Politics vs. science: the politicization of COVID vaccination

November 19, 2020

The topic of COVID-19 has been dominant in most discussions relating to the 2020 election within both major political parties. In the last few months of the race, President Donald Trump promised that a...

Decline in San Francisco tourism hits small businesses hardest

November 13, 2020

The continual increase in visitors to San Francisco over the past 10 years has resulted in record-breaking growth in the city’s tourism. However, COVID-19 has brought the tourism industry down on its...

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Digitally modified photograph of members of the freshman class of Congress pose for a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.
February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the...

Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Trash on the beach at Fort Miley, San Francisco, on Jan. 26.
By Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture editor
February 27, 2019

From midnight on Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government experienced what turned out to be the longest federal shutdown in history. The 34-day government shutdown began because...

As Interim Mayor Mark Farrell’s Term Comes to an End, He Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future of San Francisco

As Interim Mayor Mark Farrell’s Term Comes to an End, He Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future of San Francisco
June 6, 2018

The upcoming mayoral election on June 5, 2018, comes at a major turning point for San Francisco. As the city faces widespread criticism on a number of issues such as homelessness, drug use, the rising...

Youth civic engagement is vital to the success of our political system

San Francisco County Youth Commission Meeting
November 16, 2017

Though it may seem that youth are voiceless until they have the right to vote, there are many ways to get involved, learn more about local politics or make one’s views on local issues heard and acknowledged. In...

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