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Students participate in one of the government classes held at HHS.

Youth feel dispassionate, unheard in politics

Although today’s tense political climate may feel distant to high school students, junior Kaci Freeman said politics is a more important issue than many youth perceive.  Participating in politics...

District board candidate Linda Price says she will prioritize family values and transparency if elected.

Board of Trustees candidate Linda Price discusses political, district-level standpoints

By Joss Broward November 5, 2022

Linda Price, a candidate for the FUHSD Board of Trustees, said her primary goal is to make decisions in the best interest of the students. As a Board of Trustees member, Price said she would be able to...

LOWER VOTING AGE: Extending the franchise to 16-year-olds is crucial for American democracy.

The Political Arena: Extend franchise to youth

By Macy Li May 2, 2022

Voting is power. In America, we have long prided ourselves in our democracy and the opportunity to influence the laws that dictate our lives. Voting provides us with a voice — yet, in every election,...

Feminist’s disclosure: Women in politics

Feminist’s disclosure: Women in politics

By Leila Salam February 23, 2022

Immense progress has been made for women in politics in the past four years. In the 2018 midterms, a record number of women were elected to Congress, now holding 144 out of 539 seats, according to the...

REP GREENE TWITTER BAN: Greene was rightfully suspended from Twitter after tweeting an inaccurate graph of deaths after the COVID-19 vaccine, according to CNN.

Censor politicians when it comes to false information

By Niyatee Jain January 12, 2022

Republican congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had her personal account banned on Twitter after spreading misinformation about COVID-19 on Jan. 2, according to BBC. Greene’s suspension highlights...

Tool against democracy: the filibuster has been historically used by racists, like Sen. Strom Thurmond, to obstruct necessary reforms

The filibuster is slowly killing American democracy

By Keshav Kumar December 9, 2021

In a democracy, the majority rules. This is something that we take for granted. However, this fundamental aspect of democracy is not true in America, because of the filibuster.   If a member of the...

REPRESENTATION IS VITAL: We need people who share the same backgrounds as we do to represent us as one collective community.

The Political Arena: Chasing dreams

By Macy Li November 4, 2021

As a young girl, I spent hours scrutinizing my features, which strayed far from the “American” standard of blonde hair and blue eyes. I had always noticed an apparent lack of representation in virtually...

BIDENS BORDER BLUNDER: Since taking office, President Biden has failed to deliver on promises to alleviate the border crisis.

Biden’s unfulfilled promises increase severity of lingering immigration policies

By Lindsey Steel October 19, 2021

President Joe Biden took office with the strain of a global pandemic, an economy in ruins and racial disparities plaguing the country on his shoulders. Since January, his administration has helped get...

JOURNALISM PRESS CONFERENCE: Superintendent Polly Bove answers questions about the future of advisories and how the district plans to educate students about social injustices.

Students, administration reflect on advisory

FUHSD developed an advisory class to educate students on social justice issues and other relevant educational topics for the 2020 school year. After a year of advisories, students and staff are reflecting...

Obsessing over election: A flurry of news outlets bombard me with formidable headlines, as I slowly start to notice my mannerisms changing synonymous with the political climate.

Off the Record: Times of distress expose my unhealthy coping mediums

By Shreya Partha December 6, 2020

The importance of the election is by no means a new concept. As Americans, we have made it our duty to understand each candidate's policies and beliefs, in hopes that Election Day will prove to cater our...

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

By Saanvi Thakur November 2, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Parents take pride in asking their kids this question and don’t bother to think twice about the possibility that their kids may not even have a future....

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