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Remote learning highlights need for transparency from SRVUSD

Complaints of communication issues arise as SRVUSD grapples with virtual education during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 30, 2020

Full Features Spread Here The current state of public education-during a pandemic: In March, students went home from school confused as to what will happen next, because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

US sports pause during powerful protests

Professional sports takes a knee in honor of Jacob Blake and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
September 29, 2020

Shock rippled through Kenosha, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 23 after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, causing nationwide sports teams to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Officer Rusten...

Explicit and sexual songs leave lasting impacts on the youth of today

Exposure to explicit music to a younger audience causes changes over the years.
September 28, 2020

1980 “Oh, I wanna dance with somebody, I wanna feel the heat with somebody”  ( “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, Whitney Houston, 1980) 2010 "When I see your face There's not a thing...

Blaming the right beast: why the pandemic is humanity’s fault

When humans disturb the ecosystem, the consequences come back to bite us -- in the form of viruses like COVID-19.
September 25, 2020

Eight years ago, a science writer named David Quammen predicted the COVID-19 pandemic. In his bestselling book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, Quammen wrote:  “If there...

Continuing the Conversation: from the beginning…

Caroline Lobel continues the Editor-in-Chief tradition of writing a personal column as she introduces her own: Continuing the Conversation.
September 14, 2020

Dear Reader, A wise animated rat by the name of Remy once said, "[Humans] don't just survive; they discover; they create.” Well, this column is my attempt to create something (emphasis on “attempt”)...

State legislations restrict higher youth turnout

The age gap between voters between countries is representative of youth voter turnout internationally.
August 4, 2020

Nine years ago, New Hampshire's Republican House Speaker William O’Brien promised to end voter fraud, proclaiming “kids voting liberal, voting with their feelings, with no life experience.” What...

Climate change: what we need is shame

Humans are the first creatures to have instigated a mass extinction. Perhaps we'll be the first to reverse one, too.
May 28, 2020

I used to drink giant bottles of water— the 32 ounce plastic ones you can buy at certain Costcos. As a disproportionately hydrated person, I would lug them to school every day. That was one giant plastic...

Friendly reminder: maintain social distancing on trails

Signs posted by the City of San Ramon at trail entrances remind people to practice social distancing.
May 28, 2020

With the shelter-in-place orders having been enforced for a few months now, there’s no doubt that people have started to feel cramped and uncomfortable stuck at home all day. As a result, more and more...

The effect of misogyny in social media and how it affects people offline

Women on social media, no matter their age, face constant misogyny.
May 28, 2020

Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube allow us to comment, post and share our opinions, and serve as outlets for online creativity. TikTok, an app that has most recently risen in popularity,...

The anti-lockdown movement is an example of the (white) right to protest

The anti-lockdown protests that sparked across the nation favor the
May 28, 2020

The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Recent anti-lockdown protests...

COVID-19 tears back the curtain on socioeconomic inequality

Wealth inequality comes to the frontlines as COVID-19 continues to devastate.
May 26, 2020

Wealth inequality has been woven into the fabric of American society since the earliest days of the republic. For every esteemed 18th-century statesman, a thousand plantation workers toiled, stricken with...

COVID-19 offers chance to revitalize the planet — or destroy it

Carbon emissions have plummeted due to shelter-in-place orders, but we must enact change now, before they are lifted — before it is, once again, too late.
May 3, 2020
As people retreat into their homes worldwide, the earth takes a huge sigh of relief.
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