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Visitors at the capitol building observe a painting of the Constitutional Convention, where the Founding Fathers used negotiations to form our nation.

The Divided States of America

Izaan Masud, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Heather Heyer was a Virginia native who grew up in a predominantly white, working-class community. She was a descendant of coal miners. Like many Americans, she was worried about newly-elected President...

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Trump was acquitted: What comes next?

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Forty-three not guilty votes in the Senate prevented former President Donald Trump's conviction on Saturday, Feb. 13, in his second impeachment trial.  This trial resulted from Trump's impeachment...

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Climate legislation signals a renewed focus on the San Francisco Bay

Hudson Fox, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

The San Francisco Bay, one of the nation's most valuable but neglected ecosystems, faces an existential threat posed by climate change. Throughout the Bay Area, rising sea levels have begun to inundate...

President Joe Biden is speaking with supporters at an event in Sun City MacDonald Ranch in Henderson, Nevada.

President Joe Biden’s first week in office

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer January 30, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2021, the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States took place, marking the start of the four-year term of Biden’s presidency and Kamala Harris as vice...

Biden-Harris supporters gather around the Capitol in support for the president and vice president.

The Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden

Jessica Conley and Raina Lahiri January 26, 2021

Throughout history, the U.S. has witnessed 58 inaugurations in times of celebration and ruckus. In April 1789, two months after starting his first term, George Washington took the oath of office on...

A graph to visualize the results of the Congress vote.

Republican Congress members unsuccessfully vote against presidential election results

Keegan Balster and Zachary Kinder January 26, 2021

After the unprecedented Capitol riot two weeks ago, President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was confirmed by Congress.   Before the confirmation, the Senate and House of Representatives...

Trump was impeached by the Senate following U.S. Capitol riots

An overview of Trump’s impeachment

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

This past Wednesday, Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice as a result of what happened at the U.S. Capitol following his Washington D.C. rally. This decision was justified...

A dark day for democracy: Insurrection at the Capitol

Hudson Fox, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

Gathering around a podium embellished with American flags, plexiglass, and banners emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s likeness, a jubilant and raucous crowd eagerly anticipated the arrival of the...

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamal Harris address their supporters at Chase Center in Wilmington, DE, on Nov, 7, 2020 after being named the winners. Joining him is his wife, Jill Biden, Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

The 2020 presidential election results

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

On Nov. 7, in the early hours of the morning, news sites began to announce what all American voters were waiting for. The results were in, and a suspected win in Pennsylvania made it official: Joe Biden...

This year, San Mateo County residents took to the polls to reelect Jackie Speier as their congressional representative.

The Congressional Elections

Raina Lahiri, Staff Writer November 21, 2020

Local Elections: Jackie Speier, the Democratic candidate for District 14 in California, won the 2020 election by a large margin of 79.3% against Republican candidate Ran Petel.  Speier has been serving...

While Donald Trump is still arguing about the integrity of this election, it seems like the clear winner in Joe Biden.

US reacts to Biden being named presidential-elect

Jessica Conley, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

On Nov. 7, crowds erupted upon hearing the news that Joe Biden had captured the presidency. Dancing filled the streets. People on both sides shed tears. Historic gains were made. Many notable news sources...

The UC Davis Mondavi Center is a performing arts venue at UC Davis. Despite affirmative action being banned for public universities, the school has been actively trying to combat the education gap. It has instituted new admission programs that benefit disadvantaged kids.

California’s rejection of affirmative action affects university admissions

Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu November 13, 2020
Many of California’s most influential politicians argued that Californians needed to pass Proposition 16 to help minorities in professional and academic spaces. But voters were unwilling to reinstate affirmative action, rejecting Proposition 16 by a large margin.
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