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A gloved hand holds a dosage of COVID-19 vaccine and a syringe needle with a green checkmark to the left of the hand.

Three people who want the COVID-19 vaccine voice their opinions

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On Dec. 11, 2020, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, it has been a topic that many people have talked about, with some people voicing their opinions....

USDA’s Free Grab and Go meals allow students to access nutritional food and meals.

USDA provides waivers for free school lunches: A victory for food equity

Owen Spargo, Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath, and Hannah Wang February 12, 2021

Since President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunches Act in 1946, activists and child nutritionists alike have pushed for the government to bolster food services in an attempt to allow students...

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

Rikin Patel, Staff Writter 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...

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.

SAT cancellations raise questions about the future of standardized testing

Aditya Arora and Mason Fang 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...

DVHS clubs struggle during COVID-19

Grace Yang and Jennifer Sheng 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 forced to shut down due to COVID-19 are eager to open.

Entertainment businesses face COVID-19 impacts

Shereen Ahmed, Journey Manager 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 has released a new hybrid plan to start next semester in conjunction with virtual learning.

SRVUSD: Hybrid learning set to begin in January

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”...

If you are going out to trick-or-treat, you should take some precautions for safety. //Istock

Beating the Odds for Trick-or-Treating During the Pandemic

Aatif Ahmed, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Halloween is a popular event that almost 172 million people partake in. It is a fun way to celebrate Halloween with your friends or family. Trick-or-treating on Halloween night first started in the 1930s,...

As coronavirus cases decrease throughout California, officials are left with a choice: to reopen or not to reopen? Lives are at stake in whatever choice they make.

Reopening the economy proves to be a bad idea

Aditi Lappathi and Shruthi Narayanan October 20, 2020

Reopening during times of COVID-19 means lifting social distancing restrictions and allowing businesses to begin accepting in-person customers again, according to NPR. This definition of reopening can...

With Halloween right around the corner, Halloween businesses and events revisit plans for opening this year.

In the spirit of Halloween: celebrating a social distancing holiday

Mahika Arya, Web Manager October 19, 2020

October may include carving pumpkins, dressing up and spooky stories, but this time of the year is really known for celebration, energy, and spending time with the people we care about. However, as the...

The gaming industry saw a massive increase in sales and use as the pandemic took its hold

COVID-19 boosts the gaming industry

Aatif Ahmed, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the gaming industry has had an unexpected spike with the numerous hours gamers are spending in the virtual world.  According to Statistica, 72% of teenagers play video games. A Forbes...

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COVID-19 pandemic spurs creative alternatives to live music

Lauren Chen and Helen Kang October 2, 2020

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise, music-lovers around the world fear that they will no longer be able to attend live music events. The music industry has suffered as touring revenue has almost...

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