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Russian invasion touches Ukrainian diaspora in Sacramento region

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School April 12, 2022

In mid February Russian troops invaded Ukraine after having amassed hundreds of thousands of troops at its border, greatly escalating the slow burn Russo-Ukrainian War that has been going on since 2014....

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Segregation of low income students, achievement gap persists

Solomae Getahun, McClatchy High School March 17, 2022

Over the course of 15 years, the segregation of young, low-income students has worsened and the achievement gap along racial and economic lines has widened. According to a University of California, Berkeley...

Chinese Culture Club students performed a traditional fan dance.

Mira Loma Asian Art Fair: A campus celebration of the Lunar New Year

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School March 6, 2022

The Lunar New Year is a crucial part of a wide variety of various cultures, mostly centered in Asia. At Mira Loma High School, students and staff mark the occasion with the annual Asian Art Fair.  Bih-yuan...

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Natomas Pacific launches Social Justice course, fulfills new state Ethnic Studies requirement

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory March 4, 2022

This school year Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep has created a new course called Social Justice which took the place of a different course and fulfills a new California state requirement for a Ethnic Studies...

Titilope Olotu is a junior at Mira Loma High School.

Black History Month celebrated by Mira Loma, Churchill Black Student Unions

Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School February 28, 2022
“I feel as though that Black individuals, especially within Mira Loma, are usually viewed as the non-achieving and individuals that are not usually the ones to stand out,” said Titilope Olotu.
The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, Indian, site of the beginning of anti-Sikh violence in India in 1984.

Justice still sought for 1984 Indian anti-Sikh bloodshed, wounds haven’t healed in American Sikh community 

Nimrat Bains, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory February 1, 2022
“I feel truly sad, but the Indian government will never acknowledge their responsibility, because there's no pressure too, they don't care and never will,” said Virk. 
McClatchy cancels finals week, opts for social/emotional learning Winter Reset

McClatchy cancels finals week, opts for social/emotional learning ‘Winter Reset’

Dinara Brown, C. K. McClatchy January 24, 2022

The change in title of Finals Week Schedule to “Winter Reset” schedule is one of many changes to Finals Week at C.K. McClatchy High School. For starters, the traditional cumulative finals have been...

COVID pandemic increases mental health needs on high school campus

COVID pandemic increases mental health needs on high school campus

Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School January 24, 2022

This year, a Peer Mediation Group was made available to students at Mira Loma High School to support mental wellness. This group of students help their peers resolve minor conflicts and problems and steer...

Teachers, parents and students protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students

Teachers, parents and students protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students

Solomae Getahun, C.K McClatchy High School January 24, 2022

Protests have sparked all over California in opposition to Governor Gavin Newsom’s vaccine mandate. The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine mandate in California will require that all students, kindergarten...

Social media posts are increasingly threating violence to students.

Social media postings spark increase in violence threats to Sacramento area students

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School January 24, 2022

Threats to the safety of students at school have become more apparent with the use of social media.  Annmarie Jessil is a junior at Mira Loma High School. She remembers one such threat targeting her...

Controversy over Inderkum High teacher prompts new policy at NP3

Controversy over Inderkum High teacher prompts new policy at NP3

By Jack Fedor , Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 21, 2022

The Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep board agreed to a new policy regarding instruction in controversial issues at an Oct. 12 meeting following a controversy over Inderkum High School social studies teacher...

The threat from global warming continues grow but resistance to changes to confront it do as well.

Youth climate change activists aren’t waiting to take action on threat of global warming

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School December 25, 2021

Seeing the disparities of the world today, high school students have started taking action against climate change.  Skyla Hatton is a junior from Mira Loma High School, and is the secretary of the Forces...

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