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The ‘Scientific American’ Endorses Joe Biden, Calls Trump Policies Dangerous

The 'Scientific American' Endorses Joe Biden, Calls Trump Policies Dangerous
September 22, 2020

Founded in 1875, the Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S. Most of its articles, based on scholarly research, cover advances in research in topics such as health,...

Tropical Storm Beta Prepares to Make Landfall on the Gulf Coast

Aftermath of Hurricane Dennis in 2005 leaves strong winds and flooding.
September 21, 2020

After churning out Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Sally, the Gulf Coast braces itself for another storm, Tropical Storm Beta. The storm has claimed the second letter of the Greek alphabet, something that...

Westwood Administration Announces First COVID-19 Positive Case

The first COVID-19 positive case at Westwood was announced one day after in-person learning began.
September 21, 2020

The Westwood administration informed the school’s students, parents and staff that an individual present on campus was lab-confirmed to have the virus that causes COVID-19 on Wednesday, Sept. 16. However,...

The Black Lives Matter Movement’s Impact on Governments

Protestors hold up signs demanding for equal rights towards Black Americans and the LGBTQ+ community.
September 19, 2020

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was founded in 2013 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin and has since expanded to the UK and Canada. Their mission is to spread awareness and end violence...

TeleHealth Access for Seniors Continues Push to Aid Senior Citizens

TeleHealth Access for Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides seniors with devices and tech support.
September 18, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth clinics have opened up across the nation to keep people safe. By doing this, senior citizens have been left in the dust with older technology that cannot...

SHF Holds First Virtual Meeting of Year

Cesar Monagas '21
September 17, 2020

Adapting to new virtual environments, La Société Honoraire de Français (SHF) held their first meeting of the year through Schoology’s Big Blue Button platform on Monday, Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m. Officers...

West Coast States Engulfed by Wildfires

Dark and orange skies outside a balcony in San Ramon, California at 6:31 p.m. on Sept. 10.
September 17, 2020

Wildfires are spreading rapidly across California, Washington, and Oregon. In the past week, West coast residents have woken up each day to an orange sky, caused by the fire complex ravaging the state....

Aftermath of Hurricane Laura Leaves People Deprived of Basic Necessities

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 leaves lots of destruction and damage.
September 17, 2020

Hurricane Laura, a Category Four storm that hit the southeastern coast of the U.S. on Aug. 20, deprived many people of basic necessities. People came back to damaged homes and businesses, broken power...

Tropical Storm Sally Prepares to Make Landfall in the US

A boardwalk destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
September 16, 2020

Tropical Storm Sally, the earliest “S” named storm on record, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Flood watches were put into effect on Saturday, Sept. 12 along Florida’s West coast. Hurricane watches...

Hurricane Paulette Prepares to make Landfall in Bermuda

Overhead image of Hurricane Matthew before making landfall, taking from a satellite.
September 15, 2020

Hurricane Paulette, a Category One hurricane, has become the sixth Atlantic hurricane of the season, making it the fastest “P” named storm on record. As of eight a.m. on Sunday, a hurricane warning...

Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain Break New Ground With Peace Deals

The new Middle East peace deal comes after decades of tensions between Israel and Arab nations.
September 14, 2020

In a historic step to attempt to bring a new age of peace to the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel have signed the Abraham Accord, which aims to establish full diplomatic relations...

NSHS Holds First Meeting of Year

Sydney Miller ‘21 gets her laptop ready to do a presentation for the first meeting of the National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS). Before the meeting, she, along with the team, had to create a thoughtful presentation considering the virtual venue. “We put in a lot of time and effort over the summer to get SHH fully ready for the virtual environment,” Miller said.
September 13, 2020

The National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS) held its first meeting of the year while accommodating to the virtual situation. They used the platform Google Meet and hosted multiple meetings from Tuesday,...

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