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Eco-friendly products like these line the walls in The Source Zero.

Source Zero provides many with a path to living sustainably

Marrisa Chow and Sophie Gurdus January 22, 2021

The average American will contribute over 1700 pounds of waste annually, making the United States the king of producing waste. Their waste production surpasses countries like China and India, with 250...

In response to safety measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, local activist groups find socially distant ways to continue their fight for equality.

Local activism adapts to the pandemic

Chesney Evert, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

In a nation founded on the principle of free speech, activism is an integral part of America. This past year alone, the 2020 election and the Black Lives Matter movement in particular have created many...

Engineers work through a pandemic to continue testing the VIPER rover at NASA's Ames Roverscape.

NASA attempts to overcome challenges brought by the pandemic

Kenzo Peraire, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Reaching the moon is costly and meticulous, but keeping afloat the infrastructure needed for a spacefaring agency during a pandemic adds a new layer of complication. The National Aeronautics and Space...

Many potential customers wondered if the Girl Scouts would sell cookies this year due to the pandemic. However, the Girl Scouts found a way to keep selling cookies by moving their sales online.

Girl Scouts prepares for online cookie sales

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Girl Scouts will be running their cookie season online starting on Jan. 23. One way Girl Scouts plans to sell is through a “Digital Cookie” platform. While...

Located in downtown Redwood City, these new Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco (Habitat GSF) homes will soon be open to homeowners with a lower income.

Habitat for Humanity expands affordable housing in Redwood City

Grace Wu, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

Finding the perfect home is challenging; finding one that fits a budget limit is even more difficult.  Average house prices are on the rise in the Bay Area, adding to the struggles of those who have...

A dark day for democracy: Insurrection at the Capitol

Hudson Fox, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

Gathering around a podium embellished with American flags, plexiglass, and banners emblazoned with President Donald Trump’s likeness, a jubilant and raucous crowd eagerly anticipated the arrival of the...

The success of a school and its students can often depend on the amount of funds a school is able to secure.

Inequities in the education system

Andrew Tolu, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

There is an undeniable difference in performance on standardized tests and other academic achievements in the United States that correlates to student background - race, wealth, and socioeconomic class. This...

Protests are used as a powerful tool to fight for social justice.

Opinion: We must keep fighting for justice in post-election America

Isabelle Nunes, Staff Writer January 16, 2021

In an era of massively re-energized politics, the year 2020 transformed America with a surge in civic engagement and youth activism. Now, as we enter a new year with a different administration, this transformation...

Julie Mammad, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator gets her first round of the Pfizer vaccine in hopes of keeping her residents safer.

Vaccine availability begins in Bay Area

Ayla Azizalili, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

Essential workers are lining up to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the lingering question remains: how much will this vaccine affect the day-to-day life of workers? According...

Rioters stormed the capitol on Jan. 6.

ScotSkim: Ashli Babbitt, QAnon, and Antifa

Maya Campbell, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

Authorities identify woman killed by police in U.S. Capitol rioting Ashli Babbit, a war veteran and supporter of QAnon, was shot and killed at the capitol last Wednesday. Why was she killed?  Babbit...

Two Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers hook a wire to an electrical tower near the Redwood Shores Levee.

PG&E utilizes helicopters and drones for maintenance

Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

Over the past several months, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been performing maintenance work on the Redwood Shores Levee powerlines, employing several teams of construction workers,...

Rioting protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol while members of Congress were counting electoral votes.

Breaking News: Rioters storm US Capitol Building

Anita Beroza, Jessica Conley, Elise Hsu, and Anika Marino January 6, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump breached the U.S. Capitol shortly after he held a rally in front of the White House, according to multiple sources. "We will never give up, we will never concede....

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