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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, college admissions are changing the way they look at applicants, putting more emphasis on demonstrations of leadership and passion rather than scores that they achieve on standardized testing.

OPINION: COVID-19 brings on the long overdue end to standardized tests

Sean Quinn, Writer September 14, 2020

COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions have been challenging, but one good thing has come from this pandemic: the abolition of standardized tests for college. Yes, I am talking about the dreaded ACT and...

Illustrator Kaelyn Savard points out the similarities between how many students spent their summer break and how they just started school: staring at a computer screen.

Cartoon 64: “From summer to school”

Kaelyn Savard, Multimedia Editor September 7, 2020

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Editorial: COVID-19 school shutdown causes difficulties for students, contemplation about the upcoming school year

June 17, 2020

Since March 13, 2020, Ventura Unified School District (Ventura Unified) students, as well as students around the United States have been participating in school online as a result of social distancing...

The coronavirus has had a catastrophic impact on the livelihood of citizens around the world, affecting their educational and familial lives, as well as their mental and emotional health, prompting a response that humanity that has never been seen before.

Opinion: What COVID-19 has revealed about us

Zack Kinnaman, Writer May 11, 2020

What has COVID-19 revealed about us as a society? A lot actually, but sadly, not very much of what has been uncovered is positive. Our nation and the entire world has been largely unprepared, with the...

 Edgenuity’s low quality education can be a source of stress for many students.

Opinion: Edgenuity is not an adequate platform for online learning

Olivia Zoll, Writer May 7, 2020

“See you guys in a month,” Foothill Tech teacher Yiu Hung Li said to his journalism class. I was anxious, but excited to be given an extended spring break. Soon after, it was made apparent that we...

The addictive nature of 'likes' pulls users to Instagram.

Opinion: If Instagram removed ‘likes’, would that solve any of the platform’s issues?

Rebekah Yahner, Writer April 4, 2020

You just posted that squad picture from spring break on your Instagram. You know you look cute, but you anxiously wait for that sweet, sweet social validation to roll in. You get the notification for one...

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