Media Literacy in the Midst of a War

Learning how students and teachers at American acquire their information and evaluate the accuracy of their information regarding the Ukraine-Russia crisis Sahana Narayan Staff Writer     Over the last several decades, the world has watched as major global powers have taken shape and taken sides. Sometimes, it happened silently, through the alliances and friendships that didn’t […]

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” […]

Should the Merck COVID-19 pill be authorized?

Health officials give their opinions on the the first COVID-19 antiviral pill  Japneet Kaur Staff Writer      On Tuesday, November 30, the FDA panel of health advisors, after a day-long meeting with many expressed concerns, narrowly voted to back the Merck COVID-19 pill for emergency use authorization. Molnupiravir, according to Merck’s official website, is an “investigational, […]

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, […]