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Quarantivities & Stories #12: Staying optimistic during lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #12: Staying optimistic during lockdown

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 22, 2020

It can be hard to feel optimistic during this lockdown. As someone who usually tries to see the bright side of things, it has been slightly disheartening to read news reports treating this like doomsday and acting like the entirety of 2020 is “ruined,” even though we are only halfway through May...

Quarantivities & Stories #11: A teacher perspective

Quarantivities & Stories #11: A teacher perspective

Rachel Decker, Staff Adviser

May 18, 2020

I went to school today, to drop off some things for the Tribune, as well as use the printer. I was the only person on campus, aside from Officer Williams. All the lights were off. I tried not to touch anything. I had exactly 30 minutes. My room looks like what Ms. Tsuji so prophetically explained yest...

Quarantivities & Stories #10: Peeking into quarantine

Locked down at home, senior Hadas Tankel has been able to afford more time for her family and dogs.

Harshita Neralla and Daniel Shen

May 14, 2020

Despite the physical distance that separates us during lockdown, we maintain a sense of connection through texts, calls, social media — various "windows" through which we may still see and hear each other. In this series — inspired by Shizuka Yokomizo's "Dear Stranger" (1998-2000); see below —...

Quarantivities & Stories #9: Baking while in lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #9: Baking while in lockdown

Aditi Lappathi, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Being at home all day has given us all more free time on our hands. Over these past weeks, I’ve been able to spend more time baking, something that I didn’t have time for before. As the school year wraps to a close, and as everyone finishes testing, maybe you’ll have more free time to try doin...

Quarantivities & Stories #8: Books I’ve been reading during lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #8: Books I’ve been reading during lockdown

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Editor

May 7, 2020

Quarantine has given me a lot more time to get back into reading (silver linings, right?). Here are some of the books I’ve been reading.  "Chain of Gold" by Cassandra Clare My relationship with Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter chronicles began at the tender age of 13. Although the relations...

Quarantivities & Stories #7: Trails of Windemere

The mostly paved 2.84-mile Alamo Creek Trail that cuts through multiple communities and bypasses Dougherty Valley High School is famously trekked by many students on their daily walk home from school.

Daniel Shen and Eva Shen

May 6, 2020

Settled within the hilly greens of the East Bay, our delicate suburb of San Ramon offers dozens of luscious trails to residents and visitors alike, meandering all throughout and around the town. Playing home to many of these trails is our Windemere community, nestled between Camino Tassajara and Bollinger...

Quarantivities & Stories #6: Gratitude during COVID-19

Quarantivities & Stories #6: Gratitude during COVID-19

Eva Shen, Managing Editor

May 1, 2020

Sometimes the only time I feel content is during the hour just before bed: time I spend writing in my gratitude journal. My gratitude journal — dark green, with a gold ribbon — was my 2020 New Year’s Resolution: everyday I would write down three things I was grateful for. Grand experiences or th...

Quarantivities & Stories #5: How to hang out with friends (while social distancing)

Quarantivities & Stories #5: How to hang out with friends (while social distancing)

Mahika Arya, Web Manager

April 29, 2020

During the stressful times of COVID-19, it’s important to maintain relationships, and for us teenagers, that means keeping in contact with our friends. But, of course, we must maintain social distancing simultaneously, which leads to a slight problem. How do we hang out with people without hangi...

Quarantivities & Stories #4: Being an environmentalist during lockdown

Quarantivities & Stories #4: Being an environmentalist during lockdown

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2020

Normally, the month of April is the time when environmentalism is at its peak. One of the reasons for this is Earth Day. Usually the fourth Wednesday in April, Earth Day is the day when climate strikes and protests most often occur. However, with COVID-19 in full bloom this year and people staying home...

Quarantivities & Stories #3: Baking, fermenting and crocheting

Quarantivities & Stories #3: Baking, fermenting and crocheting

Annie Nguyen, AP Environmental Science and Chemistry Teacher

April 21, 2020

My parents are not hobbyists — growing up I never saw them developing skills "just for fun." Either there was a utility (gardening to grow food, cooking to put a meal on the table) or it was watching TV, which is enjoyable, but rather passive. Coming into my adulthood, I was finally able to have the ...

Quarantivities & Stories #2: A brief history of (other) pandemics

Quarantivities & Stories #2: A brief history of (other) pandemics

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

We are living through the catastrophe of the generation. As more news releases come out about COVID-19 every day, the future becomes increasingly unclear. To discern our next steps and understand the present, we have to look at our past. The current times are unfamiliar but not unprecedented. Below, I...

Quarantivities & Stories #1: A stream of consciousness

Quarantivities & Stories #1: A stream of consciousness

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

April 14, 2020

So it seems like society has become its own dystopian novel; the film "Contagion" come to life. We are all stuck at home, and although this sounds like something counter-productive, when you have a lot of time to think during quarantine, your mind tends to wander, and you learn a lot more about your...

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