Newsom Orders that California Residents must Shelter in Place

Written by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) As of March 18th, 2020, Santa Cruz County has been ordered to stay home to prevent the spread of the known COVID-19 virus. The shelter in place requires citizens to stay at home and only go out if they really need to. The order is a  legal order issued … More Newsom Orders that California Residents must Shelter in Place

Positive Changes Resulting from Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide

Written by Trinity Torgersen (News Writer) The coronavirus outbreak has forced thousands of people to be quarantined in their own homes. This has caused pollution to decrease, and the animal population to return to visible surroundings. The reason that pollution has begun to have a significant decrease is due to the fact that the virus … More Positive Changes Resulting from Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Proposal Passes in the House, becomes law

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) The ambulance races up the streets that have been deserted for weeks because of residents in self-isolation, the ambulance comes to an immediate stop in front of a house that belongs to an elderly man. Unfortunately, he had begun exhibiting severe symptoms of COVID-19 and needed to be hospitalized … More Families First Coronavirus Response Act Proposal Passes in the House, becomes law

U.S. Government Proposes Direct Payment Stimulus in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by Colleen Fitzpatrick (News Writer) Due to the coronavirus, businesses have been suffering all around the nation. A deal has been reached for a 2-trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. It is the largest bill in U.S. history. That title comes with a price tag, however- the number is equivalent to 9% of the nation’s gross … More U.S. Government Proposes Direct Payment Stimulus in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Virginia Senator Profits From Early Knowledge of Coronavirus

Written by Dean Ricigliano (News Writer) The coronavirus is an international life-threatening crisis and reliable information on the topic is hard to come across. It should be the government’s duty to inform the public and keep us safe but that’s where Senator Richard Burr of Virginia went wrong. Senator Burr decided to resign from office … More Virginia Senator Profits From Early Knowledge of Coronavirus

Biden Pulls Ahead of Sanders in Super Tuesday

Written by Pablo Reid Super Tuesday is one of the biggest days in the presidential primaries. Fourteen states, including California and Texas, vote on who they want to nominate. The results of the vote are important enough to either sink a campaign or, uplift it– and that is exactly what has happened to Joe Biden’s … More Biden Pulls Ahead of Sanders in Super Tuesday

Controversy Erupts Over Trump’s Recent Pardons and Purges

Story by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) President Donald Trump has recently been in the news for purging office officials and for pardoning criminals. Rumor has it that Trump is merely purging officials to sate his anger at those who may have crossed him.  According to Axios, John Mcentee, who leads the White House Presidential Personnel, … More Controversy Erupts Over Trump’s Recent Pardons and Purges

Debate Over Tesla Crash Questions Companies Autopilot Feature

Story by Trinity Torgerson (News Writer) The National Transport Safety Board met on February 25th in Washington, D.C. to discuss the ruling on the crash in 2018 caused by a Tesla Model X on autopilot, which veered over into the center divider causing the death of Walter Huang. After two years the NTSB still continues … More Debate Over Tesla Crash Questions Companies Autopilot Feature

Putin Sends Promise of Endorsement to Trump and Sanders

Story by Joaquin Cruz (News Writer) Recently in political news, Putin gave a personal message to Donald Trump stating that he’d make an endorsement to him, as well as Bernie Sanders. In this case, people are beginning and will worry about this message due to the 2016 presidential election in which the public, as well … More Putin Sends Promise of Endorsement to Trump and Sanders

Weinstein Sentenced to Prison for Twenty-Nine Years Minimum

Story by Colleen Fitzpatrick (News Writer) On February 24th, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of 2 out of 5 felonies in New York. Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer who founded the entertainment company Miramax with his Brother. Miramax has put out such movies as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. In October of … More Weinstein Sentenced to Prison for Twenty-Nine Years Minimum

Tennesse Begins Training Youth on How to Reverse Overdoses

Story by Kayla White (News Writer) Tennessee County health officials have been teaching children as young as six to reverse overdoses. 600 children in Tennessee have received Narcan training in their after school programs for the past three years. Some of the children have given out seventy doses of Narcan at community events.  Narcan or … More Tennesse Begins Training Youth on How to Reverse Overdoses

Bernie Sanders Promises Increases in Available Child Care

Story by Dean Ricigliano (News Writer) Countries all over the globe consider our youth as a valuable and important resource and that’s why they invest in a better pre-kindergarten program and free child care. The young children are our future and an educated now means a better future and that’s why Senator Bernie Sanders is … More Bernie Sanders Promises Increases in Available Child Care

California Counties Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

Story by Tasia Lundberg (News Writer) People old and young are sick, schools are closing, the population is slowly declining. Globally 98,090 are confirmed to be infected while there is a total of 3,198 deaths. What is causing this sickness and why? This is no illness coming out of a horror movie, this outbreak is … More California Counties Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist, Murdered in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Just several weeks ago, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi was brutally tortured and dismembered alive while at a consulate in Saudi Arabia. At the moment, Saudi Arabia admits the reporter’s death, but claims that he died in a “fist fight”. Apparently, Saudi Arabia has been purging senior officials in order to protect the crown prince. … More Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist, Murdered in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Migrant Caravan Seeking U.S. Asylum Received with Hostility

One of the most controversial topics in American today is immigration; with a caravan of migrants coming from Honduras, Tijuana and Mexicali, tension on the topic is at its peak. More than 7,000 central American migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border with hopes of settling in the US. US officials have warned the caravan … More Migrant Caravan Seeking U.S. Asylum Received with Hostility

After November Rampage, Camp Fire Leaves Thousands of Acres Devastated and 85 Dead

The Camp Fire, which caused incredible destruction throughout November, is now 100% contained, and the number of missing persons has dropped to 25. The fire, now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, torched 153,336 square acres, burned the town of Paradise to the ground, killed at least 85 people, and turned 13,000 … More After November Rampage, Camp Fire Leaves Thousands of Acres Devastated and 85 Dead

Shooting in Thousand Oaks Leaves Twelve Dead, Thousands Mourning

Did you know that there have been over 300 mass shootings across the country in this year alone? There have been a total of 307 mass shootings of 2018, many of these incidences having an average of five to six deaths; however, the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California was recorded as the deadliest … More Shooting in Thousand Oaks Leaves Twelve Dead, Thousands Mourning

43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

An announcement for an investigation was made on November 20 by The Food and Drug Administration of a multiple state outbreak of the E. coli illnesses, that was most likely linked to romaine lettuce. After Canada’s similar situation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and The Public Health Agency of Canada also started investigating the same … More 43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

Police Change Explanation Again, After Shooting and Killing an Innocent Man They Believed to be an Active Shooter

On Thanksgiving night, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr was shot to death by a Hoover police officer working security at an Alabama mall. On Thanksgiving night, at 9:52 p.m. police officers received a report of gunshots being fired on the second floor of the mall. Police officers responded and found an eighteen year old man and … More Police Change Explanation Again, After Shooting and Killing an Innocent Man They Believed to be an Active Shooter

Ivanka Trump Found to Have Used Private Account for Government Emails

In Mid November, it came to light that in 2017, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, sent out hundreds of emails containing government information using her personal email account. These emails were all sent through an account that she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner. Last year it was reported that he also had … More Ivanka Trump Found to Have Used Private Account for Government Emails

Michael Cohen Pleas Guilty to Lying to Congress

On Thursday, November 29, Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate project taken on by Trump and his company whilst he was solidifying the 2016 GOP nomination. In a lengthy filing, prosecutors went over a number of lies that Cohen admitted to … More Michael Cohen Pleas Guilty to Lying to Congress

FedEx Driver Delivers Lethal Punch

On September 26 in Portland Oregon, Timothy Warren, an African American man, was faced with extremely aggressive racial slurs from Joseph Magnuson. Warren was simply driving a FedEx vehicle delivering packages when he was yelled at by Magnuson for “driving too fast.” At first, Warren addressed the situation calmly; however tensions rose when Magnuson swung … More FedEx Driver Delivers Lethal Punch

Rosenstein Faces Accusations Over Claims of White House Recordings

Rod Rosenstein may or may not be fired from office due to possible negligent behavior. Claims that Rod J. Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Trump in 2017 to expose the turmoil within the White House and invoke the 25th amendment have been going around for quite some time now. According to The New York Times, … More Rosenstein Faces Accusations Over Claims of White House Recordings

“America’s Father Figure” Bill Cosby Behind Bars After Assault Accusations

Did you know that 994 out of 1,000 sexual assault perpetrators walk free, without going to jail or prison? And out of that 1,000, only 57 reports lead to arrest, approximately, only 5.7%. On Tuesday, September 25th, Bill Cosby, formerly known as “America’s Father Figure”, was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison … More “America’s Father Figure” Bill Cosby Behind Bars After Assault Accusations

Superintendent Dr. Laurie Bruton and the Board of Trustees Denies Integrative Leadership Academy Charter School Petition

On May 30, 2018, an Integrative Leadership Academy charter school petition was submitted to the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees in an attempt to start a new charter school in Boulder Creek. Due to numerous deficiencies found by district staff, the petition was denied. The Integrative Leadership Academy ( I.L.A.) was … More Superintendent Dr. Laurie Bruton and the Board of Trustees Denies Integrative Leadership Academy Charter School Petition

Editorial: Trump Ridiculed at UN Meeting; UN’s Laughter Reminds of GOP Changes

The world has provided the proper reaction to President Trump’s buffoonery. On September 25, while addressing the United Nations about his administration’s accomplishments and the US’s plans for the future, the gathered world leaders laughed at his opening statement. After saying, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration … More Editorial: Trump Ridiculed at UN Meeting; UN’s Laughter Reminds of GOP Changes

Category Four Hurricane Florence Ravages North and South Carolina Coasts

“My family was in danger!” exclaimed a junior at San Lorenzo Valley High School. Hurricane warnings were issued September 4th as ferocious Hurricane Florence flew relentlessly toward the U.S. East Coast; The massive storm threatened record rains and historic flooding, causing more than 1 million people to flee the anticipated devastation. At 5 p.m. ET, … More Category Four Hurricane Florence Ravages North and South Carolina Coasts

Sexual Assault Victims Share their #WhyIdidn’tReport Stories on Twitter

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, 1 out of every 6 women have been a victim of an attempted or committed rape in the United States. 1 in 10 rape victims will be men and while those numbers don’t seem very high, since 1998, 2.78 million men have been victims of attempted or … More Sexual Assault Victims Share their #WhyIdidn’tReport Stories on Twitter

Kavanaugh Sworn into the Supreme Court Despite Backlash in Light of Sexual Assault Claims

Now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has recently been dealing with an influx of sexual harassment and assault allegations from various women, as well as American citizens’ very mixed reactions to these allegations. In July, 2018, United States President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace recently retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the … More Kavanaugh Sworn into the Supreme Court Despite Backlash in Light of Sexual Assault Claims

Indonesian Teenager Survives 49 Days Adrift in the Pacific Ocean

An Indonesian teenager was rescued after 49 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, national media reported on Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, managed to survive by catching fish and drinking the water from his rain-soaked clothes. Aldi had described the time as “one of the loneliest jobs in the world,” as a lamp keeper for … More Indonesian Teenager Survives 49 Days Adrift in the Pacific Ocean

Kavanaugh Vs. Blasey Ford Hearings Put Country spotlight on Sexual Assault

The Ford and Kavanaugh hearing not only had an outcome that was surprising but it showed the country how seriously we take assault accusations. The hearing took place at Washington DC in one of the senate hearing rooms. Each person gave an opening statement. Ford and Kavanaugh were not together to talk in front of … More Kavanaugh Vs. Blasey Ford Hearings Put Country spotlight on Sexual Assault

Mueller Desperately Defending Manafort

by Olivia Lapioli Robert Muller, an attorney for Paul Manafort needs more time to review the fraud case. The case is unfolding as a “follow the money” chase in which prosecutors argue that Manafort’s desire of wealth financed by millions of dollars in profits from a once profiting business eventually exceeded his means. However Thomas … More Mueller Desperately Defending Manafort

New School Clocks at SLV Serve a Purpose Beyond Telling Time

by Amber Slaughter It is August 20 the first day of school, you walk into your first class and immediately look at the clock so you can see how much longer you have to be at school. Instead of seeing the old clocks you are surprised to see new digital clocks. Throughout the day you … More New School Clocks at SLV Serve a Purpose Beyond Telling Time

Students Walking Out Face Backlash, but Stand Strong for Peace

On March 14, thousands of students across the nation walked out of school for seventeen minutes to mourn for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and protest gun violence in schools. In response to this, FOX News anchor Tucker Carlson made the statement, “If they’re too young to buy guns, why should … More Students Walking Out Face Backlash, but Stand Strong for Peace

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Fired Over Twitter

On March 13th Rex Tillerson, the U.S Secretary of State, was fired by President Trump through the social network Twitter. Using his famed media account, Donald Trump announced this with a tweet stating “Mike Pompeo, Director of CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex … More Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Fired Over Twitter

Fallen Tree on SLV Elementary School Parking Lot

Early Wednesday during an onslaught of rain at the San Lorenzo Valley Tri-Campus, a large oak tree came crashing down onto numerous cars in the elementary school parking lot, leaving many of the staff and students shaken. Causing thousands of dollars in damage, the 50-year-old tree effectively created a fair amount of chaos for several … More Fallen Tree on SLV Elementary School Parking Lot

Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

Secretly-taken footage from a British investigative reporter shows Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that has had numerous high-profile clients, had suggested swaying elections by entrapping politicians with prostitution and bribery. The footage was released on March 19th and records hours of condemnatory dialogue between the journalist and Alexander Nix, who was chief executive of … More Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

200,000 Salvadorans Face Potential Explusion

Since 2001, about 200,000 Salvadorans have been legally living in the United States; however, as of September 9, 2019 they will all have to be out of the United States or must obtain a green card. The Salvadorans were here because of a massive earthquake that struck their homeland in January, 2001: the worst earthquake … More 200,000 Salvadorans Face Potential Explusion

 Trump’s Stable Genius Tweet Receives Backlash and Inspires the Stable Genius Act

On January 6th, 2018, President Trump retaliated to the criticism he has faced after the release of Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, in the form of a strongly worded tweet. In this tweet, Trump most notably called himself a “stable genius.” The reaction to this tweet has been a mixture of both negative and … More  Trump’s Stable Genius Tweet Receives Backlash and Inspires the Stable Genius Act

FCC Votes on Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission, often referred to as the FCC, made an extremely difficult decision. whether to vote for, or against, net neutrality. Net neutrality is defined as the principle that internet service providers (ISP) should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or … More FCC Votes on Net Neutrality

Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Chill Sessions

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy which has helped pave a road towards states legalizing marijuana. Sessions revoked the Cole Memo only days after a recreational marijuana market opened up in California, throwing the state for a loop. Sessions has been the 84th Attorney General of the … More Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Chill Sessions

Trump Escalates Nuclear Tensions, Claiming A “Much Bigger And More Powerful Button.”

To start the new year off, the 45th President of the United States threatened nuclear Armageddon with a joke about his genitals. On January 2nd, Donald Trump retaliated against North Korean aggression with his preferred mode of communication, Twitter, and in doing so sparked fervent commentary across social media and around the world: “North Korean … More Trump Escalates Nuclear Tensions, Claiming A “Much Bigger And More Powerful Button.”

Current Government Shutdown Threats, History of Shutdowns, and What Happens During a Shutdown

By the end of January, hundreds of thousands of workers may be unemployed or unpaid. In recent months, President Trump’s wall has stirred up another storm of previously-settled issues between the Republican and Democratic sides of the government. Rejecting bipartisan proposals left and right, Mr. Trump has stuck to his plan of ridding the U.S. … More Current Government Shutdown Threats, History of Shutdowns, and What Happens During a Shutdown

2016 Presidential Campaign Controversy: The Russia Probe

On January 4th, 2018, it was announced that Steve Bannon, the White House’s former Chief Strategist during President Donald Trump’s term for the first seven months, is going to be investigated by the U.S. House of Representatives committee next week. Steve Bannon is being investigated for supposed interference with President Donald Trump’s 2016, U.S. election. … More 2016 Presidential Campaign Controversy: The Russia Probe

Attempted Terrorist Attack on U.S. Subway

New York City’s subway station was thrown into wavering uncertainty after a  Bangladeshi man named Akayed Ullah attempted suicide by bombing the Manhattan Times Square terminal during an early Wednesday morning on December 11, 2017. According to New York’s state police, “ The bomb, ( a body-worn improvised device ), was detonated in the subway’s … More Attempted Terrorist Attack on U.S. Subway

Tribe in the Amazon at War with Ecuadorian Oil Companies

Deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon is a tropical rainforest named the Yasuni, where there lives a tribe of  hunter gatherers called the Huaoranis. Yasuni National park is arguably the most biodiverse place on earth with almost 700 endemic plant species, a world record of 150 amphibian species, along with 382 fish species, 117 bat species, … More Tribe in the Amazon at War with Ecuadorian Oil Companies

Logan Paul’s Vlog That May Cause him To Lose his Career

Logan Paul made a great mistake when he showed a dead body hanging from the trees of the Suicide Forest in Japan, near Mount. Fuji. Little did he know that people were already making petitions to get him off Youtube, his only high paying profession, and with all of this hate towards him, there is … More Logan Paul’s Vlog That May Cause him To Lose his Career