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Cultural diversity a feature at Cordova High School

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School May 31, 2023

Cordova High School embraces the wealth of diversity and multiple perspectives in its student body, and administrators and teachers find ways both inside and outside the classroom to stress the importance...


Controversial Measure O’s proposed solutions for Sacramento unhoused earn voter approval

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School May 30, 2023

Aaima Arshad, a Mira Loma High School senior, is concerned about the housing crisis in Sacramento, and she feels sympathy for the unhoused individuals she sees in downtown Sacramento.  However, despite...


Racist incidents persistent on C. K. McClatchy campus

Juliana Castro, C. K. McClatchy High School May 26, 2023

Over the past couple of years, C.K. McClatchy High School has become no stranger to racist incidents during Black History Month.   On Feb. 3 of this year, a student posted a video on their Instagram...


Federal administration acts to safeguard nonbinary, transgender athletes; local schools implement new regulations

Kay Stout, Cordova High School May 25, 2023

The Biden administration is taking action to safeguard the inclusion of nonbinary and transgender student athletes on college and K–12 sports teams, but proposed regulations issued in April by the U.S....

 City of Galt zoning map courtesy of Community Development Manager Craig Hoffman.

Agriculture, demographics result in disproportionate Hispanic enrollment in Galt Joint Union High School District

Josh Cullers, Galt High School May 8, 2023

The City of Galt has a fairly even number of Hispanics-Latino and white residents. However, the student demographics of the Galt Joint Union High School District show a much higher percentage of Hispanic-Latino...


Surviving the stress of advanced placement courses requires planning

Gemma Costuna, Rosemont High School May 8, 2023

Is it Advanced Placement or Advanced Pressure? A year’s worth of hard work and commitment by Advanced Placement students at Rosemont High School and nationwide is coming to an end, and the results...


How are non-English speakers being assimilated into Cordova High

Maxim Russu, Cordova High School April 13, 2023

Cordova High School has a diverse population of students in terms of skin color, ethnic background and cultures and a fairly substantial number of those students are English language learners from immigrant...


St. Francis pioneers diversity, equity and inclusion program

Samantha Rickards, St. Francis High School March 31, 2023

Through implementing a specialized diversity, equity, and inclusion program (DEI), St. Francis Catholic High School aims to create a more accepting and supportive presence on its campus.  In a 2018...


‘Rise 1’ course helps students appreciate themselves and others in diverse learning environment

Saffiya Sheikh, Horizon Charter School March 11, 2023

As students adjust to their schedules and work in the new term at the Rocklin Sierra College campus there is a course that pops up on the class schedule – especially for freshmen--Rise 1. On the surface,...

Peer Team’s junior leader, Elise Blomquist Photo by Samantha Rickards, St. Francis High School.

As need for mental health resources grows, schools search for cost-effective support

Samantha Rickards, St. Francis High School February 26, 2023

As the mental health challenges faced by teens seem to be growing worse, schools around the country– including St. Francis all-girls Catholic High School – have pursued new strategies to help students...

California has mandated that period  be available to students on campus.

State mandated menstruation products requirement arrives with implementation challenges

Kay Stout, Cordova High School February 16, 2023

Amid a national discussion about whether federal law requires schools to provide adequate access to menstrual products, Cordova High School students’ experience highlights potential problems with implementation...


Technology not a cure all say both students and teachers

Parneet Kaur, Pleasant Grove High School January 26, 2023

At Pleasant Grove High School, students and teachers say technology provides educational benefits, but also has drawbacks that have become more apparent, and advantages that may not be available to all...

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