized in 1963 when previous Cupertino mayor...

Satirical Guide to Being an Immigrant

Satirical Guide to Being an Immigrant

Keerthi Lakshmanan

March 28, 2020

Whether you are an immigrant, or perhaps a first generation kid, undoubtedly, you are happy to refer to the Bay as home. We have plenty in common—primarily the ease with which we live in this country. But in case you needed a refresher, here’s some handy tips to help you breeze through a childhood ...

CHS Classes as People

Angela Ma, Features Editor

March 28, 2020

Lit/Writ - He is very excited and very hard working (especially after the Scarlet Ibis Paragraph) and is always ready to learn more juicy words. He secretly wants to be an actor and LOVES remaking Romeo and Juliet. PCH -- She’s the little sister of AP Calculus BC and she loves to derive things. She...

Sajaegi in the Music Industry

Rachel Park, Writer

March 28, 2020

Sajaegi, a Korean term to describe chart manipulation through buying hordes of albums and continuous streaming, has been a huge issue in the music industry. In the 90s, it was suspected that agencies made mass purchases of CD, in the 2000s, with background music and phone ringtones, and recently, with h...

Evolution of Boy Bands

Evolution of Boy Bands

Krithika Venkatasubramanian

March 28, 2020

From the Beatles back in the 60s to One Direction in the 2010’s, boybands have formed a pervasive part of American and global music culture for over half a century. Exacerbated by the rise of social media and pop music, boybands have skyrocketed to popularity in recent years, becoming some of the mos...

An Expose on Art Theft

An Expose on Art Theft

Maia Matsushita, Writer

March 28, 2020

Stealing the Mona Lisa would be hard. There is an immense personel of security protecting the painting, not to mention the crowds that would act as witnesses as they not only take pictures of the painting but of the thief as well, creating a target on their back. Physical barriers -- a guard rail and a g...

Gifted Kid Syndrome

Gifted Kid Syndrome

Keerthi Lakshmanan, Perspectives Editor

March 3, 2020

noun noun: burnout; noun: burn-out  physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress   As a junior entering second semester, I can say without a doubt that I have never experienced this amount of stress or overwork in the past. When I was young, academics felt as simple as ...

Where do Asian Accents Come From?

Where do Asian Accents Come From?

Jeffrey Xiong

December 15, 2019

There is a certain persistent stereotype that Asians cannot say the letter “l”. But which l? Velar? Dental? Voiced or unvoiced? And where in Asia — the most linguistically diverse continent in the world, home to over two-thirds of all the world’s languages, each with their own linguistic incli...

Foreign Music

Foreign Music

Ariana Fahri

December 15, 2019

Music is a worldwide phenomenon that spreads across countries and languages. Even when a language barrier exists, people still find themselves listening to music in languages they do not understand. Foreign Music can be just appealing to American audiences as American songs as seen by Kpop’s rise ...

Virtual Influencers and their Growing Popularity

Virtual Influencers and their Growing Popularity

Kavya Gupta

November 26, 2019

You’re scrolling through your Instagram explore page. You glimpse a picture of a girl with space buns. Double-take, scrutinizing the picture, you question your eyesight. She casts a shadow. She has fly-aways and freckles. But something’s still off. She’s too perfect. You open her profile. Oh, she...

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