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Château en Gâteau: A student bakery on the rise
SNO's 18 Under 18

Ayah Ali-Ahmad | February 14, 2020

Senior Ethan Hu has always loved watching his aunt at work, cooking in her home kitchen while occasionally stepping in to help. As he grew up, his interest in food enhanced, and he started making his own…

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Keep the dream alive
Features

Jai Uparkar | February 13, 2020

Living Undocumented

“You need to pack all your things. Your notebooks, all your school stuff.”

Fremont HS English teacher Onette Zabinski vividly remembers her parents telling her this when…

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Selfie factories
Arts & Entertainment

Ayah Ali-Ahmad | February 13, 2020

Overstuffed, small rooms lead to the next, with young attendees posing toward cameras, large, colorful sculptures flowing throughout and samples of ice cream flavors given around every corner. For $38,…

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Out of the red: California passes a temporary law removing menstrual product sales tax
News

Emily Xia | February 13, 2020

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]alifornia’s Senate Bill 92 went into effect on Jan. 1 2020, removing the sales tax from menstrual products and diapers. By passing this law in June 2019, California added itself to…

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Up in flames: Australian bushfires from July 2019 continue to devastate
News

Ishaani Dayal | February 11, 2020

Since late July 2019, Australian wildfires have ravaged over 26 million acres of land and destroyed over 3,000 homes. After the deaths of three American firefighters on Jan. 23, the fatality count rose…

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Drawing a curriculum: Art in the classroom
Features

Robert Liu | February 11, 2020

Literature teacher Jireh Tanabe’s classroom is unlike those of some other teachers. Instead of the assortment of photos, posters and motivational quotes commonly found on the walls in other classes,…

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MVHS comes down with symptoms of senioritis
Features

Rachel Jiang | February 10, 2020

“SSS,” better known as Second Semester Seniors or senioritis, is when seniors slack off in their second semester after finishing college applications. According to a survey of 124 seniors, 64% of seniors…

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They/them: Students share their experiences with they/them pronouns
Features

Alyssa Hui | February 10, 2020

Student X is anonymous in order to protect their identity.

In April of 2019, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal disclosed that her child is “gender-non comforting” and uses “they” as their pronoun….

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Signing Santa: City of Cupertino hosts Christmas event allowing deaf and hard of hearing children to interact with Santa
Features

Brian Xu | February 6, 2020

Christmas trees sparkling with red, green and blue lights surround the Quinlan Community Center’s Cupertino Room. Onstage, red and gold poinsettias adorn a cozy living-room scene: three large christmas…

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Anti-Muslim rhetoric in American media will grow due to escalated tensions with Iran
Opinions

Zara Iqbal | February 6, 2020

When the new year kicked off with the Department of Defense releasing its official statement that the U.S. had assassinated Irani military official Qasem Soleimani, the media speculated the coming of “World…

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