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Masked from Panic

Masked from Panic

Brianna Cheng, Anita Beroza, Isabella Wesson, and Kasey Liu

February 17, 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. What makes this strain different from the last major coronavirus outbreak is the reports of transmission from non-symptomatic patients. Vaccines and antiviral drugs are being developed to combat this new strain of the virus, but they are unlikely to be ready for public use until mid-to-late 2020. The infection has spread from the epicenter in Wuhan to about 28 other regions, including the United States, South Korea, Vietnam, and France. There have been over 60,000 cases confirmed, a...

Democratic primaries in the shadow of Iowa

Democratic primaries in the shadow of Iowa

Anita Beroza, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

The first results of the 2020 Democratic Party caucus came in seven days late, according to the Chicago Tribune. This wasn't supposed to happen. The goal, according to USA Today, was for the 2020 Iowa Caucus to use an app developed by Shadow Inc. to tally votes. A problem arose when inconsistencies were discovered in ...

Bakeries prepare for Valentine’s Day

Bakeries prepare for Valentine’s Day

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

“Love is in the air.” This is a popular attitude that many people have during Valentine’s Day and the days leading up to it. However, the smell of freshly baked goods is what’s actually in the air. Whenever anyone has to buy presents for Valentine’s Day, they usually think of teddy bears,...

Sweetheart Dance builds family and community

Sweetheart Dance builds family and community

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Colored lights illuminated the room as attendees gathered around a chocolate fountain, staring in awe. Lines formed in front of two photo booths, participants exchanging goofy poses or large smiles. The building was packed, and the Sweetheart Dance was in full swing. On Feb. 7, the Belmont Parks and Recreation Department hosted its annual Sweetheart D...

Designer Mayes Rubeo makes history at the Oscars

Designer Mayes Rubeo makes history at the Oscars

Adila Azizali, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The world stereotypes those who can be successful in a certain areaa based on their race, ethnicity, and personal beliefs. There was a large amount of shock and euphoria after Mayes Rubeo's design was nominated for the 2020 Oscars. Rubeo is the first-ever Latina to be nominated for Best Costume Design,...

Local lawyers take US secretary of education head-on in two year lawsuit

Local lawyers take US secretary of education head-on in two year lawsuit

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

In 1972, the Nixon administration introduced Title IX, whose purpose was to prevent sexual harassment and assault in schools. For decades, schools seemed to be getting safer. But now, protections that once seemed secure are under attack. President Donald Trump appointed controversial figure Betsy ...

Cultural identity fades due to lack of preservation

Cultural identity fades due to lack of preservation

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Families gather around the table, devouring the plentiful amount of food that symbolizes the wealth and prosperity the upcoming year will bring. Children receive their yearly allowance from their relatives in a red envelope. As the clock strikes midnight, the sounds of firecrackers and fireworks expl...

Students who took the PSAT start to receive countless emails from colleges

Students who took the PSAT start to receive countless emails from colleges

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

When taking the PSAT, many students check "yes" to opt-into the Student Search Service without really knowing what's to come. By checking that box, students' information will then be sold to colleges and other nonprofit scholarship organizations. However, some students feel pressured to share this ...

Aromantic and Asexual Awareness Week broadens the impact of Valentine’s Day

Aromantic and Asexual Awareness Week broadens the impact of Valentine’s Day

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

From Feb. 16 to Feb. 22, the Aromantic and Asexual Spectrum Awareness Week illuminates those who identify as aromantic, asexual, or anything in between. Butterflies in people's stomachs float around as Valentine's Day approaches, and couples prepare to celebrate with dates, romantic gestures, and mo...

Community garage sale leaves a long-lasting impact

Community garage sale leaves a long-lasting impact

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Chances are, you've been to a garage sale or two in your lifetime.  Annually, on the first weekend in February, Trinity Presbyterian Church hosts a garage sale.  However, the term "garage sale" doesn't do this event justice, as this year's sale raised about $18,700. The entire downstairs mee...

Night of Ideas sparks insightful debate

Night of Ideas sparks insightful debate

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Through a seven-hour program of debate, performances, dance, and music, the 2020 SF Night of Ideas encouraged diverse members of the community to participate in difficult conversations surrounding the future of the planet. As a collaboration between the French Consulate in San Francisco, KQED, and San Francisco Museum of Modern ...

Lumilantern Festival introduces Chinese culture

Lumilantern Festival introduces Chinese culture

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

An archway adorned with two gleaming dragons welcomes you to the festival. Once you pass through, you find yourself in front of a glowing safari of animals displaying anything from pandas to dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. To your right, you see a display of each Chinese zodiac animal in the form of ...

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