Romaine lettuce is the cause of the latest E.coli outbreak

By: Ava K.   Romaine lettuce is a common salad ingredient for thousands of families across the United States, but recently, based on new information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning consumers of romaine lettuce to be cautious of what they’re buying. This warning includes all types of romaine, whole heads and…

ShoTime, all the time

  Jackson K. and Wyatt B.   (Article written on 4/17, all statistics are not up to date)   The count is 2-2 with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, runners on second and third. “Japan’s Babe Ruth” readies for the pitch. Cleveland’s pitcher, Josh Tomlin, throws the deuce at 74 miles…

Equality for all or equality for some?

By Langston J. and Souf R. Our country and its overall views on LGBTQ+ folk   Two teenagers showing diversity. Injustice towards LGBTQ+ folk has decreased here in Silicon Valley, California, but what about everywhere else? Does the amount of acceptance in a location affect the lifestyle of those attracted to the same sex? How…

The newest trend: Wasting parents’ money

By: Kabir C. and Wyatt B. There’s a new trend going around in middle school, and it’s not a dance or a toy, but something you wear every day― clothing. These types of clothing are called “urban brands” or “streetwear.” Said brands include Supreme, Santa Cruz, Palace, Off White, and more. An increasing number students…

The Couch family is back at it again; mother faces charges and son is in jail

By Celine P.   Affluenza is a supposed disease affecting the minds of young wealthy people, and that’s exactly what Ethan Couch claims he’s afflicted with. Ethan Couch is a 20-year-old American man who killed four people while drunk driving in 2013. He was arrested on four counts of intoxication manslaughter. Nine people were injured…

Controversy of gay marriage in Costa Rica

By Natalie M. Recently in Costa Rica, there was a tight presidential election between Carlos Alvarado, a labor minister and his opponent Fabricio Alvarado, an evangelical pastor. Although they have the same last name, they’re not related. Fabricio was against having same sex marriage while Carlos was a supporter of it. After more controversy over…

NFL First Round Mock Draft

By Saarang B. (With help from Kabir C and Wyatt B) The NFL draft is around the corner and many teams are waiting for it. Many teams are looking to improve their squad for next year, and the draft is one of the best ways to do that. Teams take turns picking top college football…

Craziest Soccer Trades in the 2018 Winter Transfer Window

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho moved to Barcelona for nearly $200 million, making him the most expensive midfielder ever. By Eric M. It has already been two months since the closing of the winter 2018 transfer window, but some of the deals done during that 31 day period were groundbreaking in the soccer world. Let me…

Villanova Claws their way to Victory against Michigan

By Kabir C. & Wyatt B. Four seconds left staring at the clock, Donte DiVincenzo of Villanova dribbles the ball wasting time embracing the victory of a lifetime.   Lead by the amazing scoring of student— |— athlete, Donte DiVincenzo, the MVP of the tournament, Villanova beat Michigan 79-62. Villanova has moved on from the…

Is the Electoral College Voting System the Wrong Way to Elect Presidents?

By Eric M. On November 9, 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States of America, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by a margin of 77 electoral votes. However, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, getting 2,868,691 more votes than Trump. So, even though Donald Trump got elected as the…

Blach sports teams make school history

by Jackson K. The 2017-18 season 3 Blach sports teams made school history this year when all four teams, the Boy’s 7th and 8th grade volleyball & the Girl’s 7th and 8th grade soccer teams, all made the league finale. This is the first time in school history that we have achieved this feat. For…

Could There be Life Inhabiting Jupiter?

By: Sidney R. When thinking about life outside of our Earth, the possibility is thought to be from infinite to impossible. Theories about alien-life on Mars are spread far and wide, but for years now scientists have been wondering about one of Jupiter’s many moons: Europa. While there are more like it, Europa has qualities…