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Looking at the history of memes and how in recent times memes have been used as a way for politicians to promote their ideas. Memes have also become a platform to spread news.

Political memes emerge as potent messages

Amishi Chandra and Maple Leung December 12, 2022

During the 2020 vice presidential debate, a fly landed on former Vice President Mike Pence’s head, causing the buzz of the debate to continue on the internet for weeks after it ended. Twitter users quickly...

Social media has been set aflame with controversy over disparaging antisemitic comments made by rapper Ye and basketball player Kyrie Irving. In today’s society, antisemitism manifests itself in the perpetuation of misinformation through malicious remarks by public figures on social media.

The dark past and looming present of antisemitism

Katie Chin and Calvin Zhou December 12, 2022

Social media has been set aflame with controversy over disparaging antisemitic comments made by rapper Ye and basketball player Kyrie Irving. Termed “antisemitism” by Wilhelm Marr in 1879, hostility...

Rising housing prices in Silicon Valley have forced many renters out of their homes, contributing to declining enrollment in FUHSD.

Housing prices rise in Silicon Valley

Apurva Krishnamurthy and Audrey Sun December 12, 2022

Skyrocketing housing prices and declining home listings in Silicon Valley have forced many renters out of their homes and left potential homeowners lost in a market of unattainable residences. Increasing...

In an effort to protect teenagers from fentanyl-related deaths, Santa Clara County has supplied many high schools with Narcan kits and provided training for school staff.

The fentanyl crisis: Santa Clara County prompted to take action

Myles Kim and Sam Sarma December 12, 2022

On Oct. 20, two fathers took the stage at Los Gatos High School. Looking over the worried faces of students and the sympathetic yet fearful expressions of parents in the auditorium, Brennan Mullin and...

The stringent body culture can promote harmful bulking and dieting and exercise practices to impressionable teenage boys. 

Flexing the issue: Male body image

Jason Shan and Samiya Anwar November 7, 2022

“When he’s skinny, scrawny and looks like he hasn’t eaten in days.” “When he looks like a Greek God statue.” Similar detrimental statements fill social media feeds, perpetuating an unhealthy...

Many film industries have started incorporating more LGBTQ+ characters into their scripts and schools are incorporating novels with queer characters into their literature curriculums, influencing audiences’ views on the queer community.

The representation of the LGBTQ+ community in media

Alyssa Wang and Neha Ayyer November 7, 2022

In Disney’s recently released movie “Lightyear,” a short clip of a kiss shared by two women garnered much controversy, as some believed that it was inappropriate for children and furthered an insidious...

Looking at the history of Halloween Costumes and how in recent times they have become more sexualized.

The sexualization of Halloween costumes

Amishi Chandra and Lilly Wu November 7, 2022

 Skin, undergarments and sexy clothing have become a major aspect of Halloween as party culture increasingly dominates the holiday. In response to this shift, a majority of teenagers and adults have chosen...

AAVE’s rich culture, development and history

AAVE’s rich culture, development and history

Surya Saraf and Tanika Anbu October 10, 2022

Terms like “lowkey,” “hella” and “cap” may seem like a recent development in trendy language, but they all have their roots in African American Vernacular English, a dialect primarily spoken...

Thirsting for information in news deserts

Thirsting for information in news deserts

Myles Kim and Sarah Zhang October 10, 2022

Journalists are often referred to as the “Fourth Estate,” a term attributed to the infamous 1789 Estates General meeting in Paris — the catalyst for the French Revolution and an acknowledgment of...

Queen Elizabeth had an eventful reign as a public figure. Her death on Sept. 8 has left Great Britain in a state of grief as people reflect on her past.

The complex legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

Meera Nambiar and Vidushi Upadhyay October 10, 2022

For nearly a century, Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ impacted millions as the head of state in the UK and faced many controversies as a public figure. Her death on Sept. 8 has left Great Britain in a state of grief...

ELD program spells success for its students

ELD program spells success for its students

Sam Sarma and Inaaya Yousuf October 10, 2022

With sentence stems on the whiteboard, a list of vocabulary definitions on their desks and a complex historical document before their eyes, English Learner students enrolled in Lynbrook’s EL program...

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...