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

Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams Struggle As Season Picks Up Speed

The San Lorenzo Valley High School varsity basketball team, coached by Stephen Johnson, has gone into the preseason badly by losing three games in a row. Meanwhile, the junior varsity team, coached by Damian Moore, has also started badly by losing two preseason games. The varsity team lost its first game, against Pajaro Valley, with … More Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball Teams Struggle As Season Picks Up Speed

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

Girls Basketball Stands Strong Against Watsonville

46 – 43 SLVHS junior varsity girls are looking very good starting their preseason with a win against Watsonville High school, by Tatyana Monroy making her two free throws and putting the team ahead by one point, then by Abby Lahey stealing the ball and passing it to Jadynne Swint with Jadynne doing a lay … More Girls Basketball Stands Strong Against Watsonville

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

FedEx Driver Delivers Lethal Punch

On September 26 in Portland Oregon, Timothy Warren, an African American man, was faced with extremely aggressive racial slurs from Joseph Magnuson. Warren was simply driving a FedEx vehicle delivering packages when he was yelled at by Magnuson for “driving too fast.” At first, Warren addressed the situation calmly; however tensions rose when Magnuson swung … More FedEx Driver Delivers Lethal Punch

Though Boldness and Daring of Girls Tennis has led to Injuries, Method also Wins Games

Even with recent injuries, Girls Tennis dominates the court. Recent weeks have brough trials and tribulations to the girls tennis team, with accidents harming two stellar players and pulling one out of matches entirely. Sarah Hanson dislocated her shoulder in the first few weeks, and Amayah Seedman injured her knee, and both of these players … More Though Boldness and Daring of Girls Tennis has led to Injuries, Method also Wins Games

Cougar Football: the Workouts may be Exhausting, but the Family is Worth it all

This month, both our varsity and junior varsity football teams had their homecoming games. Both of the teams were victorious, making for an excitement and joy filled Saturday. I was given the opportunity to interview several of the victors on what it’s like to be a football player; read ahead to find out what kind … More Cougar Football: the Workouts may be Exhausting, but the Family is Worth it all

Girls Golf is a Game of Focus; Mental Focus & Patience Leads to success

Get a change from the basic contact team sports, Girls Golf is ready and able for all kinds of players. The hustle and competition of many contact tactile sports are not for everyone, but is that a reason to deny sports completely? Of course not, and the alternatives available have enough merit and strategy to … More Girls Golf is a Game of Focus; Mental Focus & Patience Leads to success

Volleyball Shifts Lineup and Wins Despite Injuries; Attribute their Success to Team Chemistry

SLV cougar volleyball is continuing the second half of their volleyball season with five games left. All three teams have won 2 games and played 10.  The Cougars have had some hard battles against Harbor High and Scotts Valley. Varsity head coach Ms. Bauman says, “Our season is going well, but we are having a … More Volleyball Shifts Lineup and Wins Despite Injuries; Attribute their Success to Team Chemistry

Water Polo’s Undefeated Season builds to Possible Prospect of Being First in League

The water polo varsity boys team is undefeated in the league. San Lorenzo Valley High School has been gifted with around twenty-one very talented varsity players. The head coach being, Matt “Camo” Troxell, and the JV coach being, Julia Ayers. The boys varsity team having fourteen games this year and not  losing one yet goes … More Water Polo’s Undefeated Season builds to Possible Prospect of Being First in League

San Lorenzo Valley High School Student’s Favorite Horror Movies to Watch

The beloved holiday, Halloween, is quickly approaching. The need for the best horror movies has never been greater. Some horror movies that students at our school suggest for Halloween 2018 include: The Witch, The Conjuring, A Quiet Place, Hereditary, and Scream. Damian Cardenas, a freshman at SLV high school recommends the gothic film, Hereditary, “My … More San Lorenzo Valley High School Student’s Favorite Horror Movies to Watch

Quick and Easy Remedies to try This Fall Season to Help With Dry and Irritated Skin

Even if you despise door knockers and horror movies, it is hard to hate on Halloween because it offers the best excuse to go full-blown crazy with makeup. Whether you like creepy makeup with fake blood, pretty Halloween makeup, or to follow in the footsteps of celebrity Halloween costumes and pay tribute to your idol, … More Quick and Easy Remedies to try This Fall Season to Help With Dry and Irritated Skin

A Spooky Halloween Adventure for Everyone at Great America

Are you looking for something to do for this spooky season? Well, I highly suggest going to Great America’s Halloween Haunt. The whole park is transformed into a Halloween themed park with scary monsters and villains jumping out at you at every corner. The park has eight horror themed mazes such as Chaos House, Roadkill … More A Spooky Halloween Adventure for Everyone at Great America

A Look into ‘American Horror Story ‘ Season 8: Apocalypse

The eighth season of the Emmy award winning, anthology television series, American Horror Story, fires off with something all too realistically scary within the first fifteen minutes of the first episode of this season: Nuclear Warfare. Season 8, Apocalypse, is a crossover between the very popular seasons Murder House and Coven, which are seasons one … More A Look into ‘American Horror Story ‘ Season 8: Apocalypse

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

From Dancing to Football, SLVHS Students Celebrated Homecoming Week

Did you attend San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Homecoming game and dance? Homecoming is a tradition of welcoming back former students and members and celebrating the organization’s existence. It is traditional in the United States and Canada. Homecoming was invented 100 years ago at the University of Missouri-Columbia when an athletic director Chester Brewer urged … More From Dancing to Football, SLVHS Students Celebrated Homecoming Week

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

Rosenstein Faces Accusations Over Claims of White House Recordings

Rod Rosenstein may or may not be fired from office due to possible negligent behavior. Claims that Rod J. Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Trump in 2017 to expose the turmoil within the White House and invoke the 25th amendment have been going around for quite some time now. According to The New York Times, … More Rosenstein Faces Accusations Over Claims of White House Recordings

Living in Singapore for Reid Uncovered How Globalization can Decrease Culture

One of the hardest parts of re-entering American society was writing about the difficulties of entering American society. Two years ago I went to Singapore, a small city-state in Southeast Asia, and brought with me the idea that to travel meant a total change in everything, not only in the way one lived his everyday … More Living in Singapore for Reid Uncovered How Globalization can Decrease Culture

“America’s Father Figure” Bill Cosby Behind Bars After Assault Accusations

Did you know that 994 out of 1,000 sexual assault perpetrators walk free, without going to jail or prison? And out of that 1,000, only 57 reports lead to arrest, approximately, only 5.7%. On Tuesday, September 25th, Bill Cosby, formerly known as “America’s Father Figure”, was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison … More “America’s Father Figure” Bill Cosby Behind Bars After Assault Accusations

Superintendent Dr. Laurie Bruton and the Board of Trustees Denies Integrative Leadership Academy Charter School Petition

On May 30, 2018, an Integrative Leadership Academy charter school petition was submitted to the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees in an attempt to start a new charter school in Boulder Creek. Due to numerous deficiencies found by district staff, the petition was denied. The Integrative Leadership Academy ( I.L.A.) was … More Superintendent Dr. Laurie Bruton and the Board of Trustees Denies Integrative Leadership Academy Charter School Petition

Editorial: Trump Ridiculed at UN Meeting; UN’s Laughter Reminds of GOP Changes

The world has provided the proper reaction to President Trump’s buffoonery. On September 25, while addressing the United Nations about his administration’s accomplishments and the US’s plans for the future, the gathered world leaders laughed at his opening statement. After saying, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration … More Editorial: Trump Ridiculed at UN Meeting; UN’s Laughter Reminds of GOP Changes

Category Four Hurricane Florence Ravages North and South Carolina Coasts

“My family was in danger!” exclaimed a junior at San Lorenzo Valley High School. Hurricane warnings were issued September 4th as ferocious Hurricane Florence flew relentlessly toward the U.S. East Coast; The massive storm threatened record rains and historic flooding, causing more than 1 million people to flee the anticipated devastation. At 5 p.m. ET, … More Category Four Hurricane Florence Ravages North and South Carolina Coasts

Sexual Assault Victims Share their #WhyIdidn’tReport Stories on Twitter

Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, 1 out of every 6 women have been a victim of an attempted or committed rape in the United States. 1 in 10 rape victims will be men and while those numbers don’t seem very high, since 1998, 2.78 million men have been victims of attempted or … More Sexual Assault Victims Share their #WhyIdidn’tReport Stories on Twitter

Kavanaugh Sworn into the Supreme Court Despite Backlash in Light of Sexual Assault Claims

Now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has recently been dealing with an influx of sexual harassment and assault allegations from various women, as well as American citizens’ very mixed reactions to these allegations. In July, 2018, United States President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace recently retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the … More Kavanaugh Sworn into the Supreme Court Despite Backlash in Light of Sexual Assault Claims

Indonesian Teenager Survives 49 Days Adrift in the Pacific Ocean

An Indonesian teenager was rescued after 49 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, national media reported on Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, managed to survive by catching fish and drinking the water from his rain-soaked clothes. Aldi had described the time as “one of the loneliest jobs in the world,” as a lamp keeper for … More Indonesian Teenager Survives 49 Days Adrift in the Pacific Ocean

Kavanaugh Vs. Blasey Ford Hearings Put Country spotlight on Sexual Assault

The Ford and Kavanaugh hearing not only had an outcome that was surprising but it showed the country how seriously we take assault accusations. The hearing took place at Washington DC in one of the senate hearing rooms. Each person gave an opening statement. Ford and Kavanaugh were not together to talk in front of … More Kavanaugh Vs. Blasey Ford Hearings Put Country spotlight on Sexual Assault

Girls Tennis Adjusts to Increase of New Players; Veterans Give Advice

by Mira Wichelmann Girls tennis is adjusting to the many new players, and rearing up for a great year with new perspective and old experience. With a varied combination of both skilled players and a powerfully positive good attitude, they will be a foe to beat come first game. Eventually the competitive relationships between the … More Girls Tennis Adjusts to Increase of New Players; Veterans Give Advice

Coach Bauman Brings Hope for a Winning Season as Team Starts Year with a Win

by Emma Anderson With the start of a new year comes the start of a new girls volleyball season, and a new coach for the Varsity Volleyball team. They have a new coach this season, Aria Bauman. When asked about what they thought of the new head coach, an anonymous sophomore said, “Even though she … More Coach Bauman Brings Hope for a Winning Season as Team Starts Year with a Win

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

A Sneak Peek at the Toronto Film Festival

by Hannah Zolezzi The Toronto International Film Festival, a major event on the movie festival circuit, is underway. It’s facing some uncertainty now that Piers Handling has announced that he will end his 23-year run as chief executive and step down after next year. Mr. Handling brought the festival, commonly known as TIFF, into international … More A Sneak Peek at the Toronto Film Festival

Student Directed Play, “A Haunting We Will Go,” is on Track to be a Great Success

by Madison Reger A thrilling new production is coming to SLVHS this fall. “A Haunting We Will Go” directed by two of our seniors, Nick Payne and Jennifer Rodriguez, will be hitting the PAC October 26th. Student produced plays have had tremendous success over the years here at SLV, and this one is on track … More Student Directed Play, “A Haunting We Will Go,” is on Track to be a Great Success

Mueller Desperately Defending Manafort

by Olivia Lapioli Robert Muller, an attorney for Paul Manafort needs more time to review the fraud case. The case is unfolding as a “follow the money” chase in which prosecutors argue that Manafort’s desire of wealth financed by millions of dollars in profits from a once profiting business eventually exceeded his means. However Thomas … More Mueller Desperately Defending Manafort

New School Clocks at SLV Serve a Purpose Beyond Telling Time

by Amber Slaughter It is August 20 the first day of school, you walk into your first class and immediately look at the clock so you can see how much longer you have to be at school. Instead of seeing the old clocks you are surprised to see new digital clocks. Throughout the day you … More New School Clocks at SLV Serve a Purpose Beyond Telling Time

Students Walking Out Face Backlash, but Stand Strong for Peace

On March 14, thousands of students across the nation walked out of school for seventeen minutes to mourn for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and protest gun violence in schools. In response to this, FOX News anchor Tucker Carlson made the statement, “If they’re too young to buy guns, why should … More Students Walking Out Face Backlash, but Stand Strong for Peace

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Fired Over Twitter

On March 13th Rex Tillerson, the U.S Secretary of State, was fired by President Trump through the social network Twitter. Using his famed media account, Donald Trump announced this with a tweet stating “Mike Pompeo, Director of CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex … More Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Fired Over Twitter

Fans Eagerly Wait for Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of years of setup across multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks and will bring together the most iconic heroes from the last 10 years of movies to face one, all-powerful evil. Naturally, the process of making the movie has been complicated, and during a Q&A at a fan event, directors … More Fans Eagerly Wait for Avengers: Infinity War

Fallen Tree on SLV Elementary School Parking Lot

Early Wednesday during an onslaught of rain at the San Lorenzo Valley Tri-Campus, a large oak tree came crashing down onto numerous cars in the elementary school parking lot, leaving many of the staff and students shaken. Causing thousands of dollars in damage, the 50-year-old tree effectively created a fair amount of chaos for several … More Fallen Tree on SLV Elementary School Parking Lot

A Quiet Place – The Newest, and Most Quiet Horror Movie

If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you – that is the tagline for the new, upcoming thriller/horror movie, A Quiet Place, out in theatres on April 6th, 2018. Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who do not only play husband and wife in this film but are also married in reality. A Quiet … More A Quiet Place – The Newest, and Most Quiet Horror Movie

Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

Secretly-taken footage from a British investigative reporter shows Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that has had numerous high-profile clients, had suggested swaying elections by entrapping politicians with prostitution and bribery. The footage was released on March 19th and records hours of condemnatory dialogue between the journalist and Alexander Nix, who was chief executive of … More Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

Trump’s Brief Visit to California Triggers Protests

It is not a secret that President Donald Trump is not very popular among California citizens. California, a Democratic state, and the Republican President often seem to be on opposite sides of issues such as immigration laws and gun control. Trump and the people of California have not gotten a chance to be face to … More Trump’s Brief Visit to California Triggers Protests

Classic Movies are the Highest Grossing Films, with Black Panther Following Closely

Many people talk about how big movies are these days, and the income that they make, but they are nothing compared to the movies of older time. Since 1940, the famous and well-known movie Pinocchio has made a total of $1,386,198,614. However, that does not even make the top ten of the highest grossing films … More Classic Movies are the Highest Grossing Films, with Black Panther Following Closely

A PCS High School Girl is on her way to the Crossfit Games and a very bright future

Emma Spath is a fifteen-year old freshman who can deadlift two-hundred and fifteen pounds and back-squat two-hundred and five pounds. For the CrossFit games of 2018, she is ranked twenty-second out of 1,582 girls between the age of fourteen and fifteen worldwide. For Emma, however, it has never been about placing. “The placement is something … More A PCS High School Girl is on her way to the Crossfit Games and a very bright future