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“Among Us” highlights a problem prevalent in online gaming

Shruthi Narayanan, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2020

A month ago, I began playing this popular video game called “Among Us.” In case you’re living under a rock, it’s a mobile and PC social deduction game. There are 4-10 players, and there can be anywhere from 1-3 imposters depending on the game settings. The rest of the players are crewmate...

A snapshot of the unheard experiences and stories of Black students in SRVUSD

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, experiences of Black students in SRVUSD often go unheard.

Daniela Wise and Shereen Ahmed

October 25, 2020

TW: This article contains mentions of rape, sexual assault, and abuse. Racism is a persistent problem all over the country, considering there is no succinct way to address it. As perfect as SRVUSD schools may seem with the stellar grades, strong sports programs and multitudes of clubs, systemic raci...

NPS threatens endangered tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore: an exploration of sides and solutions

Tule Elk Population Distribution Maps of California, Past to Present

Eva Shen, Managing Editor

October 24, 2020

In the 1870s, there were ten tule elk left in the world.  These 10 individuals were leftovers, the ghosts of a species that had been hunted to near extinction by Europeans. Endemic to California, the last tule elk— the smallest subspecies of American elk— wandered on the cusp of society for years, grasping on to survival in the grasslands and ...

SRVUSD hikes up AP test registration fee by $30 for the second year

While the steep price of SRVUSD's AP exams comes off as a scam to some, the money actually goes right back to the student in the form of resources and study materials.

Caroline Lobel and Sneha Cheenath

October 21, 2020

A myriad of changes were made to the Advanced Placement (AP) test registration process last year, including an additional $30 administration fee per test issued by the SRVUSD on top of CollegeBoard’s standard cost of $95 per test (excluding AP Seminar and AP Research tests which cost $143 each before the admi...

Reopening the economy proves to be a bad idea

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.

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 be applied to all aspects of our society, from schools to shops to movie theaters. On Sept. 29, Contra Costa County qualifi...

In the spirit of Halloween: celebrating a social distancing holiday

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

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 COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the US, Halloween celebrations and businesses are being forced...

“Enola Holmes” shows that women are more than just pretty faces

Jade Wang, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2020

Enola Holmes is the strong, teenage, female lead who cleverly shows both the film’s patriarchal society and today’s misogynists that women are so much more than just dolls of society. “Enola Holmes'' was released on Netflix on Sept. 23, 2020. As the name suggests, the exciting period piece is centered around Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby...

Tiana Day strives for a more equitable future

Tiana Day, wearing a mask and a shirt depicting nonprofit's logo, raises her fist in a sign of power.

Daniela Wise, Shruthi Narayanan, and Shereen Ahmed

October 11, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement started marches across the country, made national headlines and positively changed the political backdrop of the United States, immediately following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin. Protests were held and petitions were si...

Substitute teachers face the harsh consequences of online learning

Substitute teachers brace for a decrease in job opportunities as online learning continues to replace in-person education across SRVUSD

Mahika Arya, Web Manager

September 30, 2020

With the continuation of online learning this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, substitute teachers will likely face severe career and economic losses due to a sharp decline in job opportunities. SRVUSD has used a constant system regarding substitutes for the past 10 years, SmartFind Express. Teache...

US sports pause during powerful protests

Professional sports takes a knee in honor of Jacob Blake and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Romir Chandra, Soham Kinhikar, and Lauren Chen

September 29, 2020

Shock rippled through Kenosha, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 23 after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, causing nationwide sports teams to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white, shot Blake, 29, seven times in the back as he got into a car where his ...

The show must go on: sports during COVID-19

The show must go on: sports during COVID-19

Soham Kinhikar, Sports Editor

September 28, 2020

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