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Meeting up with others can have dire consequences and affect people even outside of the group.

COVID-19 is closer than it may seem

By Christine Kim March 2, 2021

We all know someone who has been hanging out with friends, traveling around or generally just living life unaffected by COVID-19. We can see plenty of examples on social media, or maybe discreetly we have...

 The unexpected events of 2020 serve as a reminder that phrases like “new year, new me” cannot determine the outcome of a year and it is important to adapt

New year, same me

By Saanvi Thakur February 15, 2021

January is frequently seen as the time to set goals, and I used to believe that it gave me an opportunity to start fresh and become a better version of myself. But after years of far fetched goals and...

Approaching the one year mark of the virus, cooperation with guidelines is becoming more and more rare.

Holiday season brings surge of COVID-19 cases

By Christine Kim December 6, 2020

In an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, a state-ordered curfew was recently enforced.  Since the start of the pandemic California experienced the fastest rate of increase in cases, 51.3%, after...

What needs to happen before school can reopen?

What needs to happen before school can reopen?

By Shreya Partha and Alyssa Zimmerman October 8, 2020

Specific requirements must be met if school is to reopen. This video covers these requirements as well as necessary regulations.

As seen in the graph above, since reopening, the amount of new COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly.

Reopening economy doing more harm than good

By Amber Birrell July 5, 2020

California, along with many other states, has begun to slowly reopen and ease lockdown restrictions.  While this does sound relieving, there has not been a significant decline in the amount of COVID-19...

With the combined efforts of many students in the HHS community, more and more hope is being provided to the homeless and the underprivileged.

Combatting struggles of homeless, underprivileged

By Macy Li June 15, 2020

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of stay-at-home orders, the frenzied lives of many have come to a halt. For the vast majority of students, school and work now happen at home,...

Maintaining positive environmental effects after lifting lockdown

Maintaining positive environmental effects after lifting lockdown

By Katelynn Ngo May 26, 2020

In this day and age, it is nearly impossible to turn on a TV or phone without being bombarded with statistics and news about the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaching...

Shop owners began opening up stores for curbside pickup after being closed for more than two months.

California eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

By Amber Birrell May 23, 2020

Gov. Newsom announced that on May 8 California would begin to ease lockdown restrictions and allow certain businesses that were deemed as “not essential” to reopen, The Guardian reported. According...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, FUHSD has resorted to celebrating the seniors through a virtual graduation.

Students create, sign petition against canceling graduation

By Anika Karody May 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, events such as graduation and prom have been postponed, leading to disappointment from students. As a result, FUHSD announced a virtual graduation through a districtwide email; however,...

Staying 6 feet apart from people who you are not quarantining with is an important step to slow down the spread of the virus.

Social distancing: A crucial step to slow the spread of COVID-19

By Amber Birrell and Christine Kim April 30, 2020

As the novel COVID-19 continues to spread, social distancing becomes a necessity in most, if not all, communities around the world.  In an attempt to minimize the escalation of the pandemic, it is essential...

During this pandemic, it is important to stay informed and stay safe.

The Impatient Patient: solution to an emerging “infodemic” is responsibility, accountability

By Renee Wang April 29, 2020

We don’t know when the cure for COVID-19 will come. We don’t know if schools and offices will reopen soon. We don’t know when we can expect life to return to normal. In our current pandemic,...

Fox News’s fake news gives a false sense of security to millions of Americans who are at risk of contracting coronavirus.

Fox News puts millions of Americans at risk for misinformation

By Bryan Ruiz April 28, 2020

The novel COVID-19 has caused the deaths of more than 190,000 people around the world, according to Worldometer. There’s no doubt the virus has taken the world by surprise and thus requires large mitigation...

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