Cry Me a River

The drama department is changing.  Natalie Loo Staff Writer      As the buzz of the fall play slowly fades and preparation for the spring musical takes its place, American High School Performing Arts (AHSPA) is going through its annual transition between shows. But this year, that transition is only one of many the program is facing. […]

The Truth Behind Elective Classes at American High

Covering some of the different electives offered at American High School and analyzing the important skills learnt from each class  Sahana Narayan Staff Writer      Counselors giving their annual A-G requirement presentations. Posters slowly being hung up on the walls. The yearly AP class discussion happening among students. It’s officially time for American High students to […]

A Milestone for LGBTQ+ People in Sports

Timothy LeDuc becomes the first openly non-binary person to compete in the Winter Olympics. Natalie Loo Staff Writer      “Sports need to be inclusive.” “Sports need to be fair.” “There are already physical differences amongst cis athletes.” “Where do we draw the line?”      The arguments around trans and nonbinary athletes in sports, especially at the elite […]

“The First Defining Movie of Gen Z”

Does The Fallout (2022) really live up to this title? Sinchan Mishra Staff Writer      *Disclaimer: This article contains major spoilers for The Fallout (2022)*      On January 27th, The Fallout released on HBO Max. The movie, Megan Park’s directorial debut starring Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler, has been dubbed “the first defining movie of Gen Z” […]

Pencils Down, Laptops Open

Exploring the introduction of a digital SAT as well as its different advantages and disadvantages Sinchan Mishra Staff Writer      It’s official: the SAT is going digital.       The news came out on January 25, which Priscilla Rodriguez, vice president of College Readiness Assessments at College Board, stated would make the exam “easier to take, easier to […]

Opinion: Why We Should Have School Off for Cultural Holidays

The reasons for closing school to allow people of various cultures and backgrounds to celebrate their holidays. Anika Aggarwal Staff Writer In a school as diverse as American High, why shouldn’t we acknowledge some of the holidays that people so greatly value here?      According to US News, over 87% of American High School’s students are […]

Bye Bye Books

School districts across the country are banning educational and important books from classrooms Inaaya Adam Staff Writer      To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee sheds awareness of prejudice and racism in America during the Great Depression. Art Spiegelman’s Maus is a nonfiction graphic novel describing the author’s experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust. Both […]