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YALLWest book festival in Santa Monica features authors, food trucks and more

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Myah Phillips, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

With a lineup filled with best-selling authors and YouTube reviewers, the YALLWest book festival in Santa Monica is something not to miss. The free festival will take place on Sat. Apr. 29, and will be offering various events throughout the day. Food trucks will also be onsite. Featuring renowned a...

School play investigates school shooting epidemic

Come see the show today at through Friday.

Melanie Pinzon, A&E Editor

April 13, 2017

From Columbine to San Bernardino, school violence is becoming more and more frequent in the US. FUHS Theatre’s production of “Bang, Bang You’re Dead” tells the story of a teenager named Josh who is driven by insanity to kill his parents and several of his classmates, due to pressure from t...

Thespian officers fight for the future of arts education in public schools

Representative Josh Newman, Josiah Haugen, Lindsey Biggy, Michael Laverde, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, and Theatre Director Michael Despars.

Tara Patton, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

Arts education has proven time and time again to be a positive source of student creativity and a benefit to students in not only academic classes, but also later on in their careers. Still, the future of arts education is once again at risk of being defunded. Theatre Director Michael Despars ...

ComedySportz audience determines winner

ComedySportz audience determines winner

Jamie Ma, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

ComedySportz hosted and won yet another match against El Dorado High School Friday, Mar. 16. The match consisted of two halves, the first half played by senior and Team Captain Claire McDonald, senior Samantha Scales, and freshmen Emily McCardell and Calvin Tate. The team ended the half with a score ...

President of South Korea Impeached

Citizens of South Korea protest on the streets of Seoul. Photo from

Chloe Shin, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

On March 10, South Korean President Park Geun Hye was impeached after judges voted to follow through with Parliament’s decision, making her the first president to be impeached in South Korea. Elected on Feb. 25, 2013, Hye became the 11th president and first female president of South Korea. She had...

Junior Joanna Mendoza captures student life outside of school

A boy captured outside of a Chemical X show. Photo by Joanna Mendoza.

Melanie Pinzon, A&E Editor

March 21, 2017

Photography is widely considered the most popular art form in mainstream media. Whether it be through an iPhone or a Canon, we all pride ourselves in that one glorious snapshot we’ve managed to nab. For junior Joanna Mendoza, photography is a way in which she is able to document through each pho...

Student concerns over prom ticket lines

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William Hollon, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

Procrastination. Every high schooler knows that word too well. We all wait for the last possible minute to get things done, but recently there have been many concerns about the length of Prom ticket lines and the way it is sold. Senior Adam Kraus has expressed some of his concern. “I just don’t think the...

AP/IB junior starts petition to defend provocative novel

AP/IB junior starts petition to defend provocative novel

Emily Brezarich, News editor

March 13, 2017

Many works of literature are considered controversial. Novels like "The Catcher in the Rye" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" were sometimes banned in school classrooms for their suggestive content. Here at FUHS, the novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," which is being taught in Leonardo Indelicato's AP/IB English...

Trump’s immigration ban affects FUHS student and family

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Kaya Ortega, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

Turmoil and chaos ensued as President Trump signed an executive order to ban immigrants and green card holders from seven Muslim majority countries including: Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Somalia on Jan 27. Worldwide, 218 million people would be denied access into the United States. Million...

Annual College and Career Fair highlights future opportunities for students

ASB students Katelyn Gomez, Kaylee Nelson, and Angela Lankenau, pose while helping students at the College and Career fair

Madilyn Marks, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

The College and Career Fair, hosted by ASB last Thursday, showcased over 50 colleges and universities. “[ASB was] really excited for the event because we’re excited to give everyone such amazing opportunities for their future,¨ said ASB student Gracelynn Basas. The event kicked off with an energe...

The Oscars 2017: the nominees for Best Picture

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Myah Phillips and Kaya Ortega

February 26, 2017

Film has been a major part of American society for generations, and 89 years ago it was decided those who produced and performed in these films should be awarded for the entertainment they provide. 2017 marks the 89th year of the most revered Academy Award show, The Oscars, providing the opportu...

Artist of the Month: Natalia Perez

Perez playing the trumpet outside of the Plummer auditorium. Photo by: Austin Budnik

Jamie Ma, Writer

February 24, 2017

Junior Natalia Perez plays the piano, violin, trumpet, and on top of all that, she cooks. Perez has been involved in the culinary and instrumental music program since freshman year, and has utilized her talents and hard work to excel in these programs. Seven years ago, Perez began learning the vi...