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San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Politics

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Politics, Top Stories

What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in honor of 538 founder Nate Silver, ARGENT uses publicly available political data to determine the “redness” or “blueness” o...

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Urban’s new phone policies spark debate about student anxiety

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Urban

Entering the 2018 school year, Urban students were surprised to find a new rule put in place surrounding their phones. After being introduced last year by Health Education teachers Jenn Epstein and Shafia Zaloom in their classes, students returned this fall to see shoe holders hanging on the walls of...

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

SF businesses draw the short straw with new ban

Clementine Daniel, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Bay Area, News

Iced coffee. Boba tea. Smoothies. Every time someone purchases one of these refreshing drinks, they are also purchasing a straw. Set to come into effect in July 2019, San Francisco’s newly passed plastic straw ban will make the usage of plastic straws in all stores and restaurants illeg...

California implements Real ID after 13 years

California implements Real ID after 13 years

Lena Bianchi, Design Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News

As of October 1st, 2020, all adults over the age of 18 must have a state-issued Real ID if they wish to board an airplane, enter a federal facility, or access a military base. Like current driver’s licenses, Real IDs display name, driver’s license number, date of birth, expiration date, signature, and...

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Politics, Top Stories

Will the House of Representatives flip on Nov. 6? Are Democrats doomed in the Senate? In Part II of Midterm Madness, I will explain the various political battlegrounds of 2018 from a macroscopic view. To do this, I will go into why the Democrats are not guaranteed to take the House from Republican contr...

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