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A rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans

A surge of xenophobic attacks directed towards Asian Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic is creating fear and anger within the community. Many activists and civil rights organizations are demanding action against the growing anti-Asian sentiment. According to John C. Yang, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, distress and insecurity …

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The Not-So-Super Super Bowl Commercials

While many Americans watched Super Bowl LV on February 7 to witness football in its glory, other viewers paid attention to more pressing matters: the beloved Super Bowl commercials. However, this year’s ads came with a disappointing twist amidst the pandemic, leaving millions angry and bitter.  The downhill spiral began …

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Mr. Raskin: Writing His Own History

Since its opening in 1974, Mt. Carmel High School has been a beacon of community and friendship in PUSD. Just over a decade later, Lee Raskin joined the Sundevil family as an AP European Civilizations and World History teacher. He remains an integral part of the school’s culture. From an …

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World Trade Organization elects new Director-General

On Feb. 15, 2021, members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council selected the WTO’s seventh Director-General.  They chose Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian-American. Born in 1954, Iweala arrived in the United States to study economics at Harvard University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Economics degree in 1976. She then …

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What’s happened to the United State’s Global Image?

After Nixon’s notorious Watergate scandal, his Vice President and eventual successor, Gerald Ford, uttered this optimistic line in his inaugural speech, “our long national nightmare is over.” Present-day America is currently facing many “national nightmares,” and neither a new year nor a presidential inauguration will put an automatic halt to …

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Rioters Invade Capitol Hill

Co-written by Colin O’Malley  UPDATE (1/7): This article has been adjusted to signify that four people were killed in the riot on January 6th and that the woman shot and killed was from San Diego Early Wednesday afternoon, millions of Americans were stunned as a rally for President Donald Trump …

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The Gradual Reopening of Youth Sports

In addition to education and social activities, Covid-19 has impacted the cherished extracurriculars of many high school athletes. As empty stadiums bring gloom on school campuses, students long to reconcile with their beloved sports.  “During these strange times, I understand how it may be hard to get students back on campus …

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The odds were in Suzanne Collins favor when she released the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, to her hit trilogy The Hunger Games. Despite the skeptical nature of many long-term fans, due to its focus on the psychotic villain, President Snow, the prequel does the series justice.  The …

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