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Adapting to a new type of summer vacation

Summer travel is almost at a standstill, as the world is dealing with a global-scale pandemic.

By Karuna Chandran and Lia Klebanov

June 30, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many students to completely change their initial summer plans. To adapt to the situation at hand, several programs popular with high school students have shifted online. Sophomore Brevin Reed said in a Zoom interview that working with the adjustments was harder than anticipate...

The fight against coronavirus not over

Protests like that of Huntington Beach are lobbying for relaxed social distancing restrictions. What they do not realize is that this will only lead to another spike in cases.

By Leila Salam

May 23, 2020

COVID-19 is real. This is more than apparent as the coronavirus has already claimed the lives of 3,054 Californians, according to the LA Times. In order to reduce infection rates and keep people safe, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the shutdown of state beaches. However, some groups believe that this was an unnec...

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

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

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 we all participate in social distancing. Most public places, where close contact with others i...

Shelter in place order extended, further restrictions imposed

The shelter in place’s goal is to prevent large gatherings of people and slow the spread of the virus. Six Bay Area counties and the state of California have all imposed the shelter-in-place, along with other restrictions.

By Karuna Chandran and Shruti Magesh

April 6, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, six Bay Area counties — including Santa Clara County — issued shelter-in-place orders, which began on Tuesday, March 17 and was expected to last until Tuesday, April 7. Gov. Gavin Newsom followed a few days later, issuing a statewide shelter-in-place ord...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Social distancing: the life-changing impact of staying home

STAFF EDITORIAL: Social distancing: the life-changing impact of staying home

March 17, 2020

School has been canceled. It seems like it’s the perfect time to meet up with your friends at Philz. Except, it isn’t. With 490 confirmed cases in California, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and 251 cases reported in The Bay Area alone, Santa Clara County remains one of three hotspots fo...