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Crisis in the Black Sea

The Kerch Strait has been blocked by a Russian cargo vessel, preventing any sea travel through the strategic waterway.

Sean Moriarty, Politics Special Coverage Editor

November 25, 2018

Russian and Ukrainian warships clashed over the closure of the Kerch Strait, an important strategic canal, resulting in the Russian seizure of two Ukrainian warships and the injury of six and capture of 23 Ukrainian sailors, on Sunday, November 25th. In 2014, Russia seized the Crimean peninsula, a Ukrainian te...

Proposition Seven Could Bring Big Change


Dominic DeVitis, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Californians are voting for the option for the state government to choose whether or not they want to keep daylight savings. The measure, Proposition 7, “Gives Legislature the ability to change daylight savings time period by a two-thirds vote, if changes are consistent with federal law. This measure h...

Voter Suppression Tactics Aim To Swing Election Results

Georgia's Governor's race is neck-and-neck between Stacey Abrams and Bryan Kemp.

Liam Lee, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

A federal judge re-enfranchised more than 3,000 Georgians on November 1, just five days away from the 2018 midterm elections.

Migrant Caravan Converging on the United States Border

The Honduras and Mexican flag as two parts of the caravan merge

Spencer Graham, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Thousands of South American immigrants are making their way to the southern border of the United States in three massive caravans, leaving Woodside students to consider the greater significance of the event. 

East Palo Alto Leans Left in Midterms

Madison Pelarca, a volunteer at the polls and a student at Carlmont High School, displays an

Emma Chiu, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

“If I vote this time, is he [President Trump] really going to go away?” Renita Bhartu joked as she headed towards the polls. She is one of hundreds of East Palo Alto residents who showed up at the city’s Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) last Tuesday, November 6, to cast a ballot in the midterm elections.

Your Voice, Your Vote

Susan Reynolds proudly displays her “I voted” wristband.

Taila Lee, Chloe Postlewaite, Isabella Williams

November 2, 2018

From high school seniors to undocumented immigrants across America, people have more incentive than ever to vote at midterms this Tuesday.

Blue wave to erode the political landscape

Mira Sahi, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Democratic candidates are poised to take back the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections in November.

A Sexual Assault Victim’s Reaction to Politicians Accused of Sexual Assault

Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual assault, recently became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Anonymous, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

It’s no secret that there are politicians that have been accused of sexual assault and rape— many of which are currently in office and/or running for a position. Some Americans might ignore this issue, but people who have been a victim of sexual assault, like myself, are far from letting it slide.

Governor Brown Vetoes School Start Time Law

Waking up early for school

Delilah Gemello, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

In a controversial decision, California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed a law stating that all public middle and high schools can start no earlier than 8:30 am.  The law -passed by the California State legislature on September 21- stated that all public middle and high schools in California were ...

The Bear Sharpens Its Claws

A Russian Mi-24 Gunship launches a spray of rockets during an air to ground exercise

Sean Moriarty, Special Coverage Writer

October 3, 2018

Russia recently held the largest military exercise in its history since the gargantuan 1981 Soviet war games from September 11 to 15 in eastern Siberia.

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