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Weather isn’t just sunshine and rainbows

Weather isn’t just sunshine and rainbows

Tèo Mata, Writer April 5, 2021

The sky turns red. A mild climate freezes. A state goes dry. We may be helpless in the face of extreme weather, but we can do things to affect the climate that creates it. Over the last year, California...

Plate tectonics: the Bay Area’s geological wonder

Plate tectonics: the Bay Area’s geological wonder

Lyn Brook, Writer March 19, 2021

The Bay Area offers dozens upon dozens of locations to view evidence of the Earth’s movement throughout time. It may come as a shock to some visitors as the Earth is around four-and-a-half billion...

Recycle and compost are sisters, while landfill is the ugly stepsister

Recycle and compost are sisters, while landfill is the ugly stepsister

Justin Garcia, Writer March 19, 2021

One of the worst home chores is taking out the trash. No one wants to do it, and somehow the silver chrome trash can is always full. However, eliminating garbage intake and striving for zero waste...

Secluded swimming around the Bay Area

Secluded swimming around the Bay Area

Leila Figueroa, Photographer March 19, 2021

With spring break around the corner and summer in the near-enough future, here are a few places that are a little more secluded than local beaches and typical touristic destinations waterfronts like...

Native plants: the backbone of our ecosystem

KK Interchuck, Writer March 19, 2021

Lush meadows, multi-colored flower beds and majestic forest stands are just some of the thriving greenery Golden Gate Park has to offer. The iconic park is also a home to many plant species native...

Mindfulness and meditation: nature’s impact on mental health

Kenzie Aellig, Writer March 19, 2021

Humanity thrives in nature and without it, people’s health and well-being can quickly suffer. Experts believe nature is one of the most powerful healing forces on earth. With stay-at-home orders enforced...

One click, infinite realities

One click, infinite realities

Fernando G. Pacheco, Writer March 19, 2021

(Listen to Into the Virtual  a playlist comprised of songs that each feel out of this world, allowing you to wander through virtual realms while reading this story)   A mountain terrain covered...

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Avery Wilcox, Photographer March 19, 2021

Yellowstone National Park became the first federally recognized geographic area in what would later become the National Park Service in March of 1872.  NPS.gov states that Yellowstone has been...

Eight places to visit in Northern California

Eight places to visit in Northern California

Lyn Brook, Jun Ueda, Sydney Welch, and Emily Curiel March 19, 2021

Monterey: Each year, millions of visitors from around the world visit California beaches to surf, kayak, fish, dive, or just enjoy the scenery. According to Sinauer, California borders the Pacific...

The things we throw away

The things we throw away

Elizabeth Doyen and Tèo Mata March 19, 2021

The collection of trash here is only a small sample of what can be found throughout the Bay Area and the world. Trash can be many things, such as a broken tv, broken wardrobe and even a bed- which...

Environmental issues and solutions

Kristen Luna, Managing Editor March 18, 2021

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Issue 2- Nature & Travel