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Free & Reduced Lunch applications due Dec. 31

Food service workers wear masks to protect themselves and students as they hand out free lunches. Photo by Arashk Alivandi.
December 16, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are losing their jobs or taking significant pay cuts. Surprisingly, however, fewer FUHS families are applying for Free and Reduced Lunch services. Assistant...

December Briefly

Steers belong to FFA members Paige and Macy Alcott. Photo by Arashk Alivandi.
December 16, 2020

Animals are back on the farm Steers have just arrived on the FUHS farm, lambs are expected to be born all the way through January, and some students have started to take care of chicks. Freshmen...

Students push for more diverse reading lists

To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and Twelve Angry Men explore racism, but the authors are white. A group of FUHS students are concerned that the freshman and sophomore reading lists lack diversity. Photo by Arashk Alivandi.
November 19, 2020

Of Mice and Men. To Kill a Mockingbird. Fahrenheit 451. These novels address topics ranging from racism to addiction, but the one thing they have in common is that they are written by white authors. ...

November Briefly

November Briefly
November 19, 2020

Students can get help with college applications, financial aid Seniors who have not submitted their college applications will be working over Thanksgiving break to meet their deadlines. Applications for...

Nurse urges families to stay home for holiday

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break, but don’t forget the health and safety of others. Illustration by Brenda San Elias.
November 19, 2020

District registered nurse Kristina Smith is strongly encouraging families to cancel their holiday plans and stay home amid the largest national spike in COVID-19 cases. “A lot of these numbers are...

School board justifies removing Plummer name

School board justifies removing Plummer name
October 15, 2020

The FJUHSD school board voted unanimously on June 16 to remove the name “Louis E. Plummer” from its district auditorium after hearing evidence that Plummer was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1930s....

Black Lives Matter: Students share struggles

Senior Jeffrey Ilerne at a Black Lives Matter protest near Fullerton City Hall. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Ilerne
October 15, 2020

Junior Macio Tinsley knows that he shouldn’t do some of the harmless stuff other students his age can do. “My uncle tells me how I can’t do certain things,” Tinsley said. “Like when my friends...

JROTC students become cybersecurity sleuths

The FUHS Cyber Security Team starts competing in AFA competitions Nov. 13-15. Image by George Finch
October 14, 2020

In July, an ambulance service’s data in Mississippi was breached from a ransomware attack, possibly exposing social security numbers, bank details and medical records. In August, Carnival Cruise...

FUHS announces valedictorian, YouTube graduation

Martin, valedictorian, also served as varsity tennis captain his senior year. Photo courtesy of Martin Vo.
May 20, 2020

When Martin Vo received an email eerily titled “Grades” from principal Laura Rubio, asking to schedule a Zoom meeting with her and his counselors to “discuss a few things,” his first reaction was...

AP testing glitches upset students

Students were directed to a page similar to this one if their responses didn't go through. Photo provided by Miranda Van.
May 20, 2020

College Board’s decision to change the AP exam format into a 45 minute online exam seemed like an adequate solution to match the high school shift to distance learning.  Although the shorter tests...

School plans to hire mental health workers

Chalk drawings provide encouragement to neighbors and friends. Photo by Alexandra Williams.
May 20, 2020

Concerns about teen mental health have increased since stay-at-home orders were announced in March. As daily routines fade into sweatpants and Netflix, more and more teenagers slip into depression and...

May Briefly

May Briefly
May 20, 2020

Senior checkout Senior checkout is May 26 and 27 on campus. Students will remain in their cars and start in the Lemon Lot, drive through campus and stop at various stations in the quad, then exit...

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