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House prices in the Bay Area have dramatically increased over the last two decades.
Increased rent, house prices hinder Bay Area residents
Carolina Cuadros, Staff Writer — November 24, 2020

Bay Area house prices have doubled over the past two decades, leaving unemployed residents in anguish during the pandemic. The Bay Area is home to some of the largest technology companies, including Facebook, Google, and Oracle. These large companies, and many smaller ones, employ 225,300 of the residents...

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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 was elected the 46th president of the United States of America.  The journey to Biden’s Saturday...

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Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines work by injecting mRNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) into a person; then, their cells build a defense to fight off future infections.
Two promising COVID-19 vaccines yield high success rates
Erwan Pal, Staff Writer — November 22, 2020

From the moment the coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has ensued. Many vaccine trials have taken place, but no vaccine has been promising. However, on Nov. 9, Pfizer, in collaboration with BioNTech, announced that...

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Linne Fetter arranges books for curbside pickup in front of the Belmont Public Library.
Library reopening effort is one for the books
Lillian Chen and Chelsea Plunkett November 22, 2020

San Mateo County Libraries have partially reopened following loosened COVID restrictions. "On June 9, we launched curbside service," Kathleen Beasley said. Beasley is a librarian at the Belmont Public Library. "It started out first contactless. Everything was packed in bags and was put out without...

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Starbucks implements social distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19.
Restaurants adapt to new COVID-19 protocols
Mandy Mah, Staff Writer — November 21, 2020

While quarantine has put many businesses at risk, restaurants have some of the toughest problems to solve when it comes to ensuring their customers' safety.  It is impossible to require customers to wear a mask while eating. As a result, many restaurants have either implemented special policies in...

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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 as a U.S. Representative since 2008, making this her 12th year in Congress. She is the current...

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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 called the presidential election which resulted in Biden being named president-elect. AP News...

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Jayasimha Nuggehalli is an amateur photographer, eager to share the vibrant memories of last year
Virtual art exhibit honors Dia de Los Muertos
Brynn Toomasson and Lucy Lopshire November 19, 2020

Art is one of the main pillars of expression; whether it's self-expression, cultural expression, or emotional expression, it allows people of all different backgrounds to display their imagination and views, no matter how abstract.  One holiday particularly tied to cultural expression through visuals...

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Belmont Mayor Warren Lieberman cuts the ribbon to the newly renovated North Field.
Getting the ball rolling at the Belmont Sports Complex
Noah Braunstein, Staff Writer — November 18, 2020

Students who remember playing soccer and baseball at the Belmont Sports Complex may be surprised at what the field looks like today. At noon on Nov. 17, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the newly-turfed North Field of the Belmont Sports Complex, located at 550 Island...

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People are shopping carefully and abiding by COVID-19 safety guidelines. “When I go shopping, there is a little voice in my head saying, ‘What if it’s dangerous or what if something goes wrong?’ But we can take extra precautions by using hand sanitizer, wearing two masks, eating outside, and following social distancing rules,” said Alexia Stevenson, a sophomore.
COVID-19 threatens safety of Black Friday
Maya Brazil, Staff Writer — November 17, 2020

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the world and forced the sales industry to operate abnormally. Instead of an unlimited shopping experience, crucial restrictions will be implemented for this upcoming Black Friday on Nov. 27. According to Wikipedia, Black Friday is an annual sales extravaganza...

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