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Edible Eating Middle Schoolers

Edible Eating Middle Schoolers

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

September 20, 2019

Recently, on the first day of Travis Ranch Middle School, a sixth grader was caught with marijuana edible gummy bears. Not only that, but he had been handing them out to his fellow peers, many of them unaware of the drugs inside. Many people believe there is no way, in our neighborhoods and schools, ...

Criminal Investigation Launched for Diving Boat Fire

Criminal Investigation Launched for Diving Boat Fire

Janet Han, Section Editor

September 12, 2019

A criminal investigation has been launched investigating the boat fire that took thirty-four lives on Labor Day, according to the Los Angeles Times. Only five survivors were reported from the thirty-nine passengers aboard the Conception, the diving boat that caught fire off the coast of Santa Cruz Island. N...

First Ever Photograph of Black Hole Captured by Scientists at NASA

First Ever Photograph of Black Hole Captured by Scientists at NASA

Kathleen Toblesky, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

The first ever picture of a black hole was taken by NASA’s telescope, Event Horizon, and was released on Wednesday, April 10 to the public, creating a swarm of excitement all over the globe. This particular black hole, named M87, as well as Sagittarius A, is the one lying in the center of our very...

Keep it Classy: College Admissions Scandal Part 2

Keep it Classy: College Admissions Scandal Part 2

Safia Khan, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

Last month, the world was left in shock after the FBI exposed the true corruption that takes place within the United States education system. Colleges across the country were accused of accepting bribes and allowing students in who would normally not meet their demanding criteria.   Disgrac...

Trump China Tariffs

Trump China Tariffs

Safia Khan, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

The stock market witnessed a drop after President Trump increased tariffs on China throughout the month of May. The United States increased tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The Dow had dropped 270 points Sunday evening, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were down more than...

France’s Harassment Laws

France’s Harassment Laws

Safia Khan, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

In November of 2018, a viral video of a woman being punched by a man who she confronted after he sexually harassed her was posted. The woman in the video, Maria Laguerre, became a front runner for the #MeToo Movement. After this video, France passed legislation that was much stricter on the harassment...

Double Tap for Change

Double Tap for Change

Caitlyn Truong, Editor

June 5, 2019

When reformers such as Martin Luther in the sixteenth century wanted to raise awareness and support for a cause, they crafted, printed, and distributed pamphlets and trusted the power of the spoken word. When reformers such as Emma Gonzalez today want to raise awareness and support for a cause, they p...

Without Helium…

Without Helium…

Zachary Ninomiya, Cartoonist/Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

When asked to predict what would happen in a world without helium, Katrina La (11) believes that “labs, experiments, and balloons would suffer in its absence.” Unfortunately, there is a chance that Katrina’s predictions may come true sooner than expected. The reason? The world is current...

The North Star: Revamped

The North Star: Revamped

Amanda Chung, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

In December of 1847, Frederick Douglas shook the nation with his radical, revolutionary newspaper he called The North Star. After escaping slavery in Maryland, Douglas became one of the most prominent voices in the abolitionist movement, using his great oratory skills to speak against the horrors of e...

Scholarship Season

Scholarship Season

Amber Reddish, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

As March comes to an end and April begins most seniors now know where they are going to college, or at least what options they have. Due to this it is time to start looking for and applying to scholarships to help lesson the heavy financial burden that college places on students shoulders. The great t...

The Evolution of Feminism

The Evolution of Feminism

Amber Reddish, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

The idea of feminism first arose in the 19th century with the first wave of the feminist movement. At the time their main focus was women's legal rights, specifically the right to vote. The movement gained lots of support from around the nation and eventually they succeeded in getting the 19th amendment p...

The Climate Strike

The Climate Strike

Amber Reddish, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

For many years there has been debate over whether or not global warming is a real issue. Multiple scientists have tested and studied the topic and many have offered up solutions to slow its causes--and in turn hopefully its harmful effects on the environment. In Northern California, an area where natur...

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