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Nerd power: how nerds have become mainstream

Nerd power: how nerds have become mainstream

Jessica Xing

October 26, 2016

hen English teacher Jackie Corso was in high school, Star Wars was strictly a family thing — most of the kids at her school didn’t talk about it, as doing so would categorize them as “nerdy”. Yet today, it’s “cool to be a nerd” now. Studios spend big money to revive old franchise...

Star Wars Day: May the fourth be with you

Star Wars Day: May the fourth be with you

Grace Zhou

May 4, 2016

May the force be with you. First released in 1977, the movie series “Star Wars” has since become a huge hit worldwide, having generated a total of around $6.5 billion in box office revenue. It has enraptured many with its intriguing characters, neatly designed graphics and refreshingly unpredictable storylin...

Highlights of the 2016 winter rally

Highlights of the 2016 winter rally

Aanchal Garg

January 29, 2016

or this year’s winter rally, freshmen and seniors competed against sophomores and juniors in an ultimate battle of Dark vs Light. Taking inspiration from Star Wars, the classes of 2017 and 2018 represented the “Light Side” while the classes of 2016 and 2019 represented the “Dark Side.” Bein...

What to expect from the Winter Rally

What to expect from the Winter Rally

Amanda Chan

January 27, 2016

“Lit— Hella lit.” That’s how sophomore Andrea Chang, an ASB Bull Spirit commissioner, describes the upcoming Winter Rally in a couple of words. For this rally, ASB has big plans— it’s a Star Wars-themed team rally. Below, Chang and ASB secretary senior Lian Song explain the differe...

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Ilena Peng

January 27, 2016

he Star Wars themed rally and spirit week is in full swing! Click on the images below to see what others on campus are doing to show their school spirit each day and check back throughout the week for updates. ...