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REVIEW: SCHS Theatre Department’s ‘Black Comedy’ is interactive and humorous

REVIEW: SCHS Theatre Department’s ‘Black Comedy’ is interactive and humorous

Lhana Philavong

November 9, 2019

The lights cut off. Silence fills the room. Two voices are heard throughout a pit of darkness. It is up to the audience to visualize what is happening onstage.  This year, SCHS’s Theatre Department opened their fall play “Black Comedy” on Friday, Nov. 8. With many moments of humor and drama, “...

OPINION: The US is abandoning its responsibility to the future of the planet by leaving the Paris Agreement

Olivia Jones

November 8, 2019

In the latest development of the ongoing climate crisis, the Trump administration has formally announced that the United States will be leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump’s announcement, made Nov. 4, will take a year to go into effect, meaning that the official date of departure ...

Senior Medha Kini performs piano at Carnegie Hall

Senior Medha Kini performs piano at Carnegie Hall

Samantha Alde

November 5, 2019

On the stage of Carnegie Hall, senior Medha Kini breathed in front of the piano as watchful eyes tracked her movements. The stress and trepidation that weighed heavy on her chest before the performance had dissipated and was replaced with the drive to play the instrument she had grown to love over the...

OPINION: 16-year-olds deserve to have their voice heard

OPINION: 16-year-olds deserve to have their voice heard

Chariah Williams

November 5, 2019

Election Day 2019 is today, Nov. 5, and according to the United States Election Project, only 49.3 percent of citizens over or at the age of 18 voted during the 2018 midterm election. Recently, there has been a debate on whether or not to lower the voting age to 16. California and 13 other states...

New History and Psychology teacher Chima Ikeme enjoys passing his passion for history onto his students

New History and Psychology teacher Chima Ikeme enjoys passing his passion for history onto his students

Kristina Liah

November 4, 2019

Waking up early, Chima Ikeme frantically rushes from San Jose to SCHS on an empty stomach to get ahead of the traffic. This is how he begins his each school day. Ikeme is a new teacher at SCHS who teaches World History and Psychology in three different classrooms. Ikeme’s parents are Nigerian. His...

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