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Reinventing Black Friday

By YASNA RAHMANIStaff Writer When you think of Black Friday, you might think of hectic crowds, lines that stretch around stores, or that great deal you got one cold November night. So how did this day come to be? And why name it “Black Friday”? Historically, the term was used to describe situations that were...

A Ratched Review
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A Ratched Review

Needles, asylums disguised as hospitals, and the consistency of the color teal are all seamlessly embedded in the new Ryan Murphy show, Ratched. Famous for his previous works including Glee, American Horror Story, and The Politician, Murphy directs an origin story for a famous justified villain.

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Collette Lowengrub: Athlete of the month

By ANDREW KE Staff Writer
Senior Collette Lowengrub was named ASB’s Female Athlete of the Month for September for her excellence on the track as a member of the cross country (XC) team. Lowengrub has been the top distance runner on UHS’s teams since her freshman year.

Teens, Trump, and Tiktok
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Teens, Trump, and Tiktok

By SAGE LAMOTT Staff Writer
By now, the Trump TikTok controversy has become a commonly discussed topic in chat rooms and households around the United States. The bigger question teenagers are posing is why? Why target this specific company and yet continue to ignore Facebook’s spreading of misinformation, largely propagated by his own supporters?

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Trojan Outlook: Election Edition

By ERIN JEON, KRISHNA KHAWANI, CLAIRE CHOI Features Editors
On October 9, 2020, the Sword & Shield opened up the Trojan Outlook: Election Edition survey to UHS students in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election. This survey serves to create a more comprehensive understanding of the student body. 169 students participated in the anonymous survey covering questions about their political leanings, candidates of choice, and news sources.

Behind the Scenes of a Political Campaign
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Behind the Scenes of a Political Campaign

By SYDNEY GAW Staff Writer
As the voting period for the 2020 election continues, you may have seen advertisements for a particular candidate or state proposition. We can get a glimpse of what a candidate stands for through the political ads that run in between our favorite shows or YouTube videos. However, a thirty second advertisement does not convey the hours spent drafting the campaign and working behind the scenes to make these ads effective. Many people often forget that a political campaign team—much like any sports team—relies on the contribution of multiple people and departments to be successful. From volunteers to political consultants, each individual plays an important part in moving the campaign forward.