Relay For Life

Haley Lee

I’m sure you’ve seen posters promoting “Relay For Life” and perhaps even me, Bianca Gao, Ella Frank, and Outreach commission members tabling for it in the quad…But what exactly is this “relay?” 

In simple words, Relay For Life is an overnight event funding for the American Cancer Society. Like a relay, at least one person from each “team” must be on the track during the event (join Team Famleigh here!). With food, fun activities, themes for laps, survivor speeches, luminaria, and more, Relay For Life is a fun way to fundraise for an important cause. Bring your friends and family, and let’s all celebrate love and support for our community! 

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Daylight Savings

Maitreyi Bharath

The morning of March 13 was different from other mornings.

For one thing, I lost an hour of sleep. Thank Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short. Since then, my sleep cycle has shifted unhealthily late at night. I wake up feeling more tired than before. Getting through English and Biology in the morning has suddenly become more difficult. In short, my internal system has been messed up, and I won’t be getting back that precious extra hour until November 6, 2022. Is Daylight Saving worth all the hassle?

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Parenting Styles

Karen Guo

Imagine a child standing right in front of you. What are they like to you? Are they a social, ongoing child? Or are they a shy, anxious child who keeps to themself? Parenting style is a concept that explains parents’ attitudes and behaviors toward their children. Different parenting styles result in various types of children. As kids develop, they heavily depend on their parents’ opinions/responses. Psychologists use four types of parenting styles – authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and neglectful – to describe the relationship between children and parents.

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Students Enraged Over New Tech Policies

Neve Apte

Technology plays an important role in our learning at school. Due to potential for misuse, the school has always had some measures in place to ensure that the school-issued Chromebooks are used in a safe and appropriate way. However, recent developments involving new policies and practices relating to these devices have led to considerable outrage and discomfort among the students.

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The Importance Of Books

Anne Kearns

From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the latest Stephen King novel, books have been a vital part of mankind for thousands of years. With the rise of the digital age, a time when large amounts of information are widely available to many people through technology, it is tempting to cast off reading as a thing of the past. But reading still greatly influences society, much like it has done through the millennia it has dominated our world.

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My 3-Day Train Journey To Maryland

Maitreyi Bharath

Every winter, our family travels to Maryland to visit my uncle and his family. Usually, my other cousins from across the U.S. make this trip too, and we have a wonderful family reunion during Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

The best part is the flood of Christmas gifts I get. 

Just kidding. The best part is getting to spend time with my family. However, this year my Christmas time with them was somewhat limited compared to other trips.

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Corporations And Social Justice

Natalie Bachman

May 25, 2020: an innocent black man is murdered by the police force, rocking the nation, and sparking the Black Lives Matter Movement. As people lined the streets to fight against the injustice that still outlines our discriminatory society, corporations didn’t hesitate to make a statement. Suddenly, every shop in Downtown Los Gatos had a “Black Lives Matter” sign plastered in their window, and department stores began to air commercials about social justice. 

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The Power Of A Power Nap: How Sleep Boosts Creativity

Maitreyi Bharath

A few months ago, I came across an interesting article from LiveScience about Salvador Dalí’s sleep technique to boost creativity, a technique also used by Thomas Edison. These great minds drifted off to sleep in a chair, holding an object in their hands, like a glass ball. When they drifted off to unconsciousness, the object would drop, and they would wake up with a mind filled with creative juices. 

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