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
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
During the cold times of winter, hot drinks are something that are very popular. Whether it’s hot cocoa, tea, chai, mochas, or straight up coffee, the preferences of individuals determine what the industries will market. The pie chart indicates which hot beverage is most popular among SLV students this winter. According to the results, which … More Which warm beverages do SLV students prefer during the cold winter months?
A book called 1984 has risen into the bestselling charts of America once again. 1984 was written by George Orwell in 1949. In the book, 1984, Orwell writes about a futuristic society of which is always watching you. The main character, a man by the name of Winston Smith, hates the political system that is … More 1984 makes comeback in popularity in 2017
After this year’s controversial election came to an end in early November, political newcomer Donald J. Trump slid into victory. He surpassed Hillary Clinton, an experienced politician. This unexpected win came as a surprise to most students at SLVHS, and as one can see in the survey, most were not happy. Out of 194 responses, … More Student responses provide eloquent insight to the feelings of the nation’s youth, following Presidential election results
For the 89th Academy Awards (which took place on Sunday, February 26), a fantastic array of nominees set the stage for twenty-first century cinematography, offering no shortage of politically impactful and creative content. Who will win for each category this year? The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards always give those seeking early answers good insights. According … More The 2017 Oscar Line-Up is sure to please viewers
As I stepped into the body of the United Airlines airplane, I had to think to myself, “This will be fun. Something good will come of this. Everything will be okay.” I was not sure of this. I did not know, what with the newly elected president, if I would actually be able to have … More A student’s perspective on the Washington D.C. trip to witness Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March, and much more
Many incoming juniors and seniors, and even some sophomores, are having to decide whether or not they want to take on the challenge of an AP class. Even with the incentive of college credit and the admiration of their peers, most realize that these more advanced classes are formidable trials: college prep. AP classes, or … More What AP classes will be offered at SLVHS during the 2017-2018 school year?
Not interested in watching football? What if the players had tails and floppy ears? The Puppy Bowl is the television program to watch this Super Bowl Sunday. The Puppy Bowl is an event that takes place every year at the same time as the Super Bowl and airs on Animal Planet. There are twelve episodes. … More Team Fluff Runs off with the win in Puppy Bowl 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. can be remembered as the most relentless yet peaceful man who has ever laid foot on American ground. He woke not a single day in which he did not breathe in the pain and oppression of his fellow African Americans. Since the dawn of the American nation, a torture of sorts had … More A Voice To Be Heard: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.