Wireless World Causing Serious Health Consequences

Kylie Choi, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

It's impossible to go through a school day without seeing students talking with phones glued to their ears or listening to bad rap music on their AirPods. "I use AirPods for nearly everything on my phone. Even when I'm not...

School Closure Amplifies Importance of Hobbies

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2020

I thought that Moraga couldn't get more boring. I was wrong. It's only been 6 days since the Governing Board voted to close the schools of the Acalanes Union High School District, and I've already exhausted every app on my...

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...

Keep Calm, Don’t Carry on: Sick Kids Should Stay Home

Nicole Kennedy, Opinion Editor

March 12, 2020

Illness spreads on campus like wildfire on a California hillside. It's hard to find a class period without a kid sniffling, coughing into an elbow, or stumbling for the Kleenex box. Schools are notorious hotspots for germs; corralling...

Mockingbird Study Must Address Problematic Depictions

Mindy Luo, Visual Media Editor

March 10, 2020

Few Americans leave high school without having read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird; Campolindo graduates are no different. Considered provocative, the novel continues to be a mainstay in the English 1 curriculum. Set in 193...

Authentic Individuality Key to Contentment

Jensen Rasmussen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

While Campolindo is not a private institution, its students exhibit a level of uniformity in appearance associated with the typical Catholic school. There may not be a designated school uniform, but most girls can be spotted sporting...

Letter From the Adviser: An Apology

Charles Woolridge, La Puma Adviser

February 26, 2020

On Friday, February 21, the La Puma staff recalled its print issue as a result of an insensitive headline chosen to accompany its cover photograph. As the adviser of the Campolindo journalism program and staff member responsi...

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When I think about English, I imagine dull, boring, outdated texts.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...

Consumer Culture Corrupts Valentine’s Day

Jessica Rosiak, News Editor

February 19, 2020

It's a sad reality that what was a romantic event for couples has been traded for stressful evenings of online shopping. Much like the demise of Christmas, Valentine's Day has been wrecked by materialism. Rather than exchanging...

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...