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

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

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

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

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

Abortion Deemed “Medically Unnecessary” in Several States Due to Coronavirus Lockdown

Written by Joaquin Cruz (News Writer) Almost a week ago on March 22nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott had declared that any “medically unnecessary” procedures during the pandemic, specifically being a note towards abortion, would be halted until further notice, and for time being the order is set to expire by April 21st. It was also … More Abortion Deemed “Medically Unnecessary” in Several States Due to Coronavirus Lockdown

Government Rolls Out 2 Trillion Dollar Relief Package

Written by Tasia Lundberg (News Writer) Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, many businesses are shutting down either temporarily or for good, which has caused many people to lose their jobs. The Senate in an effort to combat the economic crisis passed the CARES Act, with President Trump’s signature of approval. This act has been … More Government Rolls Out 2 Trillion Dollar Relief Package

Hospitals Battle To Work Around Limited Supplies During Corona Crisis

Written by Trinity Torgersen (News Writer) Hospitals around the world struggle to meet ends meet as they run short on supplies from masks to respirators. As people become more aware of the virus, materials like masks, gowns, ventilators, and even staff become more and more scarce. Although, they find ways to work in the conditions … More Hospitals Battle To Work Around Limited Supplies During Corona Crisis

Local Economy Comes Together in Support During Coronavirus Shutdown

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) “We truly feel like a valued member of this strong community and we are feeling the love.” The owner of Mission Hill Creamery said talking about a local fundraiser run by the local non-profit Santa Cruz Works called Ride Out The Wave, during this crisis, the local economy in … More Local Economy Comes Together in Support During Coronavirus Shutdown

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Biden Spring Up During Election Season

Written by Colleen Fitzpatrick (News Writer) Joe Biden, who is currently running for president, has had former Senate aide Tara Reade make an allegation of sexual assault against him. Last year she accused him of inappropriate touching. Reade briefly worked as a staff assistant in Biden’s Senate office. This is not the only accusation that … More Sexual Assault Allegations Against Biden Spring Up During Election Season

Measure S Information

Written by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) School districts use bonds to borrow money to pay for expensive short-term projects. Bonds are usually used to fund capital improvement projects like updating the heating system in a high school or building a new gymnasium. Under the California Constitution, school districts may issue bonds if approved by at … More Measure S Information

Corona Lockdown Sweeps Santa Cruz County, SLV Campuses

Written by Tasia Lundberg (News Writer) The pandemic has spread. Schools are being shut down, and classes have become digital. “Social Distancing” is the new norm. Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus has completely taken over people’s lives.   The county decided the best way to prevent the spread of the outbreak was to shut down … More Corona Lockdown Sweeps Santa Cruz County, SLV Campuses

Measure S Passes with 55.12%; SLVUSD to Use $75 Million Dollars for Repairs and Improvements

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) Measure S passed with 55.12%, and SLVUSD will now receive $75,000,000 dollars in bonds. The bonds will be used for infrastructure upgrades, including: Parking Lot expansion and installation of solar panels for energy efficiency and air conditioning in every school (SLVUSD).  Sophomore Jack McCork commented about Measure S: “I … More Measure S Passes with 55.12%; SLVUSD to Use $75 Million Dollars for Repairs and Improvements

Rich and Famous Take Testing Priority Over General Public

Written by Kayla White (News Writer) The Coronavirus is exponentially spreading every day, with more and more people showing symptoms. The US is experiencing a shortage of tests, meaning that any tests that are given to the 1% reduce the access for those who are actually symptomatic. The rich and famous are a major part … More Rich and Famous Take Testing Priority Over General Public

Newsom Orders that California Residents must Shelter in Place

Written by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) As of March 18th, 2020, Santa Cruz County has been ordered to stay home to prevent the spread of the known COVID-19 virus. The shelter in place requires citizens to stay at home and only go out if they really need to. The order is a  legal order issued … More Newsom Orders that California Residents must Shelter in Place

Positive Changes Resulting from Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide

Written by Trinity Torgersen (News Writer) The coronavirus outbreak has forced thousands of people to be quarantined in their own homes. This has caused pollution to decrease, and the animal population to return to visible surroundings. The reason that pollution has begun to have a significant decrease is due to the fact that the virus … More Positive Changes Resulting from Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Proposal Passes in the House, becomes law

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) The ambulance races up the streets that have been deserted for weeks because of residents in self-isolation, the ambulance comes to an immediate stop in front of a house that belongs to an elderly man. Unfortunately, he had begun exhibiting severe symptoms of COVID-19 and needed to be hospitalized … More Families First Coronavirus Response Act Proposal Passes in the House, becomes law

U.S. Government Proposes Direct Payment Stimulus in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by Colleen Fitzpatrick (News Writer) Due to the coronavirus, businesses have been suffering all around the nation. A deal has been reached for a 2-trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. It is the largest bill in U.S. history. That title comes with a price tag, however- the number is equivalent to 9% of the nation’s gross … More U.S. Government Proposes Direct Payment Stimulus in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Virginia Senator Profits From Early Knowledge of Coronavirus

Written by Dean Ricigliano (News Writer) The coronavirus is an international life-threatening crisis and reliable information on the topic is hard to come across. It should be the government’s duty to inform the public and keep us safe but that’s where Senator Richard Burr of Virginia went wrong. Senator Burr decided to resign from office … More Virginia Senator Profits From Early Knowledge of Coronavirus

Biden Pulls Ahead of Sanders in Super Tuesday

Written by Pablo Reid Super Tuesday is one of the biggest days in the presidential primaries. Fourteen states, including California and Texas, vote on who they want to nominate. The results of the vote are important enough to either sink a campaign or, uplift it– and that is exactly what has happened to Joe Biden’s … More Biden Pulls Ahead of Sanders in Super Tuesday

Controversy Erupts Over Trump’s Recent Pardons and Purges

Story by Michelle Hunter (News Writer) President Donald Trump has recently been in the news for purging office officials and for pardoning criminals. Rumor has it that Trump is merely purging officials to sate his anger at those who may have crossed him.  According to Axios, John Mcentee, who leads the White House Presidential Personnel, … More Controversy Erupts Over Trump’s Recent Pardons and Purges

Debate Over Tesla Crash Questions Companies Autopilot Feature

Story by Trinity Torgerson (News Writer) The National Transport Safety Board met on February 25th in Washington, D.C. to discuss the ruling on the crash in 2018 caused by a Tesla Model X on autopilot, which veered over into the center divider causing the death of Walter Huang. After two years the NTSB still continues … More Debate Over Tesla Crash Questions Companies Autopilot Feature

Putin Sends Promise of Endorsement to Trump and Sanders

Story by Joaquin Cruz (News Writer) Recently in political news, Putin gave a personal message to Donald Trump stating that he’d make an endorsement to him, as well as Bernie Sanders. In this case, people are beginning and will worry about this message due to the 2016 presidential election in which the public, as well … More Putin Sends Promise of Endorsement to Trump and Sanders

Weinstein Sentenced to Prison for Twenty-Nine Years Minimum

Story by Colleen Fitzpatrick (News Writer) On February 24th, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of 2 out of 5 felonies in New York. Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer who founded the entertainment company Miramax with his Brother. Miramax has put out such movies as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. In October of … More Weinstein Sentenced to Prison for Twenty-Nine Years Minimum

Tennesse Begins Training Youth on How to Reverse Overdoses

Story by Kayla White (News Writer) Tennessee County health officials have been teaching children as young as six to reverse overdoses. 600 children in Tennessee have received Narcan training in their after school programs for the past three years. Some of the children have given out seventy doses of Narcan at community events.  Narcan or … More Tennesse Begins Training Youth on How to Reverse Overdoses

Bernie Sanders Promises Increases in Available Child Care

Story by Dean Ricigliano (News Writer) Countries all over the globe consider our youth as a valuable and important resource and that’s why they invest in a better pre-kindergarten program and free child care. The young children are our future and an educated now means a better future and that’s why Senator Bernie Sanders is … More Bernie Sanders Promises Increases in Available Child Care

California Counties Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

Story by Tasia Lundberg (News Writer) People old and young are sick, schools are closing, the population is slowly declining. Globally 98,090 are confirmed to be infected while there is a total of 3,198 deaths. What is causing this sickness and why? This is no illness coming out of a horror movie, this outbreak is … More California Counties Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist, Murdered in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Just several weeks ago, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi was brutally tortured and dismembered alive while at a consulate in Saudi Arabia. At the moment, Saudi Arabia admits the reporter’s death, but claims that he died in a “fist fight”. Apparently, Saudi Arabia has been purging senior officials in order to protect the crown prince. … More Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist, Murdered in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Migrant Caravan Seeking U.S. Asylum Received with Hostility

One of the most controversial topics in American today is immigration; with a caravan of migrants coming from Honduras, Tijuana and Mexicali, tension on the topic is at its peak. More than 7,000 central American migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border with hopes of settling in the US. US officials have warned the caravan … More Migrant Caravan Seeking U.S. Asylum Received with Hostility

After November Rampage, Camp Fire Leaves Thousands of Acres Devastated and 85 Dead

The Camp Fire, which caused incredible destruction throughout November, is now 100% contained, and the number of missing persons has dropped to 25. The fire, now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, torched 153,336 square acres, burned the town of Paradise to the ground, killed at least 85 people, and turned 13,000 … More After November Rampage, Camp Fire Leaves Thousands of Acres Devastated and 85 Dead

Shooting in Thousand Oaks Leaves Twelve Dead, Thousands Mourning

Did you know that there have been over 300 mass shootings across the country in this year alone? There have been a total of 307 mass shootings of 2018, many of these incidences having an average of five to six deaths; however, the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California was recorded as the deadliest … More Shooting in Thousand Oaks Leaves Twelve Dead, Thousands Mourning

43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

An announcement for an investigation was made on November 20 by The Food and Drug Administration of a multiple state outbreak of the E. coli illnesses, that was most likely linked to romaine lettuce. After Canada’s similar situation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and The Public Health Agency of Canada also started investigating the same … More 43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

Police Change Explanation Again, After Shooting and Killing an Innocent Man They Believed to be an Active Shooter

On Thanksgiving night, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr was shot to death by a Hoover police officer working security at an Alabama mall. On Thanksgiving night, at 9:52 p.m. police officers received a report of gunshots being fired on the second floor of the mall. Police officers responded and found an eighteen year old man and … More Police Change Explanation Again, After Shooting and Killing an Innocent Man They Believed to be an Active Shooter

Ivanka Trump Found to Have Used Private Account for Government Emails

In Mid November, it came to light that in 2017, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, sent out hundreds of emails containing government information using her personal email account. These emails were all sent through an account that she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner. Last year it was reported that he also had … More Ivanka Trump Found to Have Used Private Account for Government Emails

Michael Cohen Pleas Guilty to Lying to Congress

On Thursday, November 29, Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate project taken on by Trump and his company whilst he was solidifying the 2016 GOP nomination. In a lengthy filing, prosecutors went over a number of lies that Cohen admitted to … More Michael Cohen Pleas Guilty to Lying to Congress