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Clinton campaign sails through rough waters before election

Clinton campaign sails through rough waters before election

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
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On Friday, Oct. 28, federal law enforcement stated that new emails related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server were discovered.  The emails were found on Anthony Weiner’s computer, whom he shared with his former partner, Huma Abedin. Abedin is currently a top aide for Cl...

New proposition aims to accommodate language learners

New proposition aims to accommodate language learners

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
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California voters have the opportunity to make a big decision regarding the education of thousands of students across the state. Proposition 58, which will be on the statewide ballot on Nov. 8, overturns a prior proposition which limited bilingual education programs, requiring a parent signature for...

Cremated relatives will resettle in the cemetery

Cremated relatives will resettle in the cemetery

Justin Som, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
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It has been a freedom offered to families since 1963, but in 2016, Catholic homes will no longer be allowed to keep some "extra" relatives in their residencies. Contrary to popular belief, these evicted family members will not be moving to a new house or apartment. They will instead be relocated to...

Trump’s remarks open discussion about sexual harassment

Trump’s remarks open discussion about sexual harassment

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer
October 21, 2016
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Donald Trump has yet again been accused of sexual assault. Over the last few weeks, the republican presidential candidate has been accused of rape and attempts of sexual assault eight times, and the number is increasing. The many women accusing Trump range from former model, Kristen Anderson,...

San Francisco high school falls victim to shooting

San Francisco high school falls victim to shooting

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
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Another day, another school shooting. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, four victims were left injured, one in critical condition, when shots were fired at San Francisco's June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Tech High School, two schools which share the same campus on La Grande Avenue in the Excelsior...

Americans look at the Electoral College with skepticism

Americans look at the Electoral College with skepticism

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
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Election Day is just around the corner. However, many Americans either don't understand or like a key component of the election: the Electoral College. This system, in which appointed electors cast votes for presidential candidates, is a key factor in American democracy. Despite this method being aroun...

World chess champion advocates for women’s rights

World chess champion advocates for women’s rights

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
October 15, 2016
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On Oct. 8, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) announced that Iran would host next year’s Women’s World Chess Championship, which means that female contestants will have to cover their hair with scarves in accordance with an Islamic law. As a result, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, a United Stat...

Hurricane Matthew devastates America’s southeast coast

Hurricane Matthew devastates America’s southeast coast

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
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Another natural disaster has broken apart communities in the southeast portion of the United States. On Oct. 8, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on the South Carolina coast after coming near Florida the previous day. At its peak, Hurricane Matthew was a category five hurricane, sustaining wind...

Confronting refugee crisis in the presidential debate

Confronting refugee crisis in the presidential debate

Justin Som, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
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In the second presidential debate, the topic of foreign and domestic terrorism has reemerged in the political scene as a disputed conflict. In light of the stark contrasts between the ideologies of this year’s candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the amount of undecided voters who have...

To vote or not to vote: an American dilemma

To vote or not to vote: an American dilemma

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
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America has a sad history when it comes to voter turnout, and citizens are wondering if this election will be an anomaly or another slice of the same. In the United States, the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls on Election Day is one of the lowest for any developed nation. Data ...

Scare Wars: Attack of the clowns

Scare Wars: Attack of the clowns

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
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It started as just a sighting. In August, a clown was reportedly seen luring children into the woods in Greenville County, S.C. Since that first clown sighting, over a dozen more have followed suit in 29 different states, instilling fear in communities across the country. Most recently, students i...

Star pitcher José Fernández dies in boating accident

Star pitcher José Fernández dies in boating accident

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
October 1, 2016
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Early Sunday morning, Sept. 25, José Fernández, star pitcher of the Miami Marlins baseball team, died in a boating accident. Fernández, who was 24, was one of three men found dead when Coast Guard personnel found the boat at the entrance of Miami Harbor, according to CNN. According to The New...

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