Where to Eat in San Lorenzo Valley During COVID-19

Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) While some resturaunts offer only curbside pickup, some takeout, some delivery, it’s always nice to know what’s open. These are some of the many restaurants available in local areas like Ben Lomond, Felton, and Scotts Valley. To begin, here are some restaurants that offer ordinary takeout in our local … More Where to Eat in San Lorenzo Valley During COVID-19

Get Cozy with a Warm Drink at The White Raven

Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) Fall is now here which means we get to wear cozy sweaters and enjoy hot drinks. A particular popular drink during this time of year is the typical Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Starbucks is many people’s go-to place for a quick coffee drink, however, we cannot forget about … More Get Cozy with a Warm Drink at The White Raven

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

Easy-To-Make Holiday Treats for Everyone

Winter is an amazing time to start baking and having fun in the kitchen with family. There are all sorts of treats varying from peppermint hot cocoa, gingerbread, shortbread cookie, eggnog, and fudge. So many delicious ideas, there are two  different recipes in this article, one for Non-Alcoholic Eggnog and the other, Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Fudge. … More Easy-To-Make Holiday Treats for Everyone

Review of our Local Coffee Shops in the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley

Teenagers at SLV are living on coffee these days. With all those long nights studying and waking up early preparing for the day ahead. Coffee is a must for many students, so fellow students and I went to find out what truly is the best coffee shop around. We traveled from Felton to Scotts Valley, … More Review of our Local Coffee Shops in the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley

Simple and Easy At Home Dessert Recipes for Halloween

These recipes are super simple, fun, and easy! Recipes include Halloween Marshmallow Pops, Bloody Halloween S’mores, and Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, all Halloween themed due to the close proximity this holiday is. First,  the Marshmallow Pops, you will need, 12 large marshmallows, one 10-ounce bag of candy melts, an assortment of sprinkles, some lollipop … More Simple and Easy At Home Dessert Recipes for Halloween

Overview of San Lorenzo Valley Sushi Spots

by Atara Miller Finding the right restaurant can be difficult when taking environment, service, and quality into play. There is a popular, and growing demand for engquist sushi, as the food has increasingly become mainstream. Fortunately, here in San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley, there are no shortages of enticing sushi restaurants. Sushi restaurants in … More Overview of San Lorenzo Valley Sushi Spots

SLVHS Students Preparing for Battle in Candy Corn Wars

The Skeleton War, the memes, and now, the Candy Corn Wars. Candy corn factions have already been formed, and October 31st could turn into a full-on bloodbath as tensions between candy corn enthusiasts and anti-corners begin to escalate. Candy preference has always been a topic once the spooky month rolls around, with candy trades and … More SLVHS Students Preparing for Battle in Candy Corn Wars

 Pecan Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie: The Two Best Holiday Pies

It is October! We have entered Fall and this month was filled with many great changes and events including our beloved holiday Halloween. We are also approaching holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and what better way to celebrate these holidays than with pie! Some of the most common pies in the fall season include Pumpkin, … More  Pecan Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie: The Two Best Holiday Pies

Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies & Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls for Halloween Leisure

With Halloween coming around the corner, we need to start making fun and cute treats!  Here are some recipes you can use to spice up your Halloween, including the following recipes Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies treats, and finally Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls. Hope you enjoy! Creepy Cookiez By Pamela Shank … More Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies & Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls for Halloween Leisure

Is the cafeteria food getting worse at SLVHS?

Cafeteria food. Is it getting better or worse at SLVHS? Some say worse, and I would have to agree. The main concerns kids have are the food selections becoming worse in quality, and the portions getting smaller. Based on student responses, there are common favorite and least favorite options. The majority of students say that … More Is the cafeteria food getting worse at SLVHS?

The battle for the best sandwich in the Valley; Masood’s, New Leaf tops

Turkey Club? Yum! With lunch time at San Lorenzo Valley High being only 30 minutes long, food options may seem to be very limited; this month I explored where you could find the best sandwich, while still making it back in time for fifth or sixth period. To find this, I researched  restaurants I could … More The battle for the best sandwich in the Valley; Masood’s, New Leaf tops

Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets are open for a season of fresh food

The Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization that has been around since the Fall of 1990, right after the Loma Prieta earthquake. The earthquake devastated Northern California, and the SCCFM came together to sell local organic Farmer’s produce. Since then, the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Market has grown from a small gathering … More Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets are open for a season of fresh food

Don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Here’s two recipes to try!

Photo: marthastewart.com; seededatthetable.com Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun and lots of food. The only problem is what do you do with all the leftovers? The overwhelming amount of leftover turkey, stuffing, pie and mashed potatoes can be hard to look at without feeling wasteful. So here are two simple, short and helpful recipes … More Don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Here’s two recipes to try!

Adorable (and somewhat healthy) Halloween treats

Photo by skinnytaste.com Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes an appetite for adorable and spooky treats. “Boo”-nanas are both healthy and delicious, and the recipe is very simple and fun to make. These provide the perfect opportunity to get into the  Halloween spirit on with these cute banana ghosts covered in … More Adorable (and somewhat healthy) Halloween treats

This Asian green Bean salad recipe is a great lunch for hot days

This salad is a great go-to for a hot day. The light dressing is sure to add a lot of flavor to the crunchy green beans. With garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, and ginger, the sauce adds quite a kick. The pasta has the carbohydrates needed to fill you up. The cilantro and fresh vegetables provide … More This Asian green Bean salad recipe is a great lunch for hot days

Delicious and healthy Vietnamese sandwich recipe

Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich Any one of these delicious ingredients are sold at almost any supermarket. This sandwich is a simpler version of a Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich. However, you are not going to miss out on any of its delicious flavors. To be make this sandwich vegetarian or vegan, you can replace baked chicken with … More Delicious and healthy Vietnamese sandwich recipe

Recipe: Cornbread

Using local and in season ingredients can easily make or break any dish. In corn bread using real corn is a necessity to help make your cornbread the best on the block. For the month of April, corn is an in season vegetable along with many other things. This cornbread recipe is delicious and easy … More Recipe: Cornbread

Classic Valentines Day Butter Cookies

Valentine’s Day is a day full of love, candy and desserts. These butter cookies are wonderful for a Valentine’s Day dessert or anytime where you are feeling you want something sweet. These cookies make 3-4 dozen when using the original recipe and take about 30 minutes (including prep time). These butter cookies come from http://www.allrecipes.comMore Classic Valentines Day Butter Cookies

The Cremer House brings fine dining with folksy aesthetic to Felton

Driving through downtown Felton, it is hard to miss the newest restaurant in the valley.  After months of anticipation during the time that the building was being remodeled, The Cremer House recently opened on Wednesday, December 3rd.  Its first months have been an immense success, as one can easily perceive by the amount of activity … More The Cremer House brings fine dining with folksy aesthetic to Felton

What is Really in Your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?

As the leaves on the trees start slowly taking on a reddish hue, the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many people are drawn to the warmth of cozy coffee shops and the steamy drinks they serve. One iconic drink that reemerges in the fall is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, this year … More What is Really in Your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Stay safe this Halloween with these easy tips

Halloween has always been one of the most beloved American holidays, but today we are faced with the realization that it is not what it once was. Instead of a fun family experience, it can now lead to potentially dangerous situations. To stay safe this Halloween without compromising the enjoyment, you must beware of tricks … More Stay safe this Halloween with these easy tips

Music festival in Boulder Creek supported local students and artisans

The local art and wine festival in Boulder Creek benefitted local artists, musicians and even students. This Labor Day Weekend benefit was held to support Boulder Creek Elementary School’s Art Masterpiece program and the  I.O.O.F (Independent of Odd Fellows) scholarship; a scholarship for high school students. The I.O.O.F scholarship is a fund for qualified students … More Music festival in Boulder Creek supported local students and artisans

Blueberry and Cream Angel Food Cake recipe

Recipe: Blueberry and Cream Angel Food Cake Dessert If you find yourself craving a refreshing dessert this month, try making this easy blend of fresh fruit, cake, and creamy topping. This all comes together to make you a delicious parfait treat for you and your friends. Ingredients: 12 ounces frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons granulated sugar … More Blueberry and Cream Angel Food Cake recipe

Student’s favorite restaraunts in the area that you should check out.

Santa Cruz County offers its residents many diverse eating options. With so much variety we can overlook some of the best food in the county. Use these recommendations by SLV students to find your new favorite place to satisfy your hunger.   Best Coffeehouse: The White Raven Located in Downtown Felton, the White Raven has … More Student’s favorite restaraunts in the area that you should check out.