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Flags of different countries stand outside a 2016 meeting of the International Syria Support Group. “I think we can all come together and agree that Biden's vision of America is a fundamentally more optimistic one.” Youth Activism Club president Ethan Choi (12) said. “And it's one that values the impact of immigrants so much more so than [former President] Trump.”

President Biden signs executive orders regarding immigration

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor February 1, 2021

In the first days of his presidency, President Biden signed several executive orders regarding immigration, including defending the DACA program, ending the "Muslim-travel ban," changing immigration enforcement...

Upper school students elect ASB for 2020-2021 school year

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor April 17, 2020

Upper school students elected five juniors to the 2020-2021 Associated Student Body (ASB) council on Tuesday.  Current junior class president Jason Lin (11) won the position of ASB President against...

The field of former and current Democratic presidential candidates, with candidates who dropped out in black and white and candidates who are still running in color.

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor March 10, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three...

A voting sign outside the journalism room during freshman elections in 2017.

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections...

Councilman Rishi Kumar speaks to students in the journalism room.
Kumar is currently running for congress in California’s 18th congressional district.

Politician Rishi Kumar shares vision for 18th congressional district with journalism classes

by Sarah Mohammed, Reporter November 14, 2019

Saratoga city councilmember and Democratic candidate for California’s 18th Congressional District, Rishi Kumar visited two of the upper school’s news journalism classes on Tuesday to speak about topics...

Newly elected freshman class council member Kris Estrada (9) addresses his class at freshman election speeches on Monday. This freshman class inaugurated a new system of elections in which students voted for general class representatives as opposed to specific positions.

Freshmen council elected with new voting, leadership system

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor November 9, 2019

Inaugurating a new system of student leadership, the results of the freshmen student council election were announced today, naming Alexander Lan, Kris Estrada, Michelle Jin, Rupert Chen and Zubin Khera...

Justin Trudeau, current prime minister of Canada who is seeking reelection.

Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

by Lucy Ge and Varsha Rammohan October 18, 2019

Canada’s 43rd general election will take place on Oct. 21 in order to elect members of Parliament. Canadian Governor General Julie Payette dissolved Parliament on Sept. 11, officially marking the start...

Prime Minister signs an autograph for a supporter following his victory last Thursday. Modi secured a landslide victory over his opponents, securing his second term in office.

Narendra Modi clinches win in Indian elections

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor May 25, 2019

Indian Prime Minister achieved a landslide victory in the country's general elections on May 23, gaining 63.6% of the vote according to a Nielsen poll. Dedicating his victory to the Indian people, Modi...

Thomas Rainow (11) delivers his speech as a candidate for his class's senior council. Several candidates from each class ran for class council this year, with a record number of 28 candidates running for next year's junior class council.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

by Nicole Tian, Reporter April 27, 2019

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class candidates for next year’s student council delivered their speeches in place of morning office hours and class meetings on Apr. 24 and 26 in the Auxiliary Gym,...

The letter submitted by Attorney General William Barr to Congress. The letter was later disclosed to the public and declares that the special counsel did not find any knowing coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Special counsel did not find conspiracy or coordination between Russia and Trump campaign, Attorney General writes

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor March 24, 2019

The investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller did not find any knowing coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign members and the Russian government, according to a letter sent to Congress...

American Party System, Take Six

American Party System, Take Six

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor January 6, 2019

Nov. 6, 2018—the fated, long anticipated Election Day—came and passed in a flurry of red and blue. Voters around the country trickled into the polls to register and cast their ballots, newspapers and...

History teacher Julie Wheeler, along with art teacher Japp Bongers and english teacher John Docherty, listen to history teacher Carol Green talk about ballot and voting resources. Wheeler and Green co-hosted the

Shah Salon kicks off second year of discussions

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief October 31, 2018

The first set of Shah Salon discussions this school year took place today in various Shah classrooms from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was broken down into four sessions: “#Me2.0” with history...

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