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Student-led nonprofits sell hand-made goods as quarantine continues

January 20, 2021

Dougherty student-led non-profit businesses have been selling clothing and other hand-made products online during quarantine to donate to charitable organizations that tackle the world’s most pressing...

SAT cancellations raise questions about the future of standardized testing

Due to COVID-19, SAT testing sites have been forced to cancel tens of thousands of tests, sparking discussions about the future of standardized tests in the college admissions process.
January 20, 2021

Update: The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that it will no longer be offering the SAT subject tests or optional essays in order to “simplify demands on students.”   After the COVID-19...

Contra Costa County’s second lockdown may threaten small businesses

Due to the second lockdown, gyms were required to move business outdoors, resulting in more difficulties.
December 20, 2020

On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, Contra Costa County began their second lockdown which will last till Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The new lockdown brings a sense of déjà vu - there are mask mandates in every corner,...

#EndSARS Protests in Nigeria usher in a new era of police accountability

Recent protests in Nigeria have brought the issue of police accountability to the forefront of a social movement named, #EndSARS
December 8, 2020

On Oct. 3, a video circulated on Twitter, and eventually became viral, of a young Nigerian man being brutally shot by a SARS officer. Over a period of five days, the video amassed 10,000 retweets, with...

DVHS clubs struggle during COVID-19

December 4, 2020

DVHS club members have adapted to new ways of running their clubs during shelter-in-place, but are struggling to pursue their agendas while following COVID-19 regulations.  By Nov. 2019, most DVHS...

Entertainment businesses face COVID-19 impacts

Entertainment businesses forced to shut down due to COVID-19 are eager to open.
December 4, 2020

Update as of Nov. 13: As COVID cases are rising, Contra Costa County is now back to the red tier which means a limited amount of businesses will be allowed to open. On Friday, Nov. 13, businesses, including...

SRVUSD: Hybrid learning set to begin in January

SRVUSD has released a new hybrid plan to start next semester in conjunction with virtual learning.
December 3, 2020

Note: As of Nov. 17, Contra Costa has moved to the purple tier in regards to COVID cases. However, per an SRVUSD press release dated Nov. 16, “SRVUSD’s plan to reopen schools is not being impacted”...

Performative activism rises as traditional activism becomes a trend for social media

Modern-day protesting takes a turn as a new group of performative activists branch off from traditional activism’s past.
November 3, 2020

As an increasing number of Americans have begun to spread awareness about the injustices of our country, there has arisen a new group who has learned to capitalize on this “trend”: performative activists. The...

Reactions to Black Lives Matter protests in Tokyo expose Japan’s hidden discrimination

A group of people from many different ethnic backgrounds stand together, representing the growing increase in cultural diversity in Japan.
October 31, 2020

Black Lives Matter protests took place in Tokyo this September, which caused backlash from Japanese citizens and raised questions about Japan’s treatment of not only people of color, but foreigners and...

RBG leaves behind a legacy of profound dissents in the face of societal injustices

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left behind a legacy of advocacy and influential opinions.
October 29, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to be appointed to the court, passed on Sept.18, 2020 at her home in Washington D.C. She passed from complications of metastatic pancreatic...

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way foundation “channels kindness” with new book

The Born This Way Foundation released their book,
October 29, 2020

On September 22, 2020, “Channel Kindness,” a compilation of fifty-one stories of acts of kindness, bravery, and resilience from people all around the world, released and it spoke broadly to a young...

Amy Coney Barrett’s record may present a threat to American LGBTQ+ rights

Many Americans fear that Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett's record may harm the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.
October 26, 2020

Update: This article was written prior to Judge Barrett's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. On Oct. 26, Judge Barrett was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas in a White House ceremony after...

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