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Claire He | October 26, 2021

Over the summer, junior Ishaan Singh prepared for the newest version of the SAT, one of the cornerstone high school exams, by using Khan Academy as a tool for grammar and reading practice as well as taking practice tests from his Princeton Review book. In the past few years, the College Board has implemented major changes in both the SAT and AP examinations. Some of these changes include the removal...

Mexican students, Spanish teacher share stories, traditions, feelings towards Día de los Muertos

Kruti Subbannavar | October 22, 2021

Freshman Regina Hyde carefully traces the shape of a skull onto blue colored paper. She goes in with different color markers, highlighting details and adding decorations. She said the skull was to be a decoration for the upcoming festival Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.  “It’s a day where we don’t celebrate death, we celebrate life,” Hyde said. According to Gabriela Mendoza,...

Groups work to overcome stuttering in light of  International Stuttering Awareness Day on Oct. 22

Archit Kalra and Sumedha Kota | October 22, 2021

For Cecilia Pike, a sophomore who faced numerous issues with stuttering in the past, speech therapy allowed for an outlet to improve her communication.  “If I was doing a presentation or something like that in school (before I started speech therapy), I would have a hard time getting the words out,” Pike said. “Speech therapy basically just taught me tactics to stop stuttering or help...

Kevin Russo, sophomore

Zoe Tu | September 28, 2021

“The stupidest question I’ve ever asked is when I asked my dad why there were little people trapped in the TV. His...response was laughter, and looking back on it I feel like it was very embarrassing.”

Jeana Yeo, junior

Zoe Tu | September 28, 2021

“The stupidest question I’ve ever asked has to be how to spell my name. In elementary school, I think second grade, it’s when I first moved to the US, and I didn’t even know how to say my name in English nor could I spell my name in the English alphabet. That would have to be my stupidest question.”

Peter Rozmaryn, sophomore

Zoe Tu | September 28, 2021

“The stupidest question I’ve ever asked is probably asking my grandparents if the world used to be black and white. They showed me pictures of back when they were kids and everything was black and white, and they just played along and told me that it used to be black and white.”