Singh Fosters Senior Citizen Connections

Gracie Woidat, News Editor

August 24, 2020

Sophomore Thomas Singh started “Our Civitas,” a program where volunteers connect with senior home residents over Zoom in order to foster a sense of community during the shelter-in-place order. According to Singh, the name...

Birthday Activities for Pandemic Protocols

Yasmine Chang, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

Celebrating a birthday while social distancing isn’t ideal, but as evidenced by a recent Covid outbreak as a result of a teen pool party, it is still necessary. Though physical celebratory gatherings should not be happening...

Controversial Social Pod Practice Eases Emotional Strain

Maggie Doolittle, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

While shelter-in-place restrictions have yet to be lifted in Contra Costa County, there are those who have begun the practice of “quaranteaming.” According to medical information site Healthline, a quaranteam is “a bubble...

Cheating Escalates during Distance Learning

Yasmine Chang, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

An epidemic of cheating has accompanied the Coronavirus pandemic. With teachers forced to deliver instruction and collect work over the internet, students have taken advantage. The inability of teachers and administrators to...

Resume Building Opportunities Still Available

Sheila Teker and Sheila Teker

May 26, 2020

As social-distancing measures continue, students have lost out on the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that are needed for college applications. With that in mind, La Puma has compiled a list of opportunities...

Pandemic Shifts Priorities for College Bound

Amanda Young, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend plans and create uncertainty, high school seniors making college decisions were especially impacted as they scrambled to put down tuition and boarding deposits before May 1. Speculation...

Stephens Wins Leadership Sponsored TikTok Competition

Jack Brunzel-Hardie, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

Junior Katie Stephens, in collaboration with her choral group, won the Leadership-sponsored TikTok competition that concluded on April 25. The competition consisted of 15 participants competing for votes in a bracket style...

Resume-Building Opportunities Diminish during Quarantine

Sheila Teker and Sheila Teker

May 20, 2020

With the shelter-in-place extending into summer and forecasts that COVID-19 will not be leaving anytime soon, many summer programs have been postponed until next year, while others are providing supplemental activities and instruction...

Home-Made Masks Protect Public

Jensen Rasmussen, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

The Broadway musical Annie popularized the phrase, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile,” but in the age of coronavirus, it seems that you are actually never fully dressed without a face mask. Since wearing a...