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RepresentUs emboldens national action through local legislature

RepresentUs emboldens national action through local legislature

Amruta Baradwaj, Assistant Sports Editor

April 13, 2019


Filed under News, Politics

In the wake of scandals concerning government corruption and a lack of public representation in higher offices, RepresentUs, a non-profit group founded in 2012, is attempting to find ways to restore power in the hands of the people. The organization accomplishes its goal by offering a bipartisan soluti...

Kamala Harris declares 2020 presidential candidacy, joins deep Democratic field

Kamala Harris declares 2020 presidential candidacy, joins deep Democratic field

Vivian Kuang and Daniela Wise

March 22, 2019


Filed under News, Politics

Running on a platform of national unity and progressivism, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) formally announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on Jan. 21, entering a large field of Democratic candidates seeking to challenge President Trump. “This is a moment in time where I feel a sense of responsibili...

Trump raises doubts with national emergency

Trump raises doubts with national emergency

Amruta Baradwaj and Sheyda Ladjevardi

March 14, 2019


Filed under News, Politics

Following a 35-day partial government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history — President Donald Trump declared a national emergency regarding U.S.-Mexico border policy on Feb. 15, the legality of which is currently being called into question. According to USA TODAY reporters William Cummings and John Fritz...

America’s coal industries decline as mining jobs stagnate

America’s coal industries decline as mining jobs stagnate

Taylor Atienza and Sasha Hassan

February 19, 2019


Filed under Environment, News, Politics

“We’ve ended the war on clean, beautiful coal,” President Donald Trump announced at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We’re going to put our miners back to work.” However, coal and related jobs aren’t on the rise in the US, with coal usage and demand down to its lowest point since 1979...

Bill Clarkson reveals his future goals as mayor

Bill Clarkson reveals his future goals as mayor

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Community, News, Politics

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Mayor Bill Clarkson was re-elected as mayor for his fourth and final term, defeating opposing candidate Sanat Sethy in the midterm mayor election. Clarkson won with 75 percent of the votes, the largest election percentage for any mayoral contestant in the Bay Area. “It was v...

Millennial vote takes upward turn in 2018 midterms

Millennial vote takes upward turn in 2018 midterms

Sydney Lewis and Drishti Upadhyaya

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Generation X millennials displayed a moderately high voter turnout rate in the November 2018 midterms, despite their considerably lower turnout statistics from previous elections. A midterm study from 2014 found that voters aged 18–29 produced lower voter turnout rates, ranging from 19 percent in...

A closer look into the 2018 midterm elections

A closer look into the 2018 midterm elections

Daniel Shen, Elisa Fang, Megan Tsang, Katie Williams, Ronit Kumar, Sraavya Sambara, Amruta Baradwaj, Harshita Neralla, Sarah Kim, and Skyler Spears

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

With the voting period for national, state and local elections alike coming to a close, it's time to reflect on the legislative and bureaucratic changes that may soon take place. Find all the important information you'll need about the ballot questions below.

Dreamers in jeopardy after DACA repeal

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under International, News, Politics

Illustration by Sarah Kim and Elaine Park On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an immigration policy signed by President Obama intended to protect over 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, although a strategy that would allow the...

New environmental policies of the Trump administration fuel uncertainty for the future

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Environment, News, Politics

  Mere hours after President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, the Trump  administration ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to freeze all affairs and contracts (The Washington Post). An email detailing the new instructions was sent to the EPA’s Office of Acqui...

Educational authorities respond to Trump executive order

Educational authorities respond to Trump executive order

Brandon Shi, Opinions Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Politics

  President Donald Trump has signed a series of executive orders to restrict immigration, provoking fear and uncertainty among Dougherty students and prompting a variety of reactions from educational authorities at school, district, county and state levels. Trump, who took office after h...

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