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Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Bay Area residents make move to Pacific Northwest

Justin Mutch,
Contributor

June 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Admit it, you’ve thought about moving out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Chances are if you live here, you have. There’s no shame in that. Many of us even have our minds set on leaving this seemingly forsaken metropolis. In fact, a recent survey by the Bay Area Council revealed that 4...

Kanye West preaches politics again

Kanye West preaches politics again

Denika Williams,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

A series of rants by rapper Kanye West during recent California performances has made me re-think how I feel about the artist and entrepreneur, whose music I’ve enjoyed since the beginning of his career in the early 2000s. Once on stage for his Nov. 17 concert at the SAP Center in San Jos...

Sharks stumble but do not fall early on

Sharks stumble but do not fall early on

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

This season’s San Jose Sharks do not look like the same team who made the historic championship run last year. Teams are bringing their top game against the Western Conference Champions, whose sluggish play on the ice makes it seem like they have a bit of a hangover from their deep run int...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

Sharks looking to build on last season

Sharks looking to build on last season

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

The San Jose Sharks preseason, which started on Sept. 27, is off to a great start: they’ve gone into overtime twice against the Vancouver Canucks and once against the Arizona Coyotes, and all three games have been victories. The Sharks finished last year with a 46-30-6 regular season record — finish- ing third in the Pacific Division — and took a trip to the Stanley Cup finals fo...

U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic team finalized in San Jose

U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic team finalized in San Jose

Angelica G. Allen,
Contributor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

And they’re off! From the Bay to Brazil, the new fierce five who competed for and won a spot on the USA Olympics Women’s Gymnastics team are Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman. Their three replacements are MyKayla Skinner, Ragan Smith and Ashton Locklear,...

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Residents migrate away from Jungle

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Features

The Jungle was a homeless encampment in San Jose over a year and a half ago. My mom, who is a homeless addict, used to live there before it was swept out and closed. The Jungle was once filled with people, tents, grocery carts, tarps, bags, blankets, chairs, buckets, bikes and hundreds of miscellane...

Homelessness hits close to home

Homelessness hits close to home

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The last time my younger brother and I visited my mom, she was living in “The Jungle,” a former homeless camp in San Jose. She has been a crystal meth drug addict for 16 years and is currently homeless. My mom hasn’t always lived this lifestyle; she was such a great person and caretaker. Her name is R...

Rebuilding local sports team is vital

Rebuilding local sports team is vital

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

June 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Sharks fans are in for a new season and a fresh start. The Sharks’ Doug Wilson introduced the team’s newest head coach Peter DeBoer, only the eighth head coach in franchise history. But let’s take a look at how they got here. The last two years have not ended well for the San Jose Sharks. In the...

San Jose seeks immigration office

San Jose seeks immigration office

Arjay Vitug,
Contributor

February 11, 2015


Filed under Politics

San Jose City Council members voted 9-2 last Tuesday to pass a motion that will establish an immigration office to provide guidance and support in preparing documents for work visas. The decision was in response to a meeting held two weeks prior, where both documented and undocumented residents voi...

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