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February 16, 2019

In case you missed it, here’s a summary of news and events from the past couple of weeks.

“WORKING WITHOUT A CONTRACT”: ESTA SPEAKS OUT

Photo by Justine Mamaradlo

Beginning Friday, February 1st, scholars might have noticed teachers wearing big, red enamel buttons with the phrase “Working Without A Contract (Again!)” inscribed upon them. This was followed by teachers hanging similar red signs on their doors and in their classrooms...

February 14, 2019

 via iStock

When we think of Valentine's Day, a few iconic images come to mind. Some immediately imagine the face of that special someone that's left them smitten. Others immediately think of gross, sappy, love letters and oversized bushels of flowers in the embrace of a four-foot-tall teddy bear. Others, like most children, immediately picture sitting at their desk in elementary school. Huge grins on their faces, holding tight...

February 10, 2019

 Photo by Harry How

It's a wet Sunday afternoon for us in San Diego County and it is clear that it only helps fuel the already heavy tensions and anticipation that have been building up to this very afternoon. Sunday, February third, twenty-nineteen, the day that the fifty-third annual Super Bowl was held at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Representing the American Football Conference, the New England Patriots, lead b...

January 30, 2019

Welcome to Week Wrap-Up: a full summary of the past week’s news and events.

“HOOPCOMING”

via @dla_asb on Instagram

Were you at Hoopcoming last weekend?

Usually, a high school’s homecoming dance is held around the beginning of the school year and is associated with the start of football season. It seemed as though this tie to sports was especially important to DLA’s ASB this year. Seeing as how Del Lago does not have a football tea...

January 30, 2019

On Sunday, February 24th, the 91st Academy Awards will take place, and like every year the nominations are a cause for both excitement and criticism. Roma and The Favourite are two of the leading movies with 10 nominations each. Glenn Close’s role in The Wife has given her her 7th Oscar nomination for “Best Actress.” There are also quite a few actors getting their first nominations this year, such as Rami Malek, Lady Gaga, Oli...

November 2, 2018

(Steve Dietl/Netflix)

Netflix’s new horror series, The Haunting of Hill House, is scaring audiences to the point of crying, vomiting, passing out, having anxiety attacks, and losing sleep.

Acclaimed horror novelist Stephen King has even given the show his own personal stamp of approval. On October 17th he tweeted, “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, revised and remodeled by Mike Flanagan. I don't usually care for this kind of revisioni...

October 19, 2018

[ via The Daily Mail ] EHS students spelling out a racial slur on their senior picture day

On Thursday, September 27, students at Escondido High School took their individually lettered T-shirts and spelled out racist and homophobic slurs during their senior picture day.

After photos were taken, some students broke off into their own groups and arranged themselves into lines that spelled out “the N-word” and the homophobic “F-wor...

October 19, 2018

via People Magazine 

The feud between Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) and Eminem has come to the forefront of hip-hop news recently after trading massively successful diss tracks. However, some may not be aware that this war has quite a long history.

In May of 2012 MGK was a young up and coming rapper who had released his first EP only a couple months earlier and had an album in the works. Then on May 7th he tweeted, “Ok so I just saw a...

April 18, 2018

 [ Newsday ]

On April 12, 2018, two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. The scene became public after their arrest was captured on a cellphone video which was viewed more than 11 million times. The event then prompted a #BoycottStarbucks campaign as well as protests at the store in Philadelphia’s Center City.

Protesters demonstrate outside a Center City Starbucks, April 15, 2018 in Philadelphia. (ABC News)

O...

April 10, 2018

Police officers stand guard outside YouTube headquarters following the shooting. [ The Atlantic. ]

On Tuesday April 3, 2018, Nasim Aghdam open fired at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. She snuck into the headquarters with a handgun, wounding three employees before taking her own life.

Suspect in the YouTube shooting-Nasim Aghdam. [ CNN. ] 

In Iran, she was known as Green Nasim, a social media star with followings al...

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