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The French Presidential Elections: Scandals, Surprises, and Suspense

Kaushikee Nayudu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

In a few days the French people will gather at the polls to cast their votes for the candidate they believe most suited to be their new president. Though the presidential elections of a country nearly five thousand miles away may seem irrelevant to us in Dublin, California, it’s relevancy cannot be...

Donald Trump Bombing Syria’s Chemical Base

Vikram Nithyanandam, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Last week, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, ordered a deadly nerve agent to be sprayed on the public in Syria, which caused much outrage throughout the world. It killed dozens of civilians and injured hundreds of others. In response, president Donald Trump fired 59 Tomahawk missiles on the air base where ...

Julia, Sesame Street’s New Muppet With Autism

Kaushikee Nayudu, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

Hollywood has been criticized countless times for the lack of diversity in roles and for their stereotypical depiction of minorities. Though Hollywood is still light years behind in having the screen reflect reality, recent years have shown an increase in diverse roles. Freshman Annabelle Obillo comme...

DHS Reacts to Westminster Terrorist Attack

Christy Koh, World Editor

April 3, 2017

March 22, 2017 -- In 82 seconds, the lives of 3 innocents ended, and those of 40 others were affected forever. A car sped along the pavement of Westminster Bridge, purposefully hitting dozens of pedestrians. The driver then pulled into the Palace of Westminster, exited the car, and fatally stabbed police...

Corny Trump Confirmed

Arielle Lew

April 1, 2017

Ever notice how Donald Trump’s hair resembles the ones from of a corn. Well it’s been confirmed: Donald Trump is part corn!   In Trump’s private property in Orange County, Mar-a-Mango, a sample of his DNA was acquired from a fellow informant, Clementine Citron. You might find the r...

Tax Returns – Turns out the President Has Been Paying

Kaushikee Nayudu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

One of several controversial issues of the 2016 presidential election was the refusal of then Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, to release his tax returns, breaking several decades of tradition and causing great speculation as to their contents. Though partial documents were leaked to the pr...

A Vacant Whitehouse: Thousands of Positions Remain Unfilled

Morgan Minkler, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

  An Overview of the Issue… Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has been slow to fill appointments that as chief executive he is entitled to make under the law. Thousands of appointed positions in the President’s administration remain vacant, leaving many agencies w...

SpaceX Aims For The Moon

Christy Koh, World Editor

March 16, 2017

SpaceX Aims For The Moon Christy Koh, World/National Editor   Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) founder and CEO Elon Musk is known for his daring ventures and ambitious ideas for the technology of the future. Musk launched SpaceX in 2002, aiming “to revolutioniz...

Another Week, Yet Another Tweet! This Time it’s Wiretapping!

Morgan Minkler and Kaushikee Nayudu

March 14, 2017

A step into the past … Before anyone condemns President Trump for his allegations against President Obama it’s important to remember that it is hardly unknown for a newly-elected president to attempt to deprecate the performance of their predecessor, especially when they are from a different party. ...

Politics and Private Email Servers Go Hand In Hand

Morgan Minkler, Writer

March 14, 2017

  The private email server in question…   Current Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a private email account during his term as Governor of Indiana to conduct public business, discussing sensitive matters and homeland security issues. Within these emails, there was information re...