Michael Cohen is released from prison early due to COVID-19

May 2, 2020

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, from 2004-2006 was scheduled in mid-April to be released from prison early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was sentenced to three years in federal prison and ordered to pay a $5...

China changes its COVID-19 statistics

Claire Moylan, News Editor

May 1, 2020

China has changed its coronavirus statistics as a result of the COVID-19 diagnostic criteria being refined and clarified. According to a Hong Kong study, which utilized data from the World Health Organization’s trip to Wuhan,...

Colleges are now offering free virtual tours to prospective students

Isabella Fleitas, Copy Editor

May 1, 2020

Due to the changes the coronavirus pandemic has caused, colleges are offering free, virtual tours of their campuses and facilities. Students are currently unable to college tour in person because of social distancing and stay-a...

Floyd Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend found dead

Rebecca Soto, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather, dated Josie Harris on and off for several years. The pair had three children together. March 9, Harris was found in her car, unresponsive, by one of her children near her home in V...

Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for President

Mai Chiamthamachinda, Senior Editor

April 25, 2020

After a long fight for the 2021 Democratic party presidential candidacy, Bernie Sanders, one of the applicants who was considered a top runner two months prior, had finally decided to end his presidential campaign Wednesday, April 15, 2...

SAT requirement suspended for UC and Cal State schools

Nicole Felici, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2020

With the continuing spread of COVID-19, numerous standardized tests have been canceled or modified for the rest of the 2020 school year. For example, Advanced Placement exams in May have been changed to a streamlined, all-online fo...

Dow hits highest weekly gain since 1938

Eileen Chen, Backpage Editor

March 29, 2020

The Dow once again ended on the low end of a volatile week on March 27, but not before hitting its highest weekly gain since 1938, lining up with President Donald Trump's announcement to sign into law an important coronavirus...

Los Angeles County closes outdoor recreation sites

Claire Moylan, Arts & Reviews Editor

March 27, 2020

As of March 26, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed 3,801 cases of COVID-19 and 78 deaths, with about a third of the positive cases ranging from ages 18 to 49. According to The Signal, health officials...

San Francisco Court of Appeals Case

Brooke Saaty, Copy Editor

March 27, 2020

February 2020 the San Francisco Court of Appeals made a decision that affected the entire state of California. The Court decided to uphold the verdict that Dennis Herrera, an attorney for the city of San Francisco, was guilty of firi...

Coronavirus Wrecks Havoc on the American Economy

Eileen Chen, Backpage Editor

March 22, 2020

The Dow dropped 1,191 points or 4.4%, making it its highest one-day point drop in history. The S&P 500 closed down at 4.4% and finished the day below the 3,000 point mark. The Nasdaq Composite ended down at 4.6%, over 10% un...

U.S. and Taliban Peace Treaty

Andrew Hezel, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Recently the U.S. had made a treaty with the Taliban, after almost 20 years of conflict, 18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  “At the White House, Trump told reporters the U.S. deserves credit for having helped Afghanistan take a ...