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Casares-Schultz: Critical Race Theory Teaches Empowerment not Division

The debate of whether to teach critical race theory in America is a heated one. The pot has been simmering, and in Orange County water has begun to boil over, as seen in the recent OC Board of Education open forum. The biggest fear is that critical race theory sows division. I, however, can’t help but feel that something is missing from the conversation. That missing piece being empowerment.

Selena Gomez Calls Out Another TV Show For Joking About Her Kidney Transplant

Last year, a scene from the rebooted sitcom Saved By The Bell made light of Selena Gomez’s health. During her battle with lupus, Gomez received a kidney transplant from her friend Francia Raisa in 2017. The transplant procedure was rough; Gomez needed additional emergency surgery in it. So when a scene from Saved By The Bell had two fans talking about Gomez’s donor, with “Does Selena Gomez even have kidneys?” graffiti in the background, Gomez’s fans were not amused. After a fan uproar, NBC’s Peacock streaming service apologized for the scenes and donated to Gomez’s lupus charity. But now another streaming show has made another Gomez-related joke, and it has incurred the wrath of Selena Gomez herself.
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San Jose bakery thrived staying open during pandemic

Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Mosaic Journalism Workshop for Bay Area high school students, a two-week intensive course in journalism. Students in the program report and photograph real stories under the guidance of professional journalists. As businesses around him struggled during the pandemic, Jose Landin’s three...