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 […]

Course Registration Dissatisfaction

A look into the disappointment felt by AHS students at this year’s registration process Japneet Kaur Staff Writer      The last days of February mark an important time period for the students at American High School. Students are faced with the excruciating task of making decisions—ones that will have a large impact on their future. The […]

Science and Eco Club installs a Foodshare Table to American

AHS introduces the food share program to FUSD Aleesha Kashif Staff Writer     One in five residents of Alameda County are dependent on the Alameda County Community food bank to fulfill their hunger. Approximately two out of every three of these residents are needy children and seniors. Meanwhile, countless edible food is thrown away everyday by […]

The Finals Countdown: How to Prepare for the Toughest Week of the Year

Ways to stay calm during the semester’s most significant exams Karen Supandi Staff Writer     You know it. I know it. The teachers even know it. The weight of finals is the one thing on everyone’s minds as soon as winter break ends, but some of us still find reasons to put off studying. Ultimately, we […]

American Notches First Victory In League Play

Eagles propelled by stout defense, defeat Mission San Jose 57 – 38 Shawn Rocha Staff Writer     On January 6, 2016, American’s Varsity Boys Basketball team gained the first league victory of the season, beating the Mission San Jose Warriors 57 – 38. Although strong throughout defensively, American lacked an explosive offensive showing, allowing Mission to […]