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New suicide hotline seeks to promote mental health awareness

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer | October 7, 2019

The new national suicide prevention hotline number could soon be 988, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The report was released to the public on Aug. 14 and advised that a “3-digit dialing code be used” as a hotline for mental health crises. It was based on the bi-partisan National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017, which called for the same course...

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San Francisco Water Lantern Festival sparks joy in hearts of many

Julia Roseborough, Staff Writer | October 7, 2019

As a connection to the past and a bridge to the future, the Water Lantern Festival of San Francisco creates a beautiful scene while warming people's hearts. The festival travels all around the country and invites people from different communities to join together and release their lanterns into the water. The profits made during these events go towards funding charities and non-profit organizations. Historically,...

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Duniya Dance and Drum Company celebrates African culture

Katherine Tsvirkunova, Staff Writer | October 6, 2019

Communities of all colors were brought together to celebrate culture and diversity on Sunday afternoon. With various dances and music from Guinea to Punjab, Duniya Dance and Drum Company brought the African Arts Festival to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco. Formed in April 2007, the Duniya Dance and Drum Company creates dances and music from unique blends of Indian and African culture....

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency proposal meets opposition

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer | October 4, 2019

The offerings of a decentralized banking system, or cryptocurrency, have been circulating in society ever since Bitcoin was introduced in 2009.  Others have attempted to create their own cryptocurrencies, including Litecoin and Ethereum. Currently, Facebook hopes to utilize its influence to create a cryptocurrency of its own. In 2017, the company first began to develop Libra, which is projected...

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Band performs in Belmont Library for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer | October 3, 2019

People of all ages gathered at the Belmont Library to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional celebration held in parts of East Asia, through music. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, the band SAWHARO performed live at the Belmont Library. SAWHARO is located in San Francisco and has performed all over the Bay Area. The band fuses music from various regions such as Japan, Africa, China,...

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