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JIGGLING WITH HAPPINESS: A fan recreation of Buzzfeed Tasty's recipe, a Jiggly Japanese Cheesecake.

Buzzfeed Tasty: Subtle racism against Asian-American dishes

Noelle Escalante, Writing Apprentice April 30, 2021

Buzzfeed Tasty is known for their short Instagram videos featuring quick and easy recipes that anyone can follow. However, the rotation of Eurocentric dishes and the Americanizing of ethnic cuisines that...

STRESSED OUT: Students and teachers may be up for a rough ride with next year’s schedule.

Flaws with the IUSD standardized high school bell schedule

Helena Zhou, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

As we transition out of the pandemic, our return to normalcy will not be as straightforward in regards to next year’s bell schedule. For students, going from the current hybrid schedule to a revised,...

GLOOM AND ZOOM: Clubs are overwhelmed by low participation during meetings.

How COVID-19 killed student engagement in clubs

Kathy Chun, THO Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2021

Entering high school as a doe-eyed freshman with hands clutching my backpack straps, I found myself constantly receiving the same piece of advice: get involved with as many clubs as possible. I remember...

HEAR OUR VOICES: Several protestors gather to bring awareness to sexual assault, harassment and violence issues affecting women around the world.

97% of women

Zarina Yunis, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2021

If you’ve been scrolling through TikTok or Instagram this past month, you’re probably no stranger to the alarming amount of women who have been sexually harassed in their lifetime. A new study from...

IS SHARING CARING?: Netflix has recently begun to crack down on password sharing, leading to frustration among long-term users.

Pursuing Netflix Password Sharers: A Potential Mistake

Rachel Yokota, Staff Writer April 17, 2021

Netflix sent a clear message to its account sharers in early March, warning them that the company is aware of their presence. A verification test was sent to a select number of Netflix accounts, asking...

MORE THAN A STATISTIC: A candlelight vigil is held in memoriam of the lives lost during the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.

Mass shootings should not be normal

Diego Moreno, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

When news of the Boulder City shooting was revealed, it felt like a return to normal for the United States. But it shouldn’t be normal for people to die on such a large scale, and rather than returning...

WE ARE NOT A VIRUS: America’s youth speaks up during a Stop Asian Hate protest organized by Melanated Youth.

Asian hate crimes must be eliminated

Rhea Gupta, Writing Apprentice April 13, 2021

Anti-Asian hate crimes have recently spiked across our country, taking the lives of many including Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan and Yong Ae Yue, who were killed in...

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: Consistently unpredictable, Lil Nas X invariably makes headlines with whimsical fashion and media choices.

Student Speak: Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO”

Parashar Bharadwaj, Writing Apprentice April 12, 2021

With the recent release of Lil Nas X's song "MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)," listeners have taken to social media to both bash and support the famed "Old Town Road'' artist. The music video features a...

Drivers of snow-removal vehicles battle freezing temperatures, clearing routes for escaping the bitter cold.

How the Texas snow storm is just the beginning

Diego Moreno and Karen Wang March 22, 2021

When Texas was hit by a deadly snowstorm, it was not just power and water that was lost. It was life as well: such as the loss of an 11-year-old boy who froze to death trying to keep his brother warm amidst...

CONTROVERSIAL: Biden’s legislative agenda has sparked a heated debate over minimum wage.

Increasing federal minimum wage is not the right answer

Matthew Dimaandal, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

President Joe Biden proposed raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 through a series of bills in both the House and the Senate, causing members of Congress to be locked in a fierce debate....

Politics in the United States: The false promise for unity

Politics in the United States: The false promise for unity

Hari Sreeramagiri, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

One of the things I hate about preschool is all the lies they tell you. All the false promises they make in hopes of lifting your spirits. “Anything is possible within these bright, tacky walls, whether...

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