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Vol XCII - Issue 1 - September 29, 2017

Hurricane Irma TOP STORIES


Category 5 Hurricane Hits Caribbean and Florida POTTER ON STAGE: Be-
loved stories come alive on
Broadway

WATT AIDS HOUSTON:


Texans star rallies support for
Harvery relief

HEP A EMERGES IN SAN


DIEGO: County works to
contain fatal outbreak

NEW SEASON, NEW


Photo via National Parks Service Incident Management Team COACHES: CFB teams wel-
come new leadership

AN AMERICAN HERO?: Los


Angeles is latest city to end
Columbus Day

McGREGOR THE MOVIE:


MMA star to debut film
chronicling his career

Photo by Antti Lipponen FALL CONCERT CALENDAR


Irmas effect on Sint Maarten
Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense, Netherlands
By Thomas OLoughlin billion in damage, making it storm ravaged Barbuda, Saint er, and flooding was severe.
and Cami Hickman the fourth costliest hurricane Martin, Saint Barthlemy, Those in the predicted path of
Staff WRiter and News on record. Irma hit top wind Anguilla, Saint Lucia, Barba- destruction were warned to This is your
Editor speeds of 185 mph. It had a dos, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts care as the mere gusts coming
300 mile diameter, and an area and Nevis, the Virgin Islands, off of Irma hit up to 75 mph.
Hurricane Irma was classified of event up to 70,000 square Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Irma has smashed the records
as a category 5 disaster and miles. Florida itself is only Dominican Republic, among previously set by 1992s Hur-
ripped through the Caribbe- about 65,000 square miles. others. ricane Andrew, which had The official school paper of
an, Florida, and much of the The greatest impact was felt The storm made landfall in been the most devastating La Jolla High, the Hi-Tide
southeastern region of the in the Caribbean, where the Florida on September 10. hurricane to hit Florida in has been giving voice to
United States. It killed 102 storm first made landfall on Over 1.5 million people in the its history in terms of flood- students for 92 years.
people and caused over $60 Barbuda on September 6. The state were left without pow- ing and damage. It is also the
strongest Cape Verde type We welcome ideas and

Protest and Counter-Protest


hurricane observed in the At- submissions of any type at:
lantic since 2005s Hurricane lajollahitide@gmail.com
Wilma.

Over Chicano Park Murals


BY Jesus Sanchez
Mexico Struck by Earthquake
and Hurricane Katia
Staff writer Evan Gold Mexican residents and a tem-
Staff Writer porary loss of water service
for others. In a response to
On Sunday September 3rd, an On Thursday, September the initial reports of the di-
anti-immigrant campaigner 7th, 2017 the Mexican states sasters, the US Geological
organized an event called the of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Ta- Survey PAGER System issued
Patriot Picnic. Members of basco were struck by an 8.1 a red alert and stated, High
the campaign rallied with the magnitude earthquake kill- casualties and extensive
intent of removing the icon- ing 95 people. The epicenter damage are probable and the
ic artwork in Chicano Park. of the earthquake was locat- disaster is likely widespread.
In an email, organizer Roger ed off the southern coast of Past red alerts have required
Ogden stated that the group Mexico and the event could a national or international
planned to eat lunch in Barrio be felt as far as San Salvador response.
and Mexico City. 50 million President of Mexico, En-
Logan at Chicano Park and people are suspected to have rique Nieto, said Mexicos
then tour the artwork. felt the temblor sparked by military and police were
Ogden is behind various an- what is being called the larg- ready to respond and help
Photo by kellinahandbasket, via Flickr
ti-immigrant and anti-Muslim est earthquake to hit Mexico people involved.
social media accounts and in a century. Prior to the disasters, Mex-
websites. He also started an Many activists and faith that the Patriot Picnic group The earthquake is being ico stated it would send relief
email campaign to get rid of leaders came out and spoke leave. Shortly after, they classified by scientists as to the United States in the
the artwork present in Chica- about how culturally signifi- were escorted away. As the relatively shallow, measur- wake of Hurricane Harvey
no Park. This initiative came cant the artwork in Chicano protesters were leaving, the ing 43 miles in depth. Shal- which hit the United States
soon after Confederate mon- Park is. Border Angels found- crowd defending the murals low earthquakes correlate in August. However, Mexi-
er Enrique Morones stated yelled, fuera, which means to more shaking. The quake co revoked their statement
uments were removed here triggered a small tsunami off with the Foreign Ministry
in San Diego and across the that the people trying to de- get out in Spanish. A Pa-
face these murals are trying triot Picnic attendee named of Mexicos beaches that was reporting, ...the Mexican
country. reported to be 3 feet tall by government will channel all
Chicano Park became a Na- to promote hate. Supporters Arthur Schaper asked in an the National Weather Ser- available logistical support
tional Historic Landmark in came out to defend the art- email after the event had oc- vices Pacific Tsunami Warn- to the families and commu-
January because it symboliz- work because it has high val- curred, What is happening in ing Center. nities that have been affected
es the Latino community and ue and culturally represents this country when American A day after the earthquake in Mexico. Mexico cited the
activism. When word got out them. citizens cannot visit a park in hit, category 1 Hurricane Ka- lessening need in Texas and
that the event was going to When the event broke out, their own state, in their own tia unleashed heavy winds the growing need in Mexico
occur, people came out to pro- police arrived and separat- country, without threats and and rains in the Mexican for emergency aid as reason
ed the groups. Ten minutes violence perpetrated against state of Veracruz. Both nat- for not sending relief to the
test in a counter-event called ural disasters resulted in the United States as promised.
the Solidarity Gathering. elapsed and officers advised them?
loss of power for 1.85 million