A substitute teacher distributes at-home COVID-19 test kits to students on Wednesday in an AP English Language and Composition class. Rising case numbers and the recent Omicron variant are causing safety concerns among some students and staff members. Junior Anjali Akkaraju said she believes a transition to online learning, though undesirable, is necessary. “I don’t want school to be back online, but I’m just confused why we’re not,” Akkaraju said. “They gave us two rapid tests, which is good because they’re sold out everywhere.”  Photo: Lauren Wong

Campus on edge over omicron, potential for closure

The school community shares their thoughts on omicron and possible distance learning.
Sofie Zalatimo, Lauren Wong, and Olga Muys
January 7, 2022
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Spanish teacher Kevin Duffy sits at his desk during an interview Wednesday with journalism students. Our place is here with our students and it was so hard when we were on Zoom learning, Duffy said. Photo: Anushe Irani.

Teachers reflect on omicron’s implications for the district

Faculty share their concerns about the new variant and their thoughts on potential closure
Ash Mehta and Kat Farell
January 6, 2022
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A transgender teenager gazes out a window at a trans-pride-colored sky. Art by Alison Xiong.

Coming out post-covid

How self isolation and the return to school helped students realize their identities
Ash Mehta, Managing Editor
October 17, 2021
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CLEANING UP. Senior Jean-Pierre Mouloudj wipes down dumbbells at the Fremont Hills Country Club where he works as a cleaner and a receptionist on weekends. Photo by Tyler Wang.

Working during the Pandemic

Students' experiences to shifts in work protocols due to covid.
Jonan Pho and Tyler Wang
May 27, 2021
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Voting for the first time — during a pandemic

Voting for the first time — during a pandemic

Students describe their election involvement, voice opinions on voter suppression
Jacquelyn Lai and Anna Hickey
November 3, 2020
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