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Emily Hahn learns how to write in Chinese. Hahn said that her parents did her best to educate her about her culture.(Submitted Photo: Emily Hahn)

In honor of National Adoption Month in November, students, parents share stories, challenges with cultural identity

Lorna Ding and Pahal Sehgal November 28, 2022

At three months old, senior Emily Hahn was abandoned in a cornfield in southern China. At 18 months old, she was adopted by her parents, Lynne Hahn and Paul Hahn, and flew on a plane to the U.S. Emily...

Review: “Andor” and the climb to freedom [MUSE]

Review: “Andor” and the climb to freedom [MUSE]

Chenyao Liu November 23, 2022

The season one finale of “Andor” came out today on Disney+. After the disappointment of “The Book of Boba Fett” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” “Andor” has easily become my favorite “Star Wars”...

Principal Tim Phares works at his desk in his new office. Phares said he will visit Allen, Texas in February for another large-school consortium meeting.

Administration returns from large-school consortium, looks ahead to construction

Chenyao Liu and Archit Kalra November 15, 2022

According to Principal Tim Phares, administration will continue to virtually meet with administrators from other large schools and learn about differences in their policies. “When you go visit schools...

Q&A: Principal Tim Phares on polytechnic courses, new pathways to graduation

Q&A: Principal Tim Phares on polytechnic courses, new pathways to graduation

Archit Kalra and Chenyao Liu November 11, 2022

What are polytechnic, or Career Technical Education (CTE), courses? You're gonna hear the term polytechnic, Career Technical Education. All those things have to do with when the state changed graduation...

Chenyao Liu, A5 president and senior, receives a mehndi during A5s Diwali event on Oct. 27. Liu said that A5 officers will meet Nov. 9 to discuss November plans.

A5 to hold movie night on Nov. 18, set up basic plans for A5IAFEST

Jenny Li November 9, 2022

According to Chenyao Liu, A5 president and senior, A5 will host a movie night on Nov. 18. “Next Friday, on Nov. 18, (A5) is going to be putting together a movie night in media center classrooms 3 &...

Review: Werewolf by Night, a return to the classics [MUSE]

Review: “Werewolf by Night,” a return to the classics [MUSE]

Chenyao Liu October 28, 2022

“Werewolf by Night” is a breath of fresh air for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Michael Giacchino, the special presentation follows a group of monster hunters competing for the Bloodstone,...

Grace Guo, photographer of A5 and junior, looks through the club roster for yearbook photos. Guo said that club member have risen to 180 members since last year.

A5 to host Diwali event, guest speaker event over Zoom on Oct. 27 and 28

Jenny Li October 19, 2022

According to Chenyao Liu, president of A5 and senior, A5 will collaborate with Carmel South Asian Club and Carmel Giving Hope to host a Diwali event on Oct. 27. “(The Diwali event) is going to be right...

Review: Does Nope make a spectacle? [MUSE]

Review: Does “Nope” make a spectacle? [MUSE]

Chenyao Liu October 11, 2022

“Nope” is Jordan Peele’s latest movie, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. The film is clear and meaningful, with enough symbolism to keep the audience thinking. Like his first two,...

Principal Tim Phares stands in his new office. He said recently, a lot of his time has been spent discussing Homecoming plans with students and staff. Phares said he also plans to dress up for the Homecoming spirit days. “I’ve been working (on the outfits) in my mind since the (spirit) days have come out,” he said. “I’ve definitely spent more time on my Friday outfit. I came up with this idea and my mom is a wonderful seamstress, and she’s working on a little special outfit for Friday.”

Students, staff prepare for new additions to Homecoming

Archit Kalra and Chenyao Liu September 29, 2022

This year, Senate is adding new vendors and activities for the Homecoming pep rally. “We are going to have a Kona Ice (truck) and we think that’ll be a fun thing for (the) kids,” Principal Tim Phares...

Recent actions of streaming services should raise concern over film preservation

Recent actions of streaming services should raise concern over film preservation

Chenyao Liu September 27, 2022

In the digital age, streaming services seem like the norm. Long forgotten are the days of Blockbuster and Redbox; most people don’t even use DVDs anymore. Still, there's a good reason for this change.  Streaming...

Junior Sehej Aurora talks to freshman, Naina Jakhar about the transition to high school. “GKOM program does a really good job of welcoming freshmen and ensuring that they’re comfortable in the new high school environment,” she said.

Freshman, GKOM discuss transition from middle school to high school

Pahal Sehgal September 13, 2022

When freshman Naina Jakhar entered high school a mere few weeks ago, she said she faced a massive change of environment and was engulfed by a sea of emotions. “I was nervous about coming into...

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