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November, 2020

  • 30 November

    Black Friday hit record in online sales as shoppers stayed home

    -Editorial Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. Roughly half as many people visited stores on …

  • 28 November

    Small Business Saturday Helps the Local Economy

    -Editorial Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a national initiative to shop local and break away from large box stores. However, this year shoppers will notice a few changes because of COVID-19. Now they will have to enter the store with masks and maintain physical …

  • 27 November

    Community Health Coalition proposes plans to avoid IID shut offs during COVID-19

    -Editorial On November 25, the Imperial Valley Community Health Coalition, a union of numerous non-profit entities, proposed a two-part plan to avoid utility shut-offs during a COVID-19 surge – drawing on the model for eviction moratoriums recently passed by the state legislature. At a November 16 meeting of the IID …

  • 27 November

    Celebrate Buy Nothing Day to Consume Less

    -Editorial While many got up very early to buy at the stores and take advantage of the discounts, people are also encouraged to stay home and buy nothing on this day. #BuyNothingDay is a day that was made to protest consumerism but also to encourage people to save money and …

  • 26 November

    A Different Thanksgiving, Giving Thanks for What You Have

    -Editorial Thanksgiving will be different this year as the pandemic has affected the economy and every family in different ways. Many people have died this 2020 and fear had us overwhelmed at the beginning of the year. Yet, despite all the losses in the economy, we are here celebrating another …

  • 26 November

    Economic issues about the economy for the next President of the United States

    By: Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, Economist (Ph.D.) Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States after defeating Donald Trump in a bitterly divisive election held amid the coronavirus pandemic during 2020. However, his plans for the next four years are likely to face the challenge of a divided …

  • 25 November

    ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Sets Netflix Viewing Record

    -Editorial The Queen’s Gambit, a recently released drama miniseries on Netflix, has just cracked a record-setting 62 million households watching it in its first 28 days of release since October 23. The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age period drama miniseries based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, …

  • 25 November

    Soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

    -Editorial Football legend Diego Maradona has died after suffering a heart attack, according to his spokesman. The Argentinian legend, who led his country to a World Cup victory in 1986, underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot earlier in November.  He was still involved in the game, coaching the …

  • 24 November

    Migrant Students in Imperial Valley Will Receive Books

    -Editorial Reading opens opportunities and expands the horizon of students and adults alike. That’s why the Mexican Consulate in Calexico, through the support of the government of Mexico, donated books in Spanish so that migrants students continue reading in their native language and improve their education.  With the participation of …

  • 24 November

    General Services administrator releases transition funds to Biden

    -Editorial After weeks of delay, the head of the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the official governmental transition process has been approved. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter that Biden, whom she referred to as “the apparent president-elect,” is now able to get …

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