The Wildcat Tribune

Sleeping in can be beneficial

Sleeping in can provide a plethora of benefits.

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor

May 28, 2020

Getting an adequate amount of sleep at night is important for one’s physical and mental health. Students are able to get enough sleep because of the lockdown, which is beneficial for their health and wellness.   According to the Nationwide Children’s Organization, most teenagers get around...

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation raises awareness around mental health

Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga's mom, speaking in a Zoom call conducted on April 15.

Shruthi Narayanan, Daniela Wise, and Boomika Velineni

May 28, 2020

The Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, with a mission to create an environment that is accepting, inclusive, compassionate, and above all, “fiercely kind”. Born This Way is working towards building a community that provides help for anyon...

Colorado repeals death penalties and commutes three death row prisoners

The death penalty, which has been hotly debated for centuries, continues to pose striking moral and ethical questions today.

Udita Jonnala, Arts and Graphics Editor

May 28, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis signed the Death Penalty Abolition Bill on March 23, 2020, not only to save the state an estimated $1 million per year, but to break down racial disparity in capital punishment.  Colorado takes place as the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty, after many years of debate on if t...

Domestic violence rates spike as lockdown continues

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Hannah Wang, Copy Editor

May 28, 2020

Domestic violence rates are surging as shelter-in-place protocols for COVID-19 trap victims of domestic abuse in vulnerable situations at home. Travel restrictions and shelter-in-place protocols have been placed in order to prevent the spread of the virus. While many are making up for missed time with...

Footage of Rancho Cordova police officer attacking teen sparks tensions

Sacramento county police department sheriff patch

Arya Patel, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

On Apr. 27 in Rancho Cordova, Calif., a police officer was filmed pinning down and repeatedly punching a 14-year-old for carrying a cigar. The victim was African-American, highlighting a rough history between police and African Americans in the city. Black Lives Matter condemned the attack. Alongside them, Califor...

Bakers overcome yeast and flour shortages

Bakers overcome yeast and flour shortages

Anvi Vasa, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Throughout the nation, yeast and flour shortages have forced people to become creative in finding substitutes and new recipes to replace the ingredients. With a mandatory shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19, in most states of the country, many have found the time and interest to start a hobby: baking. But, with a new wave of bakers, comes less abundance o...

Newly discovered “murder hornets” on the loose

Newly discovered “murder hornets” on the loose

Shereen Ahmed, Sarah Han, and Daniela Wise

May 28, 2020

Along with the devastating impacts of COVID-19, a new source of fear has been discovered — the notorious ‘Murder Hornets.’ The Asian Giant Hornet has recently caused alarm in America, as these 2-inch hornets have lately been found near Washington from their roots in Native Asia.   Mu...

High school seniors share their “silver linings” amidst a year cut short

Lauren Chen, News Editor

May 26, 2020

As the weather gets warmer and summer slowly draws near, high school seniors would normally be donning colorful caps and gowns, getting ready to walk the stage. In the San Francisco Bay Area in California, seniors from Contra Costa County and Alameda County have been in shelter-in-place since March 17...

Locusts take Africa by swarm

As the threat of COVID-19 continues, locust swarms add more pressure to African society.

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Owen Spargo

May 26, 2020

Eastern African countries are losing the ability to handle the recent locust swarms as more of their resources are diverted to the coronavirus. Locusts are a distant relative of the grasshopper that are usually low in number and don’t normally pose an economic threat to agriculture. Locusts also ...

Violence breaks over face covering mandates

People have differing opinions over the need for mask-usage as the threat of COVID-19 grows.

Jiayu Zhan, Arts and Graphics Editor

May 26, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, many state governments have issued emergency calls mandating the use of face coverings in public. These mandates are causing disputes, resulting in violence and hatred. As of midnight of May 14,  there are 1,390,764 total cases confirmed in the US, over...

A brief look into remdesivir, the biggest hope for treating COVID-19

A brief look into remdesivir, the biggest hope for treating COVID-19

Mahika Arya, Web Manager

May 26, 2020

Remdesivir remains the current biggest hope for curbing the effects of the novel coronavirus. But what is it? Here, we’ll answer five quick questions about what this drug is and what it could mean.   What is remdesivir? In scientific terms, remdesivir is known as what’s called a nucleotid...

An Update On The Medical Field

A timeline on the development of each drug.

Akilesh Kale and Alexander To

May 26, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists and doctors are working against the clock to discover a possible cure while following several leads.  In terms of funding, the research against coronavirus is already well-situated. The funds are all funneled towards one goal: vaccines. American compan...

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