Gavin Newsom remains governor

By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D – Calif.) concluded last week, allowing the incumbent governor to serve out the year and a half remaining in his term. This was the second election of its kind in California’s history, the first happening in 2003 when the then-sitting governor, Gray Davis, was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Newsom was announced as the winner last Tuesday evening when approximately 70% of the votes had been counted. At that time, there were 5.8 million (63.9%) votes in favor of keeping the governor, compared to the 3.3 million (36.1%) … Continue reading Gavin Newsom remains governor

News in Brief

Fort Lee military base put on lockdown after sergeant shoots herself A female sergeant first-class took her life at Fort Lee military base following active shooter alerts that temporarily placed the base on lockdown. In accordance with Department of Defence policy, the army will not release the sergeant’s name until 24 hours after the family is notified. The woman had reportedly been in the military for 14 years. Four Case Western students killed in plane crash Four undergraduate students at Case Western University died in a plane crash on Aug. 26. William Felton, Lucas Marcelli, Abraham Pishevar and John Hill … Continue reading News in Brief

“California” entertains

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ A variety of post-apocalyptic novels have cropped up in recent years, addressing a variety of ways to imagine what a dystopian world might look like. Themes include zombie attacks or a far-off future, but Edan Lepucki wants to address the world we know. Set a mere 50 to 60 years in the future in southern California, “California” examines the political consequences of an existence in which knowledge is a commodity andwhere nothing is certain. Lepucki’s first novel is a dazzling creation that deeply explores many “what-ifs” that crop up in American pop culture. While the … Continue reading “California” entertains