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Breaking News: Board of Trustees votes to adopt credit/no credit grading system

The Board of Trustees voted in favor of the pass/fail system on behalf of Sequoia Union High School District.

Lora Simakova, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

After about four hours of discussion, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) Board of Trustees decided their students’ fates for the remainder of the 2020 school year.  Initiated at 6 p.m. on April 15, the board held a regular meeting, open to the public, regarding the few options for g...

Theatricult Episode 6: Closures and cancellations

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

Ruya Yaman and Ava Richards

April 16, 2020

Theatrical shows have always been top-rated attractions, with millions attending performances each year. However, in the light of a pandemic, stages across the world have been going dark. This episode, hosts Ava Richards and Ruya Yaman elaborate on how the global shutdowns have impacted the lives of...

Mother and daughter duo support first responders

Mother and daughter duo support first responders

Kiana George, Segment Producer

April 15, 2020

The mother and daughter duo, Sheryl and Shaina Greenspan, have been doing community service projects together much of their lives, so when COVID-19 struck the Bay Area, the two women were eager to get involved. The Greenspan family is one who looks to give back to the community, with Sheryl and Shaina...

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives: Picking a time to go outside

Many public facilities have been closed in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, further reducing the area available to the public.

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. Living next to a trail system and a series of apartment buildings, I've noticed that both the trail system and sidewalks have become a bottleneck during the late aftern...

Queer Time S2E11: How COVID-19 affects the mental health of people in the LGBT community

Queer Time S2E11: How COVID-19 affects the mental health of people in the LGBT community

Miki Nguyen, Podcast Producer

April 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many states, including California, to issue a shelter in place order. The order advises all non-essential businesses to close. On today's episode, Miki discusses how the LGBT community's support system and teens' mental health have been affected by this. Miki also interviews...

Opinion: It could be worse

The parallels between the 2020 pandemic and the 1980s war in Iran are shown. On one side, the virus keeps us inside while on the right side bombings make people take shelter.

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

"I don't want to go to school." Practically every teenager has uttered that phrase at some point in their high school career. Unfortunately, it's not the paradise vacation many of us envisioned it to be. But I'm not the only one in my household who has been forced to stay home, away from high school...

Cartoon: Fact and Fiction

Cartoon: Fact and Fiction

Aleyda Contreras, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020


Editorial: Ethical journalism is part of the cure for COVID-19

Although they are not working on the front lines of the pandemic, journalists have an equally important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Editorial Staff, Editors

April 13, 2020

In times of crisis, it is more important than ever that people are well-informed in order to take the appropriate precautions and stay calm. However, the media can either be a help or a hindrance. The COVID-19 outbreak and response have been accompanied by a massive "infodemic," an over-abundance of...

Online learning affects more people than just the students

Theresa Swenson helps Zachary Swenson, a sixth grader at Ralston, navigate School Loop.

Audrey Swenson, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

As school shifts to online learning for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester, many parents wonder how at-home learning will affect their working situation, both positively and negatively. On the bright side, parents find that their mornings are much less chaotic, as they don't have to drive thei...

Delivery services become crucial during COVID-19

Another option for delivery services are packaged ingredients that can be cooked at home and turned into meals.

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

While COVID-19 is still present in the U.S., delivery services are a resource that residents can utilize to stay safe during the shelter-in-place.  On March 17, seven Bay Area counties were mandated to a shelter-in-place protocol. Later, the order was altered to a statewide shelter-in-place by Gov. Gavin Newsom. This means that residents are not to leave their homes unless f...

Low-wage earners suffer the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic

Libraries, amongst other public areas, are closed due to COVID-19, leaving its workers with compromised or nonexistent hours for an indefinite period.

Keya Arora, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

In the past few weeks, Americans from 41 states have been asked to do the unthinkable — stay inside their homes. These extreme measures are due to the fast-growing COVID-19 contagion. According to the WorldoMeter, there are now over 350,000 confirmed cases nationally and over 1.3 million cases ...

Inside the mind of a first responder

Nurses at the Sutter Health Hospital, in San Jose, wear face shields made by Dr. Ahn-Quan Thinh Nguyen.

Claire Tseng, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

A petite, middle-aged woman hustles into the hospital. She wiggles her dry, cracked hands into her sticky latex gloves, and throws a gown onto her sore, aching body. The same N95 mask that she used yesterday gets slipped onto her face. She pulls on her goggles and wraps her long brown hair into a hairnet while taking a deep breath. She does this all while wiping away her tears and walking into the waiting room.  Fear now envelopes almost the entire world, and it’s not only the general public that is feeling it. First responders, the brave and selfless, men and wom...

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