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All You Need To Know About the 2018 Women’s March

All You Need To Know About the 2018 Women’s March

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Politics

On January 21, 2017, a day after President Trump’s inauguration, a crowd gathered at the base of the Capitol in Washington D.C. in a peaceful protest for human rights, including women, LGBTQ, immigrant, workers’, and reproductive rights, as well as health care reform, environmental protection, and r...

Private Sector Space Race?

Private Sector Space Race?

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under News

  The race to put a man on the Moon in the 1960s was one of the most profound rivalries between two countries ever. The conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States was heavily publicized during the 1960s, before it came to a close when the U.S put a man on the Moon in 1969. The time p...

Net Neutrality, are we losing it?

Abel Berrocal, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under National News

    $8 a month for social media. $15 for video-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Add $20 more for access to online games. These are all things we can expect if on December 14th, the FCC, The commission that regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire...

Speaking Up: the #MeToo movement is changing the workplace and empowering women

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Opinion, Web exclusive

In recents weeks, the #MeToo movement has sparked a huge national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace, different industries, and throughout office culture. The hashtag was created by famous actress Alyssa Milano so that women could share their stories on Twitter and develop a safe space...

To the Moon and Back

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

December 14, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Politics, Web exclusive

This past Monday, President Donald Trump announced that NASA’s new goal would be to return NASA astronauts to the moon and then Mars.  The point of this announcement was to “refocus America’s Space program on human exploration and discovery” said Trump at the announcement. “Space Policy Directive...

Why is declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel so controversial?

Jake Neuffer and Sahithi Jammulamadaka

December 14, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized, World News

What is the controversy over the city? Both Palestinians and Israelis claim Jerusalem as their political capital and sacred religious city. Their history of dispute goes all the way back to 1000 BCE when King David established Jewish control over the city. The city fell in and out of their hands ...

How to Find Your PSAT Scores

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

The PSATs. The only test that causes equal amounts of stress, excitement, and memes. It’s been so long since we’ve taken it that you may have forgotten. And that’s okay, because your score doesn’t count for anything! But if you do remember the test, and are curious about your score, you will...

Fighting the Fires

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

December 12, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

Wildfires across the state of California have already damaged an area greater than New York City and Boston combined, and there does not seem to be an end anytime soon. Although there were a total of six wildfires recorded in California last week, the Thomas fire is the most worrisome. It has already become the fifth largest fire in California History. Fire officials expect the fires to continue to grow...

Tehama County shooting

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

November 25, 2017


Filed under News

Parents were busy dropping their kids off early Tuesday morning at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, a small school in rural Northern California, when the first shot was heard. Almost immediately, two more gunshots cracked through the morning air. Minutes before school was supposed to start, the secretary made ...

A Blow to net Neutrality

A Blow to net Neutrality

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


Filed under National News, News

This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that they would be rolling back a policy put in place during the Obama era. The policy stipulated that internet providers must treat all web content equally, preventing favoritism by these providers. Under the agency’s new proposal, carrie...

RIP Snapchat?

RIP Snapchat?

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

November 22, 2017


Filed under A&E, News

Facebook and Instagram might be making the Snapchat ghost a little too literal.  Although Snapchat is part of most of our daily lives, Facebook and Instagram are stripping Snapchat of its users leading to a large decline in Snapchat’s income.   Surprisingly, Insta-stories are doing its part in taking users f...

Australia votes ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage

Australia votes ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under National News, News, World News

In many places around the world, the battle for equal rights and opportunities still has a long way to go. When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, there is still lots to be done to reach equality. In many countries, being a part of or vocalizing your  support of  the LGBTQ+ community can lead to arrest, a...

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