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Amy Coney Barrett’s record may present a threat to American LGBTQ+ rights

Many Americans fear that Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett's record may harm the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.

Aditi Praveen, Web Features Manager

October 26, 2020

Update: This article was written prior to Judge Barrett's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. On Oct. 26, Judge Barrett was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas in a White House ceremony after the US Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her appointment. In the news of the late Justice Ruth Bader G...

India and China border dispute re-ignites after Indian soldiers killed on the Himalayan mountain top

China and India have a standoff in the Himalayas from a conflict that dates all the way back to 1914.

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Soham Kinhikar

October 26, 2020

Indian Armed Forces and the Chinese People's Liberation Army faced off in deadly clashes in the Himalayan region of Ladakh in June of this year; a continuation of the series of armed standoffs along the Himalayas.    Almost 14,000 feet above sea level, the two sides had soldiers wielding fence...

The Social Dilemma exposes the truth of social media companies

Netflix's new show

Faizan Azhar, Assistant Web Manager

October 26, 2020

In Netflix’s latest hit documentary, The Social Dilemma, Director Jeff Orlowski opens the viewers eyes to the truth by exposing social media companies and instills trepidation through a dystopian story which reflects reality.  The truth of how social media companies manipulate us is revealed thr...

Joji demonstrates his artistry through new album “Nectar”

Joji begins to fall into a predictable musical pattern in his new album Nectar

Ariel Wang and Megan Dhillon

October 26, 2020

Japanese artist Joji released his second studio album, Nectar, on Sept. 25, 2020.  Nectar features hit singles “Gimme Love” and “Sanctuary”, as well as collaborations, namely with Lil Yachty and Benee. Dropping after two years since his first album, “Ballads 1”, Joji reveals his musical ...

“Among Us” highlights a problem prevalent in online gaming

 When people online are referring to someone they don't know, they overwhelming use

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2020

A month ago, I began playing this popular video game called “Among Us.” In case you’re living under a rock, it’s a mobile and PC social deduction game. There are 4-10 players, and there can be anywhere from 1-3 imposters depending on the game settings. The rest of the players are crewmate...

A snapshot of the unheard experiences and stories of Black students in SRVUSD

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, experiences of Black students in SRVUSD often go unheard.

Daniela Wise and Shereen Ahmed

October 25, 2020

TW: This article contains mentions of rape, sexual assault, and abuse. Racism is a persistent problem all over the country, considering there is no succinct way to address it. As perfect as SRVUSD schools may seem with the stellar grades, strong sports programs and multitudes of clubs, systemic raci...

Revealing the truth of Trump’s tax returns

President Trump's tax returns reveal that he only paid $750 in taxes since 2016.

Megan Dhillon and Sarah Han

October 25, 2020

This September, President Trump’s tax returns became publicized after years of keeping it private. After Trump kept his tax records a secret for almost 15 years, the New York Times announced that President Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, which is the year he took office. Ever since then, the...

NPS threatens endangered tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore: an exploration of sides and solutions

Tule Elk Population Distribution Maps of California, Past to Present

Eva Shen, Managing Editor

October 24, 2020

In the 1870s, there were ten tule elk left in the world.  These 10 individuals were leftovers, the ghosts of a species that had been hunted to near extinction by Europeans. Endemic to California, the last tule elk— the smallest subspecies of American elk— wandered on the cusp of society for years, grasping on to survival in the grasslands and ...

The Tribune’s Guide to the San Ramon Mayoral Candidates

Six candidates are running for the position of San Ramon Mayor.

Eva Shen and Aditi Praveen

October 23, 2020

Aparna Madireddi Favorite place to spend time in San Ramon: Forest Home Farms, Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve, Central Park On embracing diversity: Madireddi is a founding and active member of the San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition Committee that works with local businesses, city leaders...

SRVUSD hikes up AP test registration fee by $30 for the second year

While the steep price of SRVUSD's AP exams comes off as a scam to some, the money actually goes right back to the student in the form of resources and study materials.

Caroline Lobel and Sneha Cheenath

October 21, 2020

A myriad of changes were made to the Advanced Placement (AP) test registration process last year, including an additional $30 administration fee per test issued by the SRVUSD on top of CollegeBoard’s standard cost of $95 per test (excluding AP Seminar and AP Research tests which cost $143 each before the admi...

Reopening the economy proves to be a bad idea

As coronavirus cases decrease throughout California, officials are left with a choice: to reopen or not to reopen? Lives are at stake in whatever choice they make.

Aditi Lappathi and Shruthi Narayanan

October 20, 2020

Reopening during times of COVID-19 means lifting social distancing restrictions and allowing businesses to begin accepting in-person customers again, according to NPR. This definition of reopening can be applied to all aspects of our society, from schools to shops to movie theaters. On Sept. 29, Contra Costa County qualifi...

In the spirit of Halloween: celebrating a social distancing holiday

With Halloween right around the corner, Halloween businesses and events revisit plans for opening this year.

Mahika Arya, Web Manager

October 19, 2020

October may include carving pumpkins, dressing up and spooky stories, but this time of the year is really known for celebration, energy, and spending time with the people we care about. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the US, Halloween celebrations and businesses are being forced...

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