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Elise Hsu

Elise Hsu

2019-2020, 2020-2021

Elise Hsu is a junior at Carlmont High School. She edits for Scot Scoop and Redefy, a youth-led, non-profit blog. She spends her free time playing badminton and drawing. To check out her portfolio, click here. Twitter: @the_mother_duck

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Discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has increased in recent years, but it has been around for centuries.

Editorial: The AAPI community deserves better

Editorial Staff, Editors March 18, 2021

On March 17, 2020, CBS correspondent Weijia Jiang tweeted that a White House official discussing COVID-19 called it the “Kung-Flu,” a derogatory term mocking the virus’s inception in China. While...

Arospace Ep. 2: Combatting phobias and gatekeepers

Chelsea Chang, Elise Hsu, and Jack Hansen March 7, 2021

In the second episode of Arospace, hosts Jack Hansen and Elise Hsu discuss discrimination that members of the aromantic and asexual communities face within the LGBTQ+ community and in general society....

Although numerous obstacles stand in their way, student journalists continue to report on issues that matter to their communities.

Editorial: Student journalists persist against the odds

Editorial Staff, Editors February 25, 2021

The third annual Student Press Freedom Day is on Feb. 26. Its theme, “Journalism Against the Odds,” is quite fitting when applied to current events in the world of student journalism. Recently,...

In many classes, such as choir, students feel pressured to submit their best work due to modifications made to adapt to an online environment.

Editorial: Online education perpetuates perfectionism

Editorial Staff, Editors November 19, 2020

The transition to distance learning forced teachers to adjust their teaching styles to suit an online environment. Many of them adapted by trading classwork for graded assignments and increasing the number...

When an artist creates art, they use their personal views to influence it; this makes it so no one can separate them from their art.

Editorial: Artists cannot be separated from their work

Editorial Staff, Editors October 5, 2020

It can be frustrating to learn that an influential person in society has become a bad example for others to follow. However, as people are discovering that some of their role models have said or done inexcusable...

Across the country, covering protests is a dangerous task for journalists. Each dot on this map represents a journalist who was arrested or attacked at a protest between May 26 and June 4.

Opinion: Leave journalists alone

Elise Hsu, Editor June 6, 2020

Omar Jimenez, a CNN correspondent, was arrested on May 29 in Minneapolis. On the same day, a rubber bullet struck photographer Linda Tirado in the face, leaving her permanently blind in one eye. On...

A student takes the practice Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Students don’t give a pass to online exams

Elise Hsu, Editor May 30, 2020

Natalie Nielsen was almost done with her Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus test. She had already finished the first question; all she had to do now was submit her answer to the second question. With over...

This improvised workspace is in a quiet space, so I take my video calls from there too.

Opinion: Social distancing is not that bad

Elise Hsu, Editor March 22, 2020

A couple of months ago, I predicted that 2020 would be a good year. Of course, this was before the coronavirus (COVID-19) scared the world into canceling important traditions and closing school campuses....

There are many social media posts about mental health, but it is difficult to tell whether their intent is gaining popularity or raising awareness.

Opinion: Mental health is trending, but it’s complicated

Elise Hsu, Editor March 5, 2020

“You are not alone.” “It’s okay not to be okay.” “You are loved.” “You matter.” I have seen phrases like these float around the Internet too many times over the past few years....

A mural of supervisor Harvey Milk smiles down on pedestrians on the corner of 17th and Castro Street in San Francisco.

LGBTQ+ history is not coming out of textbooks, keeping teens in the closet

Elise Hsu and Anika Marino March 3, 2020

Put yourself in the place of an LGBTQ+ high school student. Apart from two days during your life skills class, you have never been taught about your identity. You may believe you are broken, or that the...

A voter registration and absentee ballot lies on a table in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries: Super Tuesday

All you need to know to prepare for the Democratic primaries and 2020 presidential elections
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