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Photos of the FUHSD Adult School from 1923 to 2024. Photos used with permission from Liz Ambra, Photo by Audrey Sun

Never too late to learn at FUHSD’s adult school

Vihaan Patel and Rohan Kakhandiki May 20, 2024

Since 1923, FUHSD’s Adult School has provided learning opportunities for adults looking to learn new material, find jobs and earn high school diplomas — all for free. Throughout its years of service,...

Although the discriminatory practice of redlining, beginning in 1934, has technically been outlawed, its shadow continues to loom through the segregation and inequality that persist in the present day.

Redlining: forming urban and suburban divisions

Qianzi Loo and Emily Pedroza May 20, 2024

From the literal red lines that encircle dated communities to invisible socioeconomic barriers, redlining is characterized as the discriminatory practice that refused minority groups the same financial...

Lockdown nostalgia consists of a longing for memories, habits and emotions experienced during the pandemic, usually in its early stages.

A walk down lockdown lane: quarantine memories

Crystal Zhu and Eileen Zhu April 29, 2024

When pajamas, a bag of chips and a blanket were school-day staples, Zoom screens were dominated by various angles of student faces and ceilings and laggy voices emerging from computer speakers. These were...

Nostalgia offers the opportunity to relive the past, yet the concept and acceptance of nostalgia has shiften throughout the years.

Nostalgia’s journey from disorder to emotion

Anushka Anand and Apurva Krishnamurthy April 29, 2024

Hailing from the Greek words nostos, or homecoming, and algos, meaning longing, nostalgia offers us an opportunity to relive the past. Although it is generally accepted as an emotional phenomenon that...

Although genocide does not have a singular definition, the crime can be broken down into eight different stages: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.

Genocide is not a thing of the past: Recognizing it in modern day

Alex Cotterel and Inaaya Yousuf April 29, 2024

The term “genocide” was coined in 1944 by Rafael Lemkin as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” Despite the creation of...

A. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan holds up an anti-communism T-shirt, 1986. 
B. A lithograph depicts former Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Mao Zedong as the Red Sun, 1968.
C. Sen. Joseph McCarthy discusses with HUAC chief counsel Roy Cohn and G. David Schine during the questioning of William Taylor, 1954.
D. A propaganda poster illustrates the Soviet Union’s achievements under communism, 1920s.
E. A portrait of Karl Marx, author of political works such as “The Communist Manifesto” 1875.
F. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are separated by a wire screen after being found guilty for relaying classified information to the Soviet Union, 1951. Photos by Don Rypka, image courtesy of Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons, the Los Angeles Times, Demyan Bedny,  Roger Higgens, the Library of Congress and John Jabez Edwin Mayall.

A historical reflection on communism and America

Surya Saraf and Yvonne Wu April 29, 2024

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew and Sen. Tom Cotton recently engaged in a viral exchange regarding the app’s — and the CEO’s — suspected relationship to the Chinese Communist Party. Owned by the Chinese...

As much as nostalgia is a psychological feeling, its triggers can be traced back to neuroscientific explanations and can serve additional benefits beyond momentary happiness.

Explaining the scientific phenomenon of nostalgia

Daeun Chung and Qianzi Loo April 29, 2024

The smell of freshly baked cookies that filled Grandma’s kitchen on Thanksgiving, reminding us of the old fairy tale stories she told us at night. The taste of homemade lemonade on a hot summer day,...

A. CGI was frst introduced in the 1958 live-action flm, “Vertigo,” in the opening sequence animation. John Whitney, a pioneer of the age, experimented to bring about a feeling of vertigo.

B. In 1986 “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” introduced novel concepts like the digital morphing of face. CGI was quickly becoming an indispensable and increasingly popular tool for directors and flmmakers.

C. In 1999, “The Matrix” made a breakthrough in CGI. With multiple cameras, flm directors Katsuhiro Otomo and Yuen Woo-ping created the famous airborne fght scenes and bullet-dodging slow-motion shots.

D. “Dune 2” was lauded for its fght scenes and the fact that it was almost impossible to tell what was and wasn’t CGI, with the general public praising the seamless integration of the special efects.

The digital frontier of Computer Generated Images

Claire Guo and Yvonne Wu April 1, 2024

The theater darkens and lights flash across the faces of a crowd of entranced movie-goers. In mere seconds, the room is transformed into a desert oasis, with fantastical fight scenes and magical battles,...

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines.

This is satire: Literature’s wicked grin

Ashley Huang and Susanna Tang April 1, 2024

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines. Satire is a common...

Unveiling the truth behind eating disorders

Unveiling the truth behind eating disorders

Charlotte Bolay and Lilly Wu April 1, 2024

A distressed teenager panics as they take a quick scan around their bathroom. To their disappointment, they find countless strands of hair scattered across the sink, countertops and bathroom floor. Hair...

Cookies allow users a personalized experience, where they are presented with personalized advertisements or content based on their browsing history. These ads often create a feeling of being watched by discreetly collecting user data.

How website designs manipulate user behavior

Sarah Zhang and Deeksha Raj March 11, 2024

People often navigate websites and applications seamlessly, unaware of the subtle tactics employed by website makers to influence user decisions. They enter the world of “dark patterns” — a term...

Excessive plastic waste imbues food with microplastics, evidenced by poor packaging leaking microplastics into groceries and trace microplastics appearing in mass-produced goods.

Microplastics and its invisible inevitability

Riki Murase and Gary Pan March 11, 2024

Invisible to the naked eye, a silent predator tenaciously stalks our environment — it claims an immeasurably vast territory, encompassing the depths of our oceans, the expanses of our sprawling landfills...