Opinion: COVID-19 fundamentally changes how seniors select colleges

By Vivienne Tran & Emma WilliamsAttending Zoom webinars in lieu of admitted students days means that the faces of your future classmates are replaced by muted, gray boxes. Technical difficulties and a lack of real human interaction make it difficult to pay attention and gain useful information. Of course, many of us could not visit… Continue reading Opinion: COVID-19 fundamentally changes how seniors select colleges

Scholarship carries on Pitti’s legacy

At the Jan. 16 Varsity Boys Basketball game versus Novato, seniors Zoe Null and Ryan Loeber were announced as the winners of the 2nd Annual Pitti Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created in 2017 to honor Craig Pitti, a teacher, Athletic Director and basketball coach who passed away from cancer in October 2017. Every year,… Continue reading Scholarship carries on Pitti’s legacy

Netflix competes for popular shows

Michael Scott, Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley: these characters from “The Office” will be leaving Netflix in Jan. 2021 as the streaming service competes with large companies launching their own services and buying back content. The company faces uncertain prospects about losing users to new products like Disney Plus. “The Office” will leave Netflix in… Continue reading Netflix competes for popular shows

Opinion: We need more than ID card hotlines

You may have noticed a change to your new ID card: a list of crisis hotlines. California Senate Bill No. 972, approved in Sept. 2018, requires all public, private and charter schools of grades 7 to 12, as well as institutions of higher education, to print the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line… Continue reading Opinion: We need more than ID card hotlines

Superintendent declares mental health crisis

In an email newsletter sent to parents on December 11, Superintendent Jim Hogeboom declared that students are on the brink of a mental health crisis. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America and the second leading cause of death for American teenagers. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the 2016… Continue reading Superintendent declares mental health crisis

Students and staff reflect on shooting preparedness

Students come to school sleep-deprived, stressed about homework and bored. But are students also fearful for their safety on campus? “In today’s world, I have heard people refer to us as the “school shooting generation” which is unfortunately not far from the truth,” sophomore Elizabeth DeRuvo said. “There will always be a hint of fear… Continue reading Students and staff reflect on shooting preparedness

The repeal of net neutrality may threaten schools

The repeal of net neutrality could have consequences for schools, especially those who cannot afford higher prices for technology. On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted three to two to repeal Obama-era net neutrality policies. Net neutrality is the principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally. Internet service providers, like AT&T or Comcast, were previously not allowed to slow down speeds, discriminate against specific content or… Continue reading The repeal of net neutrality may threaten schools