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How did Kmart suddenly become unpopular among shoppers?

How did Kmart suddenly become unpopular among shoppers?

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

November 13, 2019

Nowadays, whenever someone thinks of Kmart, they think of a store that was great. They think of a store that had a popularity level that rivals the popularity levels of well-known stores today, such as Target and Walmart. But what exactly caused people to think this about Kmart at this point in time? W...

The World’s Longest Flight from New York to Sydney

The World’s Longest Flight from New York to Sydney

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

November 8, 2019

When asked what it would be like on the world’s longest flight, many people would probably have the same response as Analise Hopper (9), who explains, “it would be extremely boring and tiring to sit in one spot for such a long time, so I would have to binge watch movies for the entire flight.” ...

“Radical Vegan Agenda” of California

“Radical Vegan Agenda” of California

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

October 30, 2019

On October 11, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed bill AB44 into law; it will go into effect on January 1, 2023. This bill makes California the first American state to ban the sale, manufacturing, or donating of new animal fur products.  According to CNN, this excludes “fur [from] taxidermy,... leat...

Panera Bread: The Truth Behind the Macaroni and Cheese

Panera Bread: The Truth Behind the Macaroni and Cheese

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

October 30, 2019

All around the world food brings people together. Through its great conversation starters and amazing flavors, different dishes spark wonderful encounters. Each country is known for its different items. America is known for the hot dog, Italy is known for spaghetti, but did you know Macaroni and Chees...

Needles or Nausea: The Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement

Needles or Nausea: The Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement

Sharon Sun, News

October 29, 2019

In 1796, Edward Jenner injected a 13-year-old boy with cowpox, a mild version of smallpox, which the boy later grew immunity to. Jenner’s raw methods of inoculation, or vaccination, were later improved upon by subsequent generations of scientists into the modern needles and “shots” we get today in...

Bird Brain: How Studying Birds’ Brains Have Led to Many New Discoveries

Bird Brain: How Studying Birds’ Brains Have Led to Many New Discoveries

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

October 29, 2019

People may have heard of the saying “bird brain” before, and the negative connotation associated with it. However, in a recent study involving their neurological patterns, birds may actually be useful to understanding the different functions of our brain. To test this, scientists are implanting false...

Revenue over Rights

Revenue over Rights

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

October 25, 2019

Riots broke out in Hong Kong in March of this year and, 204 days later, protests are still continuing throughout the region. The initial source of the protesters’ anger was indignation towards the Hong Kong extradition bill pushed by Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, in March 2019 his bill tit...

Inside the Impeachment Inquiry

Inside the Impeachment Inquiry

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

October 22, 2019

People have been wanting to impeach President Trump since his first day in office, but the current impeachment inquiry is complex and backed with controversial evidence. It is uncertain how long the impeachment inquiry will last, but Democrats are still searching for more evidence to use against the Pre...

No Reason to Smile: Vaquita

No Reason to Smile: Vaquita

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

October 22, 2019

As of now, the world’s most endangered species, the Vaquita porpoise, is on the brink of extinction. Many measures were taken to reverse population trends, but all efforts either failed or were abandoned. According to the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA), current population...

New Use for VR Technology: Training for Mass Shootings

New Use for VR Technology: Training for Mass Shootings

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

October 22, 2019

Virtual reality is often associated with gaming, but there are many uses for virtual reality outside of gaming. Recently two companies, Pixvana and Alexo, have created a way for people to train on how to react in the circumstance of a mass shooting. This new training platform has already been used by...

Cal State Long Beach’s Shooter Threats Reveal Faulty Security System

Cal State Long Beach’s Shooter Threats Reveal Faulty Security System

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

October 22, 2019

An unidentified student of Cal State University Long Beach sent an email threatening “acts of violence” towards individuals on campus on Monday, October 7th.  The threat focused mainly on the college’s Student Success Center. By around 3:40 p.m. the validity of the email was certified and an ale...

Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Admissions Case

Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Admissions Case

Janet Han, Section Editor

October 14, 2019

A judge ruled in favor of Harvard University in a case about discrimination towards Asian Americans last Tuesday, October 1.    The lawsuit began in 2014 when Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed a case against Harvard. Harvard, they claimed, “discriminates against Asian American applica...

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