Moraga Church Builds Tijuana Homes

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

June 12, 2014

Over spring break, nearly 200 students traveled to an area near Tijuana, Mexico, and spent the week building houses for families in need. The trip was organized through Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church (MVPC), who partnered...

Diversity Rocks BFD Festival

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

June 12, 2014

Live 105, a local radio station, hosted their 20th annual BFD music festival at the Shoreline Amphitheater on June 1. The sold-out festival featured performances from over 35 bands on 4 separate stages. The festival broke the re...

Del Valle Earns County Honor

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

May 23, 2014

Senior Candie Del Valle won the Student of Excellence award for her achievement in sport medicine. This award is presented annually by the Contra Costa County Occupational Program (CCCOP).  Sports Med teacher Ray Albiento no...

Skinny Sizing Morally Wrong

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

May 18, 2014

Brandy Melville, a popular clothing brand, features a laid-back California style and an infamous one-size-fits-most sizing method with most of its tops, skirts, and dresses. While Brandy Melville does feature sizes 00, 0, 1, ...

Choir Opens A’s Game

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

The concert choir  performed the National Anthem at an Oakland Athletics home game on April 21. This was the 2nd time that the concert choir has performed the National Anthem at an A's game.  The choir previously sang at an A...

Monterey Trip Challenges Gifted Learners

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014

32 juniors from the Acalanes School District spent three days in Monterey from Sunday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 4 as part of the Acalanes Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE) program. AGATE is a voluntary program available to juniors wh...

Conference Promotes Common Standards

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

Three members of the English Department, teachers Tom Duffy, Tina Mayer, and Anne Hebert, attend a Common Core Conference in Sacramento on March 27 and 28. “Mr. Duffy, Ms. Mayer, and Ms. Herbert expressed interest in going to ...

It’s Time to Legalize It

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014

A battle has been raging in America for almost 45 years: A war against drugs, started by President Nixon in 1971, who thought of drugs as “Public enemy number one.” This battle costs the U.S. an average of 50 billion dollar...

CASHEE Test Schedule New

Lauen Williams, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014

The CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) will be administered to sophomore students on February 4 and 5. This year, a new schedule is being introduced, giving freshmen, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to sleep in. I...

Holiday Food Drive Returns

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013

The annual food drive to benefit the Contra Costa food bank is planned to run December 9-19. The  food bank distributes the donated food to people living below the poverty line. The food drive, organized by the Leadership Class,...