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Issue 5

This Day In History

By Ryan Abbasi

February 11, 2021

1812: First case of gerrymandering reported in the United States, as Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill.

1964: Taiwan ends diplomatic relations with France. 

1970: Japan officially becomes the fourth country in the world to send a satellite into orbit in space. 

1978: The People’s Republic of China lifts the ban on literature from Aristotle, William Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens. 

1988: Anthony Kennedy is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan. 

1990: Nelson Mandela is released from his 27 years in prison in South Africa. 

1993: Janet Reno is selected by President Bill Clinton to be the first female United States Attorney General. 

2013: Pope Benedict XVI announces that he will resign from his post on February 28, 2013. 

2020: The World Health Organization gives the rapidly spreading disease a new name: COVID-19.

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Bay Area

Housing Inequality

By Makenna Adams

High tech, mediocre football teams (leave it to the Central Valley), and, very, very delicious boba joints—what else emblematizes the Bay Area? Oh yeah. The highest income inequality in California. Consequently, because the Bay Area has such high income inequality, housing inequality also characterizes California’s tech center. 

The problem starts with the vast difference…

The Lame-Duck

Federal Executions

By Olivia Merrick

In a modern world that so heavily emphasizes a push for progressivism in politics, Donald Trump’s time as a lame-duck president, the time a president serves between the end of a presidential election and Inauguration Day, successfully managed to turn back…

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