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The Experience of Fasting for Lent

The Experience of Fasting for Lent

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under News

Lent is a 40 day time period from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, excluding the Sundays in between, when many Christians participate in fasting and give up certain luxuries or habits, like smoking or drinking.   This is done to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert...

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Litzy Casas, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, News

Since 1929, the Oscars have given films awards for things like for their best actress and actors,  best directors, best screenplay, best sound and best-animated feature. The awards are determined by the audience votes for winners. Every year, there’s some kind of controversy surrounding the host, nominatio...

Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Gelila Negesse, Designer

April 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Since Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced that he was able to genetically edit embryos to create twin girls, ethics committees and scientists alike have questioned where human gene-editing lies along the medical ethics spectrum. Jiankui began this experiment because of a couple who were trying to have kids but ...

Second Remission Brings Hope to the HIV Community

Second Remission Brings Hope to the HIV Community

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under News

It has been 10 years since the first patient, also known as the Berlin patient, was cleared from HIV. However, a case study published on March 5, in the multidisciplinary scientific journal Nature announced that a second person sustained remission from HIV-1 for more than a year. Both patients under...

R.Kelly Exposed In Docuseries

R.Kelly Exposed In Docuseries

Gelila Negesse, Designer

April 3, 2019


Filed under News

On January 3, a six-part docuseries premiered on Lifetime, highlighting R&B singer Robert Kelly’s, more popularly known as R.Kelly, years of sexual abuse and harassment of mostly black, vulnerable young girls and sparked a conversation about who the music industry and the black community truly p...

Students Reflect on Women’s History Month

Students Reflect on Women’s History Month

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under News, Uncategorized

What began as Women’s History Week in California the week of March 8, 1978, has flourished into a month-long dedication as a time to remember women’s progression in society.   From the Seneca Falls convention in the year 1848, where women fought for social and civil rights including su...

Violence Erupts In Nigeria Amidst Election

Violence Erupts In Nigeria Amidst Election

Gelila Negesse, Designer

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

After the current Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected in February 2019, the country is facing internal political conflict. Since then, Buhari’s re-election sparked widespread protests and accusations of voting tampering from both political parties. Buhari belongs to the All Progress...

Corporations Reap the Benefits

Corporations Reap the Benefits

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

Today, there are over 30 million small businesses registered in the United States. These businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employer firms and account for 64 percent of net new private-sector jobs.   A firm is a business organization, such as a corporation, limited liability company or part...

Safe Space for Stressed Teens

Safe Space for Stressed Teens

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

A study conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive Inc. found that 31 percent of teens report feeling overwhelmed as result of stress. Teens in the study reported that their stress level during the school year exceeds what they believe to be healthy. To combat this issue, a new program is...

The State of Yellow in France

The State of Yellow in France

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

As a result of a tax placed on fuel last year, a political movement called the yellow vests has spread throughout France and has gained global attention. The movement was originally organized online through social media groups. Most of the people involved were from rural areas and had long commutes....

Seniors Address Prom Prices

Seniors Address Prom Prices

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under News

Due to speculation by seniors about the prices for prom tickets this year being high, seniors are selling cookie dough and jumping through some last-minute hoops to lower the price which is estimated to be between $90-$105 per person. According to an article by Promsie regarding tips and advice f...