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How teens are staying busy indoors during COVID-19 pandemic

Being stuck indoors doesn't stop students from working hard. Dance team captain, Alina Carcideo, practices her technique in her backyard due to limited space in her house.

Angela Gutierrez, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

April 17, 2020

Ever since California Governor Newsom ordered that Californians stay indoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, people have been forced into finding ways to stay busy at home. Teenagers are now at home for 24 hours a day, and are filling their schedules with numerous activities to combat the inevitable...

Virtual field trips – no permission slips needed.

Giraffes, rhinos, and more animals can be viewed live at the African Plains habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Anthony Winslow, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2020

While people under lockdown are staying at home until it's okay to return to their regularly scheduled social lives, people have found ways to escape the COVID-19 reality with new virtual experiences from the comfort of their own homes. While advisory notices to "stay home" grow daily, and parents and...

Virtual concerts provide entertainment during stressful times

Virtual concerts allow fans to watch their favorite artists perform live in the comfort of their own homes. Lead singer and co-founder of the band Coldplay, Chris Martin Went live on instagram and performed some of the band's songs.

Angela Gutierrez, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

March 26, 2020

For the past couple of weeks, artist after artist have cancelled and postponed their performances and tour dates in order to slow the spreading of COVID-19. While this is positive in keeping the public healthy and safe, it's also caused a plunge in moral amongst the fans that had planned on attending...

Performing arts teachers embrace virtual auditions for next year’s performing arts programs

This years dance team auditions will include learning choreography via video.

Jennifer Pineda, Broadcast Team

March 20, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus forced many families to self-quarantine in the comfort of their own homes to prevent further spread of the virus. This is disappointing to quite a few students, especially to those who participated in sports and performing arts because it was an outlet to create new friends...

Don Lugo teachers prepare for distance learning classrooms

Teachers use apps that are easily accessible to students. Students can download apps on their phones which makes it easy to keep in touch with their teachers.

Angela Gutierrez, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

March 20, 2020

School closures due to the surge in Coronavirus cases caused CVUSD to turn to distance learning classrooms. This means that classes would resume through online resources like Google Classroom, Google Meets, Zoom Calls, and Classroom webpages. Teachers and students will soon have to adapt to the extended...

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: taking Netflix by storm

A mural painted in commemoration of Gabriel Fernandez. More and more people have gone to visit it and leave gifts for him.

Patricia Redaelly, News Reporter

March 12, 2020

Netflix recently released a true-crime documentary on an eight year-old boy named Gabriel Fernandez from Palmdale, California on February 26 ,2020. Since then, the miniseries has been on the top of the Netflix page, and has gained attention with Don Lugo students and plenty of other young adults. The s...

Stream of life given through blood

The Lifestream blood drive in room 10. Students 15 and over were able to donate blood if they met the requirements.

Alessandra Verdugo, News Reporter

March 11, 2020

The LifeStream blood drive held at Don Lugo high school on March 13, 2020 gave students the opportunity to give a helping hand and save lives, all without having to leave campus. Students 15 or older were able to sign up in the ASB office to be a donor prior to the blood drive on Wednesday, and announcements...

Ric’Diculous’ Rodriguez; the culture behind the art

Painting Kobe Bryant in all stages of his career as he goes for dunk.

Diego Cruz and Karly Ortiz

March 8, 2020

The point of art is to insight emotion in the viewer, and Ric Rodriguez does that through painting some of the most influential people in the lives of young LA residents-- legends that represent the City of Angels. On Saturday, February 29, Ric'Diculous' held a solo art show in the heart of West Hollywood wh...

Dance Team is returning to nationals

A dance team member resting after preforming a difficult stunt in her choreography.

Patricia Redaelly, News Reporter

March 7, 2020

After competing at Regionals on January 25, Dance is preparing for Nationals! Nationals is a big competition for any high school with a competitive dance team. Participants have described it as the dance version of CIF, plus schools from out-of-state trying out as well. Trophies are awarded to the top-performing...

The Celebration of Life: remembering Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Cade Silvas among so many other Don Lugo students was heavily impacted by Kobe's passing, stating,

Karly Ortiz, Managing Editor

February 24, 2020

Monday February 24, Kobe fans lined up outside The Staples Center in a sea of purple and gold to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. The cameras faded into the 'house that Kobe built' at the start of The Celebration of Life, and immediately panned to the purple spotlight on both of Kobe's r...

Triple threats: going above and beyond the conquistador way

Don Lugo's student section decked out in Lugo spirit wear. Students support the football team at a varsity home game.

Angela Gutierrez, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

December 16, 2019

Students are told to embody the "Conquistador Way" of being respectful, responsible and involved. When it comes to being involved, there are students that go above and beyond. They are involved in three or more extracurricular activities and still manage to do well in school. One of these students...

The stigma behind pursuing art

The wall of art pieces made by Ms. Lee's advanced art students during their first semester. Showing that the beauty of art is unparalleled and truly important.

Valerie Torres, News Editor

December 12, 2019

Pursuing the arts as a career choice has always held a stigma against it by those who believe it isn't a viable source of income, but this isn't true. Students with a passion for the arts and the hopes of pursuing it in college are constantly being put down by those around them, even parents. Students...

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