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When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases — wanting to keep politics out of video games — what they truly mean to say is “we don’t want politics we don’t agree with in video games.”

Everything is political, including video games.

Ashley Huang and Myles Kim February 12, 2024

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases —  wanting to keep politics out of...

From left to right, top to bottom, the candidates competing in the District 16 election are Sam Liccardo, Joe Simitian, Evan Low, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Ahmed Mostafa, Peter Dixon, Peter Ohtaki, Rishi Kumar, Joby Bernstein, Greg Tanaka and Karl Ryan (no photo available). Used with permission from Ahmed Mostafa and Joby Bernstein or from public domain.

Candidates compete in District 16 election to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo

Surya Saraf, Copy Editor February 12, 2024

What you need to know:  Eleven congressional candidates, nine democrats and two republicans, are campaigning for the District 16 primary election on March 5 Incumbent Rep. Anna Eshoo is...

Recently, older politicians have dominated the world of politics. The current average age of a member of Congress is 59 years old, an all-time high.

Senior leaders: placing a cap on the ages of politicians

Vihaan Patel, Staffer November 6, 2023

If the average person retires in their 60s, why don’t politicians? Recently, older politicians have dominated the world of politics, using their resources and experience to win over younger candidates....

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, News Editor 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, Copy Editor 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, Copy Editor 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...

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