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OPINION: Animal gene editing is a step in the right direction for saving human lives

Isaac Craig

January 30, 2020

The birth of the first pig-monkey hybrids marks the beginning of chimera gene editing. In Nov. 2019, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences inserted monkey stem cells into pig embryos, using in vitro fertilization to then continue pregnancy. From the thousands of embryos, 10 pigs were bo...

OPINION: Current meme trends tend to desensitize and spread rumors about real current events

Sasha Syrevych

January 17, 2020

With recent tension between the U.S. and Iran, many rumors about an upcoming “World War Three” have emerged. Many teens on various social media platforms are speculating about what the tension means for the country, and of course, the hypothetical event has been made into countless memes. The...

Senior Mariah Walker commits to play water polo at California State University, Long Beach next school year

Andrea Torres

November 20, 2019

During the SCHS fall sports awards on Wednesday, Nov. 13, senior Mariah Walker committed to play Division 1 water polo at California State University, Long Beach for the 2020-2021 school year. Walker has been playing water polo for over four years, beginning the summer before her freshman year. Walker...

OPINION: The US is abandoning its responsibility to the future of the planet by leaving the Paris Agreement

Olivia Jones

November 8, 2019

In the latest development of the ongoing climate crisis, the Trump administration has formally announced that the United States will be leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump’s announcement, made Nov. 4, will take a year to go into effect, meaning that the official date of departure ...

OPINION: President Trump’s impeachment inquiry is necessary and non-negotiable

Vincent Nguyen

October 23, 2019

On Sept. 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formal impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s presidency as a result of his hidden, private communications with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. A day later, the phone call’s official transcript was released to the public. “I would...

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