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California DMV opens for behind-the-wheel appointments

Many teens place bright yellow stickers on their cars when they practice driving, identifying them as student drivers.

Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer

June 27, 2020

On Friday June 26, the California Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) started administering in-person driver license tests for those with existing appointments.  During its two and a half months of online service, the DMV pushed back hundreds of appointments, creating a long line of resigned applic...

Locals flood San Mateo streets to demand justice

Protesters flooded San Mateo streets on Wednesday to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.

Rachel McCrea and Maddy Ting

June 6, 2020

"I can't breathe." Pressed up against the railings of the San Mateo Police Department, the crowd is a seething mass of people, their voices raised as one. The death of George Floyd on May 25 by a police officer has sparked nationwide protests, from metropolitan areas to suburban towns like San Mateo.  ...

College experts provide advice to students

There are many elements that go into college applications besides GPAs and test scores.

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

For many students, college is a critical time in their lives. It is the time where each individual adjusts to adulthood and can focus on the studies they enjoy while setting up their future for success.  However, when the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic hit, it sent many college aspirers into a panic. Questions about grades, extracurriculars, and standardized tests started to rise from almost every high school student.  Kaitlyn Kwan, a sophomore, said, “I’m not a fan of the credit/no credit policy, because I work hard for my grades. I feel like now my h...

California signs $1 billion deal with Chinese automaker to supply masks

The Chinese automaker BYD is providing surgical-grade masks for California.

May 12, 2020

In order to satisfy high demands for medical equipment in California, the governor’s Office of Emergency Services has recently imported 3 million surgical masks from China. The masks are a part of a signed confidential agreement between BYD (Build Your Dreams), a Chinese automaker, and the state...

Returning the kindness: Irish raise millions for Navajo coronavirus relief

In the same decade, the Irish and the Indigenous people of America lost a large portion of their populations. In the last week they found unity over their common experiences and raised over $2.5 million for coronavirus relief.

Khalid Kishawi and Katherine Tsvirkunova

May 10, 2020

At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on the thousands of miles of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida. Working on behalf of the white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Native American land, the federal government forced them to leave...

Pups during a pandemic

Silfvast's new adopted puppy, Phoebe, brings joy during a difficult time.

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

While the world has erupted in chaos, many people are finding joy in having a furry friend by their side. With this new demand for comfort, some animal shelters are emptier than ever before. During the COVID-19 outbreak, many people have been adopting and fostering animals. This has provided peop...

Nike to donate 30,000 pairs of shoes to health care workers

An Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) nurse wears a version of the Air Zoom Pulse created by OHSU patient Sawyer Miller.

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

On Monday, Nike announced that they plan to donate 30,000 pairs of their Air Zoom Pulse shoes to health care workers. “Our Nike family has come together to serve our communities and support our COVID-19 response efforts in communities around the world ... From one athlete to another, Nike athletes recogn...

Companies strive to help victims of COVID-19

Manufacturing companies are shifting focus to produce supplies and aid front line workers for COVID-19.

Isabelle Nunes, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

As people struggle to adjust with the confinements of quarantine, hospitals are increasingly overwhelmed and undersupplied, while small businesses scrambled to keep afloat. Ultimately, COVID-19 has created one of the most disastrous financial and public health crises the world has ever seen.  In t...

Bay Area teens fight for healthcare heroes

Members of Fighting for Heroes drop off masks at a local Bay Area hospital after a successful round of fundraising.

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Through the power of social media and crowdfunding, Angelina Lue and her friends have raised nearly $13,000 in funds to purchase masks for medical staff fighting COVID-19. A junior at Los Altos High School, Lue came up with the idea to start fundraising during the first week of quarantine after her...

Remembering the Columbine High School massacre

The Columbine High School memorial was constructed to honor those that lost their lives during the shooting.

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

At 11:19 a.m. on April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside Columbine High School, and by 12:08 p.m., both gunmen had killed themselves and 13 others.  “The Columbine shooting was terrible. Even though I wasn't alive when it happened, I ...

Diversity in mass media remains an issue

A group of silhouetted, featureless people gather, their identities unknown.

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

You grew up watching a certain type of actor dominate the screen: white, heterosexual, and cisgender. You rarely saw yourself as the protagonist; instead, you wished you looked and felt like the main characters you saw. While mass media has become more diverse in recent years, many still feel underrepresented. “It’s...

Dancers continue their passion despite COVID-19

Dance manages to maintain a large online presence in response to COVID-19.

Erin Kee and Kaylene Lin

April 26, 2020

Empty streets, closed businesses, quiet neighborhoods. Sometimes, it feels like the entire world is just...paused. But, despite a global pandemic, the world hasn't stopped moving. Dance teachers across the country are still finding ways to continue teaching and spreading their love for dance. Whether it...

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