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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...

College Board has ended its subject tests and optional SAT essay: What does this mean?

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, College Board has announced the end of their subject tests and optional SAT essay
January 19, 2021

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." The AP, or Advanced Placement, program has...

Contra Costa ICU availability falls below 15%

Many Businesses to remain closed, as the  county's ICU capacity fell below 15%
December 21, 2020

There are now 12.2% of ICU beds available in the Bay Area, falling below the 15 percent capacity placed by the Governor triggering a ‘Regional Stay at Home Order’ Since the county preemptively issued...

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...

Regional stay at home orders to take place in Contra Costa County for three weeks

Many non-essential businesses were told to close because of a new Stay at home order.
December 6, 2020

Starting on Sunday night, December 6, Contra Costa County will instate a shelter in place order similar to the one in March. On Friday, Governor Newsom had announced that all areas besides retail and...

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”...

Contra Costa County falls into purple tier; school reopening plans unaffected

Some important COVID statistics from Contra Costa County
November 17, 2020

Contra Costa County moved into the most restrictive purple tier, or “widespread” COVID risk, effective Nov. 17, from the red tier, or “severe” risk tier - a development county officials predicted...

COVID-19: Contra Costa County returns to the red tier as cases climb

The requirements for California's tier system that describes COVID risk.
November 14, 2020

On Friday Nov. 13, more restrictive social distancing measures were put into place as Contra Costa County moved back into the red tier, shifting the county from a “moderate” COVID risk spread to a...

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