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Inderkum High bathroom stall lacking a lock.

Undergrads laud athletic improvements but want other Inderkum improvements finished soon

Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School November 7, 2023

Students in Inderkum High School's Class of 2026 say that the  current updates to the school's athletic facilities have enhanced campus life but doubt other needed improvements will be completed before...

Cosumnes Oaks enforces a new, more stringent student cell phone policy

Aniyah Hunter, Consumnes Oaks High School November 7, 2023

Aiming to crack down on excessive cell phone use in classrooms, Cosumnes Oaks High School principal Zachary Cheney has implemented a policy to prohibit their use during classes. Teachers welcomed the...

Inderkum High School poster made for Red Ribbon Week in an art classroom.

Carts and pens and e-cigarettes result in locked rest rooms

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School November 7, 2023

When Inderkum High School students use the restrooms they frequently confront a pervasive haze. “It lingers, and gets everywhere,” said sophomore Jaydee Delizzo.  Often students with a bathroom...

Censored image on page 157 of the Umoja International Academy library copy of Gender Queer.

Copy of ‘Gender Queer’ comic panels censored in Umoja International Academy library 

Lillian Thornton, Umoja International Academy November 7, 2023

‘Gender Queer’ by Maia Kobabe sits in the Umoja Academy library, with panels painted over by librarian Cristina Jordan.  The memoir “Gender Queer,” is on the shelf in the Umoja International...

An example of 1960s style art poster for a rock concert which was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and popular at Cordova High when it was first opened.

Lifelong memories fuel traditions as Cordova High celebrates 60th anniversary

Kay Stout, Cordova High School November 1, 2023

Cordova High opened in 1963 and graduated the first class of students in 1965. This year, 2023,  marks Cordova High’s 60th year. "For me the 60th anniversary of Cordova was really cool to experience,...

Dress code violations were often disputed at Umoja International Academy.

Umoja International Academy makes changes to dress code seen as biased

Lillian Thornton, Umoja International Academy October 26, 2023

The Umoja International Academy campus has a more liberal dress code this year, highlighting the perspective that school clothing choices should be between students and their parents – with little faculty...

The back wall of Alexandra Castillos Ethnic Studies classroom is meant to illustrate projects students have worked on.

New (soon to be required) Ethnic Studies class debuts at Cordova High School

Kay Stout, Cordova High School October 26, 2023

A brand new class at Cordova High that explores the interconnected cultures of the world, titled Ethnic Studies, has some enrolled students excited. Pamela Lopez, a sophomore, is currently taking the...

State unleashes strategies to increase substitute teacher pool, address teacher shortage

State unleashes strategies to increase substitute teacher pool, address teacher shortage

Jordan Hanson, Consumnes Oaks High School October 26, 2023

Eight months after it took effect, a California law designed to increase the ranks of substitute teachers remains the subject of divided opinions in regards to its effectiveness in addressing the state’s...

Shorter school week likely for many districts nationwide.

Will the future of education be based on a four school week instead of the current five?

Hanna Yu, West Campus High School October 25, 2023

A new trend in education has emerged over the past five years, with around 1,600 school districts in the United States switching from a five-day school week to a four-day schedule. The trend began in...

Schools are mulling over a switch to four day school weeks.

Galt High School students, staff weigh in on possible four-day school week

Josh Cullers, Galt High School October 19, 2023

It’s no secret that shifting to a four-day school week has become a national trend. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 24 states have at least one district with a four-day schedule. Four-day...

2023 Consumnes Oaks homecoming rally.

Students often struggle to re-engage with school, classes after summer break

Aniyah Hunter, Consumnes Oaks High School October 17, 2023

With school starting up again students are worried about classes due to the loss of learning after three months out of school. During the  summer most students are enjoying their vacation with no thought...

African American students from C. K. McClatchy attended the HBCU fair at Burbank High on Sept. 19

Sac City Unified students attend Historic Black College and University Fair at Burbank High

Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin, C. K. McClatchy High School October 17, 2023

Sacramento City Unified School District high school students, especially students of color, were invited on Sept. 19 to Luther Burbank High School for the annual UCAN/HBCU (United College Action Network/Historical...

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