The Broadview

Double trouble

California residents face both wildfires and COVID-19.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

Wildfire smoke, which can be harmful to the lungs, can also intensify a person’s reaction to COVID-19 as it irritates the lungs and damages the immune system which can make a person more susceptible to the virus according to the CDC. With over 3 million acres of land burned across California, the air quality, from over 900 fires and a lack of win...

Unhealthy air quality continues

A smokey haze obscures the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Pacific Heights. The air quality today was red according to SFCityNow.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

September 14, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Today marks the record-breaking 38th consecutive spare the air day from the recent wildfires that have created unhealthy air quality. “I feel like the smoke has been unhealthy for so long,” junior Mia Sassi said. “It’s definitely been hard to stay inside all day especially with ...

Wildfires continue to disrupt life in Bay Area

An orange haze resting over downtown San Francisco is visible from Dolores Park on the morning of Sept. 9. Despite the smoky skies, air quality was considered moderate across most of the City according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Keira Blattberg, Reporter

September 9, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE A haze fell across San Francisco this morning, creating confusion among students about the effect on their school routine.  Winds blowing into the Bay Area brought smoke from the rapidly growing Bear Fire near Chico, California, resulting in a red-orange hue. Junior Jennifer Su...

The heat is on

There are over 5,762 fire incidents in California with the most recent fires on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. The hot weather and lightning storms worsened the fires.

Alina Kushner, Senior Reporter

August 19, 2020

California residents woke up this morning to clouds of ash outside their windows due to fires sparked by lightning strikes.  Smoke from fires as close as Monterey, Fresno and Sacramento have drifted into San Francisco and caused the air quality to worsen. There are a growing 5,762 fire incidents in...

Undeniable evidence

Josephine Rozzelle

Josephine Rozzelle, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018

Last month I had to evacuate my own city. I live in a single-family house in a safe residential neighborhood in an American city known for its eco-friendly practices, but still, my health was in severe danger. The air quality in San Francisco rose to the mid-200s on AIRNow’s Air Quality Index, a measurem...

Up in smoke

Up in smoke

Asha Khanna, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2017

Despite the Surgeon General’s Warnings on packs of cigarettes and anti-cigarette campaigns, many young smokers are starting nicotine habits through JUULs, a type of e-cigarette available in multiple flavors. “I was at my friend’s birthday dinner and a bunch of people were in the bathroom and...

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