An Overviw of the CZU Fires That Struck the Valley and Changed our Lives

Written by Tasia Lundberg (News Editor) Merely days before the start of school tragedy struck San Lorenzo Valley. Due to lighting, fires had been started, causing the valley to evacuate. The air was tainted with ash, as many were forced to choose items they wanted to save from the fire in a short period of … More An Overviw of the CZU Fires That Struck the Valley and Changed our Lives

Insights From the Valley’s Local Fire Chiefs About Fighting the CZU Fires

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) “It is very sobering, just the destruction and the power of it and how much worse it could have been. The flood of emotions, it left me with a rock in my stomach,” the words of a brave firefighter fighting the CZU fires. More than a thousand homes burned … More Insights From the Valley’s Local Fire Chiefs About Fighting the CZU Fires

‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Painted by Volunteers in Front of Santa Cruz City Hall

Written by Jill Miller (Editor-In-Chief) After months of protests and group meetings in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the city of Santa Cruz has finally been able to put out a permanent depiction of their support for Black lives and their promise to fight systematic racism. In downtown Santa Cruz a ‘Black Lives … More ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Painted by Volunteers in Front of Santa Cruz City Hall

Steven Carrillo Arrested for the Death of Santa Cruz Deputy Gutzwiller and Other Charges

Written by Tasia Lundberg (News Editor) In only an eight-day span, Steven Carrillo, who at the time was a  current Air Force Sergeant of the Travis Air Force Base and a resident of Ben Lomond, fatally shot a federal security officer David Underwood and wounded his partner.  Within a week, Carrillo ambushed a Santa Cruz … More Steven Carrillo Arrested for the Death of Santa Cruz Deputy Gutzwiller and Other Charges

How Students Volunteered After the Destruction of the CZU Fires

Written by Beckett Glass (News Editor) In the aftermath of the fires that ravaged our valley and that almost destroyed Boulder Creek ordinary people from all over the valley and county came and aided people whether it was helping with the animals at the Watsonville shelter or giving out food and water at the evacuation … More How Students Volunteered After the Destruction of the CZU Fires

What to Eat or Do in Santa Cruz and in the Valley During Quarantine

Written by Zachary Reaves (Features Editor) Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has been plaguing us for the last 6 months, many places have needed to close down due to the national quarantine. However, recently several local establishments have been reopened to some effect. Specifically, there are multiple restaurants, parks, and entertainment services that are … More What to Eat or Do in Santa Cruz and in the Valley During Quarantine

Movie Updates You May Have Missed During Quarantine

Written by Zachary Reaves (Features Editor) Since the last school year, there have been several big movie releases. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most if not all of the films released in this time have had to be released straight to home video or one of the many streaming services available online. Nonetheless, there has … More Movie Updates You May Have Missed During Quarantine

Potential Plans for a Return to School Next Fall

Written by Colleen Fitzpatrick (News Writer) With COVID-19 spreading from person to person like rapid-fire, many people are stuck wondering what it’s going to be like next school year. Many options have been thrown into the hat and there still aren’t any clear answers. One possible option is that freshmen and sophomores will go to … More Potential Plans for a Return to School Next Fall

White Supremacist Attack Leaves Country Shaken, 25-Year-Old Ahmaud Arbery Murdered

Written by Joaquin Cruz (News Writer) In recent news of racism in America, a new case of murder had popped up due to the widespread sharing of Ahmaud Arbery’s death video. On February 23rd, he was shot and killed by two white supremacist/racist men, while another had videotaped the event rather than helping.  Ahmaud Arbery, … More White Supremacist Attack Leaves Country Shaken, 25-Year-Old Ahmaud Arbery Murdered

Trump’s Reactions and Actions Combatting Coronavirus

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) Since early-mid march when the majority of states had begun locking-down to protect their citizens, President Trump held press conferences on the White House grounds. These conferences were meant to give information to the press for dissemination to the public, but, occasionally, they take a different turn. Tensions with … More Trump’s Reactions and Actions Combatting Coronavirus

Norma Corvey Testifies to Being Paid Amidst Abortion Access Movement

Written by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) Coronavirus has had a variety of negative impacts and has affected many people’s lives; It has shut down businesses and has had us all quarantined. But out of all the negative outcomes of Coronavirus, there is a significantly good outcome. Since the Coronavirus has put factories and businesses out … More Norma Corvey Testifies to Being Paid Amidst Abortion Access Movement

Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown, Carbon Dioxide Decreases

Written by Kayla White (News Writer) Coronavirus has had a variety of negative impacts and has affected many people’s lives; It has shut down businesses and has had us all quarantined. But out of all the negative outcomes of Coronavirus, there is a significantly good outcome. Since the Coronavirus has put factories and businesses out … More Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown, Carbon Dioxide Decreases

Where the 2020 Presidential Race Stands Now

Written by Pablo Reid (News Writer) Now that both presidential primaries are effectively over, Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be the presidential candidates in the 2020 election, which will take place on November 3rd, if everything goes right. Both candidates have the majority of their party’s support, but the year has not been easy: … More Where the 2020 Presidential Race Stands Now

The Final Episodes of the Documentary, The Last Dance Brings it all Together

Written by Braidan Lewis (Features Writer) Watching The Last Dance episodes nine & ten was a surreal moment for me, going into it felt like how the Bulls did going into that final season, you knew it was going to be over after this. Knowing this though didn’t make it any less entertaining, but in … More The Final Episodes of the Documentary, The Last Dance Brings it all Together

Mother’s Day was a Little Different This Year With our County Sheltering-in-Place

Written by Micah Jewell (Features Writer) On September 10, 2020, we gave love and affection, honoring all of the mother figures in our lives, by showing how much we care about them. Although it is disappointing that this year’s Mothers Day was spent under quarantine regulations, we hope that it was still enjoyable and special. … More Mother’s Day was a Little Different This Year With our County Sheltering-in-Place

A Couple fun and Different Ways to Workout and Keep Yourself Healthy

Written by Natalie Hunter (Features Writer) We’ve been in quarantine for almost three months now and most of us eating junk food and binge-watching Netflix, but now summer is just around the corner! Although we still most likely will not be able to enjoy many outdoor summer activities as usual, now is the perfect time … More A Couple fun and Different Ways to Workout and Keep Yourself Healthy

How People are Planning to Spend Their Summer Despite Being in Quarantine

Written by Sierra Mattair (Features Writer) Summer of 2020 is just around the corner and despite COVID-19 and the quarantine it brought with it students at SLVHS are very excited for this summer. Although we may still be social distancing, many people still have ideas of what they can do to make the most out … More How People are Planning to Spend Their Summer Despite Being in Quarantine

The Popular new hit Series, Outer Banks Keeps you on Your Toes With all the Action

Written by Sierra Bullock (Features Writer) Surviving this quarantine must be hard for everyone. This is a difficult time and lots of people are struggling with finding what to do to keep themselves busy during these tough times. A big one that I’m sure everyone has resorted to is watching shows and movies. There must … More The Popular new hit Series, Outer Banks Keeps you on Your Toes With all the Action

A Review: The Movie, Scoob! Gets Added to the Classic Scooby-Doo Series

Written by Zach Reaves (Features Writer) As kids, almost everyone had at least one or two cartoons that they watched and loved. Fans of the classic Hanna-Barbera series Scooby-Doo were pleased to hear that the series would be getting a new animated film adaptation this Spring. Scoob! was released on May 25, 2020 with a … More A Review: The Movie, Scoob! Gets Added to the Classic Scooby-Doo Series

A Perfect Sweet Treat to Make at Home as it Gets Hotter and Hotter

Written by Cherise Gombatz (Features Writer) Ice cream is actually super easy and there are many different ways and flavors to make. The first way is the “two ingredient method.”  All you need is two cups of chilled heavy cream and one can of sweetened condensed milk, you can also add different flavors of extract … More A Perfect Sweet Treat to Make at Home as it Gets Hotter and Hotter

What SLVHS Will be Doing For the 2020/2021 Sports Season is Uncertain

Written by Kaylah Perez and Ryan Hodge (Sports Writers) The 2019/20 school year at San Lorenzo Valley High School is starting to wrap up, and now we are talking about potential changes for the upcoming year. It may be very different than usual, but we can get through it together! With everything going on around … More What SLVHS Will be Doing For the 2020/2021 Sports Season is Uncertain

SLV Students Discuss Losing the Latest Sports Season due to Coronavirus

Written by Madison Reger (Sports Writer) Without the interruption of COVID-19, our varsity girls and boys basketball and soccer teams, wrestling, surfing team, were able to complete their seasons as normal. As COVID-19 played a big part in canceling softball, baseball, and other spring sports, I wanted to ask how it felt for teams to … More SLV Students Discuss Losing the Latest Sports Season due to Coronavirus

Small Businesses Needing to get Bank Loans to Help During This Time

Written by Kayla White (News Writer) Due to the impact of COVID-19, small businesses are having a difficult time trying to make enough money to stay in afloat, financially. Many of these businesses are being forced to close because they’re “non-essential”, and the businesses that are still open are only making a fraction of their … More Small Businesses Needing to get Bank Loans to Help During This Time

Santa Cruz Limits the Time and What you can do on the Beaches for Locals

Written by Dean Ricigliano (News Writer) Quarantine life has been the normal for about two months now, a lot has changed yet some places are beginning to ease up on the tightness of social distancing. We were in complete lockdown during the beginning of quarantine. Now, authorities are beginning to let people out under certain … More Santa Cruz Limits the Time and What you can do on the Beaches for Locals

Canada Bans All Assault Weapons After one of the Deadliest Shootings in its History

Written by Joaquin Cruz (News Writer) Recently as of April 18th, Nova Scotia, Canada went through one of the deadliest shootings in its modern history, with a death toll of twenty-two from a fourteen-hour long rampage, and soon after all assault-style weapons were banned. Starting on Saturday, the gunman (fifty-one-year-old Gabriel Wortman), had begun the … More Canada Bans All Assault Weapons After one of the Deadliest Shootings in its History

President Trump is Called out After his “Sarcastic” Comment on how to Cure COVID-19

Written by Colleen FitzPatrick (News Writer) President Trump has been under fire recently for suggesting that scientists should test whether disinfectants, such as bleach, could be injected inside the human body to fight the coronavirus. He claimed that he had said sarcastically, however spurred doctors to state that ingesting or injecting disinfectants are highly toxic … More President Trump is Called out After his “Sarcastic” Comment on how to Cure COVID-19

Scientists Working Very Hard to try and Find Cures as Soon as Possible for COVID-19

Written by Trinity Torgerson (News Writer) Many possible vaccines, antibodies and drugs are being researched into a possible cure for the coronavirus. No specific treatment has been confirmed to cure COVID-19 but many have become possible treatments for the future. In early April when the virus was found in China, an international group of scientists … More Scientists Working Very Hard to try and Find Cures as Soon as Possible for COVID-19

How San Lorenzo Food for Families is Helping the Valley Greatly During These Times

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) “Stronger Together!” Is the battle cry of the San Lorenzo Food for Families (SLVFF). For the past weeks on Wednesday evenings at seven, Mr. Lahey has been hosting a Facebook fundraiser for SLVFFF, it is a video compilation of songs from bands who are local and from around the … More How San Lorenzo Food for Families is Helping the Valley Greatly During These Times

Some Sweet Things to Make That Will Remind you of Summer

Written by Cherise Gombatz (Features Writer) During quarantine we are all learning new recipes. These recipes are both very easy and very tasty. Both recipes are very flexible and super fun for groups or just for you! Since summer is coming up I decided to choose a classic summer favorite but quicker and easier to … More Some Sweet Things to Make That Will Remind you of Summer

A Series About Michael Jordan is Named the Most Popular Documentary

Written by Braidan Lewis (Features Writer) The Last Dance documentary recounting the Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls just passed another Netflix original “Tiger King” as the most popular documentary of 2020. Every episode is different and presents something capturing right off the start, as the beginning of episode five when we see a … More A Series About Michael Jordan is Named the Most Popular Documentary

Drake’s Newest Album, Dark Lane Demo Tapes Drops

Written by Micah Jewell (Features Writer) Imagine dropping an album and within the first twenty-four hours, almost all of the fourteen songs that are on the album are on the Billboard Hot 100. This is no one other than Drake who is no stranger to the rap game with multiple platinum projects and holding the … More Drake’s Newest Album, Dark Lane Demo Tapes Drops

Books to Check out if You’re in Need of Something new to Read

Written by Natalie Hunter (Features Writer) Two months into quarantine and you’re probably already running out of things to do. You have probably already binge watched at least ten shows on Netflix, spent at least twenty hours on TikTok, tried at least one new recipe, and started at least one new art project. But what … More Books to Check out if You’re in Need of Something new to Read

The Popular Chloe Ting Online Workouts That People are Loving During Quarantine

Written by Sierra Mattair and Sierra Bullock (Features Writers) The shelter-in-place restrictions have changed the lives of many people.  Being active is very good for your physical and mental health, but for many people, it has been very difficult to stay active and keep in shape during this time in quarantine due to sports being … More The Popular Chloe Ting Online Workouts That People are Loving During Quarantine

Want a way to Watch Plays at Home? Check out The Drama Online Library

Written by Charlotte Gunion (Features Writer) Are you bored in quarantine and searching for new sources of entertainment? Are you interested in streaming plays right in front of you? If so, keep reading! The Drama Online Library is an incredible website that we all have access to! This website provides hundreds of plays that are … More Want a way to Watch Plays at Home? Check out The Drama Online Library

Update on NHL Season

Written by Carlton Gilbert and Rider Moore (Sports Writers) With the Coronavirus happening right now, lots of people are wondering what will happen to sports. Lots of seasons ended early this year with the hope they will return soon. People are wondering when it will come back and what changes will they make when they … More Update on NHL Season

Jobs Plummet Amidst Continued Economic Halt

Written by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) Just before the pandemic hit, we’d get 200,000 to 215,000 new unemployment claims every week, on average. Since mid-March, it’s been 20 to 30 times higher than that 16.9 million people have filed jobless claims since layoffs and shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading nationwide. Nearly one … More Jobs Plummet Amidst Continued Economic Halt

Trump Administration Grading Counties Based on Risk of Coronavirus

Written by Trinity Torgerson (News Writer) Counties all over the U.S. are following the rules given to help end the spread of the coronavirus, although some struggle more than others. The rules include taking part in social distancing, washing your hands, covering your cough, and calling if you’re sick. Trump has put up a grading … More Trump Administration Grading Counties Based on Risk of Coronavirus

ACT and SAT Exams Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Written by Tasia Lundburg (News Writer) Even though coronavirus seems to have taken everything away from the current senior classes such as prom, graduation, and overall any end of the school year event, however, just because one class is cursed with the worse of corona does not mean all classes are not affected. Because of … More ACT and SAT Exams Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

Santa Cruz Parks Re-opening After Spring Break Lockdown

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) “I have three young kids, and I have no intention of taking them to a playground during a pandemic, I certainly want to be able to take them to the forest and beach and let them run around.” This is said by Mr. Conger, an English teacher at SLVHS. … More Santa Cruz Parks Re-opening After Spring Break Lockdown

Changes for Local Nursing Homes During Corona Shutdown

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) In Santa Cruz County, there have been several cases of coronavirus but being home to several senior homes there has been a lot of success in ensuring the safety of the residents. At one senior home in Aptos, there has been a good amount of success.  Across the country, … More Changes for Local Nursing Homes During Corona Shutdown