Civil War continues to plague South Sudan; starvation rampant around the nation

Hunger, malnutrition, and famine keep coming in South Sudan with an inability to plant or harvest crops. Five million people are in need of help in South Sudan, according to the UN World Food Programme. People are forced to scavenge for food with not enough food deliveries to supply everyone. With a population of 11.3 … More Civil War continues to plague South Sudan; starvation rampant around the nation

Road Damage plagues winter in The Valley

“Our roadways have been pounded this winter by the severe weather conditions,” Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said, putting into quick words a summary of the drastic events that have taken a toll on San Lorenzo Valley this past winter. After a harrowing season, multiple mudslides, road closures, and power outages the citizens of San Lorenzo … More Road Damage plagues winter in The Valley

Controversy over Title IX and Transgender Bathroom usage under Trump Administration continues

Donald Trump’s administration on February 22nd withdrew former president Barack Obama’s era guidance on letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice.    Last May, the Obama administration sent what’s called a “Dear Colleague” letter to school districts. The letter made clear that the administration was interpreting Title IX, a law to stop discrimination … More Controversy over Title IX and Transgender Bathroom usage under Trump Administration continues

Donald Trump appoints climate change denier to EPA; considers cutting program

Donald Trump is no friend of climate change activists or climate scientists, but many have wondered whether his talk prior to the election would translate to action as president. He has outright denied that the increases in average temperature over the past century are the result of human activities, and instead insisted that they are a … More Donald Trump appoints climate change denier to EPA; considers cutting program

Cougar(s) found in Fall Creek raises concerns in SLVHS community

As this long winter begins to subside, it appears the forested mountains surrounding San Lorenzo Valley High School are beginning to awaken. On February 21, 2017, a parent living in the area behind SLV called into the middle school office and reported seeing a fairly large mountain lion in the woods behind the middle school. … More Cougar(s) found in Fall Creek raises concerns in SLVHS community

Lake Oroville spillage causes immense damage to Northern California

  With all of the rain that has hit California in the past few months, containing all of the water, through the use of dams and other resources, has been difficult for California workers. One of the biggest issues is Lake Oroville, which became so full that the dam gates were opened and the spillways … More Lake Oroville spillage causes immense damage to Northern California

“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

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