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The traditional classroom environment is something that has been void from students lives for over a year as the pandemic swept through America.

School during a pandemic; the reality of online high school

March 21, 2021

Going into completely virtual school year has caused a lot of challenges for staff and students alike. After the pandemic struck in early 2020, students, administrators, and staff were forces to adhere...

The interact club members gather together in a zoom meeting.

The Interact Club actively works on helping students cope with their mental health struggles

Kirsten Flores, Features Reporter March 17, 2021

Don Lugo's Highschool students ranging from Freshmen to Seniors struggle with their mental health during quarantine because of the disconnection and lack of socialization students are facing. With students...

Students mental health affects their performance in school. Often times they lose motivation to even log into their classes.

Anxiety and depression are taking a toll on students

Angela Gutierrez, Features Reporter March 15, 2021

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America an anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in the United States. People who have anxiety disorders are usually also diagnosed with...

A math teacher is teaching his students math through zoom.

Teachers share how students having their cameras off is a challenge

Cheyanne Jauregui, Features Editor February 13, 2021

In 2020 students had to make major adjustments in light of the pandemic causing students to do school from home. It must be recognized that teachers had to go through this same change also. Virtual...

Mrs. Altenburg stands with Chona Wroth, RN, from CVUSD in celebration of her second award.

Jeannetta Altenburg receives Nurse of the Year award at Don Lugo

Megan Robinson February 11, 2021

Every year a nurse at Don Antonio Lugo is titled "Nurse of the year," recognizing one of the many exceptional nurses that work at the school, and last year the 2020 award went to Jeannetta Altenburg. 2020...

Dance team strikes their final pose for their first video performance. They have been working on choreography all year and this is their first group performance.

My experience being on the dance team as a rookie during COVID-19

Angela Gutierrez, Features Reporter February 10, 2021

“This is my first year on the Dance Team and the experience I have had so far is not what I was expecting. I took dance classes freshman through junior year and decided to try out for the dance team...

AP textbooks are stacked on top of each other with a students college board account open.

Students feel unprepared for AP exams this year because of online learning

Cheyanne Jauregui, Features Editor February 5, 2021

As AP students are further into the second semester their AP tests creep around the corner and since school is online students are wondering if the AP tests will be too. Despite AP exams being online and...

Freshman student Katelyn Robinson expresses herself with a floral patterned mask.

COVID-19 masks become fashion statements

Megan Robinson February 4, 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals would use masks as a fashion statement after seeing Billie Eilish wearing a Gucci mask to the Grammy’s. Even still, the pandemic has most certainly...

Miss. Linda Ferriera hands lunches to families through the windows with a mask on while maintaining social distancing. The family is receiving the lunch with joy on their faces because of the kindness from the lunch workers.

Essential Linda: Feeding a community

Cheyanne Jauregui, Features Editor January 29, 2021

While students are at home protecting themselves from COVID-19, the cafeteria workers at Lugo get up every morning and head to do their own work on campus in spite of the virus. Many changes were made...

COVID-19 vaccine shot being held by doctor (Photo Courtesy of Abel F. Ros)

Don Lugo students share their perspective on receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

Megan Robinson January 27, 2021

With a COVID-19 vaccine starting to be administered to people all around the United States, some students have already started to consider the positives and negatives of receiving it. Twelve 16+ Don Lugo...

Yesenia Casares, Ap Scholar, is awarded in the National Honor Society

Don Lugo’s AP Scholars give advice to their fellow peers on succeeding in school

Megan Robinson January 22, 2021

Don Lugo has a lot of amazing students and the AP scholars are among the most impressive. An AP Scholar is a student who has received an award from College Board for outstanding performance on multiple...

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