Written by Kaherdin Clohan Bonnet (News Writer) The Supreme Court plans to Hear a Mississippi law that will contradict Roe Vs. Wade Despite Roe vs. Wade had passed on January 22nd, 1973, forty-eight years ago, Mississippi has decided to put forth regulations on abortion that would go against the famous supreme court trial. The law … More The U.S. Supreme Court Gears up to Hear Case on Mississippi’s Strict Abortion Law
Written by Konnor Long (News Writer) For more than ten days, Israeli police forces have stationed their ground artillery at the al-Aqsa Mosque after having sent an air bombardment to Gaza. During the week the attacks took place in Gaza, 200 Palestinians, including 59 children were killed. Prior to Israel’s station at the mosque, Hamas … More The State of Conflict Between Israel and Palestine
Written by Skylar Shipp (News Writer) After a difficult year, things are finally starting to return to normal. Due to the drastic drop in COVID-19 cases and increased vaccination rates, SLVHS is able to do an in-person graduation this year as well as an exciting in-person grad night celebration. The graduation ceremony will take place … More San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Senior Class of 2021 Gets Ready for Graduation
Written by Lucas Murawsky (News Writer) Over the past week, California has been averaging a little over 1000 cases per day. This is a major decrease of 21% as of two weeks ago, allowing California to ease its restrictions, especially in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz County hasn’t recorded any new cases in the past … More Coronavirus Tremendously Decreases In California due to Vaccinations
Written by Quinn Bourret (News Writer) In a 9-0 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that police do not have the right to search a home without a warrant as “community caretaking” exception does not overrule the Fourth Amendment’s protection from unreasonable search and seizures. This Supreme Court ruling assures that police have no right to … More The U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Police Rights Regarding Searching Homes
Written by Duncan Howell (News Writer) Due to further drought and reduced rainfall in California, as of May 6th, the SLV water district has issued stage 2 conservation. For several years now California has suffered from low rates of rain. This past winter yielded 40% less rainfall than average. Due to the low abundance of … More Water Shortage due to Drought Brings SLV Water to Stage 2 Water Conservation
Written by Angela Landes (News Writer) In 2014, a Zim company cargo ship attempted to dock and unload cargo in trade from Israel to the United States. Local organization Arab Resource & Organization Center (AROC) worked with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to organize a labor strike, refusing to touch the cargo or … More Protesters Prevent Zim Company from Shipping Weapons from Oakland to Israel
Written by Daniel Maloney (News Writer) The massive automaker KIA is recalling more than 400,000 cars to fix a problem that may cause engine fires. The same cars have been recalled previously back in September 2020, but the company says the new fix will include enhanced safety measures to end the problem for good. The … More KIA Automaker Recalls More Than 400,000 cars due to Engine Fire Issue
Written by Makoa Ho’opai (News Writer) There has recently been a report of a surge in the number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination shots by the Ohio health officials, around a week after the governor of Ohio, Mike Dewine released the 5 million dollar lottery “Vax-a-Million.” The Ohio Department of Health said that … More State of Ohio Creates Initiative to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine With the “Vax-a-Million” Lottery
Written by Natasha Gunion (Features Writer) In the Summer of 2021, many new movies are going to be coming out. Especially because of the pandemic, many producers have had a lot of time to script and film these new films for our enjoyment. Movies such as Cruella, The Conjuring, A Quiet Place II, Peter Rabbit … More A Look Into What will be Coming Into Theaters Near you This Summer!
Written by Lio Rowan (Features Writer) Summer is fast approaching, the skies are clearing and it’s just getting hotter and hotter every day. Schools end on June 3rd, we are so close to freedom! Finals are around the corner too. Make sure to study hard so you can play hard! Now that people are getting … More Fun Things to do in Santa Cruz and the San Jose Area as the days get Warmer
Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) Memorial Day is the celebration and mourning of the individuals who have died serving their duties in the United States military. All wars that America has fought in are included, such as World War I, World War II, The Vietnam War, The Korean War, the wars in Iraq and … More The History of the Memorial Holiday
Written by Azella LaFever (Features Writer) Lasagna is a fairly easy delicious dinner that can feed lots of people. It is great for dinner for your family and is a classic that everyone should know how to make. This recipe is worth the time it takes to make and worth all the ingredients you need … More A Recipe for Lasagna, a Classic Dinner to Share with Family and Friends
Written by Ashli Trageser (Features Writer) “Avatar is one of if not the best cartoons I’ve ever seen. It has drama, depth, all that good stuff.” -Konnor Long, another SLVHS student with fantastic taste in cartoons. While the first episode of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” aired in 2005 and the last in 2008, the wonderfully … More A Detailed Review of the Cartoon, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) Ever feel super tired or uncomfortably full after dinner and dessert? And do you find that this tends to happen more in the summer with the overwhelming heat? Sometimes we forget about this particular dessert, however, it’s something super customizable and can be a rather refreshing treat for the … More A Fun and Easy Jell-O Recipe to Make This Summer!
Written by Lucas Hede (Features Writer) In the past year gaming has become much more available due to social restrictions from Covid. Hopefully, gaming can continue to evolve in the coming summer months. Here are a few titles that will be released this summer to look out for. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a … More Upcoming Video Games to Look Forwards to During the Rest of 2021
Written by James Carlos (Features Writer) This past year was undoubtedly a very interesting year for most of us. We have had many things happen, many of which I am sure you know about but we have also had many types of trends that have happened this year as well. In this article, we will … More What was Trending During this School Year?
Written by Zane Krikke (Sports Writer) Playoffs keep on approaching sooner and sooner before we can finally see who is gonna be the #1 victorious team throughout the NHL season and claim the Stanley Cup. As we are now in the playoffs for this season it has had a shortened number of games from 78 … More NHL Teams Get Closer and Closer to Competing for the Stanley Cup
Written by Angela Landes (News Writer) During a court battle between the city of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Homeless Union, the city has proposed to form a city-sanctioned camp and was given the legal ability by Federal Judge Susan van Keulen to evict long-term residents at San Lorenzo Park. After the eviction of … More New Sanctioned Camp in Benchlands Park is Constructed While Other Camps get Swept
Written by Daniel Maloney (News Writer) While Covid cases are decreasing heavily in the United States, India is battling a major surge of 400,000+ cases per day. India has reported more than 8.3 million new cases in the past 30 days and over 3000 new deaths every single day. As of Tuesday, 253,620 people have … More A Devastatingly Massive COVID-19 Surge Hits India
Written by Konnor Long (News Writer) In recent months, a small and increasingly vocal minority has called on the state of California to recall Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom. According to California law, a recall election can take place if 12% of those who voted for said politician sign a petition calling for one. In early … More Who will be Running Against Governor Gavin Newsom in the Recall Election?
Written by Skyler Shipp (News Writer) On April 29th, the Supreme Court delivered an extremely interesting ruling in favor of an undocumented immigrant challenging his deportation. Not only did the decision bring together a surprising group of justices, but it hinged on a single word, “a”. The case was brought by Niz-Chavez, who illegally entered … More Niz-Chavez v. Garland Supreme Court Ruling
Written by Quinn Bourret (News Writer) The Biden administration has stated their interest in temporarily ending the patent for the various COVID-19 vaccines in hopes of increasing production and ending Covid-19 faster. Vaccine production is limited to only three companies; Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as they have patents on their own vaccines. Although … More News on COVID-19 Vaccine Patents in the United States
Written by Kaherdin Clohan Bonnet (News Writer) As many have heard, Biden has many plans for taxes in the future, which many are concerned about and many are happy about. These new tax plans are directed mostly towards the wealthy and the rich, as President Joe Biden promised not to raise the taxes on those … More President Biden’s New Plan for Taxing the Wealthy
Written by Nolan Alisago (News Writer) Nationwide protests in Colombia continue to grow, despite bloody and violent repression from the state. After initial success in pressuring the country’s government into rescinding its plan for a tax bill that targeted the poor, demonstrations have evolved into demanding. As the protest continues for days on end, blocking … More Nationwide Protests in Columbia Continue to Grow
Written by Daniel Maloney (News Writer) Recently, Epic Games and Apple have gone to court over a battle of if Apple should be able to allow purchases in apps outside of their App Store. As for the background, Epic Games is a video game producer, extremely well known for making Fortnite. The game is free … More Epic Games and Apple go Head-to-Head on Purchasing Rights
Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) As the shelter in place orders come to a closing, and the Santa Cruz County Covid-19 cases drop rapidly, there is nothing better to think about than what has, or will be open when all restrictions are lifted. Things like restaurants, theme parks, stores and businesses, and ways of … More Places to Visit Close by After Vaccinations Rise and COVID-19 Cases Drop
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) Everyone loves a sweet treat and nothing is better than lemon bars. They are so easy to make with friends or family. The crust is very hands-on and it is so much fun to mold it onto the pan and even better it tastes delicious. I recommend making this … More All you Need to Make Delicious Lemon Bars
Written by Lucas Hede (Features Writer) Destiny 2 is an online first-person looter shooter created by Bungie Inc. A sequel to Destiny, Destiny 2 features PvP (player vs player) and PvE (player vs environment) content. With the initial release date being September 2017 the game is still able to stay alive and updated with a … More A Rating of the Very Popular Video Game “Destiny 2”
Written by Sam Hughes So far in the year 2021, there haven’t been too many worthwhile death metal albums, but there have been a few. 2021 has put out some pretty good albums so far which we will be looking into today, from classic bands like Cannibal Corpse and Asphyx to newcomers like Frozen Soul … More A Ranking of Death Metal Albums Released in 2021 so far
Written by Ashli Trageser (Features Writer) “Steven Universe is a show about a magical half-alien boy and his alien guardians. Despite its fun and kid-friendly nature, it deals with many serious topics such as breaking free from your parents’ shadows, colonialism, and trauma. The show also has lots of representation and good life lessons” stated … More “Steven Universe,”A Show for Many Different Ages!
Written by Natasha Gunion (Features Writer) “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” was directed by Ian Samuels and published in 2021. This movie runs an hour and 40 minutes long. It has a review of 4 out of 5 stars and 78% of people rated it a thumbs up on numerous review websites. “The Map … More A Review of the Movie “The Map of Tiny Things”
Written by James Carlos (Features Writer) There are many things to do where we live and especially if you are the type who likes to shop since there are many stores, especially local businesses close to us. Local businesses are very important for our community and the financial health of our county which is why … More A Review of Santa Cruz Skate Works
Written by Kayla Lammers (Sports Writer) It’s crazy to think that we will have missed two ends of the school years. When summer starts creeping in, plans are being made, finals are coming up again. That summer feeling. The part of the cycle that is our youth. Summer, starting school, holiday holiday holiday, big stretch, … More Baseball Season is in Full Swing at SLVHS
Written by Jackson Leija (Sports Writer) This year in the 2021 NBA season zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans power forward, played in the all-star game at just twenty years old. The youngest player to play in the all-star game is still Kobe Bryant at nineteen years old. Zion Lateef Williamson was born July 6, 2000, … More A look into the Stats of Star NBA Player Zion Williamson and the 2021 NBA Playoffs
Written by Zane Krikke (Sports Writer) Time is running out as we get closer and closer to some of our favorite sports teams to enter the playoffs and see who is capable of bashing the competition and becoming the number one team to win their season. The NBA playoffs start May 22nd excitingly and the … More What to Look for as the NBA and NHL Playoffs Begin
Written by Beckett Glass (News Editor) COVID-19 has put us out of classrooms since March 13. On Tuesday the 20th of April, Freshmen and Sixth graders returned to campus with the new hybrid schedule. This last Tuesday, the rest of the students have returned to campus for the first time in over a year. Both … More Vaccine Program for SLVHS – All Students Over 16 are Eligible
Written by Nolan Alisago (News Writer) Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all counts regarding his involvement in the murder of George Floyd. The guilty conviction has sparked celebration and relief across the nation, particularly in the federal government who feared another uprising if a not guilty verdict had been found. Derek Chauvin has … More Derek Chauvin Found Guilty on All Counts After the Murder of George Floyd
Written by Kaherdin Clohan Bonnet (News Writer) With the school’s new hybrid model that follows COVID guidelines in place, students are finally able to attend classes in person two days a week for the remaining six weeks of the school year. With students separated into two groups, Group A and Group B, dependent on their … More A Hybrid Version of In-Person Schooling has Finally Returned, After Over a Year
Written by Lucas Murawsky (News Writer) This past year we have only 50% of our normal rainfall in California. With summer around the corner, that leaves us with the possibility of a drought, along with water restrictions, and wildfire danger. According to the National Weather Service, this rainy season is the fourth driest on record. … More 85% Of California Is Now In A Severe Drought
Written by Angela Landes (News Writer) In the conclusion of a long court battle, the city of Santa Cruz has been given permission to evict the residents of San Lorenzo Park and to set up a managed camp nearby. Ever since November 2020, dozens of protesters have physically prevented police from evicting 200+ residents of … More Federal Judge Allows Camp Sweep & Set-Up of a City-Sanctioned Camp
Written by Skyler Shipp (News Writer) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many. Since March of 2020, our lives have been put on hold, and a lot of people have lost their jobs. The hospitality business has been especially hard hit by the pandemic, with California’s leisure and hospitality industry losing 576,600 jobs … More A Look into California’s Senate Bill 93
Written by Daniel Maloney (News Writer) Recently, the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has had reported cases of rare blood clots relating to the vaccine, occurring almost entirely in women under the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Because of this, the United States recommended a ‘pause’ on the use of … More The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine is Back for Use
Written by Quinn Bourret (News Writer) The United States has begun the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Earlier this month, President Biden announced the US would be leaving Afghanistan by September 11, exactly two decades after 9/11. If completed, the US’s longest war will come to a close. Afghanistan has been engulfed in a civil war since … More The U.S. Officially Begins Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Written by Konnor Long (News Writer) On April 17th, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, former Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully in his sleep that day. In the midst of a national lockdown, the palace disclosed that Philip had been hospitalized several times. Philip had long maintained his … More Former Duke of Edinburgh and the Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip Dies
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) With spring coming up, we are beginning to find ourselves with beautiful weather; however, some days may be too hot or maybe too cold. Whether or not you prefer hot or cold drinks, this recipe serves well in both categories. Matcha is a kind of finely ground tea that … More An Easy Recipe to Enjoy a Cup of Matcha Tea, Either hot or cold!
Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) As the wonderful holiday of Mothers Day approaches, there are plenty of things that you can do for your mom. Simple acts of kindness or sentimental gifts or just quality time, in general, can really make a day like this a thousand times better. There are plenty of things … More The History of Mother’s Day and how to Celebrate!
Written by Azella LaFever (Features Writer) Macaroni and cheese is a food that everyone in the family can enjoy and what’s best it is super easy to make. Everyone loves boxed macaroni and cheese but homemade macaroni and cheese takes it to another level, but be careful because once you try it you won’t want … More A Tasty Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe to try!
Written by Sam Hughes (Features Writer) The 1990s spawned many new bands in the brutal death metal scene. From New York to California, new sounds and styles of death that were progressively getting heavier, faster, and more technical were coming out. Today we will be taking a look at the top 10 brutal death metal … More The Top Ten Brutal Death Metal Albums, EPs, and Demos from the 1990s
Written by Natasha Gunion (Features Writer) Santa Cruz County consists of many phenomenal restaurants Including some that are open during the pandemic. Listed on multiple social media review sites, lay the most popular and highest-rated restaurants and dining places. Santa Cruz has a wide variety of places to eat at with a range of very … More Some Places to Eat Out at or Get Takeout From in Santa Cruz County
Written by Lucas Hede (Features Writer) Valorant is a free-to-play first-person shooter created by Riot Games. The initial release of this game in beta was huge. Twitch (a live streaming website) hosted drops for a code to unlock a game through watching people play. Valorant was getting several hundred thousand viewers on Twitch as well … More A Look into Valorant – a Free-To-Play Offense and Defense Game
Written by James Carlos (Features Writer) The original 1996 Space Jam was undoubtedly an iconic movie that blended both animation and live-action. Not to mention it starred the legendary Michael Jordan, the most famous basketball player of all time and possibly one of the most famous people to ever live. The film also featured the … More Lebron James to Star in a Looney Tunes Movie – Coming Soon
Written by Lio Rowan (Features Writer) The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is a romantic fantasy book set during the greek heroic age. We follow as the great demigod Achilles and the outcast Patroclus fall in love. After the former prince Patroclus is banished from his kingdom, he is sent to Achilles’ father’s kingdom. … More A Review of the novel “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller
Written by Ashli Trageser (Features Writer) If you’ve been on YouTube at all in the past year, chances are you’ve at least heard of Dream, which is one of the fastest-growing channels in the history of the platform. Dream is a 21-year-old American Minecraft YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers, 10 million of which he … More “Dream SMP” – A Fast Growing Minecraft Youtube Channel
Written by Carter Cox (Sports Editor) This year in the 2021 SLV football season, our San Lorenzo Valley Cougars finished the varsity season with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. The final game of the season was a blowout against the Harbor Pirates with the final score of SLV 40 and Harbor 8. … More San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Football Team Finishes up Their Season (3-1)
Written by Carter Cox (Sports Editor) Stephen Curry, the point guard for the Golden State Warriors, is now on an 11 game streak for consecutive 30 point games breaking Kobe Bryant’s record of ten games from a player older than 33. The streak began after the 2 time MVP took 5 games off due to … More The NBA Moves Towards the Playoffs
Written by Zane Krikke (Sports Writer) As the world of sports starts to return to normal we are fortunate enough to see our favorite sports and teams take back to their court/field to brawl with each other to claim that number 1 champion prize for their team and fellow fans. We had to put up … More An Update on the NHL’s 2020-21 Season
Written by Nolan Alisago (News Writer) The prosecution and defense have rested their cases as the trial of Derek Chauvin begins to wind down. So before closing arguments and sentencing, what has the prosecution and defense argued? Armed with extensive, gut-wrenching video footage, the prosecution has had an emotional strategy that relies on the empathy … More An Update on the Trial of Derek Chauvin
Written by Skylar Shipp (News Writer) The Newsom Recall will almost certainly be on the ballot this November. With recent polls putting Newsom’s approval rating below 50% for the first time (Forbes), it is evident that the recall effort must be taken seriously. The margins of the votes will no doubt be extremely influential in … More An Update on the Recall Governor Gavin Newsom Movement
Written by Lucas Murawsky (News Writer) The hate crimes around the world have gotten more and more deadly by the day. With all the hate crimes turning deadly the DOJ is trying to search out ways to punish those that commit a hate crime. The Department of Justice held a listening session on March 5th … More The DOJ Attempts to Find a way to Prosecute Hate Crimes