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Delivery services become crucial during COVID-19

Another option for delivery services are packaged ingredients that can be cooked at home and turned into meals.

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

While COVID-19 is still present in the U.S., delivery services are a resource that residents can utilize to stay safe during the shelter-in-place.  On March 17, seven Bay Area counties were mandated to a shelter-in-place protocol. Later, the order was altered to a statewide shelter-in-place by Gov. Gavin Newsom. This means that residents are not to leave their homes unless f...

Zoom video conferencing is investigated due to privacy concerns

Zoom's video conferencing tools allow groups of people to interact and see each other with laptops, computers, or smartphones.

Ethan Hsu, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

With a sharp increase in social distancing across the globe, more people are using digital services to replace in-person messages than ever before. However, the top video-chatting service, Zoom Video Communications, is under significant scrutiny for privacy and security issues.  Warnings from the...

Social media plays a double-edged role in society

A girl is on her phone, surrounded by social media.

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

In the modern age of digitalization, social media use has become increasingly more common and ingrained in society. About 45% of the human population has a social media account, adding up to 3.5 billion users. Due to that large number, many prominent social media sites aim to create worldwide comm...

Businesses shut down and lay off workers due to COVID-19

Multiple stores across the nation are closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The streets are empty as business owners are forced to shut down stores and lay off workers due to COVID-19.  Multiple stores across America are forced to shut down. Big names such as Best Buy, Kohl's, Ikea, Apple, Gap, and Boba Guys are all closing stores to combat the spread of COVID-19. In a...

Woman spends her quarantine helping the homeless

A woman supports the helpless on the overpopulated street of Skid-Row.

Adila Azizali, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

The streets are empty. Since the COVID-19 epidemic hit the world, everyone is quarantining in their homes. However, the population of the homeless are forgotten. Having no place to stay or a proper support system, these individuals suffer from no income. Considering this situation, many are donating...

Fear in the night

Women march in unity against abuse and femicide in Puebla, Mexico.

Jenny Arrellin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

There are new incidents that have been occurring daily in the small cities of Mexico, such as Ojo Caliente, Zacatecas. Women are scared to go outside alone during the nights or even in broad daylight, and it's not because of the coronavirus; it's the violence against women. Many of the people in M...

Bakeries adjust to bring joy during COVID-19

An abundance of  kouign-amann are sold daily. However, B. Patisserie has decided to shut down their bakery temporarily.

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

The sweet smell of vanilla, apricot, and almond wafts through the crisp morning air in San Francisco, California. A woman beams as she walks out of Dianda’s Bakery with her daily order of an apricot twist. She smiles and thanks the owner, Floyd Goldberg, for staying open during the intensive circu...

MacOS Catalina catapults students into boredom during the quarantine

On macOS Catalina, an iPad can be used as a dual monitor, which pleases many.

Kasey Liu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

From the first MacBook operating system (OS) to macOS Catalina, Apple has continued to add new features, some of which do not please everyone. Apple is known for its simplistic, sleek user interface, and they have continued to improve their software from OS X Leopard to macOS Catalina. However, mac...

Rappers often die young

Popular rapper Juice WRLD performs at a concert. Juice WRLD is among a group of artists dying young.

Anthony Eliopoulos, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

In our culture, seeing rappers dying at ages as young as 20 is the new norm. The cause of these deaths is often murder due to gang violence or overdoses. Many rappers are openly affiliated with gangs and violence, and even more are open about their drug and alcohol usage. "I think drugs and alcohol...

San Mateo County libraries prepare to assist the community with the U.S. Census

Rolls of stickers are ready to be taken by people who have filled out the census.

Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Large stands are lined with books, DVD’s, and magazines. The walls are covered in a variety of posters, ranging from advertisements for local shops to signs about book sales. In a corner, an assortment of new and glossy bright orange posters about the U.S. Census fill the space. That’s because...

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

Stock Market Crash: the change of America's economy

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes

March 14, 2020

The stock market is an integral part of America's economy. Yet, there are moments in time when just one day can make a world of a difference. The stock market crash on March 9, 2020, has become an important date in history. As one of the most dramatic single-day drops in history, the crash has evidently made an impact on society. Here's what you need to know: Oil Price War by Lora Simako...

The EARN IT Act revives the legal war over encryption

The EARN IT Act has brought crypto wars back to life.

Miles Oetzel, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The new bill, the EARN IT Act, makes tech companies more liable for what occurs on their platforms, but critics are worried that it could weaken privacy and security on the internet.  Historically, internet companies have not been legally responsible for the content on their service. The hope is...

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