Oregon standoff used as a platform for national land use discussion; ridicule

An armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge began on January 2 over tensions stemming from federal management of Western lands. The group, calling themselves Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, is led by Nevada rancher Ammon Bundy. They refuse to leave the refuge until there is “a plan to transfer control of federal land to … More Oregon standoff used as a platform for national land use discussion; ridicule

Obama’s decision to crack down on gun control leaves nation shocked

President Barack Obama shocked the American people in early January when his powerful speech for stronger gun control left him in tears. Obama spoke of examples of mass gun violence and the daily gang action on the streets of American cities. A mention of Chicago, Obama’s home town, left him in tears and the nation … More Obama’s decision to crack down on gun control leaves nation shocked

Congress bans the use of plastic microbeads

President Obama recently signed a bipartisan bill banning plastic microbeads. Microbeads are small plastic beads less than five millimeters in diameter. “Plastic never goes away. The president was absolutely correct by banning microbeads,” said SLVHS junior Star Hagen-Esquerra. They are ubiquitous in hundreds of beauty products, from moisturizer to cleanser to toothpaste. They are included … More Congress bans the use of plastic microbeads

The UK’s petition to ban Donald Trump from the country

In the UK, a recent petition to ban Donald Trump, U.S. republican presidential hopeful, received 586,000 signatures out of the 100,000 required for consideration.  As it reached the required amount of signatures to be debated, the matter was discussed by the British Parliament on January 18. The UK made the decision to not ban Trump, … More The UK’s petition to ban Donald Trump from the country

Senior Year Proves To Be Extremely Stressful For This Year’s SLVHS Graduating Class Of 2016

Starting in freshman year, many of us are told that all of our efforts will be paid back in full when Senior year rolls around. Images of leaving campus at lunch to buy food with our friends and understanding teachers that act more like a friend than anything else come to mind. However, as many … More Senior Year Proves To Be Extremely Stressful For This Year’s SLVHS Graduating Class Of 2016

New developments for Nasa— Plus: What do aliens look like?

The ushering in of 2016 has revealed new inquiries about space, with NASA continuing developments in their big plans for the future. The leading topic is the likelihood of a manned mission to Mars in the future. President Obama predicted during a space policy speech at Kennedy Space Center that we could be able to … More New developments for Nasa— Plus: What do aliens look like?

SLV Tri-Campus goes into lockdown; confusion ensues on proper procedures

On Tuesday, February 2, the tri-campus of San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School, San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, and San Lorenzo Valley High School as well as the associated charter schools went into a lockdown at 9:06 a.m. until 9:38 a.m. after the elementary school received a report of a potential individual on campus with a … More SLV Tri-Campus goes into lockdown; confusion ensues on proper procedures

31 U.S. states want to deny access to Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees escaping from conflict are stumbling over some obstacles that lie in their path to safety. Many countries along the common escape route are closing their borders to refugees in wake of the terrorist attacks on Paris. This action is raising world wide controversy. The violent and deadly attacks on Paris have scared a … More 31 U.S. states want to deny access to Syrian Refugees

The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Their Views on College

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama promised he would implement services that would help make community college free for all students just graduating high school. His proposal would make public education last an extra two years, which he hoped would help close the achievement gap the U.S. has in comparison to … More The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Their Views on College