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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...

Pitbull Attacks 5 Year Old in San Bernardino

A 5-year-old was killed on February 10 by the family’s pitbull dog.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

February 26, 2020

A young boy had died from an attack by his family pitbull in San Bernardino, according to nbclosangeles.com. The incident occurred around 2:57 p.m. on February 10, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on 15100 block of Portland Street in the Oro Grande, an unincorporated commu...

The Conclusion of the Impeachment Trial

President Trump holds up a newspaper article declaring his acquittal on both counts of impeachment.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

February 26, 2020

On February 5th, the Senate took a historic vote. 45th President, Mr. Donald Trump, was facing two articles of impeachment, and on this Wednesday, the Senate was to vote on whether or not he would be removed from office or completely acquitted of the charges. At around 1 p.m., the Senate held the vot...

Update on the Coronavirus Epidemic

Many cruise ships had to be quarantined due to people on board being infected with the coronavirus.

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

February 24, 2020

Over the past two months, the coronavirus has been spreading globally around the world. Every day new posts are put on online, showing where the virus has plotted its next evil scheme. Fear has risen among many, as everyone is wondering who the next victim will be.    This epidemic started at a market in Wuhan t...

Coronavirus Death Toll Rising

The image shown has the molecules of the corona virus.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

February 19, 2020

The Coronavirus began in December of 2019 and has rapidly spread across the globe. Not only is there no known cure or treatment, but the virus has spread and the death toll has risen swiftly over little time.   On Sunday, February 9th, another 97 people died in China due to the Coronavirus. ...

Kobe Paraphernalia Cleaned Up

Kobe Bryant’s jersey hanging as a symbol of remembrance of his life and basketball career.

Karina Shah, Photojournalist

February 19, 2020

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the Altobellis family tragically passed away in a fatal helicopter crash on January 26th, 2020.    Unexpectedly, the world was deprived of the 9 beautiful souls on the helicopter who were simply going to a daily basketball practice at the Mamba Spor...

Vacation Turned Nightmare

The Diamond Princess currently has over 3,500 passengers in quarantine for COVID-19 coronavirus.

Janet Han, Section Editor

February 17, 2020

The cruise ship Diamond Princess, now with more patients of COVID-19 coronavirus than any location other than China, has now spent 26 days quarantined off the coast of Japan.  As of Thursday, 218 of the 3,500+ passengers have tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus and transported to hospitals. Criticis...

Kobe Bryant’s Incredible Work Off the Court

Kobe takes a picture with some of his youth fans during the grand opening of his new “basketball school” in Haikou, China, during 2017.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Former NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash last week at the young age of 41, alongside his 13 year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, with no survivors onboard. The shocking crash caused communities all over southern California and the world to gat...

Alert! The Coronavirus is Here!

As the coronavirus is spreading, be careful and watch out for these symptoms as well!

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

The Coronavirus, which began in December of last year, is now in Orange County. Although it may seem unbelievable that the virus is actually in Orange County, it is here and is real.   The Coronavirus originated from Wuhan when there were reports of a virus that had pneumonia-like symptoms. A...

Democratic Update: Pete Buttigieg Takes the Lead

Pete Buttigieg, surrounded by devoted supporters, speaks on his placement of the Iowa caucus.

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

As 2020 kicks off and Election Day nears, conversations seem to be solely about the Democratic candidates. Especially after the recent impeachment of current president Donald Trump, new and experienced voters across the nations have kept an eye on each candidate's statistics and promises in hopes of findin...

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