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Pronouns in your Zoom name are an act of solidarity

Pronouns in your Zoom name are an act of solidarity

Ady Bolinger, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2020

Under the status quo, which provides many privileges to people who are cis-gender, it is pivotal that students include their pronouns in their Zoom (or any other school platform) names to ensure a comfortable, safe environment for students who are not cis-gender. This extremely easy form of allyship...

Periodic Zoom Calls Worsen the Online School Experience

Melina Tisopulos, Reporter

October 5, 2020

Impromptu online classes were never expected to be perfect. Teachers and administrators were given very minimal time to arrange a system of online learning and prepare new lesson plans during this unprecedented time. However, as the second semester of remote learning began, the addition of periodic Zoom...

Affirmative action is anti-asian

Jill Kao, Head A&E Editor

October 5, 2020

The college admissions process is a mysterious and complex one, and a looming pressure that both high school students and parents feel well before high school. Every achievement that students earn seems to weigh differently in deciding an acceptance or a rejection. However, there is a factor that no...

We need to confess: these accounts are out of control

We need to confess: these accounts are out of control

Meghan Mason, Casey Shoultz, Sequoia Clark, and Ady Bolinger

October 5, 2020

Disclaimer: the Wolfpacket in no way supports the cyberbullying or defamation of any student or staff member. If you see accounts participating in this behavior, or if you or someone you know has been harmed by these accounts, do not be afraid to reach out to those you trust or to report to Bullybox....

Letter to the Editor: Teachers, Respond to our F***ing Emails, Please

An overflowing CUSD inbox.

Anonymous, Guest Writer

May 22, 2020

I’m sure many Claremont High School juniors can agree that most of us are freaks who need constant validation and reassurance to function; and if everything isn’t perfect, our world falls apart like every city in every Marvel movie. We’re freaks because we care! So why don’t our teachers? During...

Letter to the Editor: Construction Area 51

The current state of CHS’ future student center; a project that is set to be completed around July 2020, depending on weather complications.

Andrew Eisenberg, Guest Writer

May 22, 2020

We all know that there is currently construction on the CHS campus, but what exactly are the workers doing? There have been rumors of a so-called “student center," but some students have their doubts. As one student said, “I have my doubts." A new mindset is taking hold of students, leading them...

Letter to the Editor: A closer look at Biden’s policies and record; a response to “With Joe Biden projected to win presidential nomination, here is what his presidency would look like”

Pictured, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden.

James Settles, Guest Writer

May 12, 2020

Joe Biden is set to become the democratic party’s nominee for President of the United States, and if he wins the election Biden will become one of the most powerful men in the world. Any person vying for this position deserves a great deal of scrutiny, and as such, we need to do more than just listen...

With graduation possibly canceled, how does a Minecraft graduation sound, Class of 2020?

A screenshot of senior Eli Kupetz's Minecraft replica of the CHS 500s quad. (image courtesy of Eli Kupetz)

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

May 1, 2020

While many students are taking advantage of the lighter homework load and having fun gaming, there is one group that remains wistful. For seniors, the end of the year signals the end of their high school experience. It is a time to finally relax and appreciate what they have accomplished and the friends...

COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on what’s really wrong with American society

COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on what's really wrong with American society

Asiya Junisbai, Asst. Opinions Editor

May 1, 2020

A pandemic is a universal phenomenon, not a universal experience. This distinction may seem obvious; naturally, different peoples’ circumstances affect their personal experiences in such an unprecedented situation. As a historic, devastating virus sweeps the world, no two people are feeling its effects...

Letter to the editor: CUSD Board President Dave Nemer’s response to criticism of new remote learning phase

Letter to the editor: CUSD Board President Dave Nemer's response to criticism of new remote learning phase

Dave Nemer, Guest Writer

April 22, 2020

Dear CHS students, As a former CHS teacher and a current member of the Claremont School Board, I would like to respond to recent controversy about the educational program that went into effect on April 20. Many disagreements will most likely persist. My goal here is simply to provide explanations...

Letter to the editor: Superintendent Dr. Elsasser’s response to “CUSD board meeting violates policy and silences student voices”

Letter to the editor: Superintendent Dr. Elsasser's response to

Jim Elsasser, Guest Writer

April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 Dear CHS Students, I am writing in response to a recent Opinion piece, “CUSD board meeting violates policy and silences student voices” that was posted on the Wolfpacket webpage on April 19, 2020. Board President Dave Nemer has written a separate letter addressing the updated...

CUSD board meeting violates policy and silences student voices

CUSD board meeting violates policy and silences student voices

Ady Bolinger, Claire Judson, & Angelo Thomas, Reporter, Asst. News Editor, & Reporter

April 19, 2020

“Inspiring Students of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow!” the bold phrase written right underneath the “Claremont Unified School District” header of each email sent to CHS families reads. However, in light of changes made to the District’s grading policy during this unprecedented time, CUSD has failed...

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