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CUSD Drops Plan to Postpone Hybrid Reopening of High Schools
News

Samantha Freeman | September 28, 2020

UPDATED: An agenda item on whether to extend online learning to January or return to classrooms on Oct. 13 using a hybrid model of instruction was abruptly dropped from Wednesday night’s board meeting.

A…

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Students Group Engages District Leaders for Change Against Racism
News

Sandhya Ganesan | September 21, 2020

During a summer of protests in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement, students and alumni of CUSD have created a movement to speak out against racism faced by many Black, Indigenous, and People of…

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Photograph Of Fallen WWII Hero Emerges After 76 Years
Features

Bill Kaiser | May 27, 2020

When Express editor Brittany Christensen wrote a news story in 2014, she never thought it would help campus supervisor Bob Nietzel find a picture of his cousin Alfred, who died in battle near Heistern,…

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Driver’s Licenses on Hold Until COVID-19 Emergency Sanctions are Lifted
Coronavirus

Gabby Laurente | May 18, 2020

Student drivers have lost the opportunity to receive their license at the time of their scheduled DMV appointments. This is due to the cancellation of all behind the wheel sessions at the hands of the…

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Senior Assassins Game Cut Short- All Money To Be Donated To COVID-19 Relief
Coronavirus

Grace Aitken | April 13, 2020

The 2020 Senior Assassins Game is officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Although this is another devastating hit for the class of 2020, seniors were determined to make the best out of the situation,…

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An Alumna’s Journey With COVID-19
Coronavirus

Grace Aitken | April 2, 2020

SJHHS alumni and Stanford sophomore Olivia Fu’s journey with COVID-19 started with a minor sore throat. On Tuesday March 10, she woke up with an ache in her throat, then throughout the day she had the…

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Class of 2020’s Senior Year Robbed by COVID-19
Coronavirus

Riley Goodfellow | March 24, 2020

Senior year: the best year of high school. The year that all students’ hard work is rewarded and when they get to celebrate their accomplishments. 

With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, that time may never…

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COVID-19 Puts Spring Sports’ Seasons in a Standstill
Coronavirus

Jack O'Connor | March 19, 2020

For many students, sports are not just an extracurricular activity they do after school to stay in shape. Sports help them make lifelong friends and give them an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college….

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Corona Virus Changes Student Lives
Coronavirus

Sandhya Ganesan | March 18, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to broaden its reach, people in California are not only in danger of catching it, but are experiencing the secondhand effects of the virus. 

“When the first outbreak…

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Every 15 Minutes Program Latest Victim of School Closures
Coronavirus

Kaitlyn Kittredge | March 17, 2020

After months of planning and around $2,500 invested in the event, the Every 15 Minutes assembly is now cancelled because of school closures announced on Friday, as a precaution against the spread of CoronaVirus. 

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Coach Inspires Players Both On and Off the Court
Showcase

Jack O'Connor | March 3, 2020

He started to feel pain in his back and hips in January of 2019. March and February came around and the pain increased dramatically throughout his lower body. In April, the pain had spread to the rest…

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Coach Arrested for Contact and Communication with a Minor
News

Riley Goodfellow | December 18, 2019

Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Cole Austin Cazel, was arrested Oct. 30 for inappropriate contact with students, including requests for child pornography, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Department…

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Teacher Helps Revive the Role of Fire Lookouts
Features

Warren Unzueta | November 15, 2019

As wildfires continue to encroach on densely populated Southern California communities, the need for solutions to help limit the damage of the seemingly endless fire season is dire.

But history teacher,…

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Donate-A-Dance Club Provides Dance Tickets to Students in Need
Features

Grace Aitken | October 28, 2019

The Donate-A-Dance club is attempting to lessen the effects of economic disparity on campus by helping students with financial needs pay for their dance tickets. This is its inaugural year, and since August…

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Teacher Group Plays Dungeons and Dragons
Features

Nikki Iyer | October 28, 2019

Teachers on campus such as Danielle Serio, Leo Spengler, Michael Ushino, Cambria Graff, and Kailtiln Nacarato get together every Sunday evening and play in a Dungeons and Dragons group.

Dungeons and…

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