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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...

The effects of turning problems into memes

As tensions rise, some have taken to social media to voice their opinions in the form of memes.

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Your timeline blows up with breaking news. A few hours later, you're still struggling to keep up with new posts. But this time, they are memes. Already trending, they have taken the internet by storm, and their popularity grows by the minute. Whether you find the memes funny or insensitive, one thing remai...

A day without women

Victoria and Maria Valle Remond wear purple in support of the #undíasinnosotras strikes in Mexico.

Leanna Gower, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Fátima Cecilia Aldrighetti had been standing outside her school in Mexico City, waiting to be picked up by her mother, who was running late. When her mother finally arrived, she was nowhere to be seen. The last sighting of the girl was on video surveillance, leaving the school with a woman that was no...

Coronavirus endangers medical professionals

Various nations across the globe have declared states of emergency, making it easier for more medical resources and professionals to be dispatched to those areas.

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

After battling to save his patients from the coronavirus, Dr. Peng Yinhua was fighting for his own life at the center of the disease's outbreak in Wuhan, China. After making the selfless decision to postpone his wedding to join the doctors on the front line against the deadly virus, and saving co...

Females encouraged in engineering fields to close gender gap

Salesforce is a data base company located in San Francisco, Calif. The Salesforce tower stands at 1070 feet, making it the tallest skyscraper in the Bay Area.

Amber Chia, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

Thirteen percent. That's it. Although engineering is one of the most rapidly growing industries, it still lacks female representation with only 13% of the industry being comprised of women. Nicole Yarovoy was 14 years old when she first witnessed the lack of women in the engineering industry. Vad...

Nathaniel Woods: How a modern execution impacts the future of the American prison system

Info graphic- feature photo

Khalid Kishawi and Katherine Tsvirkunova

March 5, 2020

The case of Nathaniel Woods Nathaniel Woods is a 42-year-old African-American man from Alabama. In 2004, police officers broke down his door and tackled him in his kitchen on domestic assault charges. He quickly surrendered in front of Marquita McClure who later testified as a witness. Another man, K...

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