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Anika Jain

Anika Jain is the Vol. 57 and Vol. 58 Editor-In-Chief. She also authored the Opinions Column “Game Changers.” She was the Vol. 56 Entertainment Editor and a Staff Writer for Vol. 55 of The Lancer.

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All About Alumni: Ms. Cindy Leslie-Forbes

by Anika Jain (’22) and Louis Chavey (’22) | April 8, 2022 At the forefront of Holy Cross education, Saint Francis has always relied not only on educators but also students to impart knowledge and skills useful inside and outside the classroom. Fifty years ago, Lancers could finally learn with peers of the opposite gender…

“Mamma Mia!”: here we go again!

by Anika Jain (’22) | April 8, 2022 A project over two years in the making, Saint Francis’ Theater Department staged a wonderful production of Mamma Mia! for this year’s spring musical. Although the musical was ready to take the stage in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the unfortunate cancellation of the show just…

Activities Office implements major changes to ASB and student leadership

by Arhana Aatresh (’23) and Anika Jain (’22) | April 8, 2022 The Activities Office recently announced changes to the structure of student leadership to be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year. Starting next fall, Saint Francis’s Associated Student Body (ASB) will be composed of four elected officials and four appointed officials, with the Social…

All About Alumni: Mr. Jim Kaspari

by Anika Jain (’22) and Nikita Senthil (’23) | March 21, 2022 Living in Silicon Valley, many Lancers have continued on to fulfilling professions in the biotechnology industry. Jim Kaspari (’80) is a Saint Francis alumnus and track and cross country Hall of Famer, who had a successful career at Genentech before retiring and starting…

Humans of Saint Francis: Aashka Trivedi

by Anika Jain (’22) | February 14, 2022 Since she was three years old, Aashka Trivedi (’24) has loved to perform. Despite being an underclassman, Trivedi’s passion for theater has led her to audition for this year’s student-run musical, 9 to 5.  “This was my first in-person musical at Saint Francis, so it’s such a…

Humans of Saint Francis: Class of 2022 Homecoming Court

by Anika Jain (’22) | November 19, 2021 One of Saint Francis’s most beloved traditions is the Homecoming Court, which consists of student leaders from the senior class who best represent the school values and integrity. Only the seniors vote on the nominees, but the final two winners are chosen by a school-wide vote. Upon…

Humans of Saint Francis: Pujita Tangirala

by Anika Jain (’22) | November 19, 2021 A breeding ground for creativity and ambition, Saint Francis hosts students with a variety of aspirations from art to entrepreneurship. In the past year, Pujita Tangirala (’22), whom you may know for her eclectic talents in music and journalism, has combined her passions for art and fashion…

Humans of Saint Francis: Jake Randazzo

by Anika Jain (’22), Will Li (’23), and Sophia Tran (’24) | October 11, 2021 In the frenzy of a rally, one Lancer claims fame for performing flips in the distance. Perhaps you know him simply as “Flip Guy,” but this athlete is actually Jake Randazzo (’22). Dedicated to his craft, Randazzo possesses one of…

All About Alumni: Ms. Amy Sherrard

by Anika Jain (’22) and Arhana Aatresh (’23) | October 11, 2021 One day, every single one of us will matriculate from Saint Francis. What will follow these four years of high school? How will the lessons we have learned within the walls of these classrooms impact the trajectories of our lives? Perhaps your experiences…

The obsession with 17

by Anika Jain (’22) | October 11, 2021 “And I’m so sick of 17 / Where’s my f****** teenage dream?” These acerbic lyrics from the opening track of Olivia Rodrigo’s record-breaking, debut album SOUR have been on repeat for many teenagers this year. While Rodrigo’s song “brutal” was a fresh listening experience, her lyrics touch…

Game Changers: accountability, not justice

by Anika Jain (’22) | May 10, 2021 On April 20, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for unintentional second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Last year on Memorial Day, Floyd’s death incited worldwide protests for police reform, police abolition, equity,…

Game Changers: Western imperialism strikes again

by Anika Jain (’22) | March 29, 2021 On the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 quarantine, the World Trade Organization (WTO) failed again to approve the relinquishment of intellectual property rights for the COVID vaccine. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property, also known as the TRIPS Agreement, is an international legal agreement between…

Game Changers: a review of President Biden’s first month in office

by Anika Jain (’22) | March 1, 2021 Last January, President Joe Biden was officially inaugurated. This presidential election has been incontrovertibly momentous with historical anomalies such as the riots on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and President Trump’s second impeachment trial in mid-February. Not only has political polarization intensified between Democrats and Republicans,…

Game Changers: Prop 16 and the benefits of reinstating affirmative action

by Anika Jain (’22) | November 16, 2020 This year, there was a large dispute over racial justice on the California ballot. California currently stands as one of only eight states that have banned affirmative action, a practice which refers to policies benefiting minority populations that were previously discriminated against in legislation. The purpose of…

Game Changers: RBG’s legacy and what her death means for America

by Anika Jain | October 5, 2020 This summer has been extremely eventful, from the pandemic to the horrific acts of racial violence to the fires engulfing the West Coast. But the cherry on top of this quasi-apocalypse is undoubtedly the death of the Notorious RBG—Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We lost Justice Ginsburg…

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