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Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

Queer Time Episode Ten: Government and Politics

Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Mikayla Nguyen

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Podcasts

On the season one finale of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy and Zach discuss the LGBTQ community's relationship with government and politics. They cover the finalization of Donald Trump's military trans ban, an overview of the Supreme Court and cases regarding sexuality in the workplace, and the pros, cons...

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Despite many Americans views on Palestine-Israel, the midterms of 2018 made way for the first Muslim Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib, to be sworn into office this year using the Quran.  However, she has faced numerous criticism from Israeli lobbyist Adam Milstein after voicing support for Palestinian activists and calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Although, according to CNN, Tliab is aware of her critics. "My mere existence, I realize, no matter my positions, even if I didn't say anything about any issue after I won, just complete silence from me, I would still be a target," Tliab said. Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. In Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are seen ...

ScotSkim: terror

ScotSkim: terror

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Bomb threats spark nationwide anxiety A wave of bomb threats was sent to schools, businesses, hospitals, and other places nationwide and in Canada on Thursday, Dec. 13. These threats sent public facilities across the continent into a panic. Many locations that received threats were evacuated. ...

ScotSkim: convictions

ScotSkim: convictions

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018


Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Charlottesville neo-Nazi convicted on all counts “Unite the Right"rioter James Alex Fields Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder in a Virginia court on Dec. 7 for plowing his car into, and killing, counter-protestor and civil rights advocate Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, 2017. Besides one coun...

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

Old men ‘Trump’ women in health care decisions

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Once again females don't have a say in something that only affects them. According to The Washington Post, President Trump's administration and the Department of Health and Human Services have made it more difficult for women to obtain birth control by putting religious labels on it. Trump's administration has altered the rules of the Affordable Care Act, which now allows insure...

Vice President leaves Sunday football game after players kneel

Vice President leaves Sunday football game after players kneel

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Sunday football is a long-standing American tradition. Now, it's a kneeling tradition, and the White House has had enough. On Sunday, Oct. 8, Vice President Mike Pence left the San Francisco 49ers v. Indianapolis Colts football game in Indiana after 23 players on the 49ers kneeled for the National...

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ plays on Trump fears

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ plays on Trump fears

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Reviews

The 2016 election results shocked the world and elicited multiple different kinds of reactions from people. Also in 2016, clown attacks started to arise in South Carolina. “American Horror Story: Cult," the seventh installment of the “American Horror Story” series, plays on just those topics. In...

Protesters, anti-protesters, and anarchists collide at ‘March 4 Trump’ rally

Protesters, anti-protesters, and anarchists collide at ‘March 4 Trump’ rally

Justin Som, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under News

Pepper spray, wooden sticks, and the American flag. These are the tools of the new wave of supporters for President Donald Trump. On March 4, protests were held across the nation with the phrase "March 4 Trump" as their main slogan. Trump supporters waved signs that said "Deplorables for Trump"...

Americans protest Trump’s immigration plans on ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

Americans protest Trump’s immigration plans on ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

Noah Sun, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under News

With signs of solidarity posted defiantly over their doors, dozens of Bay Area restaurants and businesses have abruptly shut down to show what it is like to live "A Day Without Immigrants." On Thursday, Feb. 16, thousands of immigrants across the country skipped worked and missed school in an effort to ma...

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Mona Murhamer and Sarah Tocatlian

January 30, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Protesters filled the inside of the airport's international...

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump supporters are ignorant, but not as much as Hillary Clinton supporters. As the presidential election drew nearer, the majority of Carlmont's population and the Bay Area as a whole scoffed at Trump's ability to dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole. According to shapethefuture.org, 76 percent ...

Bay Area students protest Trump victory

Bay Area students protest Trump victory

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under News

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...

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