Volume II Issue XI: April 7, 2017
Next Issue: April 21, 2017
By LAURYN BEST
Program for Future Crafton Hills Students
Any Citrus Valley students planning on attending Crafton Hills College can sign up for the Crafton Hills College High School Priority Enrollment Program taking place April 18th-May 2nd. Students can fill out their application and meet admissions counselors among other things. Sign up starting April 3rd in the counseling center.
Scholarship Applications Available in Career Center
Any student pursuing a trade school certificate or Associateś Degree can be considered for a $1000 scholarship from The American Legion Post 421. Grab an application from the counseling center. Other scholarship applications are also available.
AAA Academy Offers Summer Course
Interested in getting ahead for next school year? View available courses and register at aaa-academy.com/
By CAROLINA SANCHEZ
After seven years of trying to to create a replace and repeal plan, the House of Representatives tried to vote on President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan’s new healthcare plan on 24 Mar. After seven years of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the Republicans and the Trump administration took a loss after their first attempt at a bill being passed.
The American Health Care Plan, which is the Republicans’ replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, included taking care of customers even with preexisting conditions, provides subsidies, and encourages people to remain insured. All of these ideas are rolling over from the ACA. The new bill spends less on Medicaid, less on subsidies and cuts taxes on upper class americans and medical companies. The big point is that “it would reduce the deficit by $337 billion over the next 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.” [NBC News].
While most of this sounds appealing to Republicans and moderate Democrats, the downside to the bill is that “24 million people would lose health insurance within a decade” [CBO]. NPR also reports that “the Affordable Care Act replacement plan championed by President Trump would hurt low-income people in rural areas that voted heavily for the Republican last fall.” This caused all house Democrats to oppose the bill and the moderate republicans followed suit. With the loss of those much needed votes and with the Freedom Caucus, or what is left of the Tea Party, refusing to vote for a bill that is so close to ObamaCare, Paul Ryan went to President Trump on March 24th to tell him the news.
After the news that the vote was cancelled House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said,” We promised that we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”...
CVHS Hosts Prom Fashion Show
By MICAELA PENALOZA
Citrus Valley High School held a fashion show for students to get ideas on what to wear to prom. Prom will be help at the LA Majestic starting at 7 pm in downtown LA on Saturday, May 6. On April 10, tickets will go on sale starting at $90 with ASB and $95 without ASB.
Photos by MICAELA PENALOZA
By CAMERON KROETZ
Over the course of eight weeks, three Redlands East Valley seniors, Cameron Kroetz, Maya Sanchez, and Dylan McGee, participated in the San Bernardino County Superintendent’s Student Advisory Panel in order to contribute their opinions on various issues affecting San Bernardino County schools. The second annual Advisory Panel was convened in Rancho Cucamonga with the goal of informing the County Superintendent of what students desire to see in their schools and communities. Over 100 students from all over the county participated in this panel; students were able to separate into groups of about four that specialized in a particular issue where they created a powerpoint to present to the Superintendent and other elected officials.
Maya Sanchez and Cameron Kroetz were in a group with two other students and they focused on foreign language instruction in schools. They created a presentation that highlighted the need for foreign language to be introduced in primary school rather than secondary school. The students backed up their assertion with psychological and sociological evidence that shows the benefits of foreign language education in primary school-aged children. Dylan McGee was in a group that advocated for the creation of mental health programs in San Bernardino County schools while backing it with scientific evidence. Dylan McGee talked about how “not only does the Student Advisory Panel let you talk to elected officials to make a positive difference, it gives you free food. Free food is always good”. The students were accompanied by Vanessa Fairbanks, REV teacher. She remarked, "The student advisory panel was a wonderful experience that allowed me to help students to work together on a topic that they are passionate about and to present it to elected officials and stakeholders. The REV students who participated did a fantastic job and were complimented on their superior performances by the panels, staff members, and fellow students. The REV students looked like rock stars!"
Maya Sanchez described her experience at the panel by saying,“the program was an eye opening experience because it allowed me to see things beyond Redlands. I met some really great people who shared the same passions and for that I'm really grateful.” The Advisory Panel concluded on the Friday before Spring Break and was considered a great success by Superintendent Alejandre.
Exercising the Right to Privacy
By LEA CLARK
It’s plain fact that the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights states that every citizen in the US has the right to their security, and will not be victim to unwarranted searches and seizures. However, in the Age of Technology, the question of privacy resurfaces. As the Republicans took control of the House and the Senate last November, legislators have posed the idea of a “right to know” bill that will let consumers know what information will be collected, and how it is shared. Hoping to overturn the regulations that were implemented during the Obama Administration that limits what information is able to be collected, Republican Congressmen argue that the regulations simply add a layer of confusion in regulating what info is allowed to be collected. However, Monday, April 3rd, President Donald Trump succeeded in completing the removal of Barack Obama’s privacy regulations that he had instated during his administration. According to the New York Times, this change, “will allow broadband internet service suppliers, such as cable and telecommunications companies, to track and sell a customer’s online information with greater ease.” What does this mean for the common person? Although there already was very little internet privacy already, this matters for the fact that the new F.C.C rules would have boosted privacy protections. Data is collected through your IP address, which sees and sends what IP addresses are being used. Should internet providers decide to see, they can check what devices or websites you’re using, and may choose to retain that data. A lack of these protections will definitely lead to more data collection and retention.
Source: NY Times
By LIAM McABEE
March 21, 1933: Hitler, Goering, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin
March 22, 1790: Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington
March 23, 1775: Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war
March 24, 1832: Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
March 25, 1776: Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
March 26, 1942: German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
March 27, 1855: Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
March 28, 1933: German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
March 29, 1848: Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
March 30, 1953: Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory
March 31, 1889: Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.
April 1, 1924: Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
April 2, 1866: US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va
April 3, 1776: George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
April 4, 1841: Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison
April 5, 1792: George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
April 6, 1830: Joseph Smith & 5 others organize Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY
April 7, 1954: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China
By TIMOTHY LEE
Just recently, the AVID Write Off took place. This is a competition that allows students enrolled in the AVID program, from grades 6-12 to compete in a timed-essay writing contest; the contest being modeled after the University of California’s Analytical Writing Exam. Those with the best essays were selected by students and teachers in their AVID class and sent off to compete in the regional competition.
Out of the 74 high schools and over 2,200 other students that sent in their essays, REV had two regional winners. Sidney Mcneil, an 11th grader, claimed one of the regional spots; Benjamin Gonzales, a 10th grader, took another spot. This was Gonzales’ second win in two years. These two worked hard and for the first time in REV history secured two regional awards in a single year. Sidney Mcneil interviewed and these were her responses about different questions regarding the competition:
How did you prepare for the Write Off Competition prior to the day of the event?
"I made sure to have a large variety of outside sources that weren’t listed in the articles we were given so I had more facts to back up my argument. I also wrote down many of the arguments from students who said college athletes should be payed and made sure to have a strong rebuttal against them."
Were you nervous leading up to the event, and if you were how did you deal with it?
"No, I wasn’t nervous at all leading up to the event because to be completely honest, I didn’t think my essay was going to make it that far, let alone win the whole thing."
What advice could you give to future AVID students that are wanting to compete in the Write Off?
"I would just tell them to have fun with it. I really enjoyed the topic which made writing the essay enjoyable."
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