Power of the press

Led by William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, newspapers were largely responsible for creating the Spanish American War through the birth of yellow journalism.

Of course politicians of the time played an important role in distorting the facts, as they tried to expand the nation’s foreign footprint and take over Cuba from Spain.

But, nevertheless, Pulitzer’s New York World and Hearst’s many papers would publish the stories. Already of suspect provenance, dispatches would be doctored even more after arriving to editors in the states.

Norooz Spring Festival kicks off Persian New Year celebrations

People gathered in Union Square Saturday, March 9, 2019 to commence Persian New Year Celebrations. Norooz (also spelled Nowruz) takes…

Breaking: University of San Francisco promotes Joan McDermott to athletic director

The University of San Francisco has found its next athletic director. The Dons have decided to promote Joan McDermott, the…

Arrest made in ‘motorcycle bandit’ robberies

An arrest has been made in connection with a series of armed robberies in December and January that police dubbed…