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Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

“Do you have hair?” “Did your parents force you to wear it?” “How do you take a shower with that?” These questions scratch the surface of what people ask me as someone who wears a hijab. Yes, I have hair. No, I wear this by choice. And, dude, do you really think I have this on during ev...

Zara Iqbal

Zara Iqbal

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Zara Iqbal

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

SENIOR MIKAELA LEE, PURPLE BELT “You’re balancing on one leg basically and your other leg is up, but I think the part I struggled most with [leg blocking] is the idea that you’re not getting super close to them ... so the idea of using momentum, I have to pull them onto me [first], and then ...

Weight through the ages: how people of different ages feel about weight

Weight through the ages: how people of different ages feel about weight

Zara Iqbal

March 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features, From the magazine, Print

SAAHIL SUKHIJA, 10 Ten-year-old Saahil Sukhija spends most of his time playing basketball, watching Youtube videos and solving math problems — a student at Stevens Creek Elementary, weight doesn’t matter much to him. Sukhija doesn’t think elementary school students have weight standards, because h...

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Zara Iqbal

February 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs, STEM

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen the lunch bell rang on Feb. 5, students rushed into the rally court to see what clubs they would consider joining in 2018. Similar to  many other clubs, WiSTEM had their own poster board up for the new semester, showcasing facts about the club and women in the STEM field. ...

A creative influence: individuals discuss the use of weed for artistic purposes

A creative influence: individuals discuss the use of weed for artistic purposes

Zara Iqbal

February 2, 2018


Filed under Drugs, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s she placed one foot in front of the other, making her way slowly to school, her imagination hastened and a series of distinct images flowed into her mind, creating a film. The rock song flowing from her earbuds thumped pleasantly in her head, and the different images formed in tim...

Smash Club’s first tournament of the year

Zara Iqbal

February 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Smash Club held its first tournament of the year on Jan. 26. Players from all grades met in the student union to test their skills in both friendly battles and battles for rankings. On five different TVs, two versions of Smash were played: Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Although ...

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Print

*Names starting with M are false names to protect the anonymous sources. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]abel had no idea something was terribly wrong. Not when the world began spinning around her as she warmed up in P.E. Not when she could barely finish one slice of turkey and a spoonful of mashed potatoes duri...

The benefits of commercial art

The benefits of commercial art

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ommercial art is not just painting or sketching. It’s a tedious process, with intricate planning and designing. The purpose of commercial art is to promote, explain and inform with design. Art teacher Brian Chow has always felt that the design involved with commercial art sets it apa...