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Netflix shows to binge-watch over break

Netflix shows to binge-watch over break

Bianey Garcia Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Bored of watching your parents get ready for Thanksgiving dinner? Or finished your turkey and having a food coma? Maybe you need a good Netflix binge-watching session this Thanksgiving break. Whatever mood you are in, here is a list of shows to match it. Feeling like you were born in the wrong era?...

FUHS students reveal why their workloads lead them to a lack of sleep

Senior Janet Kim catches a quick power nap during class. Photo by Julianna Enders.

Myah Phillips, Copy Editor

November 17, 2017

When it comes to high school course work, things can tend to pile up, and with most teenagers having a proclivity for procrastination, simply finishing a single night’s homework can become a stressful and rough workload. Add in after school activities like sports, extracurriculars, and jobs, a night in the life o...

Thanksgiving: the ultimate holiday

Thanksgiving: the ultimate holiday

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

November 17, 2017

I experienced something new this past week: Christmas in November! Christmas decorations were displayed everywhere I went. Trees, lights, and ornaments are littered across malls, supermarkets, and even boutique clothing shops, but it’s not even December. I love Christmas, I promise (I am not a Chri...

America needs gun control

March on Washington for Gun Control, Jan. 23, 2013. Source:

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2017

After the insufferable tragedies of 9/11, the United States completely revolutionized travel. The most apparent of these changes were in airports and the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The government also instituted the Patriot Act to intercept and obstruct terrorism. The...

Brittany Ruiz: Making History

Photo by Anthony Rugama.

Allison Park, Copy Editor

November 6, 2017

I choose Fullerton because it is "breathtaking, phenomenal, life-changing." Challenged and inspired by Fullerton’s rigorous courses, senior Brittany Ruiz hopes to pursue history studies after high school. She credits AP US History teacher David Shanebeck for teaching her that comprehending a subject not onl...

The importance of arts in school

Senior Adam Ritter Plays Mr. Fitzpatrick in the FUHS Fall production of Secret in the Wings. Photo by Camille Joi Salud.

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2017

Art is at the center of human life—it’s no wonder the Renaissance is synonymous with rebirth. It has been the driving force of human understanding and achievement since the very beginning. However, students today seem not as involved in the arts as they should be. While FUHS does have the repu...

Athletes unite to “take a knee”

Colin Kaepernick and his teammates take a knee to protest racial inequality. Photo courtesy of @circa

Megan Kim and Isabella Gomez

October 17, 2017

On Sept. 1, 2016, controversy swept the nation when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the national anthem. Many were confused as to why he sat down and saw Kaepernick’s actions as disrespectful. Kaepernick explained his reasons for sitting during an exclusive interview with NFL...

The iPhone X and 8: “extra” and ridiculous, or a step in the right direction?

The iPhone X and 8: “extra” and ridiculous, or a step in the right direction?

Myah Phillips, Copy Editor

September 25, 2017

On Sep. 12, Apple announced their newest iPhones: the iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Both phones are to have a universal wireless charging system called Qi, which is currently available in Starbucks and IKEA. The iPhone X will have an all new glass design, where the entire front of the phone is b...

Jake Paul: Saving YouTube?

Jake Paul promoting his brand on his Instagram (@JakePaul)

William Hollon, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017

Jake Paul is saving YouTube. Now, I want to make it clear that I do not condone the crazy and erratic behavior, like lighting furniture on fire, that ensues when he is trying to create material. Jake Paul, a 20-year old YouTuber who rose to fame through Vine, posts daily vlogs on YouTube with a gro...

Transgender Military Ban: Oppressive and unamerican

Activists protesting the  new transgender military ban.

Gillian Hodgden and Cordelia Tran

September 18, 2017

On July 26, 2017 President Donald Trump released a tweet announcing that transgender individuals will no longer be permitted to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Stalled by the Pentagon, this ban will come into effect next year on March 23, 2018. President Trump justifies this motion by cla...

Jake Paul: Destroying Youtube?

Jake Paul's infamous social media account.

Megan Kim, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Recently, there has been a lot of controversy associated with Youtube star Jake Paul, a 20 year old “YouTube creator” who became widely internet famous through Vine--an app which no longer exists. Since then, Paul has taken Youtube by storm, posting daily vlogs with his friends who he has coined ...

The Patriot Act: An invasion of privacy?


Audry Jeong, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m., four hijacked planes were flown and crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing thousands. Every year we remember the strength and courage of those lost. However, rarely do we ever focus on the after effects of this tragedy and how they contin...