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Reps and Drills: How student-athletes are training during COVID-19

By Amitis Tajallaei Staff Writer Trojan athletes across different grades have been training mentally and physically during the postponed fall season. For the 2020-2021 school year, CIF-SS decided to condense three seasons of sports into two seasons, a fall season and a spring season. With the Coronavirus pandemic and distance learning in full effect, training...

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Dear Class of 2020…

By HARRISON HILL Staff Writer This year’s seniors, including myself, will be graduating in less than two weeks, and the entire class will enter the next phase of life. Students will be moving to colleges around the country come fall, others committing to different military branches, and some taking time to explore what this post-high...

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Students Experience Technical Problems with Online AP Testing

By HEIDI JIN Staff Writer During the last two AP testing weeks, more than 10,000 students experienced technical difficulties during the online Advanced Placement exams this year. Some of the problems were due to slow personal internet connections or outdated browsers, as the College Board has stated, but many were due to faulty communication on...

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The Real Heroes in the Coronavirus Situation: A Satire

By NEHA BHARDWAJ Staff Writer The media has repeatedly championed the so-called heroes during this “pandemic” – healthcare workers, scientists, and other frontline workers. Frankly, it sickens me to see such flagrant lies paraded about by the media sources that we trust to give us reliable information. So, in the spirit of dispelling these heinous...

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2020 Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

  By BROOKE BAXTER Staff Writer  The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the largest and most complex sporting event in the world, has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, although it will still be held in Tokyo, Japan, as was originally planned.  “We were fortunate to be working with a very good Organizing Committee and were...

What to Bake During Quarantine
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What to Bake During Quarantine

By ELAINE ZHOU Staff Writer Classic Banana and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Start your morning off with a nice breakfast. Turn up the song Banana Pancakes By Jack Johnson while you wait for your pancakes to cook. Ingredients 1 ½ cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ¼ cups milk 2...

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Teachers Adjust Curriculum to Fit Reduced AP Exams

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Teachers have been adjusting their curriculum to concentrate their focus on the select aspects and material that will be tested in response to the shortened AP exam. The shortened AP exam takes into consideration the challenges and restrictions students and teachers face in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is...