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San Francisco raises the smoking age

San Francisco raises the smoking age

Brooke Chang, Staff Writer
March 5
Filed under News, Top News

When someone turns 18, he becomes an adult and enters a whole new life of responsibility and freedom. He can go wherever and do whatever he wants, whenever he wants to do it. However, on March 1, the San Francisco city supervisor vote dictated that these young, 18-year-old adults will no longer...

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s ‘Year in Space’ comes to an end

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s ‘Year in Space’ comes to an end

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under News

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is back from 340 consecutive days in space. Late at night on March 2, Kelly landed in the Kazakhstan desert with fellow astronauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov, marking the official end of their "Year in Space" mission. Immediately after landing, the team underwent...

Michigan shooting taints Uber credibility

Michigan shooting taints Uber credibility

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
February 26
Filed under News

Six dead. Two injured. Suspect, Jason Brian Dalton, is believed to have been the man behind the shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that occurred on the evening of Saturday Feb. 20. The first shooting, where a woman was shot multiple times in an apartment complex parking lot, was report...

We can all be Barbie Girls

We can all be Barbie Girls

Holly Chen, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Multimedia, News

Barbie is making a comeback this year. She's changing up her looks, and hopefully reaching more girls. Last January, Mattel released the new Barbie, with different ethnicities and body types. Most of the reactions have been positive. Sophomore Miya Okumura said, "I think it's good that there...

Data security becomes a widespread issue

Data security becomes a widespread issue

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under News

One issue regarding a single iPhone has the potential to compromise the security and safety of millions of people. The United States government allegedly insisted that Apple, a popular technology company, remove the pass code restrictions on an iPhone. This device was recovered from the San Bernardino terror...

The refugee crisis is not over yet

The refugee crisis is not over yet

Brooke Chang, Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under Campus, News, Top News

The Syrian refugee crisis is not over. The reactions of many Americans are still affecting the rest of the world. On Nov. 13, 2015, ISIS terrorist attacks took place in Paris, causing many state governors like those of Louisiana and New Jersey to change their opinions on Syrian refugees. More than...

University of Texas allows guns on campus

University of Texas allows guns on campus

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under News

Gun control's ability to protect schools has suffered a blow. On Aug. 1, University of Texas at Austin's gun control on campus will be virtually dismissed as licensed carriers of guns will be allowed to carry on school grounds. Although the campus has allowed guns on campus for almost 20 years, they hav...

The ‘NBA All-Star Weekend’ is a rousing success

The ‘NBA All-Star Weekend’ is a rousing success

Seiya Mirande, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under News, Sports

Every February, the National Association of Basketball has an "NBA All-Star Weekend." The "NBA All-Star Weekend" is a festival that consists of a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances. These events lead up to the NBA All-Star Game, which was held on the night of Feb....

Finding Friends through the click of a button

Finding Friends through the click of a button

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under News

The Apple industry has been the source of a thriving community for technology users for awhile now, and they haven't ceased to keep improving and expanding their products. The Mac world has introduced the Find My Friends app in their new software. This feature, which uses the location services...

Super Bowl City policies spark ‘Tackle Homelessness’ protest

Super Bowl City policies spark ‘Tackle Homelessness’ protest

Sophie Haddad and Minh-Han Vu
February 5
Filed under Multimedia, News, Top News

Police surrounded a group of people, not letting anyone in. At first, it was peaceful. Then the yelling started. Everyone turned on their video cameras. On Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in San Francisco, near Super Bowl City, people protested San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's treatment of the homeless. In...

Alleged ‘legalize rape’ assembly cancelled

Alleged ‘legalize rape’ assembly cancelled

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under News

165 meetings. 43 countries. Organized by one man. The First Amendment prohibits Congress from obstructing the exercise of freedom of assembly, among other things. Daryush Valizadeh and the "Return of Kings" (ROK) planned to put the amendment to the test on Feb. 6, the international meet...

Dangerous prisoners live in San Francisco

Dangerous prisoners live in San Francisco

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under News

On Jan. 22, three men escaped from a high security prison in Orange County CA. The three men stole a white van that was listed on Craigslist, and kidnapped a taxi driver at gun point. These men forced the driver to stay with them for a week so they could travel to the Bay Area. After four days o...

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