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Victims remember the tragic events of the Camp Fire

Victims remember the tragic events of the Camp Fire

November 14, 2019

By Madeline Ramirez, CONTRIBUTOR As California faces wildfires across the state, there is a light that is shining directly on the victims of Paradise, Calif. on the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire. The Camp Fire was caused by high winds which eventually led to the power lines creating sparks w...

Netflix’s unknown selection of food dramas

Netflix’s unknown selection of food dramas

November 14, 2019

By Ethan Alonzo, BCOPY EDITOR From the likes of “Ugly Delicious” and “Sugar Rush” to “Chef’s Table” and “Taco Chronicles”, Netflix has always offered a plethora of shows that celebrate the culinary arts. There is something for every type of foodie out there. Whether you want to l...

Balling on a budget for the holiday season

Balling on a budget for the holiday season

November 14, 2019

By Natalie Garcia, CONTRIBUTOR For shoppers like Alaina Roswell, gift-giving on a tight income makes her uneasy during the holiday season. As a full-time student and working part-time as a server, Roswell’s income has restricted her from being able to give her loved ones gifts from their wishlist...

Celebrating the Dead through Día De Los Muertos

Celebrating the Dead through Día De Los Muertos

By Jovill Pagay, CONTRIBUTOR

October 31, 2019

Just because a loved one has passed away, that doesn’t mean they are gone from your life. They are still with you in the memories you hold of them, in the ways you act that reflect off the things they teach you, and the stories you share of their lives. Regardless of how long it has been since the...

Halloween community pushes to change date to last Saturday of the month

Halloween community pushes to change date to last Saturday of the month

By Jessenia Franco, CONTRIBUTOR

October 31, 2019

Are signatures enough to change a holiday? A Change.org petition created by the Halloween & Costume Association back in 2018 has been gaining popularity again in hopes to change Halloween’s celebration date across the United States from it’s usual date,Oct. 31, to the last Saturday of the month. ...

South Park Banned in China

South Park Banned in China

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning television show South Park has gained it’s notoriety for the controversial topics they choose to cover, as even more so, how they decide to talk about said topics. From medical marijuana and the anti-one percent protests, to public scooters and the 9/11 attacks, ...

Two branches clash over impeachment probe

Two branches clash over impeachment probe

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR

October 17, 2019

Donald Trump’s presidency has become a benchmark in American history because regardless of who becomes the next Commander-in-Chief, the view of America on an international level will never be the same. In the last several years, President Trump has been implicated with at least two countries rega...

Klapper sentenced for college exam cheating

Klapper sentenced for college exam cheating

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 17, 2019

A Menlo Park jewelry business co-owner was sentenced in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for paying $15,000 for cheating on a college entrance exam for her son. Marjorie Klapper, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani, who also ordered her to pay a fine ...

Democratic debate shows divide in Democratic party

Democratic debate shows divide in Democratic party

By Nyla Roberts, COPY EDITOR

September 19, 2019

The 2020 presidential race is underway and if you are not paying attention, you are missing out. The upcoming election is one of the biggest and most critical election in history based solely on the fact that President Donald Trump has an opportunity to get re-elected. The third Democratic Presidential Debat...

“Last Chance U” comes to Laney College

“Last Chance U” comes to Laney College

By Arttrell Rankin, CONTRIBUTOR

September 19, 2019

In today’s era, student-athletes that attend a Division I University after high school are placed at the top of the athletic hierarchy, while student-athletes that attend a Junior College tend to be at the bottom of the ladder. While some people are aware of the benefits that are available at a Jun...

JUUL will ‘cooperate fully’ with FDA requests

JUUL will ‘cooperate fully’ with FDA requests

By Julia Cheever, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

September 12, 2019

San Francisco-based JUUL Labs Inc. said Tuesday it will "fully cooperate" with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letter that alleges the company is making advertising claims for its e-cigarettes without FDA authorization. The FDA letter issued Monday gives the company 15 working days to re...

Student homelessness on the rise

By Alvin Jackson, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

Hayward, Calif. is known as the heart of the Bay Area. With its exceptional educational institutions and proximity to the greater Bay Area, Hayward is not exempt from dealing with the homeless epidemic that plagues the region. The city has had its fair share of housing woes and can not neglect the ch...

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