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Classes online have given students plenty of opportunities to multitask.

Multitasking, but online school edition

From dentist appointments to honing culinary skills, students are finding other activities to keep them busy during class
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Buzz, buzz. You hear the revolting noise of your alarm clock. The snooze button has never looked prettier, but you can’t miss school. Right? Considering the circumstances of the world, everything...

Lots of things have become tricky throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, including getting your driver's license! DMV customers must wait in a longer line because of social distancing guidelines, and appointments have to be made to attend.

Students attempt to earn driver’s licenses during the pandemic

In-person driving lessons and tests adopt new safety protocols
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Sophomore Tasha Singh faced the DMV with a look of surprise.  The pandemic has completely changed the formerly crowded building. Caution tape separated the socially distanced individuals in the short...

Many students turn off their cameras while in Zoom breakout rooms, making it difficult for everyone to collaborate and communicate with classmates.

Are breakout rooms really beneficial?

Teachers and students struggle to make this Zoom, Google Meet feature more engaging
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Sophomore Praneeta Agrawal sat in silence and stared awkwardly at the black boxes and muted mics on her screen. She took it upon herself to start the conversation by essentially asking, “Hey guys, what...

JP Singh has taught his Honors Precalculus, Accelerated Algebra II, and AP Calculus BC classes from his living room since Cal High resorted to remote teaching in mid-March.

Teachers adjust to online school

Cal High staff are working to resolve issues raised by virtual classes
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

As Cal High’s student body and staff returned to an irregular start of the school year, a consensus formed among the teachers and most agree on one point: online school can be a real pain.  There...

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