Racist Los Angeles Clippers Owner Chastised and Heavily Fine

You have to be stupid to insult the African American community if you own an NBA (National Basketball Association) team that has a majority of African American players. Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, apparently doesn’t understand hypocrisy and racism, which became evident as he was recorded making derogatory comments while having … More Racist Los Angeles Clippers Owner Chastised and Heavily Fine

5 SLV Students made it to the California State Science Fair

As member of the SLVHS community, we are not indifferent to hard work and success. Recently, five students in particular have experienced the payoff of hard work and the success that comes with it. The five students, Jurgen Prambs, Mikaela Slade, Lauren Smith, Connor Lydon, and Natalie Gallagher, all received invitations to the California State … More 5 SLV Students made it to the California State Science Fair

23 SLV ceramic students made it to the Santa Cruz Art League’s 59th annual High School Art Show

The SLV ceramics program has always been overwhelmingly popular. Students wake up early and drag themselves out of bed for zero period classes, or even spend time at lunch working on their creations, besides the usually-full regular period classes. Ceramics students at SLV tend to be extremely talented, which led many of them to participate … More 23 SLV ceramic students made it to the Santa Cruz Art League’s 59th annual High School Art Show

Steps to Decrease Vape Pen use is being put into action

Vape pens are a literal representation of what the name entails- they’re pens that heat a cartridge filled with purified cannabis oil and other smoke able substances, allowing users a discreet alternative to smoking a marijuana cigarette. The number of pot smokers has drastically increased over the past few years. According to the National Department … More Steps to Decrease Vape Pen use is being put into action

NEW AP Classes for Juniors and Seniors in the Year to Come

Welcome to SLV’s scrumptious buffet! We have entrees of all types, ranging from science to math to literature to music. Take anything you like, as long as you think you can fit it all in your stomach! Of course, there are those dishes you just have to try; you have not truly experienced this charming … More NEW AP Classes for Juniors and Seniors in the Year to Come

Unwelcome Guests Visit the School: Things You Need to Know

Recently, the San Lorenzo Valley campus has acquired some…unwelcome guests. It seems that a pack of wild coyotes has taken up residence within the borders of the school, and now roams the campus at night. The coyotes have already killed a number of small animals, including a cat and a deer, and they show no … More Unwelcome Guests Visit the School: Things You Need to Know

Contamination Leaks Lead to Undrinkable Water

On Thursday, January 9th, 300,000 West Virginians lost access to safe drinking water.  Their taps water were contaminated by a chemical that had leaked from storage containers owned by Freedom Industries, a company that produces chemicals for the mining, steel, and cement industries. This incident has sparked the public’s concern about drinking water safety and … More Contamination Leaks Lead to Undrinkable Water

The Movie depicting the Truth Behind Seaworld

Something seems fishy at SeaWorld parks, and it isn’t the marine life. The Blackfish documentary, released in July 2013 and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, has stirred up an immense amount of controversy regarding the treatment of killer whales and other marine animals at worldwide SeaWorld parks. This film follows the life of one of the … More The Movie depicting the Truth Behind Seaworld

Simple Prank Turned to Fireman Altercation

Done correctly, pranks can be exceptionally hilarious, but pranks done incorrectly can escalate into dangerous situations. This was exactly what the Felton and Ben Lomond Firefighters found out on the evening of December 6th after a prank had escalated quickly into a dispute. It started out as a harmless prank; multiple personal vehicles that belonged … More Simple Prank Turned to Fireman Altercation

An Ivy League School Fined for Animal Abuse

The U.S. Government has recently uncovered a series of careless incidents in the primate research department of Harvard University, and the esteemed college is now, quite literally, paying the price. After intensive government investigation, Harvard is being fined a grand total of $24,036 for eleven total violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which occurred between … More An Ivy League School Fined for Animal Abuse

A New Season for the SLV Wrestling Team

Starting the season fresh, and ready to win, the SLV Cougars Wrestling team is entering their first month of weekly tournaments. The first two tournaments of the season, The Peninsula Tournament and Harbor’s Frosh/Sophomore Tournament, were bravely fought on December 7th at Half Moon Bay and Harbor High by the wrestling teams freshman and sophomore … More A New Season for the SLV Wrestling Team

An Inside Look at Student Athlete Patrick Brooks

Patrick Brooks, age 17, is a dedicated and exemplary athlete; one of the few Varsity members of SLV Wrestling this year, he is doing his best to “finish strong no matter what happens or where [he] ends up, because once [he] starts something, [he] follows through until the end.” This is his fourth year of … More An Inside Look at Student Athlete Patrick Brooks

Crack Cocaine has made its way to the Mayor of Toronto

Is it possible for a mayor of a large metropolitan city to be caught smoking crack cocaine and not be embarrassed or apologetic?  Apparently so, Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, Canada reacted nonchalantly when a video was released of him smoking crack. The Toronto police department is in possession of the video and has … More Crack Cocaine has made its way to the Mayor of Toronto

Superintendent Haff retires after decades of work

Passion, determination and a love for education – these essential attributes are brought to mind when the name ‘Julie Haff’ enters the conversation. After 35 years of heading the school district, Julie Haff is now retiring as superintendent, leaving the school with a sense of hope for the future as well as sorrow at this … More Superintendent Haff retires after decades of work

The Girls Water Polo Team Finish up Another Season in the Pool

The varsity girls water polo team finalized their season this week with two away games against Santa Catalina and Santa Cruz High School. Against Santa Catalina, the girls suffered an unfortunate loss of 15-8 but went on to play a more successful match against Santa Cruz. The game featured a guest appearance from freshman Sara, … More The Girls Water Polo Team Finish up Another Season in the Pool

Religious Prayer Taken to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will soon be hearing a case, Greece v. Galloway, regarding the role of religion in government. Two women, one Jewish and the other atheist, took exception to Christian prayers being said at the beginning of town council meetings in Greece, New York. The case is being brought to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court … More Religious Prayer Taken to the Supreme Court

New Bill to Help the LGBTQ Alliance

Discrimination is an ugly word in today’s society. For most oppressed groups, there are laws in place to protect minorities from discrimination at work. Well, almost all minorities. Historically, the LGBTQ community has been denied the right of workplace equality. Now, a bill is travelling through Congress that aims to change all that. The federal Employee Non-Discrimination Act … More New Bill to Help the LGBTQ Alliance

Amazing Nazi Art Stockpile Found in Munich

The last place someone would expect to find $1.35 billion worth of art would be in a squalid apartment in Munich, Germany. Billions of dollars in art confiscated by Nazis sounds like a James Bond movie, but unlike the James Bond movies this story is fantastical and real. The story of the missing art began when Hitler rose … More Amazing Nazi Art Stockpile Found in Munich