• October 2021

    Kids Halloween

    By Mikayla Shults Last October was not what anybody had hoped for, yet all of these kids and their families found a way to make Halloween memorable. The most popular places around San Lorenzo Valley were Riverside and California Dr. in Ben Lomond, which isn’t different from any other year. Almost everyone took a stroll around their neighborhood, where families created contactless forms of trick-or-treating; shooting candy down tubes, throwing treats at kids, and the classic: leaving a bowl on the front porch. Some went to a Halloween parade with masks and social distancing in Santa Cruz. Now that older kids and parents can be vaccinated, don’t fear the Covid,…

  • September 2021

    Mental Health and Sports

    By Mikayla Shults In July the Olympics started a national conversation about mental health amongst Americans. Michael Phelps has been open about his struggles in the past, but now we are seeing young women speak up. Sha’Carri Richardson is only 21 years old Simone Biles is 24, they’re two black women who are the best in their leagues and the reason for these conversations. They stood up for themselves and spoke up about the challenge of mental health in sports. Julia Bradford she/her Age 16 I have had my fair share of coaches who did not understand mental health and its importance. That being said, the coaches I have for…