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Instagram’s “Polls” gains popularity among SCHS students

Sasha Syrevych

October 18, 2017


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Recently, Instagram Stories has been gaining popularity with a new feature called “Polls.” Released in early October, Polls allows users to ask simple questions on their Stories to see the responses from their followers. Many view Polls as fun to use for both creator and viewers. “I like t...

North Bay fires leaves Santa Clara’s air quality poor and polluted

Kiara Thorp

October 16, 2017


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The North Bay fires have not only affected Napa and the surrounding areas, but it has affected Santa Clara with the spreading smoke and pollution. Many students at SCHS are concerned about the poor air quality. A week ago, a fire started in Santa Rosa. Though the cause is still undetermined, it has ...

SCUSD to be paying for students’ SAT test

Cleo Chow

October 10, 2017


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SCUSD will be paying for the cost of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, a standardized test commonly required by many universities, for all first-time takers. “It’s a priority for the district to have these exams,” Vice Principal Tony Lam said. “There are students who are capable, but may not be a...

One-on-one Chromebooks for SCHS students to be delayed for several months

Bonnie Liu and Alina Jafri

October 9, 2017


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SCUSD is rolling out 15,000 Chromebooks to all sophomores and juniors in the district within the next three years. Though the original plan was to distribute the Chromebooks to sophomores and juniors in mid-September, Principal Gregory Shelby estimates that it will be several more months until SCHS ...

Wellness Center strives to support students on personal situations and stress

Alina Jafri

September 30, 2017


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SCHS Wellness Coordinator, Michelle Sandoval, was recently relocated from the front office to the J portables where the new Wellness Center opened. The Wellness Center is there for students to come in and talk about their personal situations and stress, Sandoval said. Along with students, staff and f...

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