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The sweetners and pearls found in most boba drinks contribute to its harmful health effects.

OPINION: Despite its popularity, boba has harmful effects

Joshua Cedro November 9, 2021

Originating in Taiwan in 1988, boba has made its way to the U.S., where it has exploded into a popular drink. Unlike most trends that usually go out of fashion quickly, the commotion about boba has lasted...

Digital textbooks are far more efficient and convenient as opposed to their physical counterparts.

OPINION: Digital education platforms promote success in classrooms

Jizelle Mercado November 4, 2021

The transition from online learning to in-person has brought a multitude of changes both students and teachers have had to adapt to. The utilization of digital educational platforms in particular was a...

The that girl lifestyle, popularized through social media platforms, promotes toxic productivity and unhealthy eating habits.

OPINION: Not everyone can be ‘that girl’

Mylinh Duong November 1, 2021

An alarm clock rings at 6 a.m. A sliver of light peeks through her white curtains. With a slice of avocado toast and an oat milk latte sitting on her desk, she reaches for her daily affirmations journal....

AP Environmental Science is one of the many AP courses not offered at SCHS.

OPINION: SCHS lacks a diverse selection of AP classes

Soojin Spencer October 27, 2021

Santa Clara City Council member Sudhanshu Jain has pushed to establish an AP Environmental Science class at SCHS. For years, the district has pushed back with strict opposition. “The administration...

SCHS adopts a new bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.

CON: Pros and Cons of new bell schedule

Sarah Olson October 21, 2021

In anticipation of the statewide law that mandates high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., both SCHS and Wilcox High School voted to change the districtwide high school schedule. This school year,...

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