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     On March 3, 2020, A total of fourteen states including California, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Minnesota voted for the event of Super Tuesday presidential primaries.

     All of the states were won by the two candidates, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden did remarkably better after getting momentum off of winning the South Carolina Primary on February 29, 2020, just before super Tuesday giving him a much-needed boost during the event. He also won the majority of the black supporter votes in that primary. 

     The results ended with Joe Biden winning most of the states, taking a huge delegate victory by winning both huge states such as Texas and a majority of smaller states. Specifically, Biden had a total of 898 and Sanders has a total of 745 delegates, with the majority of votes still to be cast this summer. Although Biden won a majority of the states, Sanders did win a crucial victory in California and states...

     Friday may have been Serra students’ last day of school in the 2019-2020 year.

     California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday, March 17, that schools may not reopen until the following school year amid the global COVID-19 crisis that prompted SDUSD to close schools for at least three weeks beginning March 16.

     As of March 18, there are 60 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China and spread rapidly worldwide, in San Diego County. The virus has begun to spread throughout the community independent of travel. 

     With over 7,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States (and more unconfirmed as a result of a severe testing shortage), and near 100 deaths, the CDC has called for mass social distancing practices, tightening up health regulations to prohibit gatherings of 50 or more people, (the federal government also recommends limiting gatherings--to 1...

     Walking past the boys bathroom during lunch on a Friday, it isn’t uncommon to hear the booming uproar of Serra’s male student body. 

     Recently, in an effort to make this school year a memorable one, students at Serra have united into compact spaces, one of them being the Media center bathroom, to manifest their voices as one. 

     As the walls begin to rumble, the mobbers file in, one by one, and massive crowds rally outside to watch the students assert their dominance and passion for the uproar. 

     The eruption of this new tradition at Serra has been a fun way for students to unite and mob together. Senior Harrison Hess explains how “The Friday mob just started as a joke between my friend Luke and I… we realized this was a good idea and made it into a weekly thing.” 

     Despite facing some difficulty with continuing the mob in its traditional restroom location, mobbers have m...

November 21, 2019

     Serra High School in 2019 is welcoming many new students from different parts of the world that include Italy, Russia, and Tennessee. 

     Senior Giulia Longo is a foreign exchange student from Sicily, Italy. “it was a new experience to get used too.” Longo described the differences of her school in Italy from Serra. Longo said, “In Italy we only have one class, at Serra there are multiple classes.”

     It is hard for these foreign exchange students to adapt to a new setting and language. Here at Serra we have multiple foreign exchange students from all over the world. Another foreign student is Junior Timofei Fedorchenko from Voronezh, Russia. Fedorchenko described  “Russia schools are way less class, you are also there longer.” The schools in Russia require you to wear uniforms. When Fedorchenko came to Serra he said “I felt so happy being able to pick out my own clothes in the morning for school.” 

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     Head into room 406 at lunch, and you will find Mr. Kacey Caputo training his Academic League team for the coming season. 

     Last year, the team was undefeated, making it all the way to the county quarterfinals. This year, Mr. Caputo wants to go to the finals. 

     This will be Serra’s 3rd year with an Academic League team, which was founded by Caputo in 2017, and has quickly grown to include over a dozen members, who compete with other schools by answering trivia questions ranging from history, math, science, literature, and even music.

      “A friend of mine who teaches at another school suggested I start a team here, so I put and ad out and students showed up” explains Mr. Caputo. After a rough first season, the team would eventually come together and go on to be one of the best teams in San Diego country. 

     Outside of Academic League, Mr. Caputo teaches Government, Econ, and...

     The hardest decision towards the end of a high school career: community college or a four-year university? Many students feel a lot of pressure to decide what fits their needs best. 

     Years ago, community colleges were looked down upon while four-year universities were seen as the only way to go. 

     Recently, many students have attended both a community college and a four-year university. They finish their general education their first two years at community then transfer into a four-year university to get their degree. 

     Community colleges are very affordable; they tend to have smaller class sizes and more flexibility for students' schedules. Senior Jennifer Diaz is looking into joining a community college. 

     “If four-year fails, or my family runs into money problems, I will definitely consider going into community college,” said Diaz.

     Commun...

November 21, 2019

     College applications are due soon. When the first round of decisions comes this winter, high school seniors will find themselves filled with joy or disappointment.

     Most students have internalized the notion that the singular decisions, isolated successes and failures we have now, will make or break our future.

     In reality, 80 percent of undergraduates change their major at least once, and the average student will change their major three times, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It’s normal to not know what one wants to do for the rest of their life when they’re 17.

     “For a long time I knew I wanted to do something in art, but only recently I decided I would go into graphic design,” said senior Ashley Knight. 

     The pressure to make decisions that will supposedly affect our entire lives discourages students from taking risks and jeopardizes their health. One in...

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