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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Why Hate Speech is Free Speech

HATE: The Supreme Court legally recognizes “Hate Speech” as Free Speech.  By Ben Diguglielmo, Staff Writer On June 19, 2017, the supreme court unanimously ruled that hate speech is protected under the first amendment. In a separate statement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “ speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes...

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Earth is one hot topic

CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate change is drastically changing our environment for the worst. By Gregory Mikol, Staff Writer Climate change is a subject debated by scientists and politicians alike, and is a topic of discourse most people are familiar...

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Sexting holds more consequences than teenagers may recognize

AWARENESS: Amidst ubiquitous technological connections, sexting has become a serious legal and hazardous issue for teens. By Matt Kaye, News Editor In an era where virtually everyone stays connected through convenient and readily-available technology, it is easy...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Enterovirus generates concern in schools nationwide

VIRUS: Recent outbreaks of the rare Enterovirus DV68 in the U.S. pose a threat to student health. By Matt Saenz, Staff Writer The concept of maintaining good personal health and hygiene is not a new one; for...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Proposition 46 sparks debate amongst professionals

MEDICINE: Pending ballot measure Proposition 46 challenges the way healthcare is conducted in California. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer Healthcare recently became a hot topic within various organized groups—from political parties to medical associations. Issues regarding healthcare...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ removed from RUSD middle school

CONTROVERSY: A Riverside Unified School District committee voted to remove “The Fault in Our Stars” from a middle school library, evoking national interest. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Recently, John Green’s famous young adult novel, “The Fault in...

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

California Leads the Nation in Transportation

PROGRESS: California is on track to construct the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By Brendan Brown, Staff Writer Today the average plane ticket for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is approximately...

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

New approaches to testing emerge from the College Board

TESTING: The College Board introduces different methods for student examinations in A.P. subjects and the SAT. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer As students take advantage of their last days to study, they brace themselves for another year...

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Yumblr is the new Tumblr

SOCIAL MEDIA: Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion dollars. By Aysouda Malekzadeh, News Editor Tumblr CEO David Karp sold his blogging platform for $1.1 billion to Yahoo in a deal arranged by CEO Marissa Mayer. This is...

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Support for same-sex marriage rising

RELATIONSHIPS: The majority of California has traditionally held conservative views on the issue of same-sex marriage, but new polls and data show that many voters are changing their opinions. By John Burke, Staff Writer In 2008, California...

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