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St. Francis pioneering ethnic studies course for Catholic schools

By Samantha Rickards, St. Francis High School September 27, 2022

St. Francis Catholic High School is developing an ethnic studies course that could inspire other Catholic schools in the area to do the same. The main goal of this ethnic studies course will be to educate...

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Later start times for all California middle and high schools

By Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School September 4, 2022

California middle and high schools are the first in the nation to be required to start school no earlier than 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively, according to ABCNews in a story aired on April 3, 2022....

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Developing appreciation of diversity, practicing inclusion at school a focus at Pleasant Grove

By Lilah Gonsalves, Pleasant Grove High School September 3, 2022

This year, Pleasant Grove High School doesn’t just have a goal of educating students on academics. Besides book learning the school is also focusing on teaching students to celebrate diversity and practice...

One of the new West Campus murals completed as a result of senior Gus Mitchells initiative. West Campus High mural. Photo by Kiki Aspillera, West Campus High School.

Student initiative results in West Campus buildings adorned with murals

Kiki Aspillera, West Campus High School September 3, 2022

One West Campus High student noticed a dullness within his school’s halls and decided they needed a makeover. Gus Mitchell, a senior at West Campus, gathered a group of student artists to paint a...

Cordova High sophomore Emily McCoy said Covid seriously impacted her life. Photo by Kay Stout, Cordova High School.

Covid may be subsiding but reversing its damage to mental health is a remaining challenge

Kay Stout, Cordova High School September 3, 2022

The pandemic has jolted education systems for three years now and like many other schools Cordova High School educators and students have seen the extreme effects COVID-19 has had on mental health. “When...

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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....

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.
California health classes now require more expansive teaching on mental health amidst decline in high schoolers’ well being

California health classes now require more expansive teaching on mental health amidst decline in high schoolers’ well being

GraceAnn Lesser, Rio Americano High School February 1, 2022
“We already have mandates for CPR instruction and comprehensive sexual health. We need to cover nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs as well,” says Warren.
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. 
New SCOE program trains students to be education reporters

New SCOE program trains students to be education reporters

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 27, 2022

Sacramento School beat,  an effort to train high school students to report on their schools and districts to help compensate for the fewer professional reporters covering schools launched in Sacramento...

Kit Carson takes steps towards a more eco-friendly campus 

Kit Carson takes steps towards a more eco-friendly campus 

Mirella Bennett, Kit Carson International Academy January 27, 2022
“Green week kinda naturally rose from a lot of building blocks that have been done a little bit together and separately,” said Larsen. 
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...

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