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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]