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Cheryl Cheng, a junior at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, raised money to support Ukraine through cookie sales.

Teen helps raise financial support for Ukraine through cookie sales

Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School April 29, 2022

Cheryl Cheng, a junior at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, started a cookie fundraiser in her neighborhood to raise money for Ukrainians displaced by the conflict. According to the BBC, Putin claimed...

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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...

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...

pencil laying on paper notepad

Delicate balance between physical activities in class or learning online 

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory December 25, 2021

In an ever advancing technological world, teachers at Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory High School (NP3) have a difficult task finding the balance between setting students up with old-fashioned pen...

National trends exacerbate SCUSD teacher shortage

National trends exacerbate SCUSD teacher shortage

Dinara Brown, C.K McClatchy High School December 14, 2021

According to the Sacramento Teachers Association, roughly 8500 Sacramento City Unified students go without a regularly assigned educator, per day, due to a district-wide as well as national teacher shortage.  C.K....

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