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Saviorism or Activism

Rajasi Laddha, Opinions Assistant March 24, 2021

With the continuous rise of activism in mainstream media, it is crucial to discern the difference between activism and saviorism and recognize the deeply ingrained savior mentality that middle-class and...

Female Rappers Contribute to Positive Body Autonomy

Keerthi Lakshmanan, Social Media Manager March 24, 2021

Released on August 7th, rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song “WAP” broke records with 93 million streams in its opening week alone to become No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Its music video...

Skills High Schoolers Should be Taught

Skills High Schoolers Should be Taught

Saniya Laungani and Raissa Ji February 27, 2021

People often joke, “What’s the point of learning y = mx + b? I have never used it a day in my life.” While there are many applications of a linear equation in real life, the statement holds some...

Fashion Trend Biases

Arushi Arora, Writer February 27, 2021

As the fashion industry continues to evolve every day, many choose to overlook or even neglect the media’s impact on our society’s perception of body image through upcoming trends. As this industry...

Opinions: We Need Less Synchronous Hours

Opinions: We Need Less Synchronous Hours

Theresa Nguyen December 3, 2020

Ever since the beginning of this year, things have been different. People’s sleep schedules, activities and even way of thinking have changed. Starting from March 18, the Fremont Union High School District...

What it Means to Support Kamala Harris

What it Means to Support Kamala Harris

Keerthi Lakshmanan October 29, 2020

California Senator Kamala Harris has had a long career in politics—from working as a deputy district attorney in 1990 to now, standing as the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election.    She...

Political Advertisements Should be allowed on Social Media

Political Advertisements Should be allowed on Social Media

Joan Thyagarajan, Investigations Editor October 8, 2020

In response to the upcoming 2020 presidential election, several social media companies have changed their policies on political advertisements. The spearhead of this change has been Twitter, which back...

The AP US History Curriculum is not holistic

The AP US History Curriculum is not holistic

Sanat Singhal, Website/Podcast Editor October 8, 2020

  "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat." This adage is visible today, as the narrow view of American history taught in school is directly tied to the rampant ignorance pervading...

Why The Handmaid's Tale Encourages Misogyny

Why The Handmaid’s Tale Encourages Misogyny

Kavya Gupta, Print Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2020

Hunkering down in contemplation during this once-in-a-century, nightmarish, unimaginable catastrophe, the future feels bleak and uncertain. Yet even now, it appears to be far brighter than the apocalyptic...

Banning Teacher Tenure

Banning Teacher Tenure

Sarah Pollans, Postscript Editor May 11, 2020

Since its introduction in the 1920s, the teacher tenure has garnered as much criticism as it has support. It was first created as a way to defend teachers from dismissals based on false or arbitrary accusations....

Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Glorified After Death

Joan Thyagarajan, Maia Matsushita May 9, 2020

Death is a part of every aspect of our lives. Nobody in this world is perfect, and nobody is expected to be. Nonetheless, all people, whether citizens or celebrities, should be subject to repudiation for...

Lowering Legal Drinking Age

Lowering Legal Drinking Age

Sarah Pollans, Postscript Editor March 28, 2020

Unlike some other points of contention in society, the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in America has not spurred walkouts, protests or other demonstrative events. Despite this, the fact that America...

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