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California Primaries: How We Voted

President Nguyen shares the story of her first voting experience.

Devaki Dikshit, Managing Editor

October 21, 2018

On June 5, 2018, voters throughout California participated in the primary election. The votes decided the top two candidates for a variety of offices. Most notably, they confirmed the top two contenders for governor of California. Democrat Gavin Newsom, current lieutenant governor of California, snagged a spo...

Don’t Neglect June Elections

Voter registration deadline in California is May 21

Devaki Dikshit, Editor

May 8, 2018

Election day is fast approaching, with less than a month left for Californians to prepare for the first round of voting. Midterm year elections are often associated with November, but plenty of decisions are on the ballots much earlier. State and local propositions, as well as primary elections, are ...

Friday Flows: West Coast Edition

Friday Flows: West Coast Edition

Reed Showecker, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

This week’s Friday Flows will showcase some west coast rappers, such as Kendrick Lamar, SOB x RBE, Tyler The Creator, and YG. ...

CalExit: Discussing the Possibility of an Independent California

Yes California founder Louis Marinelli addresses a crowd of supporters at a recent rally in Sacramento.

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

“Irreparable and irreconcilable differences: California out of the U.S.A.!” That was the slogan that hundreds of supporters of the upstart “Yes California” campaign marched behind last Wednesday at a rally in Sacramento. “Yes California,” along with other political movements that fall under the u...

“This Is Not a Drill:” What Would Happen (and How to Respond) If North Korea Nukes California

Residents of Hawaii received an emergency alert warning of an incoming missile earlier this month.

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." This was the emergency alert that the 1.4 million residents of Hawaii were greeted with at 8:07 a.m. on Saturday, January 13. The alert, which was ultimately a false alarm, was issued just as diplomatic tens...

SB 1: California’s Rising Gas Prices

SB 1: California's Rising Gas Prices

Alix Schoback, News and Politics Editor

November 25, 2017

On November 1st, 2017, a new California State Senate bill went into effect with the aim of repairing California’s crumbling roads and other infrastructure. Senate Bill 1, which passed through California’s State Senate and Assembly last April with the bare minimum number of votes required, has multiple provisions, the most prominent feature being a hike of the California fuel excis...

Is PG&E Responsible for the Santa Rosa Fires?

Is PG&E Responsible for the Santa Rosa Fires?

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

The privately owned, state regulated energy giant PG&E may have had more of a hand in the recent devastation caused by the Sonoma County fires than they care to admit. As previously mentioned by The Script, those record setting blazes were caused largely by an unfortunate combination of extreme w...

Owlcast Episode 14: Courtney Cooper

Sean MacPherson and Sonia Backstrom

June 29, 2017

Owlcast Episode 14 has arrived! In this episode, Sonia Backstrom and I sit down with Courtney Cooper. Courtney is the outgoing Student Trustee for Foothill College, the President of the Student Senate of California Community Colleges (SSCCC) advocating for over 2 million community college students,...

The Survivors: The Incredible Comeback of Elephant Seals

Tal Fainuch

Tal Faintuch, Contributor

April 14, 2017

Did you know that elephant seals are able to hold their breaths for as long as two and a half hours while the record for a human holding his breath is only 22 minutes? Not only that, but they can dive as deep as a mile and a half, in comparison to the record depth of a human at just 702 feet (0.133 miles)....

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