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Federal Government Shutdown of 2018-2019

January 28, 2019 4:33pm | Amol Shome

(At the time this was written, the government shutdown had been ongoing for 30 days.) Eight days ago, the US federal government’s shutdown officially became the longest in history, outlasting the 21-day long 1995-96 shutdown during the Clinton presidency. The current shutdown was initiated by […]

The R Kelly Docu-Series is only the Beginning

January 19, 2019 5:47am | Naiima Paul

To most of the public- especially African-American communities- R Kelly is a well-known figure. He has had a long-standing career as an R&B hitmaker, creating such memorable tracks as “Ignition Remix” and “Step in the Name of Love.” Throughout his career, however, he has been […]

A New Status Quo in the North Korea-United States Standoff

January 15, 2019 7:50pm | Brandon Kim

It might be hard to believe, considering the very real possibility of nuclear war just last summer, but the last time North Korea conducted a nuclear missile test was just over a year ago: November 28, 2017. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the country hasn’t […]

Last Eclipse of Our Decade

January 15, 2019 7:46pm | Sascha Goldsmith

The last Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse until 2032 will appear on January 20th, and will definitely be a sight to see. This somewhat rare eclipse is caused when “Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon” according to Space.com. This […]

The 76th Annual Golden Globes

January 9, 2019 7:18pm | Naiima Paul

On Sunday night, one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrations took place. The 76th Annual Golden Globes, hosted by comedic actor Andy Samberg and dramatic actor Sandra Oh, celebrated the achievements of filmmakers’ 2018 productions. The night had many famous faces, great moments, and entertaining occurrences. There […]

Space Is The Limit

December 25, 2018 6:54am | Sascha Goldsmith

On a Monday afternoon in room 91, sophomore Sophie Doumitt stood in front of some 40 student members of the robotics team to present her conceptualization of CCHS taking part in the future of space exploration. With the projected presentation behind her, Doumitt explained her […]

Spongebob Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dead at 57

December 25, 2018 6:51am | Naiima Paul

One of the most memorable creators of the past decade, Stephen Hillenburg, has died of ALS. Best known for being the creator, director, and animator behind the “Spongebob Squarepants” cartoon, he has been a major influence over the childhood of an entire generation. Hillenburg was […]

Loss of two great minds

December 25, 2018 6:49am | Erin Krantz

In the past few weeks, we have lost two great creative minds: Stan Lee and Stephen Hillenburg.   Stan Lee, Marvel’s primary creative director for two decades and the creator of Spiderman, died at age 95 on November 12th. He was the beloved face of […]

What’s So Wrong With Columbus Day?

November 2, 2018 6:54pm | Nina Baeza

On October 8, 2018, over 20 states celebrated Columbus Day. However, many other states, like California, did not observe Columbus Day. Columbus Day celebrates the “discovery” of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, an intrepid Italian explorer. Why did all of these states choose not to […]

Kavanaugh Confirmation Outrage

October 29, 2018 6:08am | Erin Krantz

Justice Brett Kavanaugh was recently confirmed to the Supreme Court in spite of the sexual assault charges made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the subsequent hearing and FBI investigation. Senators voted 50 to 48 to confirm him, largely with Republicans for and Democrats against. […]