Opinion

Opinion: In defense of Gavin Newsom

Opinion: In defense of Gavin Newsom

The numbers are out, the stage is set, and the ballots are soon to be cast. The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is just over a month away and Governor Gavin Newsom, the fading politico once dubbed “The New Kennedy,” is but a margin of error away from...

Q&A with Congresswoman Judy Chu

Q&A with Congresswoman Judy Chu

For millions of young Americans, the past year has been by far the most remarkable time in recent history. Not only are we living through a once-in-a-century global pandemic, but many of us also became acutely aware of the social-political upheavals in our nation....

The state of COVID-19 vaccines in California

The state of COVID-19 vaccines in California

In a December 8 news conference last year, then president-elect Joe Biden announced the administration’s now recognized goal of administering 100 million vaccines across the US in its first 100 days in office. While vaccine rollout seemed lackluster in the early weeks...

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...

The science behind California’s orange skies

The science behind California’s orange skies

Orange skies and smoke blew in from the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains, started by a gender reveal party gone wrong, and the Bobcat Fire in Angeles National Forest greeted Orange County residents after Labor Day weekend. Smoke advisories have been...

Opinion: Repeal California assembly bill 5 now

Opinion: Repeal California assembly bill 5 now

California Assembly Bill 5 would kill 158,000 jobs from Uber, has already killed 200 jobs from Vox and could result in another 900,000 layoffs in the state. In a time where unemployment is at its highest since the Great Depression because of a pandemic, we must not be...