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Civilians flee as ceasefire collapses in Aleppo

Civilians flee as ceasefire collapses in Aleppo

Justin Som, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
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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...

Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire shakes art community

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
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The Ghost Ship has sunk. At least 36 were pronounced dead on Friday, Dec. 2 when an Oakland warehouse, named the "Ghost Ship" by residents and workers, went up in flames during an electronic dance party. According to CNN, the founder of the Ghost Ship, artist Derick Almena "received a citation in November ...

Film ‘Last Tango’ faces rape controversy

Film ‘Last Tango’ faces rape controversy

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
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Film buffs around the world were shocked this past weekend when news arose that the infamous rape scene from Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “Last Tango In Paris” was non-consensual. The film is about an American businessman, played by Marlon Brando, who begins an affair with a young Parisian woman, played by Maria Schneider. In an intervie...

Tragedy hits Ohio State University

Tragedy hits Ohio State University

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
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On Nov. 28, an Ohio State University student drove his car onto a sidewalk full of students and faculty on campus and attacked them with a knife. The attack was over in less than a minute when campus police officer Alan Hurujko intervened and shot the suspect. Eleven were hospitalized but are expected...

Voter recount sparks false hope

Voter recount sparks false hope

Justin Som, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
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After losing in the election, Hillary Clinton has been extremely receptive about accepting the election winner with open arms. Contrary to the example set by the Democrats, former Green Party nominee, Jill Stein, has chosen to try and change the results of the election. Leading the charge for a voter...

Hollywood faces scrutiny for a lack of diversity in films

Hollywood faces scrutiny for a lack of diversity in films

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
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In Marvel’s recent film, “Doctor Strange,” the casting choice of Caucasian actress Tilda Swinton to play a Tibetan character has led to many complaints of a lack of diversity in American films today.   The movie industry has been highly denounced for the practice of “whitewashing”-- casting whit...

Teen’s life cut short in fatal crash

Teen’s life cut short in fatal crash

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
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On Nov. 11, Justin Quintos, a 16-year-old at Saint Francis High School, died in a fatal car crash in Saratoga, CA. Quintos was driving with two other friends on Friday afternoon when he lost control of the vehicle and flew into a 50-foot embankment off of Highway 9. The vehicle then proceeded to hit...

Sexual assault in Uber cars raises hesitation

Sexual assault in Uber cars raises hesitation

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
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Driving with strangers has always had its risks. Inside Uber cars, passengers face the possibility of encountering dangerous situations with their drivers, including sexual assault. In a report sent to Business Insider, the company said, “Uber has had five claims of rape and ‘less than 170’...

‘Love Trumps Hate’ at walk-out rally

‘Love Trumps Hate’ at walk-out rally

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
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Students flooded out of classrooms and down flights of stairs. Approximately 300 students gathered around the girl in the rainbow cape. "My body, my choice!" yelled the girls. "Her body, her choice!" chanted the boys. At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in support of a pro-love rally after the...

Bay Area students protest Trump victory

Bay Area students protest Trump victory

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
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Even people who can't legally vote have chosen to share their opinions after Donald Trump's victory. On Nov. 9, the day after Trump won the election, students in various East Bay high schools walked out of class in protest of the coming Trump presidency. Students of Bishop O’Dowd, Albany High, Oak...

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Trump victory unveils Republican silent majority

Justin Som, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
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Holding their breaths, with stomachs clenched, many Clinton supporters turned away from the polling results. Florida had just been lost to Donald Trump, and as far as the Clinton campaign was concerned, they had already given up. The streamers and balloons at the hopeful victory party were packed...

A+ does not always equal intelligence

A+ does not always equal intelligence

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer
November 5, 2016
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Hours of hard work, but a C on the paper. The grade on your report card does not reflect the effort you put in. In 2006, a study was done in many Turkish schools where over 800 students were contacted and asked questions. The questions were based on gender, physical appearance, economic status, and...

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