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Climate Change and the California Wildfires

Climate change is increasing the intensity of California’s wildfires.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

November 18, 2019

Wildfires are a common occurrence throughout California during the autumn season. According to Cal Fire, a total of 6,190 incidents have occurred, an estimated 198,392 acres have burned, and 730 structures have been destroyed or destructed during this year. The strong winds and dry air contribute to...

How did Kmart suddenly become unpopular among shoppers?

A store closing sign lies above a Big Kmart sign in Seattle, WA during January 2013. Less than 300 Kmart and Sears locations will be open throughout the country starting in 2020.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

November 13, 2019

Nowadays, whenever someone thinks of Kmart, they think of a store that was great. They think of a store that had a popularity level that rivals the popularity levels of well-known stores today, such as Target and Walmart. But what exactly caused people to think this about Kmart at this point in time? W...

Apple’s Newest Release: Airpods Pro

Apple’s newest version of Airpods are Airpods Pro, which have new features.

Priscilla Kim, Photojournalist

November 12, 2019

With Apple’s growing success and popularity for their wireless earbuds, Airpods, it was only expected that they come out with a new version during fall of 2019. The company’s Airpods have in fact been the most popular true wireless earbuds for quite a while now. It is not out of the ordinary to s...

The World’s Longest Flight from New York to Sydney

The image shows the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is the plane flown on the non-stop flight from New York to Sydney.

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

November 8, 2019

When asked what it would be like on the world’s longest flight, many people would probably have the same response as Analise Hopper (9), who explains, “it would be extremely boring and tiring to sit in one spot for such a long time, so I would have to binge watch movies for the entire flight.” ...

“Radical Vegan Agenda” of California

AB44 author Laura Friedman’s tweet celebrating the signing of the fur ban.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

October 30, 2019

On October 11, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed bill AB44 into law; it will go into effect on January 1, 2023. This bill makes California the first American state to ban the sale, manufacturing, or donating of new animal fur products.  According to CNN, this excludes “fur [from] taxidermy,... leat...

Panera Bread: The Truth Behind the Macaroni and Cheese

Panera Bread, a popular food chain, has recently been “exposed” for selling prepackaged Macaroni and Cheese.

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

October 30, 2019

All around the world food brings people together. Through its great conversation starters and amazing flavors, different dishes spark wonderful encounters. Each country is known for its different items. America is known for the hot dog, Italy is known for spaghetti, but did you know Macaroni and Chees...

An Out of the Blue Halloween

Teal pumpkins are used to welcome children with food allergies to trick-or-treat.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

On October 31, houses across the nation open their doors to a chorus of “Trick or Treat!”s. Children of all ages, dressed in a variety of costumes, eagerly hold out their buckets or bags, waiting for candy. While most of these buckets will be a typical orange jack-o’-lantern, a few will be blue and teal. ...

Needles or Nausea: The Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement

Vaccines have been a major medical boon for the modern era, but attitudes are now shifting among misinformed families.

Sharon Sun, News

October 29, 2019

In 1796, Edward Jenner injected a 13-year-old boy with cowpox, a mild version of smallpox, which the boy later grew immunity to. Jenner’s raw methods of inoculation, or vaccination, were later improved upon by subsequent generations of scientists into the modern needles and “shots” we get today in...

Bird Brain: How Studying Birds’ Brains Have Led to Many New Discoveries

Using optogenics, scientists are able to have birds learn a song they have never learned before

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

October 29, 2019

People may have heard of the saying “bird brain” before, and the negative connotation associated with it. However, in a recent study involving their neurological patterns, birds may actually be useful to understanding the different functions of our brain. To test this, scientists are implanting false...

Revenue over Rights

Supporters of Hong Kong protesting the Brooklyn Nets NBA game.

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

October 25, 2019

Riots broke out in Hong Kong in March of this year and, 204 days later, protests are still continuing throughout the region. The initial source of the protesters’ anger was indignation towards the Hong Kong extradition bill pushed by Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, in March 2019 his bill tit...

Inside the Impeachment Inquiry

The impeachment inquiry continues to intensify each week.

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

October 22, 2019

People have been wanting to impeach President Trump since his first day in office, but the current impeachment inquiry is complex and backed with controversial evidence. It is uncertain how long the impeachment inquiry will last, but Democrats are still searching for more evidence to use against the Pre...

No Reason to Smile: Vaquita

Vaquitas are an animal species on the brink of extinction.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

October 22, 2019

As of now, the world’s most endangered species, the Vaquita porpoise, is on the brink of extinction. Many measures were taken to reverse population trends, but all efforts either failed or were abandoned. According to the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA), current population...

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