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The Bay Model of San Francisco

The Bay Model of San Francisco

Natalie Leong '20, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016

       The Bay Model of San Francisco, situated in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Sausalito, provides a detailed and sophisticated plan for studying the water flow seen in the San Francisco Bay. Built in 1954, the model had been used for 46 years to assist decisions regarding water-related project...

Why Homelessness Exists

Why Homelessness Exists

Natalie Leong '20, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

Around the city of San Francisco, it is common to encounter scenes where thousands of homeless people are sleeping and crouching on the streets, using only a meager, faded blanket as their shelter. In our hearts, we wonder: What forces these people to homelessness? Why do they not have a home like everyon...

Jordan and Adidas: The Two Companies at the Feet of the Sneaker Game

Jordan and Adidas: The Two Companies at the Feet of the Sneaker Game

Ricky Mo '17, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

Shoes are different to everyone. For most people, shoes are just clothing. For others, they can be a lifestyle. Ever since Michael Jordan touched foot on the hardwood, the sneaker community changed. For years, Jordan Brand was the most popular shoe. Every saturday morning, a new pair of Jordans would com...

Keeping Up with the Final Five

Keeping Up with the Final Five

Jolie Radunich '18, Copy Editor

September 30, 2016

It's been approximately one month since the final day of competition for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team.  Known as the “Final Five,” Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian took home the team gold medal. Fame is fleeting, but these five ladies are defin...

Breaking Down the Debate

Breaking Down the Debate

Patrick Pan '18, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

On September 26, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off against each other in the first of three presidential debates. Hosted by Lester Holt, this debate was the first time the American people got a chance to compare each candidate side by side. The debate lasted approxi...

Kaepernick’s Anthem

Kaepernick’s Anthem

Nico Beard '17 and Leo Straccia '17

September 18, 2016

Most people in the US would find it very customary to stand for the National Anthem. On August 26th however, SF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to challenge this notion and kneel for the anthem in an attempt to peacefully protest against police brutality against African Americans and other min...

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Stephen Chen '17, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

It was April 29, 1996. Seemed like a normal day for many people, but not for this one 17 year old who went to Lower Merion High School in Philly. On this day, a 6’6 senior decided that he would skip college to enter the draft for the NBA. A task that seems absurd to many was taken on by a brave te...

Breaking Down the Election

Breaking Down the Election
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Patrick Pan '18, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016

For many, politics may seem to only be a distant event, something everyone talks about but not important enough to be thoroughly researched. However, politics is pivotal to our lives. Our generation of students will be the ones most directly affected by the results of this coming election. Although ...

The Importance of Exercising the Right to Vote (ESPECIALLY this year)

Lucas Beard '18, Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

As the United States gets into the thick of the presidential election with only two candidates remaining, there is a widespread apathy among American voters who can’t seem to discern between the two contentious candidates. This election is becoming unprecedented in its controversiality between the tw...

Stranger Things: Review

Stranger Things: Review

Lauren Pugeda '18, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

We’ve all been in the middle of writing our English essay for Mr. Barnes or finding the rate of change for Mr. Compton’s homework then realized, “I need to take a break.” So, we all turned to the same website to procrastinate our miles and piles of homework. Or we’ve all had that free block in World ...

A Night at the Grammy’s

A Night at the Grammy’s

Jolie Radunich ‘18, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

Let’s start off with Adele’s technical difficulty fiasco.  During the performance of her new song All I Ask, several microphones fell onto the live playing piano.  This caused her emotional ballad to sound at best, less than exceptional.  Fortunately for Adele, she didn’t let the issue get th...

Never fear, Spring Fashion is Here!

Jolie Radunich ‘18, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

Spring is almost here, and with the new season comes new clothing styles!  So if you want some tips on clothing to rock (besides the basic, yet ever popular flower printed pattern,) here are several other looks to keep in mind as you bundle up or bare some skin this time of year! First up is den...

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