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Constituents of the 38th District Meet with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Constituents of the 38th District Meet with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Zachary Mejia, News Editor

April 18, 2017


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Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump were holding competing rallies April 15 at a Berkeley, California park when a fight broke out which resulted in at least 20 arrests as cops attempted to keep the groups apart according to Reuters. As fist fights between people broke out there were can...

Chechnya Concentration Camp Tortures Gay Men

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Accusations that Chechnya authorities have been detaining gay men and taking them to places where they are tortured and sometimes kill has surfaced. The allegations were made by human rights activists and a Russian newspaper. According to these claims, 100 gay men were taken and imprisoned, and 20 pe...

United States Drops “The Mother of all Bombs” in Afghanistan

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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The United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan Thursday April 13, the Pentagon said. It is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. The bomb is so massive that it has to be delivered via cargo plane and dropped from the rear of th...

Net Neutrality: Days are Numbered

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, has quickly moved to remove all of previous President Barack Obama’s net neutrality rules, according to Reuters. Under Obama’s 2015 approved FCC rules, broadband providers were prohibited from giving or selling faster internet to c...

18 Syrian Fighters Allied with U.S. Killed in Coalition Airstrike

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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An airstrike by the American led coalition fighting the Islamic State killed 18 Syrian fighters allied with the United States, military officials said Thursday, April 13. The strike, which occurred Tuesday in Tabqah, Syria, was the third time in a month that the American-led airstrikes may have ki...

Police Searching for Ohio Man Who Broadcasted Murder

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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As of the afternoon of April 17, police are looking for a Ohio man who shot and killed an elderly man and broadcasted the murder through Facebook on Easter Sunday, April 16. Cleveland police have issued an aggravated warrant for his arrest. He is assumed to be armed and dangerous. The suspect is de...

Journalist Killed In Mexico, The Fourth in Six Weeks

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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A Mexican journalist, Maximino Rodriguez Palacios, was shot dead outside of a shopping center Friday April 14 in La Paz, a coastal city in the state of Baja California Sur. He was 72 years old. Palacios wrote about politics and crime for the Pericu Collective. He had previously worked as a spokesma...

Betsy Devos Repeals Student Loan Protection

Corbin Boone, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Current Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos started her new educations plans with the removal of President Barack Obama’s memos that protected college students that have taken out loans from debt-collectors. The decision was made as of April 11 and DeVos explained her reasoning as being “a lack of consis...

Bossland Loses $8 Million Lawsuit to Blizzard

Andrew Rudin, Science and Tech Editor

April 17, 2017


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As the competitive scene in video games continues to grow, the demand for “cheats” and “hacks” continue to skyrocket to “help” those combat against those with skill. A corporation that is at the forefront of cheating is the German company Bossland. Bossland has gained notoriety for creati...

Upcoming Effects of Climate Change

Xavier Alatorre and Corbin Boone

April 17, 2017


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James Cook University in Australia reported that for the second time in 12 months coral bleaching is occurring along the Great Barrier Reef. Coral bleaching has occurred three other times in the past 20 years. It occurred in 1998, 2002, and 2016. This is the first time that coral bleaching has ha...

Murder- Suicide at San Bernadino Elementary

Angelo Torres, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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Two adults and one student were killed and another student was left wounded following an apparent murder-suicide that occurred at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino Monday morning. The shooter, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson entered a special ed class for students with intellectual disabilities...

EOP&S Scholarship Winners

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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Soroptimist International of Whittier is honoring and naming five students from Rio Hondo College as winners of $15,000 in Live Your Dreams scholarships. This program focuses on assisting single mothers who are focusing on pursuing higher education dreams. This year’s winners were commemorated at a...

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