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Jefferson High School, Daly City, California

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December 11, 2017

Fall 2016, Issue 1


Opinion: The Trump Era Begins

By Frenz Cabison It was Wednesday morning, 7:19 AM to be exact. I entered the familiar gates of the school, but the atmosphere that met me felt unusual. It was silent and empty. My dad who dropped me off a little bit earlier than usual thought that classes might have been cancelled. Getting out off


Seniors look back as their last year at Jeff begins

As students grow older and become high school seniors, we reflect on who we might have once been before and now prepare to grow into real adults. At Jefferson High School, I asked four seniors about who they were when they got here and how they have changed for the better or worse. Neal Saman


U.S. Makes History and Breaks Barriers at the 2016 Olympics

 This year’s Olympic Games, which took place on August 5th through August 21st were a proud time for Americans as records were broken and history was made by amazing American athletes like Simone Manuel, the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in swimming; Michael Phelps, who beat his own world record this year;

Sacred Land or Sacred Oil? Dakota Access Pipeline stirs controversy

The Standing Sioux Tribe, along with many supporters, has begun protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, arguing that it will destroy sacred Native American sites, among other things. Approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the pipeline will run through four states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.  The $3.7 billion


Student voters and the 2016 Elections

A portion of rising seniors at Jefferson High School now have the opportunity to participate in the 2016 elections due to their coming of age as adults. JHS’s voting-age population should find it convenient to exercise their suffrage, being that this year’s elections seem to be in need of as many votes as possible with


Mr. Beshirs: A Friendly Face Returns

As a tall, amiable, and bearded individual walks the Jefferson High School territory, students peer over with perplexion leading them to run over and introduce themselves. The 2016-17 school year kicked off with a bang as various new staff peer out of their classroom and roam the halls. But, of significant prominence, Jefferson’s new principal

Stanford Rape Case: Has Justice Been Served?

Over the past summer, Buzzfeed published a letter that a sexual assault victim read to her assailant, Brock Turner, a Stanford student-athlete, after a judge sentenced him to a mere 6 months in jail.  But this case has people in California and beyond shocked once again: Brock Turner was freed on Friday, September 2, after


Faceoff 2016: An election that matters

Our country, the United States of America, was founded on the belief that we could have to right to voice our own opinions freely without impediment from any government or any person. That belief continues to this day, as we are in the home stretch of the 2016 Presidential Election between Donald J. Trump and


The DCEU: Potential Lost, Hope Gained

In an effort to compete with Marvel Studio’s ever-expanding cinematic universe started back in 2008, Warner Brothers and DC entertainment decided to create their own universe, the DC Expanded Universe (DCEU). But instead of following Marvel’s strategies of building the universe from the ground up, DC decided to start by rushing the origins of their


Gotta Catch’em All: Pokemon Go fever hits Jeff

Pokemon Go is such a popular game because it allows people to venture beyond their homes and dive into the mystical world of Pokemon, a world that allows them to feel as if they are a real life Pokemon trainer, but how does it affect our fellow classmates and staff here at Jefferson High School?

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