Election Statistics

Téa Schmid, Design Editor

December 30, 2018


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Legislation Passed

Mary Conaway, News Editor

December 30, 2018


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I-1639 was approved and promises to raise the legal age to buy semi-automatic rifles to 21 and to start enforcing stronger background checks. It also makes people who own firearms partially responsible if someone steals their gun without permission and does harm. This will promote firearm owners ...

Voting Obstacles

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

December 30, 2018


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The 2018 midterm election was unique in how people become more impassioned to elect their party and their candidates into offices that may be more important now than ever before. However, this passion led to several instances of corrupt and invalid elections with numerous state and county elections...

Historical Elections

Levi Gettleman and Kailani Jackson

December 30, 2018


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Our democracy is built on a key principle: a government for the people and by the people. Despite our nation being only 60% White non-Hispanic according to the 2010 census, the 114th Congress was composed of 79.8% White senators and 94% White representatives. However, the 2018 midterm election outco...

Contacting Legislators

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

December 30, 2018


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With the many problems facing our community, state, and nation, it is time to make your voice heard. Thankfully, we have put together a handy-dandy guide to civic advocacy. First of all, know what you want and why. Look into some of the current state bills at Leg.wa.gov under the “Current Bills”...

Controversial Elections

Nathan Kowsky, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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Last week, the midterm elections rocked the country. The entire House and one-third of the Senate were up for election, along with many gubernatorial and state legislature races. With the hundreds of elections going on, a few were very controversial. A prominent example is the New Jersey senate race. The incumbent...

Thanksgiving and sports

Evie Smith, Photo Editor, Co-Litterbox Editor

December 30, 2018


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It is the fourth Thursday in November, a long weekend is ahead to spend time with family, friends, and food. For a lot of families, it doesn’t end just there. Thanksgiving involves competition through a sport or game of some sort.   Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 am Ellen Tran (‘19)  spends her morn...

Air Pollution and the Environment

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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Air pollution is believed to be a big factor regarding climate change according to the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, which is a change in global and regional climate due to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to Science News, factories release many harmful chemica...

A 60 day duel for Juul

Nathan Kowsky, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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The FDA has been cracking down on Juul Labs, the company responsible for the extremely popular device Juul, which dominates the e-cigarette market, according to cnbc.com. On September 12th this year, the FDA gave five vape brands sixty days to develop a plan to stop vaping amongst youth. After milli...

World News

Kailani Jackson, Co-Editor in Chief

December 30, 2018


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California going up in flames Wildfires in California have claimed 50 lives as of Nov. 8, 48 passing in what is deemed the Camp Fire, the “most destructive and deadly blaze in state history” according to CNN. 2 passed in the Woolsey Fire near Malibu. More death is expected to be uncovered once f...

Animal Extinction

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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To comprehend animal extinction, one has to first understand the difference between extinction and endangerment. According to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History extinction is when a species has died out and an endangered animal is an animal that is at risk of extinction. A primary re...

SpaceX & Travel

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

December 30, 2018


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In recent years, there has been a push to make space travel cheaper and easier to access. SpaceX is a privately funded company that “designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.” They have been up to the task of making these advancements. Just this year, SpaceX launched...