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Abortion has become an increasingly polarizing topic within the nation, making the decision of Roe v. Wade one of the most prominent ones in recent years.

What does the death of Roe v. Wade mean?

Elizabeth Cheng and Sruthi Medepalli May 26, 2022

“Abortion is a healthcare issue,” gynecologist Priya Panneerselvam said. “Overturning Roe v. Wade does not decrease the number of abortions that will happen in this country — it’s going to decrease...

The laws and ethics surrounding animal testing

The laws and ethics surrounding animal testing

Chelsea Lee and Sam Sarma May 26, 2022

Behind the makeup that conceals blemishes or the drugs that heal patients, animals are being used to assess the safety and effectiveness of products before human use. The justification of animal testing...

Elon Musks takeover of Twitter has stirred controversy among the general public.

Company takeovers: progressive change or madness

Amishi Chandra and Timothy Kim May 26, 2022

Millions of people woke up the morning of April 25 to discover that the unthinkable had happened: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX had privately purchased the public social media forum, Twitter....

The eugenics movement, often with racist or ableist motivations, touted the concept that the human race could be improved by breeding out genetically “unfit” individuals.

California’s little-known history of eugenics

Crystal Qian and Elizabeth Cheng May 3, 2022

White skin, blonde hair and blue eyes: the archetype of the Aryan race, deemed by German dictator Adolf Hitler to be the pinnacle of humankind. While the putative master race draws associations with Hitler’s...

Declining mental health is not a crisis affecting that only affects students, but one that teachers face as well.

Teachers endure burnout

Sam Sarma and Jason Shan May 3, 2022

In the wake of a growing mental health epidemic, FUHSD has implemented a variety of emotional support services, from Homeroom modules to the HAERT Program. However, declining mental health is not a crisis...

The global surrogacy industry is facing an unprecedented shortage of surrogate mothers.

Global crises create surrogate shortage

Tanika Anbuchelvan and Anushka Anand May 3, 2022

From the scare of new COVID-19 variants to vaccine reluctance, prospective parents and surrogate mothers have faced a variety of new issues amid the pandemic. Exacerbated even further by the recent Russian...

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.

Ramadan helps Muslims explore religious identity and build character

Samiya Anwar and Audrey Sun May 3, 2022

Eech year, more than 1.7 billion Muslims participate in the holy month of Ramadan. During the ninth month of the lunar year, Muslims practice self-discipline and sacrifice, abstaining from eating and drinking...

The Russian invasion of Ukraine comes after a long history between the two nations.

Ukraine, explained

Myles Kim April 5, 2022

When Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the 150,000 Russian troops at the Ukrainian border to move into Ukraine for a “special military operation,” it was a climax to an invasion decades in the...

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there has been heavy propaganda on both sides. Such actions follow historic trends of government wartime propaganda.

What the government doesn’t want you to know

Amy Liu and Catherine Zhou April 5, 2022

In a world dominated by mass media, misinformation is inseparable from daily life, hoodwinking audiences into believing everything they see. Especially during war, politicians use propaganda to promote...

Global conflicts raise the concern of nuclear warfare, which would devastate the climate and lives of countless people.

Nuclear spring: How global conflicts threaten the environment

Amishi Chandra and Lauren Liu April 5, 2022

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates, concerns over Russia’s large arsenal of nuclear weapons emerged. A nuclear war would devastate the climate and permanently damage future generations. “People...

Western sanctions have devastated the Russian economy, upturning the lives of the ultra-rich oligarchs and everyday citizens alike.

All Russians affected by sanctions

Meera Nambiar and Anushka Anand April 5, 2022

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, many nations have attempted to punish Russia for its actions without direct military involvement. This has been done through sanctions, by which countries place...