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Heinesh designs keychains like the one above for her customers. She often puts album covers in each keychain. PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH HEINESH

Off the chain

Sarah Heinesh launches a keychain business
Sarah Shurtleff, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

With her creativity and a computer, Sarah Heinesh started her own small business. After looking through other small businesses on Tik Tok, Heneish was inspired to start her own keychain business about...


Friends in high places

Aspiring DJ Mehlo Ermeti met a professional DJ seated next to him on a flight
Jess Alvear, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Sometimes opportunities are literally sitting right by our side. For junior Mehlo Ermeti, a chance meeting with a professional DJ put him right where he wanted to be.  Ermeti's passion for music and...


Preparing for the future

Zorn and Gelber turn their passions into careers
Simra Zargar and Sofia Gamboa March 4, 2021

From gliding through the air to whirling across stage, some students are transforming their cherished passions into future careers.  Senior Nick Zorn began taking flying lessons at Pacific Skies Aviation...

After observing math teacher Laura Sands, student-teacher Tom Sheridan now teaches Algebra 1 and 2 classes over Zoom. ILLUSTRATION BY CECILIA APITZ

Digital divide

Student-teacher Tom Sheridan is teaching students for the first time over Zoom
Trina Kolas, Writing Editor March 3, 2021

The pandemic has been particularly hard on teachers, who are forced to continuously rework their teaching plans amidst constant rescheduling and dashed hopes for being able to return to in-person learning....

This photo of a robot was submitted by RUHS Robotics for the at-home skills challenges. The team had to adapt to a new way of competing by documenting their progress and final product with pictures rather than in person. PHOTO COURTESY OF RUHS ROBOTICS CLUB

Robotics from afar

The RUHS Robotics Team submits at-home challenges
Emilie Takahashi, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

FIRST Robotics is designed to be a “really intense sport,” according to senior Kelly Flippo.  Normally, at the start of the robotics season, a video is released explaining the rules of the game....

During a period of illness, Szeles sketches her hand with colored pencils. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CIENNA SZELES

Feeling inspired

Sophomore Cienna Szeles is a dedicated artist who posts her work on Instagram
Sydney Lamich, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

For sophomore Cienna Szeles, art is a way to express her feelings and thoughts to the world on paper.  Starting at a young age, Szeles learned how to make art from her grandmother, who was also an...


A new investment

Sophomores Sean Stassi and Ryan Parhizi cash in on the stock market
Ty Soria, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

During the middle of the pandemic, the most economic activity many teens may have partaken in is exchanging bells in Animal Crossing or saying “stonks” instead of stocks. Sophomores Sean Stassi...


The imminent vaccines

RBUSD schools are still waiting to open, but the day students can get vaccinated is even more distant
Chrissa Olson and Jess Alvear February 11, 2021

The coronavirus vaccine is here! Just not for you.  With the approval of a coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 11, medical professionals are looking forward to more businesses, workplaces and especially schools,...

Sarah Keasler teaches her math class through Zoom. PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH KEASLER

Teaching away

Online learning has presented challenges for teachers' mental and physical health
Hadley Short, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

While students have the option to turn off their cameras, zone out and escape the virtual world, teachers have to not only remain engaged themselves, but encourage their students to engage as well. For...

Counselor Arond Schonberg talks on the phone with his students. Illustration by Carly Carter

Counseling on call

Distance learning greatly changes the school counselors' jobs
Erika Glass, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Distance learning has not only drastically changed the way students attend school and connect with others, but it has also greatly altered the way the counselors do their jobs, which formerly included...

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