Early January storm pummels the Valley into submission, and students into their homes, for one last day of winter break

January started off with possibly the worst storm the Santa Cruz Mountains has seen in over 20 years. On Monday, January 2nd, Santa Cruz County residents were warned of an approaching storm. With light rain a few days prior, many had already prepared for power outages and other issues. After living in the mountains, most … More Early January storm pummels the Valley into submission, and students into their homes, for one last day of winter break

Diversity at the Oscars comes as welcome surprise to movie fans

In contrast to previous years’ Oscars, this year moviegoers are rejoicing for the large growth in black nominees after a 2 year drought known as #OscarsSoWhite. The past two years the Oscars have been on the receiving line of discontent with their choices of nominees, who have been prominently white. A “drought”, as some people … More Diversity at the Oscars comes as welcome surprise to movie fans

“Alternative Facts” Hit Hard at Trump’s Presidency

Previously known as lies, alternative facts have become widely popular throughout the United States in lieu of the recent presidential election. Although they are both undoubtedly lies, Alternative facts differ from typical lies by the addition of gaslighting the listener. The phrase “alternative facts” was coined by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during … More “Alternative Facts” Hit Hard at Trump’s Presidency

Storms wreck havoc on once drought-ridden Northern California

After years of a sustained drought, some of California’s strongest storms in years have moved into the state this winter. The Bay Area has experienced a particularly wet winter, but the Santa Cruz Mountains have likely been hit the hardest by all of the storms. Crews hired by Santa Cruz County on Friday scrambled to … More Storms wreck havoc on once drought-ridden Northern California

After a year of practice, SLVHS’s Surf Team is ready for competition

SLV Surf team has been shredding the waves for the whole year now. SLV surf team practices year round, and competes in surf competitions against Santa Cruz high schools. Just recently the SLV Surf team competed in a surf competition in Santa Cruz against opponents from across the area. The SLV surf team competes alongside … More After a year of practice, SLVHS’s Surf Team is ready for competition

President Trump and Executive orders: how the new administration uses them to their advantage

After a weekend of Inaugural extravaganzas, media altercations, and briefings, President Trump commenced his first business week by signing a series of executive orders that reveal the true victor of the 2016 election: big business. On Monday, the new president signed an order that will slash regulations drastically by attempting to retract two regulations for … More President Trump and Executive orders: how the new administration uses them to their advantage

SLV Changes WiFi Policy, Crushing Students Dreams

On Monday, January 6th, 2017, SLVHS students were surprised to find out that they could no longer access the school-wide wifi on their cell phones. Many students found that their phones could connect to the server, but would not open most apps, or found that their phones did not connect at all. Students then received … More SLV Changes WiFi Policy, Crushing Students Dreams

Boys Soccer is pushing hard in their 2016-2017 season

Everyone around the world loves soccer more than any other sport, and SLVHS makes sure to be involved with it. Many boys and girls enjoy running back and forth on a big field kicking the ball. For our school, although it might not be one of our most highlighted sports, is still important to recognize. … More Boys Soccer is pushing hard in their 2016-2017 season

Women’s March takes place across nation

“Not our president” signs wave proudly and determinedly in the stark breeze on January 21, 2017, as more than three million men and women from around the globe participate in this impactful movement against America’s current leader. It all started out with a facebook post, created just after Hillary Clinton’s defeat to Donald Trump in … More Women’s March takes place across nation

Supreme Court Welcomes Judge Neil Gorsuch to its Ranks

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, the forty-fifth president of the United States, on Friday, January 20, the country’s new president has already accomplished many of his Day One promises that he made throughout his campaign trail. Some of the executive changes that have been occurring include actions taken relating to the illegalization of abortion, … More Supreme Court Welcomes Judge Neil Gorsuch to its Ranks