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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.

Warren Unzueta, Staff Writer
April 2, 2020
Filed under News

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 for a majority of schools across the nation.  The College Board, the organization responsible for the administration of the SAT exam, also cancelled March 28th makeup tests for the Mar...

What have you been doing during quarantine?

Noelle Hansen (12) acts as Taylor Swift as she wins a Grammy in the winter formal pep rally. Alina Apostolache (12) and Dylan Curialle (12) pose behind her.

June 9, 2020
Filed under Uncategorized

Isabel Royal: Baking Aileen Ramirez: Doing my unnecessary overload of school work. Bellise Sacchetto: I started a business. I’ve been doing 30 minute princess character FaceTime calls with kids and it grew so much that the city of Ladera Ranch has been doing weekly events with my business! ...

Students Donate Face Shields to Protect Health Care Workers Against COVID-19

Kyle Vallone (11), a student at Tesoro High School, donates face shields to those in need through CAPO CARES.

Kate Meyers, News Editor
April 25, 2020
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Kyle Vallone, a junior at Tesoro High School, is collecting homemade mask pieces to build face shields for doctors and other medical workers through CAPO CARES, an organization that advocates for public safety and community beautification.  Vallone was inspired to create this movement because of the shor...

California Lawmakers Consider Bill to License Athletic Trainers

San Juan Hills Head Athletic Trainer Micah Ohlen helps Senior Max Difilippo off the field following a knee injury. While Micah is certified himself, he is concerned about California's lack of a regulating and licensing body for Athletic Trainers.

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor
April 19, 2020
Filed under Sports

When California lawmakers return to Sacramento — post-Coronavirus — they will vote on whether or not to license athletic trainers in the state.  Athletic trainers are medical professionals who handle emergencies and injuries at sporting events. Micah Ohlen is the head athletic trainer at San Ju...

Relationships Stay Intact Through Unusual Platforms During Pandemic

Couples have started using different platforms to stay in touch during quarantine. Platforms such as Facetime and Netflix party have become popular recently because they give you a chance

Kate Meyers, News Editor
April 16, 2020
Filed under Feature

Many aspects of life are being impacted by social distancing rules, such as businesses, sports, and entertainment, but a lot of people’s lives are being changed in a much more personal and intimate way, when they are separated from the people they love.  Cari Brandt, a sophomore, has been quarantin...

Self-Quarantining Saves Lives

Essential businesses such as pharmacies and grocery stores are allowed to be open during this pandemic. They still encourage people to social distance, and stay six feet apart from anyone they do not live with.

Kate Meyers, News Editor
April 9, 2020
Filed under Opinion

Being quarantined is less than ideal: the sudden break in routine is overwhelming, not seeing people can feel lonely, and the anxiety that comes from a global pandemic is detrimental to people’s mental health. However, simply feeling bored  is no excuse for people not to practice social distanc...

An Alumna’s Journey With COVID-19

SJHHS alumni and current college sophomore Olivia Fu wears a mask soon after learning she contracted COVID-19. Due to a misleading label on her test results, she thought she had tested negative for the virus for three days before being informed that she was in fact positive.

Grace Aitken, Co Editor-in-Chief
April 1, 2020
Filed under Feature

SJHHS alumni and Stanford sophomore Olivia Fu’s journey with COVID-19 started with a minor sore throat. On Tuesday March 10, she woke up with an ache in her throat, then throughout the day she had the chills, a small bout of nausea, and some achy muscles.  After taking her temperature she discovered ...

Why The Creator Of “The Simpsons” Is Definitely A Time Traveler

Art by Nikki Iyer

Ryan Healy, Art, Graphics, & Video Editor
April 1, 2020
Filed under Opinion

Today, I’m going to talk about a topic that’s widely discussed. Why Matt Groening -creator of shows like The Simpsons and Futurama- is, in fact, a time traveller.  Okay, maybe not a time traveller, per se, but you have to admit there’s something fishy going on. The Simpsons are famous for depicting...

CUSD Offers Meal Service During School Closure

A volunteer for the drive-through lunch service hands a student a bag of food at Marco Forester Middle School. For the next three weeks, breakfast and lunch will be available at various elementary and middle schools for any student due to school closure.

Ella Villar, Managing Editor
March 20, 2020
Filed under Top Stories

CUSD is continuing to provide food for students who need it during the COVID-19 closures. For the next three weeks, or however long the schools will be closed, the CUSD is offering a drive-through meal service. Open from 11:30 to 1:00, free meals will be offered to any child 18 and under.  The drive-through services will be located at San Juan Elementary, Las Palmas Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, and Marco Forester Middle School. On March 13, the Los An...

Corona Virus Changes Student Lives

People begin to stock up on items that have become useful such as hand sanitizer, masks, and toilet paper. Non-perishables have also come into high demand, which has led to stores running out of stock very quickly.

Sandhya Ganesan, Opinion Editor
March 17, 2020
Filed under News

As the coronavirus continues to broaden its reach, people in California are not only in danger of catching it, but are experiencing the secondhand effects of the virus.  “When the first outbreak occurred, my immediate family and I were immediately concerned about our extended family and their w...

AP Testing Isn’t Cancelled, But Possibly Postponed

AP Testing Isn’t Cancelled, But Possibly Postponed

Eva Smedeby, Art and Entertainment Editor
March 17, 2020
Filed under News

The College Board declared that the AP testing days will remain as scheduled for schools open on May 4–8 and 11–15, however the dates will be flexible according to the current situation of each school. They are also looking into different AP options to allow for students to test at home, and are...

Every 15 Minutes Program Latest Victim of School Closures

In 2016, seniors Tess Smolders, Claire Taylor, and Damian Ballard react to the mock crash scene depicted in the Every 15 Minutes program.

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Staff Writer
March 16, 2020
Filed under News, Top Stories

After months of planning and around $2,500 invested in the event, the Every 15 Minutes assembly is now cancelled because of school closures announced on Friday, as a precaution against the spread of CoronaVirus.  Since being first identified in Wuhan City, China, the virus has spread to other countr...