Arden Nguyen

Arden Nguyen

California enters severe drought

California enters severe drought

California is currently experiencing another drought, with much of the state facing extreme conditions. In late April, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in northern California. On May 10, he extended the emergency to...

Opinion: How to reduce your food waste

Opinion: How to reduce your food waste

You have probably thrown away food at least a few times in your life. Chucking a withered apple or last week’s leftovers might not seem like a big deal, but over time, food waste adds up. Imagine how much food we throw away in a year. In 2018, the Environmental...

CDC sets guidelines for reopening schools

CDC sets guidelines for reopening schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines to help schools in the US effectively reopen. About a year has passed since schools closed and transitioned to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, many schools, like those...

The monarch butterfly is endangered — but you can help

The monarch butterfly is endangered — but you can help

You may have taken care of monarch butterflies at school when you were younger or learned about their unique migration behavior. If not, you have probably seen one at the very least. But the days of spotting these orange butterflies in your yard could be coming to an...

New year, new laws

New year, new laws

As we welcome the new year, a series of new laws will go into effect in California. Although much of the legislation addresses typical areas like infrastructure and finance, some laws were written in response to major events of 2020, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and...

A recap of Biden’s first week as president

A recap of Biden’s first week as president

On Jan. 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, following a tumultuous year, a tense election and a historic win. From his new presidential Twitter account, Biden wrote: “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we...