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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...

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Youth Commission, Summer At City Hall involve youth in city government

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory September 3, 2022

Youth activism pays an important part in local governments and politics in programs operated by the City Of Sacramento.  The Sacramento Youth Commission and Summer At City Hall are both programs operated...

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Election fraud, attempt to overthrow election have lasting impact on youth

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School April 11, 2022

January 6, 2021, is a day that will go down in history.  The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by American citizens revealed the extensive influence of election fraud and fake news. Even now, Congressional...

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Are schools, students ready for dances this spring?

Dinara Brown, McClatchy High School March 29, 2022

Three dances will be hosted by C.K. McClatchy High School (CKM) this spring. According to a post by McClatchy’s Instagram, students can plan for a spring dance (April 8), junior prom (April 23) and senior...

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Massive spike in Natomas student absences late January,early February

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory March 2, 2022

Student absences reached an all-time high in January and February, as new COVID variants spread rapidly through school districts across the United States. In Sacramento, Natomas Unified School District...

How to wear a mask to school

January 30, 2022

Stay safe at school, follow these mask guidelines.

High school student workers face challenges working during COVID-19 pandemic but not just from the virus

High school student workers face challenges working during COVID-19 pandemic but not just from the virus

Kayli Huang, Mira Loma High School January 27, 2022

Many adults are leaving their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic but teenaged workers struggle with age discrimination and challenges balancing work with school obligations. According to the Washington...

AP Seminar students and teacher share their  experience with content agnostic class

AP Seminar students and teacher share their experience with ‘content agnostic’ class

Hadia Ahmad, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 24, 2022

Erik Jones has been the Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory High School’s challenging Advanced Placement Seminar teacher for four years. The open-ended, interdisciplinary course allows students to earn...

Extracurricular activities like wresting are hard to enforce distance safety Covid protocols as two wrestlers from Foothill High praciting illustrates. Photo by Amaya Davis, Foothill High.

As students returned to school, Covid challenged in-person extracurricular activities

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 24, 2022

Sacramento-area students have returned to their in-person extracurricular activities, but that doesn’t mean things are back to normal. Instead, kids say they are learning to adapt to a different set...

Sacramento Observer publisher Larry Lee explores role, value of community journalism

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

Publisher of the voice of the Sacramento African American community speaks on the role of community newspapers.

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Abortion rights activists on Texas law

Solomae Getahun, C.K McClatchy High School December 18, 2021

The Texas Abortion Law has sparked national conversation and uproar. The law bans abortions after six weeks, which is oftentimes before someone even knows they are pregnant. Abortion rights activist students...

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Should California students be “tracked” in math? 

GraceAnn Lesser, Rio Americano High School October 20, 2021

California’s Instructional Quality Commission is considering a rewrite of the California Mathematics Framework that would, among other things, recommend that all students take the same set of math classes...

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