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Paddle boarding for mental health

Two teens raised awareness for mental health by organizing a paddle board race
Nadia Bidarian November 30, 2020

Grinding everyday

Senior Topher Beauchamp uses skating as an escape from his daily life
Ansel Reyes November 6, 2020

Breaking down the system: Racism in education

Breaking down the system: Racism in education

Autrey, Brown and Moberg discuss being Black in a predominantly White school
Meghan Jacob , Zelia Lerch, and Mia Schrift September 28, 2020

As the only Black teacher on campus, science teacher Gillian Moberg has had to deal with racist remarks and actions made against her from students. Before the current administration, about four years...

Joshua and Kevin Sterling pose for a photo at Dawn Davis’ house. After his mother and father made fun of his birth stone necklace, Joshua decided to wear it on his head. Photo courtesy of Joshua Sterling

Breaking down the system: Racist policing

Davis and Sterling discuss raising their son in a racially biased world
Alexis Mesa, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2020

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in late May, Black parents had to once again confront a harrowing truth: Their child’s name could be the next featured in a tragic headline.  To avoid the...

'What makes me look like I am an enemy?'

‘What makes me look like I am an enemy?’

Taxi Driver Karim Falahahwazi recalls Islamophobic encounters following the 9/11 attacks
Sarah Falahahwazi, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2020

19 years later: America remembers. Each and every life lost on this day 19 years ago brings fresh pain to many. Understandably, Americans were shocked and horrified by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and...

University of California system must stop considering SAT and ACT for 2021 fall admissions

University of California system must stop considering SAT and ACT for 2021 fall admissions

Sarah Falahahwazi, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2020

The University of California system must immediately stop using the SAT and ACT as factors in the 2021 fall admissions cycle, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled on Sept. 1. Because students...

A Tale of Two Internet Connections

A Tale of Two Internet Connections

Editors-in-Chief Sarah Falahahwazi and Alexis Mesa recount their first week of school
Sarah Falahahwazi and Alexis Mesa August 29, 2020

For millions of students across the country, online school has become the new norm. Yet all internet connections are not created equal; for those with all three bars filled, it was the best of times. And...

CWO3 Willoughby served 20 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in 2001.

Reporting out

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Willoughby leaves RUHS after 13 years as Senior Marine Instructor
Chrissa Olson, Staff Writer June 22, 2020

As a teacher, he’s watched students grow up from freshmen to seniors who eventually graduated to continue the next chapter of their lives. This time, he’ll be the one leaving. For thirteen...

Batter with baking

Batter with baking

Beches shares three easy recipes to bake during shelter-in-place order
Haven Beches, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

As the days slowly blend into one another, it can be hard to figure out new and exciting activities that hold your attention span. Speaking from personal experience, if another influencer tells me to “go...

Making the grade

Making the grade

RBUSD releases new grading policy in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Chrissa Olson, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

  In response to stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges students may face with at-home learning, RUHS has decided to “hold students harmless” for their grades...

Dance or die

Dance or die

St. John continues to dance despite the cancellation of her ballet classes
Nadia Bidarian, Features Editor April 15, 2020

    With hopes of becoming a professional ballerina, sophomore Sarah St. John would dance for 25 hours at South Bay Ballet in Torrance. But with St. John’s studio being closed, she took matters...

Bunprakong completed schoolwork while quarantined in her home in Thailand.

Family thais

Bunprakong quarantines in Thailand amidst stay at home order
Chrissa Olson, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Students are ordered to stay home, which isn’t as easy as one might think when home is over 8,000 miles away.  Sophomore Irene Bunprakong, who started going to RUHS at the beginning of second semester,...

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