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Minority musicians such as Korean group BTS have to work to work 10 times harder in order to receive the recognition they deserve.

The ‘Scammys’ are at it again

BTS snub is added to the growing list that clearly shows the Grammys racial bias
Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor March 26, 2021

"Let's work even harder this year!" These were the first words that BTS’s rapper, SUGA, shared with his fans after BTS did not win the Grammy earlier this month for Best Duo/Group Performance and...

Despite introducing its first Southeast Asian princess in

‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ raises questions over authenticity and representation

Michelle Nguyen , Features Editor March 12, 2021

Disney has always done an iffy job when it comes to legitimate representation, and their latest film, “Raya and The Last Dragon”, is no exception. Despite the film’s nod to many Southeast Asian...

It’s time to check out these K-Drama shows

Editors share their favorite titles from across the world to spice up lonely quarantine lives
Christine Oh, Kate Hong, and Michelle Nguyen December 16, 2020

Winter time has finally arrived with the chilly, rainy weather and jolly holiday music filling the air. Yet here we are, still stuck in quarantine with another stay-at-home lock-down order in place.  We...

The quest for more representation meets a new roadblock, and that is transforming people of color for the majority of their films.

Representation without transformation

New Pixar movie 'Soul' had so much potential before following a problematic trope
Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor December 16, 2020

Representation matters, but after watching the trailer of Pixar’s new movie “Soul,” scheduled for  release on Christmas day, people were left irritated. While it is the first-ever Pixar movie...

During Cal High's fall drama show,

First virtual drama show, “Help Desk”, delivers lots of laughs

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor November 8, 2020

COVID-19 has stolen the spotlight from the drama kids, but even a global pandemic can’t stop Cal High’s drama department.  As they say, the show must go on. The drama program’s Theater...

Democratic challenger Joe Biden hopes to return to the White House after servicing as vice president for eight years under President Obama.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will restore civility to the White House

Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer October 31, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is one of the most crucial elections in decades.  The outcome will either secure a strong future filled with opportunity and prosperity for generations of Americans...

President Donald Trump is hoping to be re-elected on Nov. 3.

Trump will make America even greater than he already has

Rayan Grib, Guest Writer October 30, 2020

With the 2020 election upon us, you might not be sure which candidate you would like to support. There are many reasons why you should support President Donald Trump, despite how the media portrays...

K-pop giant BTS is one of many bands that has benefitted from virtual concerts.

Online concerts replace live music shows during pandemic

Music artists find a new solution of virtual shows to support themselves
Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor September 30, 2020

With the popularity of online streaming, many artists find it hard to keep afloat as physical and downloadable sales plummet.  Before Miss Corona took over the charts, musicians resorted to touring...

It's difficult for students to stay motivated and pay attention during remote learning, especially since teachers have no idea what's going on behind students' screens.

CON: Remote learning is a real drag

Jett Gold, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

When COVID-19 made on-campus learning unfeasible, the idea of remote learning was brought up as a solution - a solution that the district has continued to use up to the present day. Remote learning...

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