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Late Shows and their Trump Comments

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
May 24, 2017
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In his latest edition of The Late Show, which aired Monday, May 15, Colbert made jokes about Trump’s lack of and consideration of removing press briefings from the White House agenda. Colbert explicitly called out President Trump and asked for his resignation of the office.   Stephen Co...

Viva Las Vegas Raiders

James Torrico, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

What a big two years for the NFL. Not for the officiating or the play on the field but that three NFL franchises are now officially “moved”. First the St.Louis Rams moved back to Los Angeles. Now this year not only did the San Diego Chargers move but also their bitter division rival the Oakland Raid...

Apple Introduces the Red iPhone

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under News

Tech giant Apple Inc. has released a more colorful, red version of their famous iPhone as of March 21. The new addition comes to Apple’s popular (PRODUCT) RED line. This product line is associated with (RED), a charity organization that aims to fight diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria using ...

Nature Fest at Natural History Museum

Alicia Garcia, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

The National History Museum hosted the annual LA Nature Fest on the weekend of Mar. 18 and 19 in Los Angeles. The event took place in LA from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and included ways to learn and interact with the nature in the local county.   As a student of the AP Environmental class, Diana Zepeda, 12, de...

CIA Uses Board Games to Train Agents

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

It has been revealed by David Clopper, CIA analyst, on March 13, that the Central Intelligence Agency uses simple board games to test the mental strength of agents. Clopper uses card games and board games to train agents for competency for real-world situations.   The reasoning behind the incorporation of th...

March Lunacy

James Torrico, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

As March rolls around college basketball transitions into its 64 team tournament called the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, a.k.a March Madness. It is the most school represented tournament in NCAA. The tournament happens to bring schools that are not well known into the spotlight. The tournament t...

The Future of Amazon Delivery

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under News

Amazon was issued a patent last week for their new plans to use drones to deliver packages. The packages would be carried above a drop point and released using tools like springs and a parachute to guide the parcel to its destination.   The company’s machines would hover near the drop off point equ...

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Reactor

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under News

Ahead of newly elected Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s visit to Eastern Asia, drones have spotted activity at one of North Korea’s abandoned nuclear reactor sites. Pictures from the satellites show a plume of water vapor being pushed into the air which signifies the operational status of the r...

Thanks Obama

James Torrico, Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial, News

  January 20, 2009, America was ushered into a new dawn, as the first African-American president took office. What a time to be alive, right? Well, at the moment, President Obama was the only silver lining in our country. We had just entered a recession and the housing market had completely t...

The Weather

Chuy Solano, Photographer
January 25, 2017
Filed under News

In the month of January, numerous showers and slight thunderstorms have effected California and have even caused flash flooding in some areas.  Since residents have been suffering from a drought, it was a shock when SoCal people heard or read that it would rain off and on for three weeks straig...

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