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Turning it Around: Dancer, junior Kendyl Smith commends creation of pointe shoes in new skin tones

Turning it Around: Dancer, junior Kendyl Smith commends creation of pointe shoes in new skin tones

Kendyl Smith

December 13, 2018

I am excited that different shades of pointe shoes and tights that match diverse skin tones are being produced, especially since the art of ballet itself is expanding into other genres. I believe it is the perfect time to start infusing different skin tones of pointe shoes to match the diverse ways o...

Dining with Diversity: Students, teachers assess how they celebrate their typical Thanksgiving with cultural twists

Dining with Diversity: Students, teachers assess how they celebrate their typical Thanksgiving with cultural twists

Bryce Cheng and Darrell Cheng

November 17, 2017

When Thanksgiving comes to mind, turkey, mashed potatoes and football typically come to the forefront. For some students at this school, however, not all of these stereotypical elements are present. For senior Sathvik Madduri, Thanksgiving entails aspects not considered in an average Thanksgiving ...

Speak Freely. Americans should be respectful of those who speak languages other than English.

Speak Freely. Americans should be respectful of those  who speak languages other than English.

Manahil Nadeem, Editor in Chief

August 15, 2017

For months now, my Facebook and Twitter timelines have filled with horrifying videos of immigrants being berated by Americans for speaking their own languages. In grocery stores. In parks. In restaurants. This phenomenon has spread almost everywhere. “Speak English, you’re in America,” they say. “Go back to where you came from,” they yell. ...

No Longer White Gold. New Oscar nominations provide hope for less discrimination, more diversity.

No Longer White Gold. New Oscar nominations provide hope for less discrimination, more diversity.

Emily Worrell, Reporter

February 23, 2017

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up in just three days, no one is more ecstatic than this movie junkie. Yet, last year’s incredibly small amount of racial diversity found among major nominees caused the trending hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in protest. This was not an isolated incident. It was the second co...

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

Allison Li, Beats Editor

February 21, 2017

Junior Alexis O’Brien   Did you agree with Trump’s decision? Can you see where he’s coming from? Not at all. I don't agree with Trump’s policies. I agree that vetting could be a little stronger but that was extreme and I know plenty of people from those countries who aren...

The Diversity Debate

The Diversity Debate

Cory Steele and Amy Zhou

January 27, 2017

Paint It White: Whitewashing in “The Great Wall” reflects a bigger problem in Hollywood January marked the beginning of the new year, but another New Year’s celebration is approaching fast; tomorrow, Chinese New Year, commences the year of the rooster. However, these early weeks of 2017 have a...

Lights, Camera, Diversity?

Lights, Camera, Diversity?

perspectives

February 19, 2016

#OscarsSoWhite. It’s the hashtag we have all seen at some point these past couple of weeks as the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees has been scrutinized by millions, including actors and actresses themselves. According to world-renowned actor Will Smith, the lack of a diversity in this yea...

A Splash of Color: Students watch TV shows with more racial diversity

A Splash of Color: Students watch TV shows with more racial diversity

entertainment

March 20, 2015

One night while watching TV, junior Asif Hossain found himself relating what had been portrayed on TV to his own experiences in an eerily similar way. He had been watching the second episode of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a TV show that began airing last month that details the lives of members of a Chine...

Lack of racial diversity among teachers impacts students

Lack of racial diversity among teachers impacts students

Contributor

January 22, 2015

As Kenneth Browner, U.S. History teacher and African American, contemplated whether or not he would take the teaching position at CHS, he had many considerations to make. Three years after making his momentous choice to teach at CHS, Browner recalled the role racial diversity played in his decision. “I...

Culture Clash: How do CHS students who have multiple backgrounds see life differently than their peers?

Culture Clash: How do CHS students who have multiple backgrounds see life differently than their peers?

acumen

October 3, 2013

Every year for Thanksgiving, senior Jessica Lecher experiences a fusion of her two cultural backgrounds as she enjoys both turkey and the traditional Chinese food that her grandmother makes. With a father of European descent and a Chinese mother, Lecher is just one of a few students with a culturally...

Embracing Diversity Month. Students should take the initiative to enrich their cultural awareness.

Embracing Diversity Month. Students should take the initiative to enrich their cultural awareness.

perspectives

February 22, 2013

Ah, February. A month for roses by the dozen, Presidential appreciation and awkward looks in the middle of whatever social science I happen to be taking. Wait, is that last one just me? It must be Black History Month. As one of approximately 160 African-Americans currently attending this school, I find ...

Citizens must understand America’s potential to retain economic dominance due to diversity

Citizens must understand America’s potential to retain economic dominance due to diversity

perspectives

October 23, 2012

“For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the ‘Age of America’ will end. China’s economy will surpass that of America in 2016.” These words, written in the Wall Street Journal on April 25, 2011, are now heard almost everywhere in society. When we ...