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April is Earth Month: California needs to focus on water conservation

Shuchi Parikh, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

In honor of environmental awareness, April has been designated Earth Month. During this month, California needs to take a closer look at how to sustainably use its water supply. Despite the consistently...

Janet Tarsi displays the backpacks for Chemo Bags of Hope in her classroom.

Chemo Bags of Hope sparks joy in the Auburn community

Leila Touati, Senior Editor April 15, 2021

Colorful backpacks filled to the brim with stuffed animals, stationary, and comfort items form a pile inside a high school classroom in Auburn, Washington. Janet Tarsi, a marketing teacher and Distributive...

Fear of increase in Covid cases arises with spring break

Fear of increase in Covid cases arises with spring break

Kennedy Mayo, Senior Staff Writer April 4, 2021

Spring Break has been approaching and the CDC has been concerned with the number of people that will be traveling this year knowing that it could increase Covid cases. The disregard for the public health...

Alameda County moves into Orange Tier

Alameda County moves into Orange Tier

Mandy Wong, Senior Editor April 1, 2021

On March 30th, Alameda County moved into the Orange Tier, easing many COVID-19 restrictions. For malls, libraries, and retail and grocery stores, there are no longer any limits on indoor capacity. Social...

Proposed mental health care center in Tri-Valley

Proposed mental health care center in Tri-Valley

Erika Yan, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

A few weeks ago, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore voted to create a mental health care center in the Tri-Valley. This service is proposed to begin in July. This program is in partnership with Axis...

Driver's ed amidst the pandemic

Driver’s ed amidst the pandemic

Jasmine Andrea, Junior Editor March 29, 2021

Across the state, 15 ½-year-olds are taking on the DMV, struggling to get patched through and book an appointment months in advance in order to take the written test to earn their learner’s permit.  Among...

Facebook stopped banning political ads on March 4th.

Are political ads on Facebook a good idea?

Austin Coyne, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Earlier this month, on March 4th, Facebook ended the ban on political ads on its platform. Facebook had banned political ads indefinitely one week before the presidential elections last year to prevent...

H.R.1: For the People Act of 2021 was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 3rd.

House passes new voting rights bill

Shuchi Parikh, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

On Wednesday, March 3rd, the House of Representatives voted to pass the For the People Act of 2021, or H.R.1, with a vote of 220-210 along party lines. H.R.1 is divided into three topics: voting, campaign...

(Photo taken Tuesday, March 9, 2021) San Fransisco's famous Chinatown begins to open back up to the public after months of Covid-19 shut down.

Bay Area community members stand up against recent rise in anti-Asian hate crimes

Renna Popli, Mandy Wong, and Soumya Sahay March 15, 2021

In the past year, hate crimes against Asian-Americans have increased by nearly 150% in major cities, so people and organizations throughout the Bay Area have decided to take a stand.   People have...

The Q building at Amador awaits students who chose to be in the hybrid cohort.

The return to school policies: What will safety measures look like?

Yash Bachu, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Along with the many changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, schools have closed amidst safety concerns. However, with this sudden change, many students have struggled with distanced learning academically,...

Alarming rise in anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area

Alarming rise in anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area

Mandy Wong, Senior Editor March 1, 2021

Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise as some blame China for causing the pandemic. Memorably, an 84-year-old Thai-American man was struck in the head in San Francisco Chinatown, the man...

Vaccine distribution has steadily increased as county's make the process more efficient.

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine gets approved

Senyi Yang, Staff Writer February 27, 2021

Johnson and Johnson, a global consumer healthcare company, has developed a single shot vaccine that is 66 % efficient in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. Initially announced on January 29th, the...

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