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Earth Day

Earth Day

Janet Han, Section Editor

May 14, 2019

Monday, April 22nd was the 49th celebration of Earth Day. Countries, cities, and communities all around the world participated in all sorts of creative and meaningful ways. Now the world’s largest secular observance, the day was first created by a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, in 1970. He, al...

Sri Lanka Easter Day Bombings–A Month Later

Sri Lanka Easter Day Bombings–A Month Later

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

May 14, 2019

On Sunday, April 21, three Christian churches, three hotels, and two other homes were targeted in a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka. Bombings occurred on Easter morning as people attended masses or services in celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Resulting in 253 deaths, the huge loss for Sri La...

Slavery Reparations: People who have Never owned Slaves paying people who have never been slaves

Slavery Reparations: People who have Never owned Slaves paying people who have never been slaves

Wayne Chan, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

For the upcoming election, an incredibly controversial topic has surfaced after decades of being considered absurd: policy mandating reparations paid for slavery. Everybody can agree that slavery was a nefarious institution that subjugated an entire race of human beings to heinous conditions and abuse...

Stoning to Death for Homosexuality: Brunei Adopts Sharia Law

Stoning to Death for Homosexuality: Brunei Adopts Sharia Law

Emily Ito, Section Editor

April 30, 2019

Brunei, a small nation in Asia on the island of Borneo, implemented a harsh criminal law on April 3, 2019. The new Islamic Law allows death by stoning for gay men or adulterers and amputation for theft. The law passed despite much international opposition and has been met with extreme protest. H...

Priest Stabbing in Montreal

Priest Stabbing in Montreal

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

April 30, 2019

Across the northern border in Montreal, Canada, a priest named Father Cloud Grou was stabbed by a 26 year old suspect whose name has yet to be released on March 23. This was occurring during a televised mass that was being broadcasted for those who could not make it to mass due to personal illness or...

College Acceptance Rates Dropping in the Wake of College Admissions Scandal

College Acceptance Rates Dropping in the Wake of College Admissions Scandal

Courtney Huitt, Photojournalist

April 30, 2019

The anticipated month of March has come and gone for the seniors here at YLHS who were waiting to hear back from their “dream” colleges. College admission letters have just come back and the acceptances into prestigious colleges were very low for our top seniors. Those with close to perfect test scor...

Cure for HIV?

Cure for HIV?

Stephen Serrano, Section Editor

April 23, 2019

HIV, also known as human immunodeficiency virus, is a highly deadly disease that causes and leads to AIDS, if not treated. Spread through blood or through sexual activity, HIV and AIDS attack the person’s immune system until they inevitably perish. For as long as we have known in modern medicine, ...

Abduction Survivor Midsi Sanchez Starts Child Safety Foundation

Abduction Survivor Midsi Sanchez Starts Child Safety Foundation

Bita Zadeh, Photojournalist

April 23, 2019

Almost two decades ago, Midsi Sanchez was eight years old when she survived a harrowing ordeal of being abducted by a stranger in Vallejo. She was an elementary school student walking home from school when she was kidnapped by a stranger named Curtis Dean Anderson. As an elementary student, Midsi Sa...

A Message to Congress: “Your Complacency Kills Us”

A Message to Congress: “Your Complacency Kills Us”

Juliette Fournier, Editor

April 23, 2019

About one year ago, on March 24th, people all across the United States took a stand against gun violence in response to the horrid and frequent mass shootings. March for Our Lives was led by the voices of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the school shooting there on Februa...

Mueller Report Concludes that There Was No Collusion With Russia

Mueller Report Concludes that There Was No Collusion With Russia

Kathleen Toblesky, Photojournalist

April 9, 2019

Special Counsel, Robert S. Mueller, delivered a report on Friday, March 19 regarding the alleged interference from Russia in the 2016 election, providing an unfair, and illegal, win to President Donald Trump. This report was given to Attorney General, William P. Barr, according to the New York Times...

Michael Cohen Testifies Against Trump

Michael Cohen Testifies Against Trump

Kathleen Toblesky, Photojournalist

April 9, 2019

On February 27, 2019, the former lawyer and attorney of President Donald Trump stood before Congress to publicly testify against him for possible crimes the president may have committed. According to The Real Deal, Cohen stated that Trump inflated the value of his assets to insurance companies. &nb...

Southern Border Update: More than 76,000 Migrants Crossed Border, Now What?

Southern Border Update: More than 76,000 Migrants Crossed Border, Now What?

Kathleen Toblesky, Photojournalist

April 9, 2019

After the huge debacle of the widely publicized Migrant Caravans, the number of immigrants crossing the border set new records for who the US has let in. But is the system being pushed beyond its capacity?   Once full of single men and fathers hoping to get jobs in America and send money ho...

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