Archived Opinion

Tribe Time: Bring it back?

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Gillian Hodgden, News/Featured Editor

October 2, 2018

As a junior, I’ve only heard stories and folktales from the senior class of their beautiful long-lunch days. They reminisce of their luxurious Fridays, rather than lunch ending in the blink of an eye. What they forget to mention is the reason why long lunch was possible--Tribe Time. Tribe Time was a prog...

Crazy Rich Asians: Why representation in the media matters to me

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Jamie Ma, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2018

I was six years old when I first realized how desperately I wanted an American Girl Doll. I wanted my doll to look like my idol Taylor Swift: big blue eyes, blond hair, dainty nose, the works. So, one can imagine the bittersweet disappointment I felt when my grandma bought me my first American Girl...

Keeping the boys’ bathrooms clean

The boys' bathroom after cleaning.

Tyler Balsbaugh, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Any guy who uses the bathrooms here at FUHS knows our campus bathrooms have a slight sanitation issue; and by slight, I mean huge. When I enter the bathrooms I have to strategically plan every step just to avoid puddles of mysterious liquid. Toilet paper is always shoved down the urinals, bits of cafe...

Why the feminist movement is still relevant today

Women protesting in the recent women's march. Photo courtest of Kaya Ortega.

Myah Phillips, Copy Editor

February 15, 2018

In recent years, the feminist movement has gained momentum as women and men alike have marched to end the misleading labels that are typically given to girls and women, such as “weak,” “incapable” and “inferior.” Many FUHS students attended these marches and spoke of the importance of the fem...

Getting rid of the stigma surrounding mental illnesses

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Maya Chavez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

When people think of mental illness, they most often focus on the stigma surrounding the term, which has arisen from opinions in the media. The media often portrays mental illnesses as something to be ashamed of.   The negative connotations associated with mental illnesses are also the result of l...

Check yourself before you wreck yourself—think before you speak

Check yourself before you wreck yourself—think before you speak

Cordelia Tran, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

Walking down the hall in school the other day, I overheard a fragment of a conversation. A boy looked over to his friend and said, “that’s so gay, bro.” This simple phrase was obviously meant  as an insult—as if being gay is a negative thing. These connotations, which some seem to never consider, stigmatize ...

#MaculinitySoFragile: Effect of hypermasculinity on students

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Gillian Hodgden, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

According to most dictionaries, masculinity is defined as the possession of qualities traditionally associated with men. However, masculinity is a deeper concept that impacts our culture, daily lives and every man differently. It manifests into hyper-masculinity—the exaggeration of stereotypical male be...

Free speech: An endangered necessity

A man holds a sign saying “Free speech = a free nation” at a free speech rally. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tyler Balsbaugh, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

Countries around the world admire the United States, mainly because of the equality and freedom offered to all. The most important of these rights, in my eyes, is freedom of speech. But how do Americans view free speech, and do we really value it as much as we should? Currently, free speech is under attack: coll...

Best boys fashion trends for winter

FUHS students fashion their favorite winter trends. Photo courtest of Bianey Hernandez.

Jacquelin Arreola, Bianey Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

Students wear trendy outfits to express their unique fashion aesthetics by taking runway-level fashion trends and embedding them into their own everyday styles. Below are some trendy tips for boys to incorporate into their style this winter. Color Blocking and Patterns While coordinating co...

Is our reliance on technology limiting us?

A student texts her friend to go out for lunch. Photo by Megan Kim

Megan Kim, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Despite most people’s claims that technology is advancing society, I’ve recently realized that at times it is doing just the opposite. While technology—like cell phones and computers—is very beneficial to society, they have negative effect as well. Autocorrect and spell check are two inventions that I and many ...

Netana Christiansen: aspiring artist extraordinaire

Netana Christiansen: aspiring artist extraordinaire

Allison Park, Copy Editor

November 29, 2017

To senior Netana Christiansen, academic success is not defined by test scores and GPA.  “I believe that academic success is important to simply express effort and hard work, to show that you care and will give your 110 percent,” Christiansen said. Christiansen’s determination to excel in class...

Students share their Thanksgiving traditions

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Emma Kelly, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what to be grateful for, and, since grade school, grandparents to teachers alike have emphasized its importance. Thanksgiving is also about spending time with family and cultivating traditions. With each Thanksgiving, we are given the opportunity to not only look ...