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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Giraffes become vulnerable to extinction

DEVASTATION: The world’s tallest mammals are now characterized as a “vulnerable” species. By Natalie Apostol, Editor For several years, giraffes roamed the savannahs in Africa and have become a child’s favorite animal at the zoo.  However, giraffes and many other wild species consequently face mass extinction due to agricultural expansion, and their population size has...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Poly Performing Arts visits Paris

ADVENTURE: Several Poly band and orchestra members experienced an unforgettable trip to Paris. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer After the delights of the holidays came to an end, students naturally looked forward to a bright new year...

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Riverside educators work to combat climate change

CLIMATE: A team of teachers is working towards environmental sustainability in RUSD schools. By Emily Hughes, Editor Researchers in every scientific field of study have worked on ways to fight the growing global issue of climate change...

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Is obesity a disease?

6/6/13 POLITICS: Should obesity be considered a disease? By Kate Weggeland, Staff Writer With the rising obesity level in the United States, scientists are debating whether or not obesity should be classified as a disease. Many government...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

A new form of cancer treatment emerges

HEALTH: Researchers recently developed a new radiation therapy for cancer patients that does not have harmful side effects. By Aysouda Malekzadeh, News Editor According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 500,000 lives are...

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

HIV virus cured in baby

7 April 2013 MEDICINE: A medical breakthrough may have resulted in the cure for HIV. By Kate Weggeland, Staff Writer The cure for the HIV virus may have been discovered.  Two reports of “functional” HIV cures have...

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

iPads versus Androids

7 April 2013 TECHNOLOGY: It is predicted that Android devices will overtake iPads in market share. By Aysouda Malekzadeh, News Editor Android devices are beginning to take a bite out of Apple’s mobile market share. Apple is...

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

A new pope takes over

7 April 2013 RELIGION: A new pope becomes head of the Roman Catholic Church. By Aysouda Malekzadeh, News Editor For the first time in 600 years, a pope has resigned from the Roman Catholic Church. Due to...

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Top cancer-causing foods

5 March 2013 HEALTH: New studies show that certain foods have an effect on cancer growth. By Kate Weggeland, Staff Writer Cancer can be caused by environmental and hereditary factors. Although one may develop this disease despite...

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Riverside strengthens ties with sister city

5 March 2013 UCR: Riverside and its sister city plan to strengthen ties through an educational opportunity with the newly opened UCR Tohoku University Center. By Isabel De La Garza, Senior Writer Sendai, the capital of the...

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