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At least 12 killed after gunfire in Washington Navy Yard

At least 12 killed after gunfire in Washington Navy Yard

Shayan Mandegarian, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


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A gunman stormed into Washington Navy Yard with large assault weapons and fired upon authorities and civilians inside the facility on Monday, Sept. 16. One of the gunman was identified as 34 year old Aaron Alexis, who had served in the Navy and received multiple medals for his services during his...

Flushing out the gender separation

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

August 14, 2013


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Lily Zheng remembers a time when she thought she was going to burst. It was one day during her junior year as students at Carlmont High School rushed to their next class. For the 18-year-old who was born biologically male, but has identified as female since she was young, using a bathroom at school...

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

June 2, 2013


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  Although they may not seem noisy or disruptive, many people have begun to notice the outbreak of moths. The Phryganidia Californica, or California Oak Moth, has large population outbreaks every 8-10 years, one of which is occurring. These moths are native to California and can only be...

Airports kill thousands of birds annually to protect passengers

Airports kill thousands of birds annually to protect passengers

Veronika Dvorakova, Staff Writer

May 24, 2013


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It is not too well known that airports protect passengers by keeping birds away from the runways. All major airports can apply for a permit to shoot birds out of the sky. They are only allowed to shoot them if they pose a threat to airplanes. According to the  Federal Aviation Administration,...

Facebook’s hidden feature

Facebook’s hidden feature

May 7, 2013


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"Who has checked their privacy settings on Facebook within the past two months?” asked Krista Kobeski, a site integrity analyst at Facebook. Out of the 14 individuals sitting in the room, only three raised their hands. “That’s a problem,” said Kobeski. This past Wednesday, the school...

Three women found alive after a decade

Three women found alive after a decade

May 6, 2013


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Three women kidnapped as teenagers were found alive in 2200 block of Seymour Avenue in Cleveland on Monday, May 6, 2013. Amanda Berry, one of the victims, was first spotted by a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, when she was pounding against a window yelling, "Help me get out. I've been here a long time," a...

Too Hot for the Middle East

Too Hot for the Middle East

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

May 5, 2013


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Omar Borkan Al Gala, a United Arab Emirate national, was deported from Saudi Arabia for being "too attractive." This 25- year-old poet and fashion photographer was one of the three men kicked out of  the Jenadrivah Heritage and Culture Festival in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. The reasoning of their removal was justified by religi...

Two-step Twitter security system is questioned after a fake tweet is sent out

Two-step Twitter security system is questioned after a fake tweet is sent out

April 25, 2013


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On Tuesday, a fake tweet was sent across Twitter stating that there had been an explosion in the White House, which injured Barack Obama. The tweet was sent from Associated Press (AP) Twitter account. As of right now all but one AP account has been suspended and is undergoing security check. ...

11 dead from mysterious bird flu in China

11 dead from mysterious bird flu in China

April 14, 2013


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On Saturday, a 7-year-old girl is the latest person to be infected with bird flu in China Her case was the one of the eleven people out of 51 that has died from a new deadly disease called H7N9 otherwise known as bird flu. The World Health Organization and China’s health ministry are closely monitoring poultry mar...

San Francisco Symphony musicians strike the stage

San Francisco Symphony musicians strike the stage

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013


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The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony spent 18 days on strike because their management refused to raise their wages for the next contract. The San Francisco Symphony is a world-renown choir that performs from their home of Davies Symphony Hall to the East Coast. The musicians' contracts expired...

North Korea’s nuclear threat

April 2, 2013


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Preceding a blatant threat to bomb the United States of America, North Korea completed a successful rocket launch on Dec. 12, 2012 and its third nuclear test on Feb. 12, 2013. Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, violated earlier restrictions placed on North Korea by the United Nations Security Council...

Dangerous threat stems from Facebook confessions page

Dangerous threat stems from Facebook confessions page

March 21, 2013


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Anonymous "confession" Facebook pages have become popular throughout local high schools, and one in particular has yielded dangerous consequences. Students are able to voice their opinions or confessions about their school anonymously through a Google document. A secret administrator then transfers the co...

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