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Recovering From the Blue Ridge Fire

Airplane releasing red flame retardant on fire on the hills. (Photo Courtesy of
January 15, 2021

Many residents of Chino Hills were personally affected by the Blue Ridge Fire back in October, but now residents recall the unusual circumstances and emotions that they experienced. Chances are almost...

High School Students perspective on the January 6th Capitol attack

Washington D.C Capitol prior (Photo Courtesy:
January 14, 2021

On January 6, Americans from all over the country witnessed a tragic day for the future of American democracy. Americans gathered at Washington D.C to pressure Congress into reversing Joe Biden's electoral...

Don Lugo puppy raisers withstand the challenges of training guide dog puppies through a global pandemic

The front sign of the Guide Dogs for the Blind San Rafael campus. Where the dogs that are being raised by puppy raisers will go to receive official guide dog training.  (Photo courtesy: Jazmine Coto)
December 18, 2020

Silence fills the hallways, classrooms are empty, school as we know it has drastically changed. One minute students are excited to get a couple of extra weeks to their spring break and 9 months later they...

UPDATE: Five Don Lugo students are on the city of Chino teen advisory committee and they are helping teens stay connected

In October the Don Lugo teens attend a TAC meeting while they maintain social distancing guidelines to discuss future events and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Courtesy:   Ryan Morais)
December 11, 2020

Don Lugo students Lizzet Luna, Yesenia Cazares, Gabriela Gandara, Madeleine Ramirez, and Adrie Villa are voting members of the City of Chino teen advisory committee. These students are actively involved...

From training pads to puppy college: The journey of a puppy raiser

Guide Dogs For the Blind puppy trainers take picture in front of departure truck. (Photo Courtesy of Diego Cruz)
December 10, 2020

I opened the front gate emitting a subtle squeaking sound and walked down the stone pathway that would lead to my first guide dog puppy. Anticipation filled me. All that I could hear was a mixture of whines...

Don Lugos 2020-2021 yearbook will be completely different and historical

This is the cover of the 2020-2021 year book. An inside scoop for students that should excite them is there is going to be a special effect on the cover. Make sure to buy one before they run out so you can see what it is! (Photo Courtesy: Mrs. Deming)
December 4, 2020

The yearbook has been a staple of putting an end to a high school year. Everyone pre-orders one, flips through, checks to see if they see themselves or any of their friends on a page. But with this year...

A new “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas experience promises to bring magic to this growing tradition

Pixie the Scout Elf arrives to the Deming Home in a quarantine box. At the Deming's, Pixie arrived the day after Thanksgiving.
December 3, 2020

The holidays are here. A sense of cheerfulness begins to saturate the air. It's time to pull out those Christmas lights, fluff those stalkings, and start decorating the tree! We can finally celebrate all...

Quarantine has sparked creativity in freshman students

Don Lugo student Megan Robinson gets creative in quarantine and works on her artistic abilities. (Photo Courtesy: Megan Robinson)
November 20, 2020

With the country currently quarantined due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be easy for many to get overwhelmed and suffer mentally and health wise. Yet, despite—or perhaps because of—the anxiety,...

Students are dealing with stress by using healthy coping mechanisms

A survey was sent to 23 juniors at Don Lugo and 21 of them reported that they were dealing with stress.
November 19, 2020

It has been 245 days since the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the whole world. The walls seem to be closing in as students sit at their desks day after day looking at a screen, isolated from the world. They...

Theatre department finds ways to continue production in producing Lugo’s first ever radio drama

Radio drama being performed by CBS in 1937 (Photo Courtesy of
November 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for students and teachers alike, however it has not hindered the Theatre department’s ability to think outside the box and come up with a solution to...

Distance learning students feel less connected to Don Lugo

 Madison Bonadurer, a distance learning student, completes her school days in her work space. (Photo Courtesy: Madison Bonadurer)
November 12, 2020

At the beginning of this year, students had to start a strange new chapter in their high school journey by transitioning from classroom learning to virtual learning. They had two options to choose from...

Teachers share their classes academic performance this 6-12 grading period

The 6-12 grade period grades have been finalized for students and can be viewed in the students/parents aeries grade portal. (Photo Courtesy: Cheyanne Jauregui)
November 6, 2020

A teacher from each core subject such as English, science, math, and history have shared how their specific classes did this 6-12 week grading period while being virtually online in response to Covid-19. Virtual...

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