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In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

Shuvi Jha and Claire Chang

March 7, 2018

t the height of the Vietnam War, American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, opening fire on and killing over 500 innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. March 16, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of what is known today as the My Lai massacre, an event which highlights the anger and anti-war ...

A Part of History: A senior’s experience protesting in Poland

A Part of History: A senior’s experience protesting in Poland

Priya Reddy

August 18, 2017

he group in Gdańsk was small, compared to the large crowd at the Feb. 4 “No ban, no wall” protest in San Francisco that he’d been to previously, but the decibel levels at this protest were just as strong. And so were the protesters’ convictions, as new chants started every three minutes, shouts...

Behind the scenes of the cancelled peace protest

Behind the scenes of the cancelled peace protest

Sepand Rouz

November 16, 2016

"Make America Great Again.” “Stronger Together.” “It’s in our hands.” These are all quotes said by our presidential candidates. At first the slogans seem like they belong to politicians that have the same agenda, to make America greater than before, but this wasn't the case as tension...

Kneeling down to stand up: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest spreads to high school football teams

Kneeling down to stand up: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest spreads to high school football teams

Amanda Chan

October 10, 2016

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem before a preseason game on Sept. 1, senior Vincent Kao was shocked. "I couldn't believe someone was actually doing this,” Kao said. “Because the conventional thing is to stand up and respect you...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Students hold counter-protest to WBC in CHS quad on Oct. 19

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Students hold counter-protest to WBC in CHS quad on Oct. 19

Yaamini Venkataraman

October 19, 2011

Click here for video from the counter-protest. It’s the morning of Oct. 19, and the bright stripes of a rainbow-colored sign are a stark contrast to the four sheriff cars that are parked in Cupertino High School’s bus circle. Behind an iron gate closely guarded by teachers and administrators, FUHSD st...