The Roar

OPINION: The College Board lawsuit is a hopeful step towards change

Many students have complained about difficulties regarding the College Board’s AP exam submission process.

Dalila Prudente Barajas

June 1, 2020

News broke on Wednesday, March 20, that the College Board will be facing a $500 million lawsuit from FairTest on behalf of angry parents and students due to submission complications during the online Advanced Placement exams. While bewildering, this lawsuit was inevitable and has addressed some concerns...

Self care methods at SCHS have changed since the shelter-in-place order

Students have developed new methods to take care of themselves.

Emily Harvie

May 31, 2020

After logging off of her last class of the day, sophomore Sarah Olson heads outside to lay in the grass and soak up the sun. She puts in her earbuds and begins blasting music to drown out the outside world. For some students, shelter-in-place has allowed them to dive deeper into taking care of themselves....

Many students appreciate video chat platforms for their communication needs

Zoom, FaceTime and Discord are popular apps among the SCHS student body.

Samantha Alde

May 30, 2020

As senior Noel Ira logs onto the chatting app Discord, he finds himself conversing with his friends like he would in real-life before the shelter-in-place order. Skeptical at first about only having the internet as a way to catch up with others, Ira has learned to cope with the growing reality that he...

OPINION: Coronavirus has vastly changed the college decision and admission process

Students now have many more factors to consider when deciding what the next chapter of their life will look like.

Dalila Prudente Barajas

May 29, 2020

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic and extreme economic uncertainty, many higher education facilities have extended the National College Decision deadline to June 1 from the original date of May 1. More than ever, this time has proven to be very stressful for both colleges and high school...

SCHS seniors reflect on missing out on their final semester of high school

The novel coronavirus and following shelter-in-place orders have cancelled many events like prom, graduation, and other important senior-year events.

Samantha Alde

May 27, 2020

In late March, Gov. Gavin Newsom gave the order to shut down all school campuses in California for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This along with the shelter-in-place order is aimed toward helping to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Despite the importance...

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