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San Francisco May Soon Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote

A student holds up a sign saying

Jessica Lin, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

San Francisco may soon be the first major city in which 16 and 17-year-olds are able to vote in local elections.  The measure is scheduled to appear on the ballot for the November election. If passed, it would allow teens to vote for candidates running for elected offices, propositions, and measures...

Temporary Protected Status Overturned for Some 300,000 Immigrants

9th Circuit Ruling Ends Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 Immigrants

Tal Dickman, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

On September 14, a federal appeals court ruled to vacate a preliminary injunction on the termination of Temporary Protected Status, opening the way for the deportation of some 300,000 immigrants. Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a temporary asylum visa provided by the Department of Homeland...

How Women Still Matter in This Race

Amy Klobuchar (left) and Elizabeth Warren (right) spoke together before lining up in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Columbia, South Carolina.

Isabella Calcagno, Politics Editor

March 26, 2020

As the Democratic race narrows down to two main competitors, former vice president Joe Biden and senator Bernie Sanders, many have begun to make predictions about who they will choose as their running mates.

Profiles of the Democratic Candidates

Bernie Sanders (left) and Joe Biden (right)

Alexander Balfanz and Zachariah Brosius

March 26, 2020

Only two Democratic candidates—Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden—are left in the running to be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Paw Print reporters Alex Balfanz and Zach Brosius took a closer look.

Biden Takes Clear Lead in Presidential Primary

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders continue the delegate race with 1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination.

Sam Brook, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

With the presidential race down to just two candidates, Joe Biden has taken an overwhelming lead with 1,180 delegates while Bernie Sanders trails with 885. In the March 10 primaries, Biden swept, winning five of the six states. On Tuesday, March 17, Biden had another successful night of wins in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois.

Money in Politics

With about three months left until the end of the Democratic primary, candidates are updating their campaigning strategies. Bloomberg's plan is the only one that actively threatens democracy.

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

March 3, 2020

Before 2007, Michael Bloomberg was a Republican. From then until 2018, he was an independent with racist policies, including the infamous stop-and-frisk practice. Now, despite skipping many of the early debates and states of the Democratic primary, he’s joining the race for the Democratic nominee.

Woodside Students Give Their Options on the Presidential Candidates

The remaining presidential candidates.

Sam Brook, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

With American primary elections underway, Woodside High School students voiced their opinions about the candidates they support in an online survey conducted the week of February 24.

California State Senate Candidates Discuss Education, School Safety During Redwood City Forum

Forum Moderator Mark Simon poses a question to the 5 candidates running for California State Senate at the recent education forum held in the Redwood City Public Library on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  The candidates that attended were, from left to right, Democrat Josh Becker, Democrat Michael Brownrigg, Republican Dr. Alex Glew,  Democrat Sally Lieber, and Democrat Shelly Masur.

Cedrik von Briel, Health/Tech/Lifestyle Editor

February 26, 2020

When five candidates for California State Senate, one columnist, and a fourth-grader walk into a library, what do they discuss? Education, it turns out!

Tech Problems in Iowa

The Iowa Democratic caucuses were held on February 3, 2020.

Zachariah Brosius, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

The Iowa caucus results were delayed by a day due to a faulty and difficult-to-use app, raising questions about the safety of using technology in elections. Woodside had mixed reactions to the increased use of technology in elections.

Senate Acquits Trump of Impeachment Charges

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, explained his decision on the Senate floor.

Isabella Calcagno, Politics Editor

February 24, 2020

The Senate acquitted President Donald J. Trump of the two impeachment charges against him on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Republican senator Mitt Romney of Utah was the only senator to break from his party and vote to convict Trump.

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