Voting Rights – Q&A With Nervana L. Nurse

By: Jacob Fisher Voting rights is a huge issue facing our country. In 2016, only 60% of eligible voters were able to vote, not because they didn’t try, but because discriminating practices prevented them from doing so.  The National Voter Corps is a volunteer organization dedicated to making sure everyone can vote. I interviewed Nervana …

Finding a Healthy Plan – Q&A with Ruth Linden

By: Evan Tung I had the opportunity to interview Ruth Linden, president of Tree Life Health Advocates. With a sociology Ph.D., she has been a professor at many well known colleges including Stanford, Tufts University, and UCSF. She has received the Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize in Women’s Studies for her book Against Sadomasochism: A Radical …

Gunning for Guns – Q&A with Donald E. J. Kilmer, Jr.

This story is part of a Q&A series where students took an issue of national importance that they’re researching in their government class, and conducted an in-person interview with somebody actively involved with fighting for or against that issue. By: Nicholas Garland I interviewed Donald Kilmer, a lawyer who specializes in firearms law and the …

Q&A With Gail Raabe

By: Natalie Cheyette With constant hurricanes and wildfires, it’s no secret that global warming is catching up with us, and fast. But so far, we in the Bay Area haven’t been affected too much, aside from smoke from the Napa fires. How will climate change affect us in the future? I sat down with Gail …

Q&A with Ken White the Animal Saver

By: Arthur Yu Executive Director/President of the Peninsula Humane Society, Ken White, has almost 40 years of working with and for animals under his belt. After getting a masters degree from San Francisco State University,  he began working with animals through the San Francisco SPCA to develop a curriculum for school children about animals and …

Elephants Once Roamed Oracle’s Campus

By Nick Dal Porto Many of us have visited and spent time at Oracle’s campus in Redwood Shores, the future home of our school. But, have you ever stopped to think about what was there before Oracle got there in the early 1990s? The truth may surprise you. Before the tech company moved in, it …