Does the California Senate Care about Mental Health?

Senate Bills 14 and 224 are calling for mental health reform in schools as it becomes an increasing concern amongst teens.  Abigail Manalese Staff Writer      New bills in the California Senate were introduced by Senator Anthony Portantino regarding mental health in schools and were discussed on March 10th, 2021. Senate Bill 14 requires the California […]

The $30 Million Dollar Question: Is April 19th AHS’s Reopening Date?

Tensions rise and tea is spilled as Superintendent Cammack reveals an updated reopening plan during Wednesday’s school board meeting Rebecca Beddingfield Editor-in-Chief      “I’d like someone to say that to my face when we go back in person.”      “You’re a bully and a disgrace.”           The exchange above is just one of many emotionally-charged responses at Wednesday’s […]

For the People Act of 2021

Exploring the recent voting reform measure that passed the House this past week.  Haritha Rajasekar Staff Writer Voting. An action so substantial that a country’s entire well-being depends on it. This past week, Republicans introduced a series of bills in states across the country to implement restrictive measures on voting; these restrictions come after a […]

GENup’s Mental Health Town Hall—Performative Action or Real Change?

A mental health town hall held on January 3rd, 2021 has students wondering, “What was the point?” Abigail Manalese Staff Writer      In September of 2020, American High School ASB executives and GENup, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition, held a student support circle giving a platform to students who have had issues on […]

The Disconnect Between Teachers and Students

Opinions of students and teachers at American on the disconnect between teachers and students due to online learning Chaha Mukherjee Staff Writer Lucine Mohakel (11)-      “The disconnect between teachers and students, I believe, affects both parties. Students have seemed much more tentative and distant towards their teachers, but, at the same time, teachers are also […]