December 2021

Edition 1

Published December 1st, 2021


US-China Trade Relationship

Nikitha Srinivasan

The trade deficit with China was $310.8 billion in 2020, and the number continues to rise. As an economic leader in the past, the United States had been tasked with supporting emerging nations in their efforts to construct a stable economic system. China was no exception, since we have been one of their most important trading partners.


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Banned Books Shield Students From The Most Important Lessons

Anushri Venkatesh

Every year, hundreds of more books make it onto the Banned Books List. In fact, just in 2020, more than two hundred and seventy books were added to the list; most of them for use of offensive language and sensitive topics. 


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CUHSD Teachers Fight Against Pay Cut

Natalie Bachman

It isn’t news that the Campbell High School Teachers Association (CHSTA) and the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) are in a period of tense negotiations. While the initial concern revolved around a “pay cut” according to the union, these concerns have extended far beyond the issue of teacher salaries. 


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A Book You Won’t Put Down: Crave by Tracy Wolff

Maitreyi Bharath

We as readers tend to overuse the phrase “I couldn’t put this book down”. I’ve devoured a host of books over the years. There aren’t many books that keep me hanging on to every word, transport me into a whole other world, and make me impatiently flip pages until there aren’t any left to turn. 


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JC Penny’s Downfall

Nikitha Srinivasan

J. C. Penny, also known as JCP, is an American department chain with over 689 locations throughout the 49 states and Puerto Rico. The company stands for James Cash Penny. JCP was the original owner and opened the first location of J.C Penny’s in 1902. J.C Penny will turn 119 years old this year. J.C Penny is a Limited Liability Corporation. It offers a wide variability of items. Some of their items include a huge variety of clothes, home furnishing, jewelry, cosmetics, and cookware.


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Which Study Method Is Best For You?

Sofia Marougi

Do you have trouble studying? Well, hopefully these methods will help you ace many future tests. A good number of high school students aren’t yet aware of which method of studying is best for them. Studying is an ideal way to grasp a better understanding of a subject. A majority of students study before tests or quizzes to increase their chances of getting a higher score. In this article, I will be explaining a few different study methods while sharing my data of each percentile that Leigh High school students prefer.


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AMEX: Forging Connections Between History And Literature

Karen Guo

When reading a book, just about everyone wonders why characters make decisions that lead them into problems. For example, why would a Jewish guy choose to remain in a country that was an ally of Germany during World War II? The decisions that each character in a novel makes are impacted by the period in which they lived. Are you intrigued in learning about the historical periods that inspired writers to create their books? The American Experience course is the ideal course for you.


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A Collection Of Student Photography

Haley Lee

This photo gallery, consisting of photos taken by our very own Leigh students, displays the works of Sadie Scott, Liam Corbett, Charlotte Pan, Indalina Chan, Ayano Osawa, myself, and three generous anonymous participants. Please enjoy the following selection of Leigh’s mini gallery exhibit.


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Entrepreneur Magazine Analysis

Nikitha Srinivasan

The Entrepreneur is an American magazine and website that spreads the news about business management, the stock market, and entrepreneurship. The magazine was published in 1997. It publishes 12 magazines annually and is available in over 6 countries. The company’s current owner is Peter Shea and its main editor is Jason Feifer. The website talks a lot about the stock market — it has the S&P 500 index of the day and several stock calculations, including Wall Street and Bitcoin. The website also includes a guide for building your business that discusses how to avoid problems, how to make deals, and network. 


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Are Schools Really as Inclusive as They Say? 

Most schools, all throughout America have one thing in common: turning a blind eye towards bigoted students. 

The amount of racism, sexism and pure hatred that gets swept under the rug just because schools swear up and down that they are all inclusive and not bigoted, is disgusting. 

And Leigh isn’t immune to this epidemic. 


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Safety On Campus

Neve Apte

A school is meant to be a safe, comfortable environment for students to learn and prepare themselves for the bright future that lies ahead. However, many students believe that we have yet to completely achieve that here at Leigh. We want nothing more than for everyone to navigate high school as safe-Leigh as possible. So, what are the issues at play and how are we to deal with them?


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Man’s Search For Meaning Book Review

Anne Kearns

As well as providing a vivid account of his experience as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, Viktor Frankl’s Mans Search For Meaning gives insight on how to find meaning in a harsh and unforgiving world. In Man’s Search For Meaning, Frankl explains how we can choose to cope with suffering, find meaning in it, and learn to accept the responsibility that comes with it. He uses his own experience with suffering as an example of how, even in the most harrowing and cruel situations, one can find meaning. 


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AI: Computers Vs Humans (But Not in the Way You Would Expect)

Li Yen Ho

Tesla’s self-driving cars and GPT-3’s natural language processing (NLP) have showcased the prowess of AI, bringing us that much closer to the dream (or nightmare) of computers helping the world (or running the world). Despite this, it’s important to remember the limits of this technology and therefore the precautions we must take to shield against a wide variety of dangers AI pose.


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