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Update on Mr. Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Senators cast their votes on allowing additional evidence and testimonies into the impeachment trial of Mr. Donald J. Trump.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

December 18 of 2019 marks the day of the impeachment inquiry of sitting President Donald Trump. However, his trial within the Senate continues on in an effort by opponents to see him removed completely from office. On Wednesday, the senators will vote on whether or not to evict Mr. Trump from the Ova...

The State of the Union Address Recap

In the eventful State of the Union Address, President Trump and Speaker Pelosi find ways to snub each other.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

On February 5, 2020, President Trump gave his State of the Union Speech. This State of the Union was unlike any other before. As the president's impeachment trial approaches closure, the State of the Union Address was his opportunity to prepare for his upcoming chance of reelection. During the speech,...

Confusion at the Iowa Caucus

During the Democratic portion of the Iowa Caucus, the app shown on the smartphone in the image was used to try to efficiently collect results.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Every other year, the Iowa Caucus takes place. This event is the first contest between candidates during election season, for both the Republican Party’s candidates and the Democratic Party’s candidates.    The results that are collected from each party’s caucus are obtained in very dif...

Remembering Victims of the Helicopter Crash

The devastating helicopter crash on January 26 took the lives of the nine victims who are pictured.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other people boarded a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter and departed the John Wayne Airport in Orange County. The New York Times states that the passengers were on their way to a basketball tournament at Bryant's Mamba Sports Academ...

‘Mamba Mentality:’ Kobe’s Legacy Before and After Death

Gianna Bryant (left), age 13, and father Kobe Bryant (right), age 41, were on their way to one of Gianna’s basketball games when their helicopter unexpectedly crashed into a hillside in Calabasas.

Gabby McCutchan, Section Editor

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant, former Lakers player and known NBA legend, was tragically killed in a deadly helicopter accident with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant on January 26th, 2020.  Alongside seven other people in the helicopter, Kobe and Gianna were on their way to one of her youth basketball games...

New Traffic Light Next to Yorba Linda High School

As seen in this photo, there is heavy traffic when exiting the high school, resulting in numerous complaints from both students and parents.

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

January 23, 2020

In the bustling city of Yorba Linda, people are always going places. With the ever-growing population still on the rise, more cars are being brought to the area. This has led to traffic issues, especially at Yorba Linda High School and the surrounding neighborhoods. As experienced by many people on a...

Fires Ablaze in Australia

Australian wildfires spreading throughout the continent as firefighters attempt to set it out.

Katherine Ortiz, Photojournalist

January 23, 2020

The worst wildfire in decades has destroyed Australia, affecting not only the wildlife, but the population as well. These fires started on November 11, 2019 in Ravensbourne, but this was just the beginning of the detrimental fire season in Australia. Most of these fires are a result of natural cause...

Awake During Brain Surgery!

We can see here Jenna Schardt in the middle of the surgery lying down and appearing calm.

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

January 13, 2020

On October 29, Methodist Dallas Medical Center did a livestream of a brain surgery on Facebook. The patient is Jenna Schardt, and she agreed to do a livestream of the surgery, hoping that it will help people who have to undergo brain surgery in the future. However, the shock was that she was awake du...

Overhead or Underground?

Overhead electric transmission systems have caused various wildfires in regions such as Southern California, and is reportedly becoming more frequent with climate change.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

January 7, 2020

According to Scientific American, “the largest interconnected machine on Earth” is “the US electrical grid.” This is not hard to believe, as overhead power lines can be seen in all parts of the country. In total, Scientific American records over “200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission l...

The Twenty-Million Tree Task

Jimmy Donaldson and friends planting trees.

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

It all started with a single comment. By October 25th, it was a global sensation. Youtuber Jimmy Donaldson, known by his internet alias “MrBeast,” organized a campaign with fellow Youtuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober to launch a fundraiser with the goal of planting 20 million trees befor...

Deciphering California’s Gas Prices

Gas prices have been escalating throughout California, causing frustration for many drivers.

Janet Han, Section Editor

December 10, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently demanded an investigation by the state attorney general into California’s gas prices, which he claimed can be “30 cents a gallon higher than those in other states” (LA Times).    Newsom said that the reason for the high prices is “inappropriate industry ...

Governor Newsom passes a CA legislation to delay high school start times until after 8:30 AM

Some students feel overwhelmed by early start times at school.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

December 1, 2019

Recently, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an act on October 13 mandating that California middle schools must not start before 8 AM and that high schools may not start before 8:30 AM. A similar legislation was proposed last year, though vetoed by former California Governor Jerry Brown. However, ...

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