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Rising Epidemic

Mahta Delshad and Annalise Freimarck

June 5, 2018

Career options go outside college path

Julia Marques da Silva, In-Depth Editor

June 5, 2018

College and Career specialist Patricia Perez was the first member in her family to graduate from college and remembers having her parents tell her which college to attend. “My parents were in my ear, saying, ‘Well, it’s a UC, and you worked really...

Uproar after Parkland, silence after Santa Fe

Aaron Deans, Online Editor

June 5, 2018

Unlike the Parkland shooting in February, which saw a widespread call to action in response, the tragedy in the Houston suburb hasn’t received the same response, from the media or from students.

Increasing celebrity involvement in politics

Shlok Gore, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018

Rapper Kanye West recently made waves by saying that slavery is a choice. Basketball star LeBron James was told to “shut up and dribble” after criticizing President Donald Trump. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel openly opposed the...

The unified Korean team marching in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on February 9.

United by the Olympics

March 12, 2018

Construction eats into available parking for students

Jocelyn Pierce, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2018

Snagging a parking spot is getting harder than ever for students. The start of construction earlier this year meant losing about 40 parking spots from Branham’s parking lot, and on top of adding more staff parking in or...

March for Our Lives San Jose – Interview with Daniel Voskoboynik

Michaela Edlin, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018

“We all follow the news and every week we see a shooting at a school. Now students fear that they’re going to school to learn and someone is going to bring a gun to school and shoot everyone and they’re going to die. Ess...

Prospect students bring gun safety to San Jose

Julia Kolman, Michaela Edlin, and Annalise Freimark

March 2, 2018

Prospect students are among thousands of teens nationwide leading mobilization efforts to end gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shootings that left 17 dead.

Poll finds push to conform to gender norms

Shams Mohammed, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Have you ever been catcalled? Do you feel you are judged based on your appearance? Do you feel like you are judged on your gender alone? These are all questions Tania Eaton’s U.S. History classes used to help their assigned h...

Active shooter drills train staff to reduce risk

Catherine Monroy, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Run, Hide, Defend, more commonly known as Code Red, has always been a serious matter between adults and students in schools. The Run, Hide, Defend procedure is used when a possible threat has entered school grounds (this often take...

Students’ exchanges of nudes raises risks, violating child pornography statutes

Julia Kolman, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

Two years ago, senior Monica Douglas* began seeing a trend in the messages she received through social media: male classmates asking her for nude pictures of her. Some requests came from underaged classmates, others from boys she ha...

Branham Builds Bridges under DACA’s Abolishment

Annalise Freimarck, News editor

October 12, 2017

The district has launched an informational campaign to ensure that students affected by President Donald Trump’s planned removal of DACA are legally safe from its effects. DACA, a policy to help children of illegal immigrants gain prote...

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