It is extremely important for the public to be informed and up-to-date on local, national, and international affairs, and with news spreading on the Internet, news easily travels to each and every individual. The prevalence of news on a medium as accessible as the cloud has facilitated the process of informing the public, thus creating a more informed public and drawing us back to our Jeffersonian roots of an improved democracy.

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Stephenie Zhang is an 11th grader at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, CA.