The “American” Journey of VAISH and THE ROACHEZ

Early beginnings offer only a glimpse of these young artists’ musical futures. Alfred Ukudeev-Freeman Staff Writer     “One day I was bored, and I was like, sh—, I’ma make some music. So I made some music.”      Vaishnav Desabhatla (11) is his name, but everybody calls him VAISH. He started back in quarantine, rapping over pre-made beats […]

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 […]

Genshin’s Racist Impact 

A Look Into Colorism in East Asia Through the Open-World Game Genshin Impact. Siena Encarnacion Staff Writer      Genshin Impact is currently the highest-grossing game ever. And it’s not without good reason, as this open-world game does a phenomenal job with almost every aspect– music, content, you name it. However, behind the gorgeous worldbuilding and stunning […]

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. […]

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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 […]