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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be the highest-ranking African American woman in U.S. history, and she has the opportunity to pave the way for more female politicians. Staff illustration: Sophie Fang.

The Road For Women in Politics is Difficult; Kamala Harris is Just Getting Started

Penelope Stinson, Assistant Opinions Editor
January 13, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Their inauguration will be historic for two reasons: Biden will be the oldest president in U.S. history, according to AP News,...

Twitter can provide you with any type of news you are looking for, whether that be politics, sports or entertainment. Staff illustration: Michele Hratko.

Twitter is a Must-Use App

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
November 6, 2020

Being a professional NBA reporter is pretty cool, but when you tweet the news of President Trump contracting COVID-19 five seconds later than he does, that’s pretty fascinating too. Twitter can be a powerful place for people...

Justices Scalia and Ginsburg maintained a close friendship despite having opposing political views. Americans today should follow their example and embrace friendships with those they disagree with. Creative Commons photo: Wally Gobetz on Flickr.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia’s Friendship Is Missing in America Today

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
October 3, 2020

It is not too often that you see two people on opposite sides of the political spectrum become incredible friends. Yet the late Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia did just that. Even though Ginsburg...

COVID-19 has caused more than 845,000 deaths worldwide, prevented in-person school in many places, cancelled events and caused a lot of suffering around the world. Taking notes on paper has been rendered more challenging by the pandemic; all work and learning now takes place virtually. Staff illustration: Mallika Tatavarti.

Resuming In-Person Classes Will Be Difficult

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
September 8, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting so hard on America, distance learning has become the reality for many students. COVID-19 struck in January 2020, but in March, it began to have a larger effect on the country and the whole world....

Protesters in Los Altos march on June 5 to show support for the intensifying demand to end systemic racism and police brutality in the United States. June 5 would have been the 27th birthday of Breonna Taylor, an innocent black woman shot and killed by police in her home. Staff photo: Emily Han.

Be Radical — But Not Hateful

Emily Han, Online Editor
June 19, 2020

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Say their names, and say the names of the untold other black victims of police violence. Remember them for their lives and for their humanity as much as you remember them for their...

Maintaining optimism during shelter-in-place is becoming increasingly difficult, but with a change in one's language and mindset, one can find the positive in daily routines. Staff photo: Laynie Sheehan.

Perspective and Gratitude are Important During Hard Times, and It Starts With Changing One Single Word

Laynie Sheehan, Staff Writer
May 19, 2020

Even during difficult and unwanted times – such as the COVID-19 pandemic – one can maintain happiness and satisfaction by considering the opposing concepts of “I get to” versus “I have to.” How much of your day is...

The NBA was going strong before the virus surfaced but then ended abruptly. Will NBA commissioner Adam Silver and company find a way to resume play for this year's NBA playoffs? Creative Commons image: Michael Tipton on Flickr.

U.S. Sports Should Resume Quickly, But Safely

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
May 17, 2020

It is, quite frankly, frustrating that major events cannot take place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For something, anything, to return is needed soon. People lack entertainment and things to talk about, so sports resuming...

Health care workers put the finishing touches on their uniforms to stay protected at all costs. As you can see, they are covered from head to toe. Creative Commons photo: Cody R. Miller on

Governors and the President Must Limit Second and Third Waves

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
May 3, 2020

Because the coronavirus is a once-in-a-lifetime type of pandemic, there is very little margin for error. Some mistakes that could occur due to governors' and the President's decisions can end up killing thousands of people, so...

Protesters gather in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, demanding that the state’s economy reopens. Creative Commons photo: Paul Weaver on Flickr.

Why the Government Should Not Rush to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

Ashley Grady, Staff Writer
April 26, 2020

Although America is leading in COVID-19 cases while supplies and tests are in short supply and hospitals and health care providers are still overwhelmed, politicians and protestors are pushing to reopen the country in the coming...

While stadiums would normally be full during this time, sporting events have been put on pause. Creative Commons photo: Michael Coghlan on Flickr.

Unpacking the Latest Updates on the Eventual Resumption of Sporting Events

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
April 23, 2020

Theoretically, sports games are one of the first “no-no” when it comes to respecting the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, due to large group gatherings and inherent issues surrounding cleanliness. Regardless of what brilliant...

Local publications are providing essential information with reporting on changing local policies, local coronavirus metrics, testing locations, the situation at hospitals, and how our institutions and community-members are being affected and responding to the crisis. Creative Commons photo: Akozka on Pixabay.

To Do During Shelter-in-Place: Subscribe to Your Local Newspaper

Elisabeth Westermann, Opinions Editor
April 20, 2020

“Among the important steps you should take during this crisis: Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper,” write Steven Waldman and Charles Sennot in The Atlantic. Even as the...

A big cat pokes its face out to see the outside a cage. Staff Writer Jake Lieberman believes big cats, like this one pictured, shouldn't be kept captive, and deserve to be roaming free in their natural habitat. Creative Commons Image: Wikipedia Commons.

Tiger King is a Must-Watch During Quarantine

Jake Lieberman, Staff Writer
April 13, 2020

One request for everyone during quarantine is to please watch the documentary, “Tiger King.” This is an insanely out-of-the-ordinary show that throws twists and turns throughout it all.  Murder, mayhem and madness are...

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