• July 2022

    History in the Making

    Students Witness Supreme Court History by Grace Timan Being too young to vote, and old enough to be affected by a policy puts you in an interesting position. At this in-between age, it can feel helpless at times. Throughout my teenage years, one thing that has characterized my interests is a passion to fight for what I believe in, in any capacity possible. As I move through life I am learning what exactly this means for my life and how to get involved in a productive manner.  When I found out about the recent leak of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, I was on a school…

  • June 2022

    What is Gender

    by Mikayla SHults This month, I asked transgender, nonbinary, and cisgender kids what gender means to them. In the past few years, it has become easier for kids to express their gender in the ways that they want freely. To many adults, being trans seems like a trend that children will not be consistent with. In the cases where kids seem to be flip-flopping between being nonbinary and transgender, what is really happening is a kid figuring out how they want to express themself and what feels right. When adults are not well informed, whether that be basic knowledge of the LQBTQ community or how to support their trans children…

  • April 2022

    Teen’s Eye View

    Teen’s Eye View By Grace Timan Senior year is the year of freedom, all of the stress of high school is over, and we can finally take it easy and relax. This is what we’ve been told since freshman year, always looking forward to this year of “fun,” and yet here we are as seniors, and the anxiety is more apparent than ever, and submitting our college apps was only the first step in a long and extensive journey. Looking into the future is confusing. In a year’s time, I have no idea what life will look like; all I know is that it won’t look the same. For the…

  • March 2022

    What the Kids Are Saying

    By Mikayla Shults Are you in high school and want to take Cabrillo courses? Maybe you didn’t even know that was an option. I spoke to people in high school and college to see if they knew what was being offered to them. The people included in this page were less than half of the originally interviewed people. So many high schoolers have no idea that they could be taking college courses or don’t understand how they could benefit from it. The good thing is everyone knew that they could attend Cabrillo for FREE after high school. So let’s get this straight. If you are in any high school in…

  • March 2022

    Youth Opinion

    Should I Buy My Kid Drugs? Cabrillo Students Voice Their Opinion We asked Cabrillo journalism students to weigh in on whether parents should provide drugs for their kids in the wake of recent deaths from fentanyl overdoses caused by drugs bought on the street. Here are their answers. Send your comments to [email protected] Ally GoetzAs a young adult myself, I’ve seen plenty of instances where people have done drugs irresponsibly. Whether on school property or at a job, students and teens alike smoked weed or hit a Juul in the bathrooms of several different areas. The smell alone made me decide never to do drugs, and to this day, I…

  • December 2021

    Accessibility in gaming

    It’s the Small Things That Matter by zach livinston Let’s talk about Minecraft. Whether you play it, your kids play it, you know some people who play it, you’ve somehow never even heard of it; I think we can all agree that it’s nice when a community in some way or another contributes to a good cause. Making Minecraft as suitable as possible to as many people as possible is what user StitchyYYT decided was needed. He made a texture pack dedicated to making Minecraft suitable for those with Protan Color Blindness, Deutan Color Blindness, Tritan Color Blindness, Monochrome Color Blindness, Dyslexia, Moderate Arachnophobia, and Tryphobia. In order to understand…

  • August 2021

    TikTok

    by Mikayla SHults In 2018, more than 1 billion videos were viewed every day on TikTok. With covid restrictions, kids have been spending much more time on social media apps than in 2018. It is important to know what children have access to online, so we asked some students from SLV, Scotts Valley, Oasis, and BCE what they have been watching on TikTok. Most, if not all, said they watch dancing videos. The most popular dancer on the app is Charli D’amelio, with over 120 million followers. If your kid is on TikTok, there is no doubt that they have seen her videos. There are many more creators like her…

  • June 2021

    Cabrillo Beach Volleyball

    Cabrillo Beach Volleyball Player Alana Patyk by Alana Patyk There was a time in my life where I absolutely despised the beach. The coarse feeling of sand that dried out my feet and left me with heat blisters was not the way I wanted to spend my day. As a kid, I attempted to play beach volleyball as another way to stay active when I was not playing indoor volleyball. Immediately upon touching the sand, even before doing a drill, I found out that beach volleyball is not an easy sport. Before competing at a collegiate level, I even tried to avoid it if I could. But there was something…

  • March 2021

    Climbing Mountains

    Climbing Mountains My School Year Ups and Downs By Grace Timan, 11th grade Priorities have changed, that’s something I learned in my Values in World Thought class this year. Yes, I do miss the way the world once was, and I pine for the classic high school experience. What I now want most, however, is the health of those in my community. Gazing at the faces of my peers displayed on their pixelated webcams, I reminisced on 2020 and years past. Dial back to September, a new school year and what was supposed to be a fresh start, that instead put us right back where we were six months ago…

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    December 2020

    Buying a Wii in 2020

    Why You Might Want to Consider Buying a Wii in 2020 by zachary livingston shults In the current day, Nintendo is pushing the Nintendo Switch forwards to be the greatest console they have ever produced. Although this is true, it costs $300. This is no laughing matter; the original NES first retailed at $90, which is a third of the Switch price. The Wii launched for $250. Unlike the NES, the Wii’s price has only gone down, and currently, you can buy a Wii that runs perfectly fine with games already on it for $40. If you try to find an original NES it would be around $300. Player categoriesI…