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

CUSD Allows Sports Practices to Return While Following CoronaVirus Guidelines

Kaitlyn Kittredge and Hannah White 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...

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 ACT and May SAT Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Warren Unzueta, Staff Writer 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...

Students who left campus after declining to wear a mask gather at the CUSD District Office to protest the mask mandate.

#letusbreathe Is Not Your Hashtag

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2022

“Everyone STAY RESPECTFUL and STAY STRONG… #letusbreathe.” These are the messages protest organizers use to encourage individuals to take part in their “movement.” Social media crafts a...

As California faces a record-smashing Covid-19 surge, schools continue to stay open despite increasing absences and cases on campus.

The Latest on Covid-19: Everything Stallions Need to Know

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has fueled a surge in Covid-19 cases around the world. Here are the latest updates on Covid-19 for the Stallion community. How quickly is Covid-19 spreading in...

Dancer Lennon Hodges (11) performs a lyrical dance along with their classmates, masked up. Dance teacher Kristine Calder is currently working to ensure equality in mask usage across campus programs.

Dance Teacher Fights Against Program Inequity of Mask Usage

Nikki Iyer, News Editor December 13, 2021

The mask issue is about inequality for dance teacher Kristine Calder.  “I’m not against masking, it’s not because I don’t like the guidelines and disagree with it, it’s how it's being enforced,”...

Discovered in late November by South African doctors, scientists suspect that the Omicron variant will soon become the dominant strain of coronavirus globally. Early research indicates that the variant may be one of the most infectious iterations of coronavirus to date.

What the Omicron Variant Means for the Future of the Pandemic

Anna Ho, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

In an ideal world, “Omicron” would be the name of a supervillain in a Netflix B-Movie. Unfortunately, with the discovery of the Omicron variant in South Africa late November and the WHO subsequently...

Beach Officials, Declares Huntington Beach Oil Spill a State of Emergency

Sofia Bello , Staff Writer October 14, 2021

A tragic oil spill off the coast of Southern California has left marine wildlife in danger and resulted in the closure of many beaches.  With 144,000 gallons of crude oil spilled, and 23 miles of coastline...

Administrators have been working on contact tracing since the return to school. However, members on campus have recently begun to question the accuracy of the tracking.

COVID-19 Protocol Effectiveness Begins to Raise Questions

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

When a person on campus tests positive for COVID-19, generally, the school will send out an email with an attached form notifying the SJHHS community that someone caught the virus. It will never state...

An anonymous San Juan Hills alumni shares their experience in getting vaccinated in secret due to their parents fear and criticism towards the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccinated in Secret

Cooper Aitken , Entertainment Editor September 23, 2021

Like many political issues, the Covid-19 vaccine has become a hot topic in quarreling families. Getting vaccinated despite parental protest is a difficult decision that many young Americans have been confronted...

Pictured is Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, one of the two governors who tried to issue a statewide ban on mask mandates in school districts.

The Consequences of Banning School Board Mask Mandates

Gabby Laurente, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

The coronavirus has jeopardized the health and safety of individuals around the nation, and the health emergency has now been twisted into a battle between individual freedom against federal government...

When campus opened to in-person students in October, class sizes were very small as most students remained online. With new guidelines, more students were able to return to campus for a four day in-person instruction. Plans for next year are taking shape as the district outlines a reopening model for a 100% in-person 2021-2022 school year.

District Plans to Reopen Schools in Fall 2021

Ella Villar, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

As restrictions decline, tiers shift, and vaccines roll out, the district starts to plan for a more normal 2021-2022 school year. At the April 21 board meeting, the district was able to present the...

Minimum Wages Should be Raised

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

The federal minimum wage of the United States hasn’t been raised since 2009 and for covered nonexempt employees the wage stands at $7.25 per hour. While each state has the right to establish their own...

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