Will the 2020 Olympics be Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus?

 by Emi Amemiya              Although there are a total of 844 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in Japan, Japanese officials decided to proceed with preparations for the 2020 Olympics, which begin on Friday, July 24. Coronavirus cases have spread beyond the cruise ship to Okinawa, Wakayama, other parts of the country,…

“Say Farewell to the Glorious ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’”

by Kaira Lai        Defying gravity for a week, an 11-story Dallas office building, Affiliated Computer Services, also known as the “Leaning Tower of Dallas,” was demolished after two weeks of pounding from a wrecking ball after becoming a part of Dallas’ pop culture.  Demonstrating a futile attempt of the original deconstruction from…

Santa Clara Case Recovers from Coronavirus

by Alyssa Sun         On February 20th, 2020, the Santa Clara Public Health Department (SCPHD) reported the first person who contracted coronavirus in Santa Clara County has recovered and has been released from quarantine. The adult male had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and his case was first discovered on January 31st. At…

American Female Astronaut Lands Back on Earth after Months in Space

by Rebecca Kapiloff       “I was able to become an astronaut because no one told me I couldn’t.” This is what astronaut Christina Koch said before making her descent to earth and landing on the snow-covered Kazakh steppe, Kazakhstan at 09:12 GMT. The 41 year old female survived 328 days in space along with…

Punxsutawney Phil Observes No Shadow and Predicts an Early Spring

by Kimberly Bowman       Every February 2nd since 1886, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, predicted whether there would be six more weeks of winter or an early spring depending on if he saw his shadow or not. According to legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there are six weeks of…

Kansas City Chiefs Break the 49ers Hearts in Super Bowl LIV

by Anna Fazioli    Super Bowl LIV erupted last Sunday in Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. Going into the game, the Kansas City Chiefs were favored over the San Francisco 49ers, but San Francisco fans remained hopeful. The game started with a coin flip, which the 49ers won. They pulled an early lead with a 38-yard…

Helicopter Crash Takes the Life of Kobe Bryant and Eight Others

by Devansh Malik     Last Sunday, January 26 at 9:47 A.M., Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter Gianna, died in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.  Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Kerry Altobelli (46), Alyssa Altobelli (13), Christina Mauser (38), Ara Zobayan (50), Sarah Chester (45), and Payton…