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Kamala Harris “has changed the landscape”: nomination paves way for women of color in politics

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a General Assembly during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention on Saturday morning. There have been only two female major party vice presidential nominees in U.S. history; Sen. Kamala Harris (D-C.A.) is the third.

by Sarah Mohammed and Varsha Rammohan

September 9, 2020

According to the United States Census Bureau, women make up 50.8 percent of the country’s population, Black people make up 13.4 percent and Asian people make up 5.9 percent. In addition to only one female major party presidential nominee, there have been only two female major party vice presidential ...

Kamala Harris chosen as Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election. She is makes history as the first Black and South Asian-American woman on any major party ballot.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan

August 11, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-C.A.) as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election today, making her the first Black and South Asian-American woman to be nominated for national office by a major political party. “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, s...

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden receives more campaign endorsements as the 2020 presidential race narrows

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is left as the only Democratic nominee in the presidential race after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) declared the suspension of his campaign on April 8.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

May 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is left as the only Democratic nominee in the presidential race after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) declared the suspension of his campaign on April 8.  Sanders, who trailed around 300 delegates behind Biden, has turned his support towards Biden, calling for the need to “come together to defeat the most dangerous president in mod...

Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee for president

Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders raises concerns about economic injustices. He pledged to combat large corporations if elected president.

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) announced that he would be suspending his Democratic presidential campaign via a video livestreamed on his website this morning.  Sanders’ exit clears the way for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to become the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in the 2020 general electio...

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

The field of former and current Democratic presidential candidates, with candidates who dropped out in black and white and candidates who are still running in color.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 10, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and Representative Tu...

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves to the crowd at (D.-M.A.) at her first campaign rally in Oakland on May 31. Warren, who was one of the previous front runners of the Democratic primary race, dropped out today after falling short of expectations on Super Tuesday.

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 5, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-M.A.) ended her 2020 presidential election campaign today after announcing her candidacy last February, following former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D.-M.N.) and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, who are all now endorsing forme...

Biden and Sanders score big wins on Super Tuesday as voters in 14 states cast their ballots

From left to right: Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) both secured several key states on Super Tuesday as fourteen states held their primaries yesterday. Biden overwhelmingly won the primaries in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Sanders clinched a lead in Vermont, California, Colorado, and Utah.  In order to clinch the party nominat...

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

From left to right: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Republican presidential candidate President Donald Trump

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Arushi Saxena

February 4, 2020

After a 21-hour delay due to inconsistencies in voting results, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus results indicate that Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are currently leading the race, with 62 percent of precincts reporting. ...

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

A voting sign outside the journalism room during freshman elections in 2017.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections on March 3 and the general election on Nov. 3. To register, students will need to know the ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

At the start of his speech, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joins hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the crowd shows their support. This rally was the conclusion of Sanders' campaign across Southern California over the past week.

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

December 23, 2019

An ocean of blue signs promoting “Bernie 2020” floods Venice Beach as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) runs upstage and greets the crowd members with an enthusiastic “What’s up Los Angeles!” Shouting back their affirmations, tightly packed crowd members drown out one another, wildly waving ...

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

Sen. Kamala Harris looks out at the crowd gathered in her hometown, Oakland, for the official announcement of her 2020 presidential bid. Harris dropped out of the race this morning after publishing announcements on Twitter and Facebook.

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang

December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Politician Rishi Kumar shares vision for 18th congressional district with journalism classes

Councilman Rishi Kumar speaks to students in the journalism room.
Kumar is currently running for congress in California’s 18th congressional district.

by Sarah Mohammed, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Saratoga city councilmember and Democratic candidate for California’s 18th Congressional District, Rishi Kumar visited two of the upper school’s news journalism classes on Tuesday to speak about topics ranging from Silicon Valley’s unique “innovation economy” to proper urban planning of hou...

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