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New laws being enacted in 2019

Caitlyn Schlaman, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

When laws are passed, not all of them go into effect immediately and the beginning of the year is a common time for such laws to be enacted. The following laws are are a few of the ones going into effect this January. Age t...

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the SAP Center accompanied by NPR host Michele Norris.

‘Becoming’ an icon

December 21, 2018

Options Exist for Students without Reliable Internet

Renee Owens, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

When there isn’t internet access at home, senior Natalie Bacilio must find ways to compensate in an age when schoolwork is largely done online. “There’s times when my parents can’t really pay for internet because they barely mee...

Asian American students take sides in Harvard discrimination case

Laura Heffernan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 2, 2018

Asian American students at Branham are mixed over the results of the lawsuit against Harvard that claims applicants were discriminated against based on their race. The Department of Justice in August sided against Harvard after...

Students Unsure About Late Start

Jessica Berton, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would mandate all public and charter schools in the state to start school at 8:30 a.m., saying that local communities should manage their own start times. Scientists ...

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