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A Forever Flower

Delving into the history of an American High School student’s small crochet flower business Kelly Wang Staff Writer      A sweet present for your loved one or an anticipating question to ask them on a date, flowers are an universal symbol for love. But their beauty is short-lasting—as with any living thing. Madyson Tran, a sophomore […]

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Exploring the Real World of Journalism

An interview with Demian Bulwa, Director of News from the San Francisco Chronicle on awareness and controversy. Jessica Le Staff Writer      Just hearing the words “current events” brings up traumatizing memories for the upperclassmen of American High School and anticipatory fear for the underclassmen. Interpreted in the context of AP English Language news summaries and […]

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Two Racial Slurs. One Missing Teacher. A Classroom Left Adrift.

Nearly 6 months ago, an incident occurred which left a classroom without a teacher. 6 months later, the students describe what happened.  Emyr Ortiz, Nami Nair, Darcy Chew, Shreya Daschoudhary, Mata Elangovan Staff Writers      Every so often, a familiar headline pops up in the news: “Teacher Fired After Racist Incident in US High School.” Many […]

On the Field with Marching Band

After taking home the gold seven times this season, Marching Band gives a glimpse into what it takes. Surya Chelliah, Alfred Ukudeev-Freeman Staff Writers       “Mr. Wong has a hands-off approach. And it works.” Says saxophonist Dhruv Sharma (12)      It’s a complicated, coordinated effort, but Mr. Wong has found a particular method for carrying out band […]

Satire: “Great Ex-pee-tations”

The state of student bathrooms at American are an astounding feat of the students and administration of American High – SATIRE Vaishnavi Kurupath Staff Writer      “To flush, or not to flush” is the most pressing question of our time. The bathrooms at American High have been spotlighted for their notoriously questionable conditions. However, these complaints […]

Satire: FUSD School Board Elections

Sinchan Mishra & Sahana Narayan Co-Editors-in-Chief      It’s the time we have all been waiting for. Nights are spent sleepless, tossing and turning with a sense of impending doom. The streets are empty; a feeling of anxiety fills the air. At school, students are unable to focus, their minds haunted by uneasy thoughts about the imminent […]

We The People … Under Eighteen

A dive into whether students are aware of the volatile state of American politics Surya Chelliah Staff Writer      Systematic oppression, the wage gap, corrupt politicians—in today’s world, sometimes it feels better to isolate yourself from the chaos of the news and politics. Why look at something that makes your day a little bit worse, knowing […]

First We Were Treating, and Then We Were Tricked

It should be socially acceptable for teens to go trick-or-treating Reva Gokhale Staff Writer      October 31 is an important date in high school. We stay up late and eat way too much junk food and call all our friends and scare ourselves out of our minds––because it’s the day college apps are due, of course. […]