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.

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

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 victory “a new day in America,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared that a Democratic-cont...

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

Tallula Ricciardi and Sally Cobb

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 the U.S. Congress and President Trump could not come to an agreement on an appropriations bill to fu...

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

Molley Bradley, Guest Writer

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 cost of housing, and dirty city streets, one question arises: who will lead San Francisco towards a be...

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

San Francisco County Youth Commission Meeting

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper

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 fact, many of the issues that affect students the most, such as public transportatio...

New Show Review: ABC’s Designated Survivor

Katie Jonckheer

November 14, 2016

For those who are particularly interested in politics and drama, ABC’s “Designated Survivor” might be a solid option for a new show to binge-watch. It aired recently, on September 21, and has 22 episodes planned. Five have aired so far. “Designated Survivor” follows U.S. Secretary of Housing and ...

Japanese earthquake and tsunami connects to students

Japanese earthquake and tsunami connects to students

Adrienne von Schulthess, Writer

April 16, 2011

On March 11, a 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. Seven days later, Leah Schummer (’14) and Marina Chen (’14) were selling cupcakes, cookies and other treats to raise money for the citizens in Japan affected by this tragedy. They raised a total of $774.67 from three bake sales. “My mom i...

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