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Black Women Talk

Black Women Talk

February 20, 2020

By ARWA DAHIR, STAFF WRITER The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Silicon Valley chapter organized the event “Black Women Talk” on February 2020 in San Jose, CA. The event featured guests like Natalie Goolsby, Election Specialist at Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Catherine Swea...

Make College Fair plan consequence free?

Make College Fair plan consequence free?

February 20, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The desire of a long-lasting career, carrying the pride of one’s family, or a dream that refuses to die. These reasons, and more, are what drives students to pursue higher education. However, these days a drive isn’t enough. Sometimes the tuition fees for admissio...

Black History Month event brings attention to the importance of the vote

Black History Month event brings attention to the importance of the vote

February 20, 2020

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR Since 1976, every year the United States observes Black History Month in February to commemorate and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American history. The month-long celebration allows Americans to remember and reflect on African American's struggle to ...

Protests across country over the impeachment

Protests across country over the impeachment

February 15, 2020

By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR Hayward residents took to city hall to share their dissatisfaction with the failed impeachment of President Trump. The crowd chanted “Vote him out!” in an effort to rally more voters to their cause, and the polls, in November. “I think the impeachment process was ...

Your Name vs. Weathering With You: Comparing two animated masterpieces

Your Name vs. Weathering With You: Comparing two animated masterpieces

February 6, 2020

By Ethan Alonzo, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PHOTOS BY GKIDS *Review contains spoilers* Calling Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 film “Your Name” a global phenomenon would be an understatement, to say the least. Reaching over $358 million, Your Name has reached international success, akin to the success of Studio G...

What to expect on California’s 2020 Election Ballot

February 6, 2020

By Natalie Garcia, COPY EDITOR With the 2020 Presidential Election approaching in nine months, residents will also be voting on crucial nationwide legislation. After more than 24 ballot application submissions for proposed campaigns, only four have been qualified and passed in the State of California ...

Democrats do battle in Iowa

Democrats do battle in Iowa

February 6, 2020

Sanders and Buttigieg lead the way By Edward Soper, MANAGING EDITOR *Disclaimer* At the time of writing, only 71 percent of Democratic votes were reported. The 2020 Presidential Primaries got underway on Feb. 3 with the all-important Iowa Caucus. For those who don't know, the Iowa Caucus is the firs...

Small Businesses Big Contribution

Small Businesses Big Contribution

January 30, 2020

Business owners have a substantial impact on their local economy By Natalie Garcia, COPY EDITOR As any business owners know establishing clientele, product inventory, and a rented space in which to work are only the beginning of the stresses when starting up a small business. These are the exact s...

Negative sterotypes of cannabis emploment

Negative sterotypes of cannabis emploment

January 30, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER Burner. Stoner. Wasteoid. You name it and, odds are, employees in the cannabis industry has heard it. These nicknames can be harmless depending on when they are used, however, when used in a negative connotation, they can insult or demean honest workers trying to make a living. Li...

Sex trafficking hits the Black Community

Sex trafficking hits the Black Community

December 12, 2019

By Christy Robinson, CONTRIBUTOR Sex trafficking has always been prevalent in America but over the past couple of months, African-American women are at a higher risk of being abducted, raped, sold or killed. Most trafficked women haven't been able to tell their story because they're afraid or don't want t...

Harley-Davidson’s sales run out of gas

Harley-Davidson's sales run out of gas

December 12, 2019

By Elijah De Castro, CONTRIBUTOR If there aren’t enough things to blame millenials for, add the decline of the motorcycle industry and ridership to that list. Harley-Davidson has been in trouble financially and much of this accredited to millenials not riding motorcycles. This has forced Harley Davidso...

Geoengineering no longer a conspiracy theory

Geoengineering no longer a conspiracy theory

December 5, 2019

By David Dube, CONTRIBUTOR They are trying to save us from ourselves Harvard Professor David Keith has been dubbed the father of Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) or more commonly known as Geoengineering. In short, airplanes spray nanoparticles of aluminum and barium into the sky, which mixes to creat...

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