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A photo of the writer wearing her Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) sweatshirt. She will attend CSUF in the fall.  Photo taken May 2, 2021 at 9:23 p.m.

Graduating Reporter Reflects: Nothing is Impossible

May 12, 2021

“The next four years of your life will fly by,” my older sister, Yoloczitlali Perez, constantly reminded me of this when I was about to start Godinez Fundamental High School (GFHS). Of course, I never...

A photo from the mostly virtual SAUSD School Board meeting who met on March 23, 2021, to decide on students' fate in the classroom or online at home for the rest of this school year.

Santa Ana Unified School District Board Announces That Distance Learning is the Norm for the Rest of the School Year

March 29, 2021

We are disappointed, but not surprised.  On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) school board hosted a meeting to address plans for K-12 students returning to school....

The Truth That Hit Hardest

The Truth That Hit Hardest

March 13, 2021

This truth didn't hit me until I was sitting outside in the rain, on my last day of school during lunch, and I saw a group of friends praying for each other's safety, and hoping that everything would turn...

From left to right, the author's sister Yoloczitlali Perez, brother Adriel Armando Perez-Avila, and writer, Britney Perez-Avila wear their masks to stay safe. Photo taken January 25, 2020 at 10:13 a.m.

I Tested Positive for COVID-19

January 26, 2021

In December, I tested positive for COVID-19.  I was shocked, devastated, and most of all, afraid. For months, my family and I avoided meeting with friends or family. Our grocery trips were rushed...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have faced a decline in their mental health.

Teen Depression and Anxiety Increases due to Coronavirus Pandemic

December 14, 2020

With self-isolation normalized during the COVID-19 pandemic, students find themselves face-to-face with mental health problems that are amplifying.  Teenagers who live in America anxiously wait for...

Eager to teach, AP Human Geography and AP Government teacher, Megan Blash, has her two computers out ready for her next class.

Students and Teachers Pay the Price of Online Learning

October 19, 2020

With the city of Santa Ana having the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) continue distance learning for the start of the 2020-2021...

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