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Oil drilling platforms have been placed in Alaska after the approval of the Willow Project, which has caused an uproar of controversy and opposition all over the nation. Environmentalists are strongly opposed to the project.

Is the Willow Project good for America? – YES

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

In defiance of many environmental groups, on March 13 the Biden administration rightfully approved the Willow Project, a ConocoPhillips initiative in Northern Alaska that will allow oil drilling on 499...

Florida’s education system, depicted as alligators because it is the Gator State, debate the issue of controversial books.

Should Florida ban controversial books? – YES

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

A book found in Florida schools called “It’s Perfectly Normal” was promoted for kids ages 10 and up. Though the book’s cover indicates it’s geared toward students as young as 10, it contains...

Trump was right, we need to ban TikTok

Trump was right, we need to ban TikTok

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

The movement to ban TikTok has gained traction ever since the Trump administration attempted to do so in 2020. Since then, multiple states have banned the app on more than two dozen state devices. President...

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), seen here shaking hands with veterans in 2019, was finally elected to his new position after 15 votes earlier this month. This marked the longest speaker election in more than 150 years.

Speaker debacle displays rift within GOP

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

For nearly five days this month, Congress stood at a standstill as the House of Representatives failed to elect a speaker. The situation was mired in disputes over political rules, the midterm elections,...

Gas prices at the Chevron Station at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard easily exceeded $6 a gallon in late October. Rising gas prices have created problems for students and teachers.

How we can fix the inflation problem

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The phenomenon of inflation raises prices and makes many of our lives miserable. And it is at its highest rate since the 1970s. The United States is at a 7.7 percent inflation rate as of Oct. 31, according...

Cal High senior Arpita Gupta chairs the San Ramon Teen Council, which represents teen interests in the city. She has been part of the council for the past two years.

Arpita Gupta advocates for local teens

Pranav Khosla, Ayaan Karan, and Carson Pfotenhauer November 18, 2022

Cal High senior Arpita Gupta works tirelessly to represent San Ramon teens as the new chair of this year’s Teen Council. The Teen Council is an advisory committee to the city government and comprises...

Why the midterms matter for the GOP

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

High prices, crime, open borders. This is what we get with the current Democrat controlled Congress.  Facing these circumstances, it’s important that Americans send a message to the current administration...

Letters to the editor: District Ukraine email; Roe v. Wade

Ayaan Karan and Ghazala Niazi March 23, 2022

Editor – The email the school district sent on March 8 to caregivers and students at the high schools concerns me. I am a peace lover and firmly believe it is innocent civilian lives that are lost...

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