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McClatchy High School music students gathered for a group photo during their tour of Spain and Portugal in April. Photo by Kennedy OGilvie Joplin.

McClatchy student musicians tour Portugal, Spain while performing during spring break

Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin, C. K. McClatchy High School June 1, 2023

The McClatchy High School Music Program recently traveled abroad to Spain and Portugal where they shared their music, toured cities, tried new food and experienced some European culture.  “I learned...

A sign noting the amount of money raised by Dutch Brothers Coffee outlet for Rosemont High School. Photo by Gemma Costuna, Rosemont High School.

Coffee outlets take advantage of built-in clientele, open near Rosemont Campus

Gemma Costuna , Rosemont High School May 26, 2023

It's a Friday, and students, families and early-bird workers are waiting in line at the new Dutch Bros coffee stand on Kiefer Boulevard in Rosemont. A promotional fundraiser for Rosemont High School has...

Music also can help strengthen discipline and mental health, say teachers and students. Photo by Maxim Russu, Cordova High School.

Music expands student success, person growth and improvement

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School May 25, 2023

Cordova High School’s music programs this year have won more than 30 trophies, making them a significant source of pride for the CHS community. Kevin Sims, who instructs Jazz Band, Concert Band, Orchestra,...

Rosemont celebrates diversity through annual Multicultural Week events

Gemma Costuna , Rosemont High School April 10, 2023

Nestled between Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove is the neighborhood of Rosemont. It’s a community of cultural, racial and ethnic diversity, and Rosemont High School has pride in its various ethnicities. The...


Guidance counselor prepared students for their life ahead

Saffiya Sheikh, Horizon Charter School April 1, 2023

As the school year wraps up and seniors at Horizon Charter School are getting ready to embark on the next chapter in their lives, so is another crucial member of Horizon’s community — Gabriel Robert. At...

Sacramento area teens will lbe looking good for prom with help from the Sacramento Public Library.

Sacramento Public Library helps teens dress for prom night

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School March 8, 2023

After being sidelined since the 2020 school shutdowns  because of Covid, area teenagers are being invited by the Sacramento Public Library to find the perfect outfit for prom. “Sacramento Public...

“I loved high school. Those were the best four years of my life,” said Rosemont AP World History instructor Allison Alair-Saito.  Photo courtesy of Allison Alair-Saito.

Alair-Saito creates a world of engaging fun for advanced placement students

Gemma Costuna , Rosemont High School February 26, 2023

Teaching one of the most rigorous and challenging Advanced Placement courses is one challenge but making it fun and engaging for 15-year-olds is another. Allison Alair-Saito does both for sophomores at...

Maxim Russu of Cordova High School dressed for success. Photo by Maxim Russu.

‘Dress for success’ requirements don’t necessarily translate into improved academic performance

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School February 13, 2023

Go to school, a junk food restaurant, or any other public place, and it is not hard to notice individuals with varying senses of fashion styles. But when it comes to fashion for high school students and...

Matusuyama Elementary School spellers compete in the the final round of the spelling bee on Jan. 26, 2023. Photo by Kaili Jiang, JFK High School.

Matsuyama Elementary keeps only district spelling bee tradition alive

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School February 12, 2023

On a sunny afternoon on Jan. 26, Matsuyama Elementary School held its fifth annual spelling bee under different configurations than what’s customary, still keeping an age-old event of spelling bees alive...

Finals: Stress time! Pixabay.

Students stress out during final exams crunch time

Gemma Costuna , Rosemont High School February 12, 2023

The cramming, anxiety and pressure to do well all fall into one dreadful week for Rosemont High School students: finals week. Unfortunately for them and most high school students in the Sacramento City...

Jibe promotes clean transportation, better health and increased opportunities for youth

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 30, 2023

North Natomas JIBE is a non-profit organization that promotes cleaner transportation methods, and has an emphasis on biking and walking, with one of its many programs being the Inderkum High School...

The John F. Kennedy choir performing Stars I shall Find, conducted by Bryan Stroh at JFK Auditorium on Dec. 22. Photo by Kaili Jiang, JFK High School.

JFK produces Winter Concert for first time since COVID pandemic shutdown

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School January 17, 2023

After two years of virtual practice and delayed videos, John F. Kennedy High School’s music program was able to come together to hold an event for itself and the program’s loyal community – the Winter...

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