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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

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...

Driver’s Licenses on Hold Until COVID-19 Emergency Sanctions are Lifted

All DMV License appointments have been cancelled until further notice due to the stay-at-home order.  Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Gabby Laurente, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Student drivers have lost the opportunity to receive their license at the time of their scheduled DMV appointments. This is due to the cancellation of all behind the wheel sessions at the hands of the statewide stay-at-home order implemented on March 19th, 2020.  Many students turning sixteen this year are...

Online Learning Connects Classrooms

Students have continued to learn through programs and websites like Google Classroom, Zoom, and more. Even though learning does not take place in a physical classroom, teachers still find ways to connect with their students.

Ella Villar, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools all around the country are moving to some sort of online education because of school closures. Whether it’s Google Classroom, Zoom, or Google Hangouts, teachers and students are able to remain connected even while the schools are shut down. Now that the clas...

Chromebook Distribution Faces Complications

Chromebooks are helpful tools, which allow students to be able to complete distance learning much more easily. They were distributed over the course of two days; however, with heavy traffic  on the first day it caused many problems such as long lines and not enough chromebooks.

Isabella Mahar, Feature Editor

April 16, 2020

With the start of CUSD’s implementation of distance learning, many students who lacked a device to complete work needed to borrow a Chromebook from the district. However, when the day came to distribute the laptops, many problems occurred due to the large amount of requests and the insufficient amount of ...

Senior Assassins Game Cut Short- All Money To Be Donated To COVID-19 Relief

A group of seniors pose with their guns on the first day of Senior Assassins. The game was cut short last week due to COVID-19 concerns, the first year without a winner.

Grace Aitken, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

The 2020 Senior Assassins Game is officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Although this is another devastating hit for the class of 2020, seniors were determined to make the best out of the situation, and together decided to donate $1080, raised through the game, to the COVID-19 Solidarity Resp...

Changes to 2020 AP Program Include Online Open-Note Tests, Shortened Curriculum

The 2020 AP tests will be 45-minutes and online due to the spread of COVID-19. Tests will cover content that teachers were expected to teach by early March, when many schools closed to curb the spread of the virus.

Warren Unzueta, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

All Advanced Placement tests for the 2019-2020 school year will now be 45 minute, open-note tests with later test dates and a truncated curriculum due to the spread of COVID-19. Tests will be entirely free-response with no multiple choice questions, and strict measures will be put in place to ensure ...

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

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...

COVID-19’s Negative Effect on Mental Health

For many students, these challenging times are bringing feelings of stress and  sadness or increased anxiety and depression. However, there are many ways to help manage these difficult feelings through self-care.

Isabella Mahar, Feature Editor

April 1, 2020

These times of uncertainty create an increase in mental health issues for many people. Whether through temporary feelings of stress or sadness, or a spike in someone’s pre-existing anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses, the recent spread of COVID-19 is causing people to feel more mentally un...

Walk For Wellness Raises Funds for Suicide Prevention

SJHHS students smile together as they walk around the track in the rain at the 2020 Walk for Wellness.

Kate Meyers, News Editor

March 28, 2020

Walk for Wellness, held on February 29, brought students, loved ones, and staff together for a walk around the SJHHS track to help raise awareness and help kids struggling with their mental health. Seniors Sage Groves, Elle Peloso, and Kiley Espineira made Walk for Wellness happen through their club,...

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

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

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

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...