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Sophomore Roohi Sanka sprinkles akshinthalu, a mix of tumeric and rice, onto figures of gods. “There was a Hindu god in human form who came back to his town after years of penance and another god defeated a demon-like figure who was terrorizing the area. Those (stories) are told on Diwali,” she said.

As Diwali festivities begin on Nov. 4, students share differences of celebrating traditions here at CHS compared to India

Royce Brown October 22, 2021

As Diwali approaches on Nov. 4, many Indians prepare for the holiday. On this day which originated in the Indian subcontinent, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists celebrate the victory of good over...

Freshman Regina Hyde draws a paper skull decoration for Día de los Muertos. Hyde said one of her favorite parts of the celebration was getting to eat decorated sugar skulls and other sugary desserts. Hyde said Día de los Muertos is a holiday that can help reduce the fear of death.

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...

Sophomore Cecilia Pike poses with Scrabble tiles. She said she wished people would be more empathetic around people who stutter.

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...

Kevin Russo, sophomore

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

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...

Peter Rozmaryn, sophomore

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...

Adam Madni, freshman

Adam Madni, freshman

Zoe Tu September 28, 2021

“The stupidest question I’ve ever asked is probably when a kid had his two front teeth knocked out and I asked if he was ok, and he kind of just stayed there and cried.”

Asking Around

Zoe Tu September 28, 2021

English teacher Tony Dunham explains how to correctly analyze texts. He said he encourages his students to frequently ask questions.

Teachers explain importance of asking questions, understanding students

Chenyao Liu and Arya Pinnamaneni September 28, 2021

National Ask A Stupid Question Day on Sept. 28 was created to encourage students to ask questions they were previously afraid to ask.  Carl Sagan, scientist and educator, coined the phrase, “there...

Brooke Cummings, sophomore

Brooke Cummings, sophomore

Zoe Tu September 28, 2021

“I asked my mom what my dog’s name for me is. We name our dogs, but in our dog’s head, do our dogs have a name for us because we have a name for them?”

Jessica Ding, freshman

Jessica Ding, freshman

Zoe Tu September 28, 2021

"One time in a high-level math class, I asked what an integer was. And I genuinely didn’t know, but everyone looked at me like I was stupid. Honestly, it was really embarrassing.”

Junior Marielle Cortelyou and senior Annie Salter pose with a bisexual flag. Cortelyou, the president of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, said she believed Bisexual Pride Day was a validating occasion.

Bisexual students celebrate Bisexual Pride Day, confront stigma

Claire He and Kruti Subbannavar September 23, 2021

President of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and junior Marielle Cortelyou, who identifies as bisexual, plans on baking heart-shaped sugar cookies decorated with the bisexual flag colors...

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