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A Look Into the Lives of the Homeless – Reinta

A Look Into the Lives of the Homeless – Reinta

Saagar Sanghavi and Caroline Gee

March 13, 2017


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Reinta         It’s a nightmare walking in a storm with no coat on — that’s how I feel, how homelessness has been for me. Walking outside with no coat on in a storm. You can have a coat but it’s cold out there. You need the [indoors], especially [for] the bathroom. Squatting down in the ...

A Look Into the Lives of the Homeless – Wally

Caroline Gee and Saagar Sanghavi

March 12, 2017


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        My life was good, you know, no divorces, nothing like that, and there was a kind of spat between my brothers and sisters, but nothing major. I lived in a good community, no drugs, at least nothing like what it is here. [There were] Catholics everywhere, Kansas is full of Catholics. And if yo...

Spotlight – A Difference in Political Opinion

Spotlight – A Difference in Political Opinion

Sudarshan Kannan

March 8, 2017


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Interviewee: Archishman “Archie” Sravankumar What do you identify as politically? I identify as a libertarian and anarcho-capitalist. I believe in that any form of government compulsion is not justified, including taxes, and condemn any form of government coercion. As an anarcho-capitalist, I bel...

Spotlight – Ms. Yazdani

Spotlight – Ms. Yazdani

Anshul Rajwanshi

February 28, 2017


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I think the most enjoyable part is helping the students. I am helping guide them and helping them reach their goals and accomplishments. The exciting part is hearing those decisions and knowing that I even had such a small part of that process makes me feel really happy.

Racial Awareness at CHS – Amartya De

Racial Awareness at CHS – Amartya De

Saagar Sanghavi

February 18, 2017


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What ethnicity are you, and how did your ethnicity affect the way you grew up? As you know, I am Indian. Growing up, my ethnicity affected me a lot. I grew up in Southern Indiana, which I would say was 90% Caucasian. It was nothing like Cupertino. I was definitely a minority there; in fact, I was t...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Austin Zhuang

Racial Awareness at CHS – Austin Zhuang

Esha Radhakrishnan

February 18, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I’m definitely Asian American, but specifically I’m half Cantonese and half Taiwanese American. Q: How did your ethnicity affect as you grew up? A: I grew up in a white neighborhood, and this was obviously seventeen years ago. My neighborhood was full of white people,...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Tamara Zafer

Racial Awareness at CHS – Tamara Zafer

Leo Rassieur

February 18, 2017


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What is your ethnicity? I am Arab. My parents are from Palestine and Jordan, but I was born in the U.S. In what ways are you proud of or celebrate your ethnicity and culture? I have always been really close friends with a lot of people who are Arab, and we celebrate holidays together. We have ...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Daniel Tkach

Racial Awareness at CHS – Daniel Tkach

Jenn Zaratan

February 18, 2017


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Daniel Tkach teaches Freshman Lit/Writ and VMC. He has been working at Tino for two years. Q: What race do you identify as?  I would identify my race as white. My ancestry comes from Ukraine and Ireland, so [I am] half Ukrainian and a quarter Irish. Q: Growing up, did you notice differences in the way people treat...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kimaya Goomer

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kimaya Goomer

Ethan Qi

February 18, 2017


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Q: What ethnicity are you? A: I am Indian, originally from India. Q: How do you think your ethnicity has affected the way you grew up? A: My family is super culture-oriented, so I was in a lot of heritage organizations and they have been a pretty big part of my life. I would say I’m pretty connec...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Julie Hoang

Aishwarya Laddha

February 18, 2017


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Julie Hoang has been a secretary for Class Council and is involved with DECA, fashion club  and VSA. Q: What ethnicity are you? A: Vietnamese. Q: How did your ethnicity affect the way you grew up? A: It didn’t really affect me personally; I never faced any personal form of discrimination. Gr...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kami Tomberlain

Racial Awareness at CHS – Kami Tomberlain

Lily Rosen Marvin

February 18, 2017


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Kami Tomberlain worked in Union City California Richmond California before arriving at Cupertino High, where she has worked for the past nine years. She grew up in Texas and attended Texas Tech University. Q: What is your ethnicity? A: I am white, originally from Texas. Q: How did your ethnicity influence...

Racial Awareness at CHS – Nour Al Sakka

Racial Awareness at CHS – Nour Al Sakka

Melissa Silva

February 18, 2017


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Q: What is your ethnicity? A: I’m Arab-Canadian. Both my parents are from the Middle East, and I was born in Canada. Q: How did your ethnicity influence your childhood? A: My mom was really traditional, so when I was a little girl, she would tell me, ‘You should be doing this and this and other ...

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