Recreational Reading Offers Intellectual Challenge, Escape

Sofia Blaj, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2020

Quarantine has students desperately bored. Rather than attempting diversion by rewatching a Netflix series for the umpteenth time, perhaps a better remedy might be to pick up that book that you’ve never really given a chance. Reading...

Outdoor Activities Critical for Physical, Emotional Health

Sofia Blaj, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2020

Quarantine has led to a new sort of normal: we wake up, do homework, then watch an incessant amount of Netflix. Our lives seem dependent on a screen, for both school and recreational activities. As a result, we have trapped ourselves...

Athletes Continue Training Independently

Sofia Blaj, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

While the Coronavirus pandemic has halted high school sports for the spring season, athletes are continuing to train, though in a modified fashion. Freshman Caroline McCool, a cross country runner and a track and field athlete,...

Sleep Vital for Teen Health

Sofia Blaj, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

Some students view quarantine as an opportunity to recover from the stresses of rising early. But as the months of social distancing continue, many have fallen into the harmful habit of staying up late watching Netflix. While...

Summer Fruit Flavors Pack Nutrient Punch

Sofia Blaj, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Summer is just around the corner, bringing warm weather and pool-side lounging, and of course, the need for refreshing snacks. But, in order to maintain our fit physiques during swim-wear season, these snacks need to be healthy....

Skipping Breakfast Increases Likelihood of Life-Long Health Problems

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

It's not unusual for students to rush off to school without much more in their stomach than half a granola bar or an undercooked piece of toast. According to a University of Minnesota study, approximately 60% of students skip...

O’Dowd Extends JV Lacrosse Losing Streak

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

With several players sidelines with injuries, the girls' junior varsity lacrosse team was beaten by Bishop O'Dowd on March 3 in Bob Wilson Stadium.  It was the 3rd consecutive loss for the team. The Cougars were up by 3 points...

More Modern Texts Engage Teen Readers

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

When I think about English, I imagine dull, boring, outdated texts. The many works of Shakespeare have been the cause of much distress in my life. The Great Gatsby, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Lord of the Flies have induced u...

Ethnic Studies Elective Debuts next Year

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Intro To Ethnic Studies will be a semester-long class offered next school year. After students expressed interest in the course during diversity meetings Leadership teacher Lindsay Webb-Peploe and counselor Patrick Turner led...

Driver’s License Ticket to Adulthood

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

When I was little, I could not wait to get my driver's license. It was the light at the end of the tunnel of childhood and signified the beginning of independence. But in Moraga, the number of newly-turned 16-year-olds rushing...

Survey System Effective Means for Informing Instructional Practices

Sofie Blaj, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

A teacher goes through a slideshow at lightning pace, and students are left lost and afraid to ask him to slow down. Another teacher has a group project that forces straight-A students to carry 4 to 5 other people, but the students...

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