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Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman dead at 77

Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman dead at 77

January 19, 2012 • Shweta Sugnani  

Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman was pronounced dead on Thursday, Dec. 29 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Mayor Wasserman died at the age of 77 due to a pulmonary heart disease. Wasserman had served on the City Council for 20 years and was the mayor since 2004. Before he served for the council, Wasserman... 

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A day of honoring and service

A day of honoring and service

January 12, 2012 • Meilin Liang  

On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill declaring that the third Monday of each January would be celebrated as Martin Luther King Day; this year the holiday lands on Jan 16. Martin Luther King Jr. was an active leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. He believed... 

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A drawing of the game "Pass the Candy Cane"

Fun and games at the Winter Assembly

January 10, 2012 • Meilin Liang  

The annual winter assembly was held on Dec. 21 to celebrate the cheerful and festive holiday season. To get the crowd in a cheerful mood, Mrs. Paris pumped up the crowd with class cheers, ending with a combined cheer from all the “Huskies in the house.” Instead of having a fellow Husky sing... 

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Santa Claws event raises money and awareness

Santa Claws event raises money and awareness

December 20, 2011 • Janel Quoc and Ninon Becquart  

The Santa Claws event, hosted by Petsmart, benefitted Furry Friends Rescue. Owners brought their pets on the weekend of Dec. 10 and 11 and dressed them up to take a picture with Santa. Money raised from the sale of these photographs went towards funding veterinary bills. Video taken by Janel Quoc... 

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Winter is celebrated in multiple ways

Winter is celebrated in multiple ways

December 16, 2011 • Meilin Liang  

Christmas is around the corner here in the United States and Americans are putting up Christmas trees and decorative lights, but what are other people in different countries celebrating amid the winter season? In November or December for eight days each, Jews celebrate Hanukkah. During the eight days,... 

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Students participate and succeed in PTA Reflections

Students participate and succeed in PTA Reflections

December 14, 2011 • Shweta Sugnani  

The annual Fremont PTA Reflections was held on Dec. 3 from 3 to 5 PM at American High School. All schools in the Fremont district, including preschools, participated in this event.  Many students from WHS’s AP Literature class participated in an effort to gain extra credit.  However, only three students... 

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Fire alarm causes distraction

Fire alarm causes distraction

December 13, 2011 • Trina Lazzara  

Another fire alarm went off on Friday, Dec. 2, one of three that have been triggered so far this school year. We all participate in these evacuations, but many students don’t actually know why they are leaving their classrooms. It is natural to assume that a fire alarm is a drill, but of the three... 

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Lucky customers hit with unlucky scam

Lucky customers hit with unlucky scam

December 12, 2011 • Anmol Mathur  

Two Lucky supermarkets in Fremont, along with more than 20 other of the Bay Area chain stores, discovered a severe problem in their self-check-out lanes on Nov. 11. It appears that thieves have tampered with the card-readers, secretly attaching card-skimmers that store the card and PIN numbers of any... 

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Cyber Week rattles World Wide Web

Cyber Week rattles World Wide Web

December 9, 2011 • Anmol Mathur and Meilin Liang  

Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, made its debut on Nov. 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release called “Cyber Monday’s Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year.” It’s often referred to as the “online equivalent of Black Friday” because it gives shoppers... 

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Will Tumblr and YouTube survive?

Will Tumblr and YouTube survive?

December 4, 2011 • Shweta Sugnani  

Two bills proposed by the Congress, the PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), when passed, will put restrictions on the usage of internet. Not only will this bill change decades of US policies, but also bring change to technological development. Many students at our school oppose this... 

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