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New plan aims to cut down Golden Gate Bridge suicides

New plan aims to cut down Golden Gate Bridge suicides

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
February 1
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Over 1,600 people. That is the number of bodies recovered due to suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge since its construction. Tall barbed wire fences stand on both ends of the bridge, preventing those who may be considering ending their lives from being able to climb over the otherwise short barrier...

Redwood City mourns the death of Officer Gerardo Silva

Redwood City mourns the death of Officer Gerardo Silva

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
February 1
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The Fox Theater hosted a memorial service for Officer Gerardo Silva of the Redwood City Police Department on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. “The community is invited to attend the event to honor Officer Silva. We are expecting a large turnout of both law enforcement personnel and community members attending...

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
January 31
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A widespread teacher shortage in the Bay Area has led to oversized classrooms and inadequate education for bilingual and special education students. However, a state legislator has proposed a radical bill to the California State Assembly that aims to solve this severe problem.   On Jan. 17, Ass...

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Mona Murhamer and Sarah Tocatlian
January 30
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Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Protesters filled the inside of the airport's international...

State of emergency is proclaimed after storm damages

State of emergency is proclaimed after storm damages

Justin Som, Staff Writer
January 26
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As a result of the storms of thunder and rain sweeping through California since late December, Governor Jerry Brown called a state of emergency for 50 counties on the night of Jan. 23. Sacramento, San Francisco, Merced, and San Mateo County were included in this group. According to the Brown administration, t...

Nationwide Women’s Marches surpass expectations

Nationwide Women’s Marches surpass expectations

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
January 23
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Donald Trump is the 45th U.S. president, and women across the country are "grabbing" back. On Saturday, Jan. 21,  an estimated 2.6 million people took part in 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries. The largest march took place in the District of Columbia with an estimated half a million...

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

High winds and heavy downpour hit the Bay Area

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under News, Uncategorized

In the past couple of weeks, heavy rain and strong winds have drenched the Bay Area. According to The San Francisco Examiner, a weather system producing heavy rain and gusty winds came into the area on Wednesday, Jan. 18, followed by a second storm Thursday night into Friday. National Weather Service ...

The Hackathon: Students code the day away

The Hackathon: Students code the day away

Celine Yang, Scot Scoop Editor
January 18
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Coding, collaborating, and creating -- all in 24 hours. You’re sitting at a table, surrounded by other high schoolers. The area around you is crowded with people, napkins, food, even a pyramid of soda cans, but you’re too busy to care. You’ve got 24 hours, so all of your attention is focused on...

Warriors make historic move to San Francisco

Warriors make historic move to San Francisco

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
January 18
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The Golden State Warriors have found a new home. They will be moving from Oracle Arena to Chase Center in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the new site of the team's games in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco. #HereitBegins pic.twitter.com/HKYVHCxOYx — Chase...

Man shot at Bel Mateo Bowl

Man shot at Bel Mateo Bowl

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
December 21
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On Dec. 16, a man was shot several times outside of Bel Mateo Bowl. According to KTVU News, the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident and the victim was targeted. Around 10 p.m. the San Mateo police office received many phone calls from citizens expressing their concern regarding the sound...

Planned Parenthood funding protected under new ruling

Planned Parenthood funding protected under new ruling

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
December 17
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The United States Department of Health and Human Services ruled on Wednesday, Dec. 14 that states are not allowed to restrict federal funding to clinics which provide birth control-related services. This ruling clarifies an existing Public Health Act which includes Title X, the only federal progr...

Civilians flee as ceasefire collapses in Aleppo

Civilians flee as ceasefire collapses in Aleppo

Justin Som, Staff Writer
December 15
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As bombs fell onto the streets of eastern Aleppo, civilians were utterly mortified. There were supposed to be no more battles in the city. But as evidenced by the civilians' final cries on social media, this was clearly not the case. With the surrender of Aleppo to the Assad regime, the Syrian rebels...

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