Ringing In A Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival in China and East Asia, is a traditional holiday that people in Asia celebrate at the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar (a day normally falls between late January and early February on the solar calendar).
Beyond Our Planet: 2020
2020 was undoubtedly an unusual year, throwing its own set of twists and turns. Amid a pandemic, civil rights movements, and a presidential election, humanity still managed to explore the world we live in – or rather, what lies beyond. Despite the raging pandemic, the aerospace community managed to further space exploration, and establish our knowledge of the vast universe we live in.
Global warming and climate change are often confused. There is a huge dichotomy between global warming and climate change. Global warming generally refers to human-induced warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, while climate change can apply to both inorganic and organic changes. To slow down climate change, we must first slow down global warming, which is caused by humans.
2020 Election Rundown
Natalie Bachman & Skylar Long
Early this November, former vice president Joe Biden was elected the 48th president of the United States, defeating current President Donald Trump. The 2020 presidential election brought forth a record voter turnout; 65% of eligible citizens cast ballots. This year also introduced the widespread use of mail-in ballots, giving citizens a way to do their civic duty from the safety of their homes.
College In 2020
Li Yen Ho
Colleges are undergoing many changes in 2020. COVID-19 has been a force to be reckoned with, and both the universities and its students face challenges during these unprecedented times. Colleges must coordinate a plan to either close campus or maintain extremely strict safety procedures to suppress the coronavirus.
Marine Live Migrating North
Marine animals have been migrating toward the poles. Every decade, the marine species have been traveling at a speed of 32 miles per decade. As the temperatures in the oceans rise, fish and other marine creatures are moving towards the poles.
The Race For A COVID Vaccine
As the world falls at the hands of COVID-19, it seems as though a vaccine is the only way out. Several biotech companies nationwide have been hard at work. However, vaccines often take years to produce, and given how little the community knows about COVID-19, it seems that we may possibly have several months of waiting ahead of us.
Threats Facing Forests
Sophie Goricanec, Noelle Villanueva, Juliette Pham
Recently, California experienced a record breaking fire season that devastated more than 4 million acres of land. With these fires come many damaging effects on the ecosystem, animals, and people that call these places home. Though many in our Leigh community have stayed safe from these blazes, we have sadly become accustomed to the smoky air and the spare-the-air days. In this article, Leigh’s environmental club delves deeper into these wildfires and the lasting effects on people and the ecosystem.
AP Tests Last Year
As the AP tests were approaching last year, students and teachers were waiting to hear from the College Board about what was going to happen given the COVID-19 situation. Luckily, the College Board sent updates on a regular basis, keeping students and teachers informed.