This piece was written by a high school journalist (Me!) and published in a high school publication in the Bay Area, the Paly Voice. I have not seen an article about this issue yet in the Mercury News, though the story has been around for over a year and a half now. Here's the link:
Also, don't take my opinion as writ. There are plenty of resources for researching this issue online. DEVELOP your own opinion, know what you're talking about, and give hell to anyone who wants to keep you uninformed about this issue!