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My Quarantine Story

May 7, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez , PHOTO EDITOR Imagine an orca at SeaWorld who has been kept in captivity with only limited space to swim around to. Now that's exactly how I've felt during my time in quarantine, having limited places to go to and simply not being able to go anywhere. I do understand that the p...

How Are Muslims in the Bay Area observing Ramadan during quarantine?

May 6, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER As Ramadan officially began last week, Muslims in the Bay Area are adapting to the new normal while preparing for a month-long of fasting and spiritual devotion. For many Muslims, it's their families, friends, and community that keeps them going, but with a lot of them being ap...

Election Year Set Aside and Forgotten During Pandemic

May 1, 2020

By Natalie Garcia , Copy Editor As the global crisis of Coronavirus remains and statewide lockdowns continue the Presidential Election of 2020 has been put aside in the media and presidential campaigns haven’t been able to fully reach their peaks. During the International outbreak, Biden’s cam...

Production Rates in the Face of Pandemic Layoffs

April 24, 2020

Rubber, Paper, Plastic By Lillian Follrath , CONTRIBUTOR People at the start of the pandemic in each of its various COVID-19 epicenters prepare by hoarding in stores and their homes, worrying about essentials like water and toilet paper more than ever. Some of this lies is fear of market prices, so...

Free virtual things to do during the lockdown

April 22, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER As we all are practicing social distancing, we're also constantly looking to find new and interesting ways to keep ourselves engaged. Similarly, many entertainers, institutions and sports teams are providing people with free content to help overcome the boredom and pass the t...

A Welcome Distraction from Chaos

A Welcome Distraction from Chaos

April 10, 2020

In the midst of the chaos caused by COVID-19, sometimes a waste of time is exactly what we need. By Ethan Alonzo, Editor-In-Chief After four weeks of practicing social distancing in my hometown, the walls were starting to close in. The days began to blend together as each day felt exactly like the one b...

Tiger King: A Silver Lining to Quarantined madness?

Tiger King: A Silver Lining to Quarantined madness?

April 10, 2020

By Rob Brandt, Staff Writer With all the drama going on in the real world with COVID-19, we as Americans are in constant search for something that gives us a sense of normalcy. The shelter in place has gone on for weeks so we as Americans are looking for something to distract us. With the amount of media a...

Brentwood’s Roads Fall Flat

March 26, 2020

By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR Residents of Brentwood, California enjoy calm surroundings in their rural farm town. Brentwood is nestled almost perfectly halfway between the busy cities of Oakland and Stockton. Being a small town, you’d expect Brentwood to be free of the typical problems that pla...

Forever 21’s future in jeopardy

Forever 21's future in jeopardy

March 12, 2020

By Alexa Felix, LAYOUT DESIGNER The popular clothing chain Forever 21 has closed five stores in the SF Bay Area after filing for bankruptcy in September, affecting over 170 employees. Linda Change, the chain’s executive vice president, has not made any recent comments about their situation but has repea...

Women’s History Month: California laws that advance racial and gender equality

Women’s History Month: California laws that advance racial and gender equality

March 12, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, STAFF WRITER This March, women all around the world are celebrating Women's history month commemorates the contribution and the influence of women throughout history, culture, and society. The theme for this year's 2020 WHM is “Valiant Women of the Vote," which looks to honor the 100th...

Nuclear scare sparks doomsday debate

Nuclear scare sparks doomsday debate

March 12, 2020

By Antonio Aguilar, Contributor In mid-Jan., the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that “we are closer to a nuclear climate or technological disaster.” Our government's actions and foreign relations situation further influence the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ decision to move the hands forw...

Major shootings spark Airbnb policy change

Major shootings spark Airbnb policy change

March 5, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER Three major shootings resulting in the death of nine people at Airbnb rental properties in the last three months have forced the company to update its policies by specifically banning large gatherings and events. On January 13th a fatal shooting occurred at an Airbnb rent...

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