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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...

Urgency ordinance restricts marijuana usage

Urgency ordinance restricts marijuana usage

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
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The legalization of marijuana has hit yet another obstacle. On Nov. 1, San Jose City Council adopted an urgency ordinance prohibiting marijuana usage prior to the upcoming election on Nov. 8. The ballot includes Proposition 64. If passed by a majority vote, this proposition that would allow adults...

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...

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