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Thanksgiving: the ultimate holiday

Thanksgiving: the ultimate holiday

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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

America needs gun control

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

The importance of arts in school

The importance of arts in school

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Senior Day promotes college readiness

Senior Day promotes college readiness

Tara Patton, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, School News, Showcase

On Oct. 11, the FUHS administration held a seniors only, college prep day where students attended four different workshops intended to make the process of transitioning to college life simpler. Throughout the day, students received guidance from english teachers on how to effectively write a college e...

Dreamers at FUHS

Dreamers at FUHS

Kaya Ortega, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The Trump administration finally followed through on their campaign promise to crack down on immigration by formally announcing the discontinuation of DACA: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, on Sept. 5.   President Trump’s 2016 campaign was famously centered around taking hard action against ...

Athletes unite to “take a knee”

Athletes unite to “take a knee”

Megan Kim and Isabella Gomez

October 17, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Jake Paul: Saving YouTube?

Jake Paul: Saving YouTube?

Will Hollon, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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: Opressive and unamerican

Transgender Military Ban: Opressive and unamerican

Gillian Hodgden and Cordelia Tran

September 18, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Showcase

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: Destroying Youtube?

Megan Kim, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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?

The Patriot Act: An invasion of privacy?

Audry Jeong, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

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...

Call to action: climate change

Call to action: climate change

Allison Park, A&E Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Showcase

Between 2000 and 2009, an average of 55 million people suffered from climate-related disasters annually. Damage costs hit $789 billion in the early 2000’s. While these startling numbers continue to escalate, it is easy for us to step back, ignore the problem and tell ourselves that global warming is...

How TV Shows and Movies Create Unrealistic Standards About High School

How TV Shows and Movies Create Unrealistic Standards About High School

Anna Sanchez, Lifestyle Writer, Business Manager

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With society’s fast-growing technological advancements, children are becoming more exposed to the world through television and film, and with this comes many false perceptions of life. More specifically, tv shows and movies today do not portray high school realistically. These include, but are not li...