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Chicago reaches 500th homicide of 2016

Chicago reaches 500th homicide of 2016

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
September 9
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5oo homicides. 9 months. In a midwestern city widely known for its cold winters, murder and death have become so common that the Sun Times has created a Homicide Watch Chicago tab on their website. According to the Sun Times, on Sept. 5, five weeks after being stabbed in the chest by wife Y...

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
September 1
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Lawmakers in California voted unanimously to pass a law imposing a mandatory three-year sentence upon anyone convicted of rape using force. This bill comes in response to the controversial Stanford rape case. In March of 2016, Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault and...

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Justin Som, Staff Writer
August 31
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Supporters of the block against a California vaccine law were met with heavy defeat on Aug. 26 as federal judge Dana Sabraw ruled to uphold California's current standing on the law. In July 2016, the vaccine law was updated with a new article that no longer allowed families with personal or religious...

Suicide bombing at Kurdish wedding takes lives

Suicide bombing at Kurdish wedding takes lives

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
August 25
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On Saturday night, Aug. 20, a young suicide bomber killed 54 people in Gaziantep, Turkey. Twenty-two of the 54 were children. The Gaziantep citizens were celebrating a Kurdish wedding when the bomb went off. The bomber is believed to have been between the ages of 12 and 14. "To think that a...

Uber is soon to be driverless

Uber is soon to be driverless

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer
August 22
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One of America's most successful start-ups, Uber, will soon be launching driverless cars for people to order. Uber is a car service, created by Travis Kalanick, much like taking a taxi, but cleaner, safer, and is requested using the Uber app on a smart phone. Uber has become popular within the country...

New complications with over-the-counter drugs are identified

New complications with over-the-counter drugs are identified

Nate Godwin, Staff Writer
May 22
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Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the painkiller Tylenol, and though it may be very good at reducing or numbing one’s pain, a recent study shows that it may also make the user less empathetic. Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. A recent study...

Gunn students are faced with retaking AP tests

Gunn students are faced with retaking AP tests

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer
May 20
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Months of preparation and many long nights of studying all culminate in a single set of exams: Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Many Gunn High School students were outraged to learn that their AP tests were discounted due to errors made by the school administration. Five AP tests at Gunn were invalidated...

Bernie Sanders strives to win over the Golden State

Bernie Sanders strives to win over the Golden State

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
May 20
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Trailing 767 delegates, Bernie Sanders has had a difficult campaign against his opponent Hillary Clinton. Sanders has continued his presidential campaign in hopes of winning over California, "the Golden State." On June 7, California will have its primary election with 475 delegates at stake. According...

Tourist interference causes death of bison

Tourist interference causes death of bison

Brooke Chang, Staff Writer
May 20
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From the creation of civilization to the creation of the iPhone, human interaction has caused the world to change in drastic ways. However, an interaction between two tourists and a bison in Yellowstone National Park left a bison calf cut off from his herd, which led to his forced death by euthanization. On...

The Invictus Games prove anything is possible

The Invictus Games prove anything is possible

Seiya Mirande, Staff Writer
May 20
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From May 8-12, the city of Orlando hosted the second annual Invictus Games. The Invictus Games are a international event in which wounded, injured, and sick armed service personnel compete in a variety of Olympic-style events. The games were founded by Prince Harry of Great Britain in 2014. H...

Reckless driving is prevalent on California’s highways

Reckless driving is prevalent on California’s highways

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
May 9
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Saturday morning, May 7, in Sacramento, a FedEx truck crashed into a California Highway Patrol car, injuring an officer. The 41-year-old Gregory Ramirez, a San Lorenzo resident, was allegedly driving under the influence and was arrested Saturday afternoon. In addition, Ramirez was in possession...

High lead levels remain in Flint, Michigan’s water supply

High lead levels remain in Flint, Michigan’s water supply

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
April 22
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The water is still undrinkable. It has been five months since the state of Michigan has switched back to the Great Lakes for Flint's drinking water source since their temporary use of the Flint River. However, Flint's inhabitants still cannot drink the water that comes out of their taps at home. When...

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