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Multicultural assembly aims to make every student welcome

Parneet Kaur, Pleasant Grove High School December 28, 2022

Pleasant Grove High School hosts an annual multiculturalism assembly, scheduled this school year for Jan. 11. This special day is dedicated to helping every student feel welcomed, comfortable and safe...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that 14% of high school students admit to using e-cigarettes, while 27.6% of those students say they vape at least once a day. Pixabay.

Vaping teenagers remain a problem at Galt High, following national trends

Josh Cullers, Galt High School October 27, 2022

Just like the rest of the country, Galt High has in recent years seen an increase in problems with students vaping on campus – and the administration has taken steps this year to deal with the problem. The...

University of California A-G course requirements. Photo by Saffiya Sheik, Horizon Charter School.

UC, community colleges create new transfer opportunities for California students

Saffiya Sheikh, Horizon Charter School October 27, 2022

This spring, the University of California system and California community colleges will be teaming up to create new opportunities for California students to transfer to a UC campus.   Six UC campuses...

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Ramifications from Sac City Unified teacher strike persist with lost instructional days

Ethan Machado, C. K. McClatchy High School October 8, 2022

Among all the COVID craziness that happened last year, some may have already forgotten about the teacher strike that shut down Sacramento City Unified District schools campuses for nearly two weeks.  While...

Galt High School Esports team holds its first practice. Photo by Josh Cullers, Galt High School.

Galt High School launches esport team

Josh Cullers, Galt High School September 28, 2022

This is the year that marks Galt High School’s decision to start blazing a trail for esports in the Galt Joint Union High School District by holding tryouts for its first-ever team. Esports is a way...

St. Francis High principal Elias Mendoza and Diversity Coordinator Valerie Ramos welcome students to the campus. Photo by Samantha Rickards.

St. Francis pioneering ethnic studies course for Catholic schools

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

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

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.
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