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CUSD Allows Sports Practices to Return While Following CoronaVirus Guidelines

Haley Juarez (10) and Alexa Bradford (10) wearing their masks, while waiting for their social distanced soccer practice at the Badlands to begin.
September 10, 2020

With Covid-19 stripping students from their classroom desks, school dances, and relationships with their peers, sports are finally making their way back into students’ lives. Teams are finally able...

April ACT and May SAT Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The College Board has cancelled their May 2nd SAT exam and ACT has cancelled their April 4th exam due to the spread of COVID-19. These cancellations have sparked some colleges to eliminate their testing requirements for admission for the Class of 2021.
April 2, 2020

The April 4th ACT and the May 2nd SAT exams have been canceled as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19.  The cancellations come amid stay-at-home orders in 45 states and a move to online classes...

Masks Up in Flames

Thousands of protestors across the state of California attended “Curfew Breakers” rallies in response to the 10 pm curfew announced by Governor
Gavin Newsom. Protestors at this event near the San Clemente burned masks, signaling not only a frustration with public health regulations, but also a denial of the seriousness of the worsening pandemic.
Hundreds of anti-maskers show their disapproval of the California’s stay at home order by burning face masks
December 14, 2020

Hundreds of protesters gathered along the San Clemente Pier on the evening of Saturday, November 21, in response to the 10pm curfew that Governor Gavin Newsom instituted. Donning Trump paraphernalia and...

Covid-19 Impacts Teacher

Teacher describes his family’s bout with the virus over the summer, when infection rate was lower.
December 14, 2020

Even if it hasn’t directly impacted your life, there are plenty of people in the world who had to deal with the effects of the coronavirus. AP Euro and Art History teacher, Robert Lynde, had a very personal...

Staying Home, Staying Safe

Virtual learning is such a different style of education, spending hours on a screen. However, for many students this is the compromise for staying safe and healthy, protecting the members of their household.
December 14, 2020

With the increase of COVID-19 cases and Orange County entering the purple zone, many individuals are making the switch from hybrid to fully online school, arguing the many benefits of this transition.  In...

Doctors Give Insight on Covid

Local medical professionals seek to inform the public amid pandemic uncertainty
December 14, 2020

The COVID pandemic has put hospitals in a unique and challenging position, as first responders navigate a disease that is new to the medical world. COVID has infiltrated our society, particularly affecting...

The Ins and Outs of Second Semester

School second semester is expected to look very similar to first semester, however many of the details are unclear.
November 30, 2020

With 2,872 students enrolled at SJHHS, 54% of students remain on a completely online school schedule. Approximately 660 students are on campus each day. “Starting to bring kids on campus and to see...

Thanksgiving 2020: COVID Style

This Thanksgiving is very different from previous years, however there are many creative ways to keep the celebration, while staying safe in COVID times.
November 24, 2020

Missing family and friends? Wanting to safely gather for the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Even in a pandemic, this year’s Thanksgiving will refuse to be cancelled. There are so many creative ways...

COVID Response Procedures Followed After Two Confirmed Cases

After only a month of in-person school being reopened, San Juan Hills High School has already seen two cases at school. In response, school administration has taken precautions to ensure the safety of students and staff.
November 9, 2020

With the return to in-person school and the continuous rise in cases, safety precautions must be taken that are both preventative to the spread of the coronavirus, but also precautions for when a stallion...

Theme Parks Taking on COVID-19

One of the most famous theme parks, Disneyland, has taken steps to reopen. This includes mandatory mask wearing and social distancing.
November 9, 2020

Due to Coronavirus, many great parks, like Disneyland, Knotts, and Universal Studios have been shut down. With most things reopening, including dine in restaurants, and movie theaters at a very little...

2020 Election Results are Coming In

2020 Election Results are Coming In
November 4, 2020

In the race for the CUSD School Board, there was a victory for CUSD Against Racism’s endorsement of Pamela Braunstein.  In Trustee Area 2, Pamela Braunstein beat incumbent member Jim Reardon,...

A Guide to Halloween: 2020 Pandemic Edition

Halloween is presumed to look different this year under the dangerous circumstances, potentially meaning no traditional festivities such trick-or-treating or parties. However, one thing that is expected to remain unchanged are Halloween decorations.
October 28, 2020

Throughout these long months of struggle we have all endured and are still facing due to COVID-19, it’s evident that many simply want to have fun again, especially with the holiday season’s rapid approach....

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