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Students, science professionals discuss impact of scientist stereotypes on science education during Global Citizen Science Month

Tsion Daniel and Archit Kalra | April 22, 2021

For Briana Chen, Physics Club member and senior, extracurricular activities are important in exploring her passion: astrophysics. However, her passion does come with a drawback—stereotypes. Chen said, “I do feel that kind of pressure in terms of being a female in a male-dominated space, especially when it comes to proving, proving myself as able to compete and make discoveries or solve problems....

Students, teachers speak on feelings of nostalgia after year of non-traditional school

Kruti Subbannavar and Raghav Sriram | April 20, 2021

Hybrid scheduling challenged senior Anna Pescio’s expectations for her senior year. Although she said she was disappointed not to be able to go to prom with her junior friends, she found solace in looking back at her previous high school experiences. That feeling, according to the American Psychological Association (APA), is a social emotion called nostalgia. In the APA podcast “Speaking of...

Transgender students deal with women’s, transgender issues, visibility

Kruti Subbannavar | March 31, 2021

Lana Black, transgender girl and junior, often watches “The Watermelon Woman,” a 1996 film by Cheryl Dunye; it is one of her favorites. Black said she likes to watch films made by women as she believes more media representation would help women be recognized more. Representation for women and transgender people is more prevalent than ever during March. International Women’s Day was on...

Students share original art during Youth Art Month

Raghav Sriram | March 21, 2021

Q&A with Senior Eads Fouché  What is your inspiration for these two pieces of artwork? The piece on the left is inspired by two pictures I found. The ceramic pieces were from the Coral Bouquet by Elizabeth Shiver. The ceramic piece on the right was inspired by the works of Lynda Ladwig. Those pieces caught my attention because they were unique and I liked the movement that they created. Why...

With St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, students, teachers talk about Irish culture, stereotypes at CHS

Chenyao Liu | March 17, 2021

Despite growing up in the U.S., senior Maylee O’Brien always felt connected to her Irish heritage. “A couple years ago, my family visited Ireland and it was probably my favorite trip of all time,” she said. “It was absolutely beautiful, and the experience allowed me to feel connected to my roots.” IB psychology teacher Peter O’Hara also said he felt Irish culture is an important part...

New dog owners share experiences for National Love Your Pet Day, Feb. 20, how dogs improved personal mental health

Raghav Sriram | February 21, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, sophomore Shri Alturi and his family decided to adopt their dog Teddy. “I got a cockapoo, which is a poodle and cocker spaniel mix. We got him exactly on Leap Day—so, Feb. 29, 2020—and have only had him for a year,” Alturi said. “I think we bought (our dog) at that time because I think we had the time to take care of him, and previously we didn’t...