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Voters should not base their political stances on the basis of Identity rather consider a multitude of factors including identity, policies, and financial contributions.

Policy over identity: misrepresentation in politics

Apurva Krishnamurthy, Staffer April 10, 2023

Politicians should be the voice of the people: pledging to remedy citizens’ struggles and working toward a better future. Diversity in politics is crucial for any democratic system to truly be representative...

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...

Mahan’s campaign seeks to diminish the homelessness and
housing crises in the city while earning the community’s trust.

Matt Mahan wins San Jose mayoral election

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer December 12, 2022

Matt Mahan will assume office as mayor of San Jose on Jan. 1, 2023 after narrowly defeating runner-up Cindy Chavez and six other candidates in the mayoral election on Nov. 8. His campaign aims to...

50.7% of California citizens voted in the 2022 general midterm elections. Graphic illustration by Lilly Wu, Anushka Anand and Daeun Chung

Results from the 2022 midterm election

Surya Saraf, Staffer December 12, 2022

The House The 218th seat — which, once occupied, determines a party’s control of the House — was taken by the Republican party on Nov. 16. With a margin of just eight seats, Democrats have lost...

A. Monta Vista student Alex Zhang explains his affirmative stance during the debate. B. Students Alan Tai and Saanvi Goyal from the negative side prepare to ask their cross-fire questions. C. Student organizers chat about the event during the intermission. D. Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul talks to students about youth engagement in politics. E. Current FUHSD Board of Trustees Vice President Rosa Kim answers questions regarding equity and diversity in schools. F. City of Campbell Mayor Paul Resnikoff discusses the city’s policies for climate change.

Food for thought: politics with a side of pizza

Tanika Anbu, Staffer November 7, 2022

Students and parents from Cupertino, Saratoga and Campbell munched on cheesy slices of pizza and spoke with their local representatives at the Pizza and Politics event at the Cupertino Community Hall on...

A donkey and elephant, representative of the two major political parties duke it out in a game of tug of war over local school board campaign signs. Graphic Illustration by Apurva Krishnamurthy and Inaaya Yousuf.

Partisan politics’ latest casualty: School Boards

Apurva Krishnamurthy and Myles Kim November 7, 2022

School boards are meant to be nonpartisan and voice the community’s opinions to improve their schools. Yet in practice, they have transformed into ideological battlegrounds. From banning Critical Race...

Cindy Chavez and Matt Mahan go head-to-head for San Jose Mayor.

Survival of the Fittest: Cindy Chavez and Matt Mahan go head-to-head for San Jose Mayor

Surya Saraf, Staffer October 10, 2022

After plunging into a tense battle for San Jose mayor in May 2022, San Jose City Council member Matt Mahan and Santa Clara county supervisor Cindy Chavez emerged as the final candidates to compete in the...

Though Biden’s presidency started swtrong with a COVID-19 stimulus bill, problems ranging from alarming inflation to party infighting show that Biden has not been the president he promised to be. 

BBB: Biden Be Better

Meera Nambiar, Web Editor December 7, 2021

During the 2020 election, Biden campaigned on the slogan “Better Days Lie Ahead.” But almost a year later, is the country truly better off? Many Americans disagree, with Biden’s approval rating dropping...

The pledge of allegiance is a ritual to students throughout their years of American schooling, but the real meaning of it has been lost.

The Pledge of Allegiance: Patriotism or outdated routine?

Neha Ayyer, In-Depth Editor October 6, 2021

“Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance”: a statement that makes students instinctively place their right hand over their heart and utter an oath in unison. Whether they like it or not, American...

Staffer Bennie Chang holds up a mini American flag, symbolizing his love for politics.

Polled into politics

Bennie Chang, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

At the beach, showers of silky sand and armies of sculptured cliffs have allured adventurers, swimmers and casual water waders for centuries. The breeze of savory oceans and goose-bumped skins are almost...

Although at first glance California seems like a Democratic stronghold and a haven for liberals, closer examination reveals a more complex situation.

California’s true nature masked under blue shadows

Kavya Iyer, Content Editor February 3, 2021

California has been considered a Democratic stronghold since the 1990s. Many Republicans even go so far as to label California as a “socialist” state and a haven for communists due to its liberal reputation....

If POC politicians have to please the white eye to get in a position of power, voices silenced by the system will never be heard.

Reexamining liberal intentions: What POC politicians sacrifice

Ron Aich, Opinion Editor February 3, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office on Jan. 20, with many praising her background as the first woman of color to hold that position. Support for Harris has continuously increased since she...

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