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Household Pets and the Coronavirus

People’s concern for pets have resulted in the purchasing or creating of masks or suits for their pets. As the virus has so far been mostly transmitted person to person, President of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. John Howe, says that “this is a total waste of money, a total waste of time.”

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

May 23, 2020

As of now, there is no definite explanation as to the origin of the current strain of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Still, “Scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to wildlife,” specifically bats, “as the most likely origin” (NPR). If such is the case, COVID-19 would be considered a “zoonot...

When Should Businesses Reopen?

Many businesses are closed indefinitely until the coronavirus situation improves.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

May 15, 2020

Around the world and in certain parts of the United States hit less hard by COVID-19, the economy is slowly opening back up for business. People who have lost jobs due to the virus are waiting for the day they can start working again and others are waiting to be able to dine in at their favorite resta...

Census and Coronavirus

The spread of these ads are the result of a $500 million outreach campaign for public education on the efficiency and safety of taking the 2020 Census.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

May 15, 2020

Amidst all the confusion of quarantine, there is still a need to carry out the programmed functions. As scheduled, the 2020 Census arrived just as it did in 2010. and as it did another ten years prior. The census is a legal obligation listed under the U.S. Constitution, meant to account for the United...

Why Class of 2020 Seniors Are Facing Similar Circumstances to Those During Hurricane Katrina

The class of 2020 seniors are facing experiences that many high school senior Hurricane Katrina survivors dealt with.

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

May 8, 2020

Quarantine. Coronavirus. These two words just determined the rest of senior year for our class of 2020 seniors. With the cancellation of school meaning no senior activities such as prom, Morp, Senior Breakfast, Senior Farewell Rally, and of course, graduation. This is the first time in a generation ...

California Coastlines

Oyster reefs are one of the newest methods of preventing coastal erosion. Communities even in Orange County are working to establish oyster beds to buffer abrasive currents.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

April 25, 2020

Beaches are perhaps one of the most iconic landscapes that characterize California as a state. In fact, U.S. News comments that “when first-time visitors imagine California, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beach.” This is likely due to the fact that California boasts more than 420...

U.S. Update on Covid-19

USNS Comfort docks on the shores of New York to provide a helping hand for struggling hospitals.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

April 21, 2020

The United States has advanced to first place in the world rankings for the most cases of the coronavirus. As of March 30, there have been nearly 164 thousand cases confirmed in America, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 counter. The number far surpasses that of Italy, which clocks in ...

Grocery Store Madness

At many local stores such as Costco, items are sold out as a result of people hoarding certain products.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

April 21, 2020

If you have ever gone to a local grocery store, you have probably seen long lines of shoppers waiting to enter or to purchase what they came to buy. Inside of that store, you would instantly notice all of the empty shelves which once had items such as paper products, medicine, and frozen food. All of this ha...

California School Closures

Most schools in California are shutting down as coronavirus becomes increasingly more concerning.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

April 9, 2020

In the past few weeks COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, has become increasingly more concerning throughout California, the United States, and the rest of the world. More recently, many schools in California have closed due to the pandemic. This has caused problems across the state as educators f...

Nevada Democratic Debate: Bloomberg’s Battle

The Democratic presidential candidates at the Nevada Debate continue their campaigns.

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

March 2, 2020

The ninth Democratic presidential debate began in Nevada on February 19, 2019, with billionaire and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg making his debut on stage. With him was Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senato...

Latest on the CoronaVirus

The CoronaVirus has led to a stock market crash.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

March 2, 2020

The death toll of the CoronaVirus continues to climb each day. The death toll is well over two thousand and the amount of infected people is alarmingly close to eighty thousand people. The CoronaVirus has spread globally and every day new problems seem to appear. Piper Guyton (9) believes that “the...

US Lacking on Children’s Wellbeing

Countries need to start emphasizing laws protecting children soon in order to secure their chance of having a successful future.

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

March 2, 2020

In society, children are important, as they make up our future. Each country is ranked based off of the survival, education, health, and nutrition levels for children. These levels have an impact on how children will live their lives when they are older, which is why it is imperative to keep them at m...

Why the Middle?

With the elections coming up, the candidates need as much support as they can from the major states. But why is it that the voting usually starts not in the major states, but rather in Iowa?

The elections start with the Iowa Caucus. The Caucus works by doing an open voting session. The people show up to their precinct and enter into a room, where there they physically move to a spot to which delegate they support. A candidate needs at least 15% of the votes to remain viable and if a candidate is not viable, then the voters realign themselves with a candidate that is viable (CNN). Although it may seem odd to most people, this is how the Iowa Caucus works, but the question is, why is it that the critical states are not targeted more in the beginning? The reason can be dated back to the 1968 Democratic Convention.

It was a tough year at that time due to the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and a presidential candidate, Robert Kennedy. President Lyndon B. Johnson withdrew from the race as well and his vice president, Hubert Humphrey joined the race. Since he publicly supported President Johnson’s views on the Vietnam War, it caused anti-war protestors to become upset. Due to the protestors being upset, it led to the protestors clashing with police outside of the convention hall that the  Democratic leaders were inside of (History.com).

Despite not winning any primaries, Hubert Humphrey won the Democratic nomination, which led to more anger. The Deomcratic party leaders wanted to repair the damages that were made by creating the McGovern-Fraser Commission. The purpose of the commission was to improve the nomination process so that voters can have a direct say and to ensure that there was no dirty work going on behind the scenes. The state party leaders have to give a 30 day prior notice so that everyone can participate. But Iowa needed a bit of a boost (History.com).

Since Iowa has four statewide events that include the Caucuses, conventions, and more,, Iowa needed a head start. What really brought attention to the importance of the Iowa Caucus was with President Jimmy Carter. President Carter’s campaign did not really have the money to compete against the other big states in the early stages of the election so he focused on Iowa. He eventually won the presidency which was a surprise to most people. Due to that, Iowa was deemed as somewhat crucial and Iowa has played huge parts in other candidates like President George W. Bush and Barack Obama (History.com).

Audrey Filipescu (10) said, “I think that they start in the middle because the state will be a swing state and not only that there is a smaller population.” Although Iowa does not seem as crucial or as important, Iowa can still make a difference in the elections.

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

February 26, 2020

With the elections coming up, the candidates need as much support as they can from the major states. But why is it that the voting usually starts not in the major states, but rather in Iowa?   The elections start with the Iowa Caucus. The Caucus works by doing an open voting session. The peo...

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