It’s OK to Take Breaks during Pandemic

Jensen Rasmussen, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2020

Anyone who peruses the internet while in COVID-19-induced self-isolation is bound to stumble across people completing art projects, home improvements, and other activities that demonstrate productivity. Instagram, Twitter, and...

“Partial-Distance” Model Needed for Fall Courses

Mia Jay, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2020

When the Acalanes Union High School District switched to online learning on March 13, many students, myself included, thought we would likely return to campus following spring break. 10 weeks later, not only has the 2019-2020...

College Board Bungles AP Test Administration

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

May 26, 2020

This spring has been laden with nuances and online experiments to bring students their high school experience via screens, the most recent of these adjustments being the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP week was grueling enough...

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...

Too Much Freedom Leads to Laziness

Yasmine Chang, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2020

During quarantine, the temptation to hit the snooze button in the mornings is strong, and it’s even easier to put off school assignments, especially with so much unstructured time. Yet, this behavior, innocent as it may seem...

Dancers Deserve Respect Equal to Other Athletes

Jensen Rasmussen, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2020

Tutus, satin ribbons, rhinestones, and tiaras often come to mind when people think of dancers. For many, this is all that ballet represents, an activity for little girls. When asked to imagine an athlete, a ballerina twirling...

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...

Feelings Shift as School Closure Continues

Amanda Young, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2020

Distance learning is hard. Of course, nothing about living through a pandemic is easy. But, I will be the 1st to admit that the distance learning Campolindo students have been experiencing this past month is much more difficult...

Adding Quarter Grades to Transcripts Powerful Incentive

Sheila Teker, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2020

The end of the quarter is often met with indifference from students as these mid-semester grades are omitted from the transcripts that are provided to colleges during the application process. Quarter grades are currently nothing...

Shirking Social Distancing Endangers Everyone

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2020

Despite a state-mandated “shelter-in-place” order, some Lamorinda high schoolers think that in the midst of a global pandemic is a good time to rebel against authority. Going out with friends would have been considered...

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