The most popular undesirable Holiday gifts: How to give gifts people will actually use

A small list of popular unwanted gifts and the impact of its wastage.    Sonal Agarwal Staff Writer      According to, approximately $15.2 billion in total has been wasted on unwanted Christmas gifts throughout the United States overall. The average Christmas spending price amounts to around $900, as stated by Seeing a splurge in Christmas […]

California’s Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month

The core beliefs of the Sikh faith Japneet Kaur Staff Writer      The month of November is one of the holiest months for Sikhs. It’s the month in which the birth anniversary, or Gurpurab, of Guru Nanak Dev Ji falls. Of the ten Guru Sahibs in Sikh history, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, […]

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Taking a closer look at the different ways people react to the colder months Sinchan Mishra Staff Writer      November. The days get colder, the nights get longer, and colorful leaves blanket the ground everywhere you look. For some, this is the best time of the year—a time for anticipating Thanksgiving Break, enjoying Starbucks’s winter menu, […]

The Substitute Teacher Shortage

The causes and effects of a substitute teacher shortage worsened by the pandemic and a lack of funding Anika Aggarwal Staff Writer      The entire nation, including Fremont Unified School District, has been hit hard by a substitute teacher shortage. Without substitute teachers, schools are left to fend for themselves, requiring teachers to substitute for other […]

“Gifted and Talented” Education

Is the GATE test ultimately beneficial for students? Japneet Kaur Staff Writer      Third grade is an important period in a student’s academic journey. It’s the year when students master the art of cursive, become experts in multiplication time tables, and expand their knowledge of the world. It’s also the year where students in California take […]