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The Bay Model of San Francisco

By Natalie Leong
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....

Why Homelessness Exists

Why Homelessness Exists
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...

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
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...

Keeping Up with the Final Five

The Final Five after winning team gold in Rio (www.nbcolympics.com)
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...

Breaking Down the Debate

Goldman, David. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Shakes Hands with Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton after the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University. Digital image. The Most Memorable Moments from the First Presidential Debate. Los Angeles Times, 26 Sept. 2016. Web. 27 Sept. 2016.
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...

Kaepernick’s Anthem

Kaepernick's Anthem
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...

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant
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...

Breaking Down the Election

Breaking Down the Election
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...

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

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...

Stranger Things: Review

Stranger Things: Review
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...

A Night at the Grammy’s

A Night at the Grammy’s
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...

Never fear, Spring Fashion is Here!

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...

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