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Claremont High School Students play an integral role in history by voting in the 2020 election, turning point in American democracy

Vote For A Better Place

Izzy Thomas, Reporter

October 5, 2020

The year 2020 has been a series of many unfortunate events, with everything from the COVID-19 outbreak and the initiation of quarantine and the fires raging across the West coast, to what seems like a never-ending stream of police brutality, violence, and discrimination. But with an upcoming election...

8 candidates running for the 2020 Claremont City Council Elections

From left to right, [Row 1] Corey Calacay. Michael Cesaro, Donell Clark, Zachary Courser, [Row 2] Christine Margiotta, Sal Medina, Bennet Rhea, Ethan Reznik.

Melina Tisopulos

October 5, 2020

The first district-based election for Claremont City Council will be held on Nov. 3, 2020. In February of 2019, Claremont decided to transition to a district-based election system; meaning for all future elections, voters’ candidate options depend on their assigned district, which is determined by...

Claremont Unified School District Forms the District Advisory Committee on Racial Equity

Michael Ball, Reporter

October 5, 2020

After a summer of tension and outcries for social justice, the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Education voted to approve and form the District Advisory Committee on Racial Equity on August 20. The following day an email was sent out from the district asking people to apply for said...

Wildfires Raging Across the West Coast Devastates Claremont’s Air Quality

Smoke from California Wildfires looms over freeway to Claremont

David Begazo, Reporter

October 5, 2020

Throughout the past few weeks, the fires across the entire West Coast have been raging, seemingly without relent. Millions of people have been called to evacuate their homes by fire departments, and the ash has been seen falling, even from a few dozen miles away. “Yeah it was evident from my lawn,”...

Free online coding classes now available for all ages, skill-levels, and kids with autism

Free online coding classes now available for all ages, skill-levels, and kids with autism

Charles Jiang, Assistant News Editor

May 12, 2020

Easycode4kids.com is a free online learning platform started by Salma Mohideen and I, two juniors at Claremont High School who wanted to be able to offer the opportunity for children to learn an incredibly useful life skill: coding. We came up with the idea to help kids who were feeling bored at home duri...

New program started by Claremont High students offers free grocery delivery for elderly residents of Claremont

New program started by Claremont High students offers free grocery delivery for elderly residents of Claremont

Charles Jiang, Assistant News Editor

May 12, 2020

As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread while showing no signs of slowing down, the question “What can I do to help?” has become common in the lives of many. This exact question is what crossed my mind when I decided to team up with Salma Mohideen, another junior at Claremont High school,...

Update on CHS Prom and Graduation ceremony

Charles Jiang, Asst. News Editor

May 1, 2020

With the current COVID-19 situation, CHS has experienced an unexpected turn of events. The typical high school experience is composed of dances, rallies, and graduation. However, with the unpredictable and severe nature of COVID-19, this experience for many has taken a drastic turn. CHS has had to cancel...

The unforseen environmental impacts of the coronavirus

Meghan Mason, Reporter

May 1, 2020

Six months ago, the world watched as environmental youth activist Greta Thunberg stared down Donald Trump at the United Nations after criticizing him and others for ignoring the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing irreparable damage to the planet. Now, unexpectedly, many are seeing a glimpse of...

Local response to the coronavirus pandemic

A member of Claremont's homeless population roams the streets in search of food and a place to rest.

Kathryn Enriquez, Reporter

May 1, 2020

After a month of staying home to decrease the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the city of Claremont has continued to assess the impacts of the virus in consultation with Los Angeles County Public Health Officials and local partners. The city staff continues to quickly respond to the rapidly evolving...

CHS Grading Policy and Petition Updates

CHS Grading Policy and Petition Updates

Ady Bolinger, Reporter

April 17, 2020

March 18, 2020: As the Claremont community was informed that CHS would be temporarily closing, effective March 13, an official statement came out from CUSD Superintendent Dr. Jim Elsasser on March 18, stating that for the time being, all school work would be optional. This was to support and acknowledge stude...

CHS closes amid fears over COVID-19

CHS closes amid fears over COVID-19

Stephen Nazareth, Reporter

April 3, 2020

Three weeks ago, students were coming to CHS like it was any other day. The halls were alive with the sounds of conversation, laughter, and hundreds of footsteps as people traveled to their classes. Second semester was in full swing and May exams were already starting to enter some minds as the days...

IB to expand as it reaches middle schoolers

IB to expand as it reaches middle schoolers

Meghan Mason, Reporter

April 3, 2020

For many CHS sophomores, with the month of March comes the choice of whether or not to participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program — an important and difficult decision that many students have pondered since the beginning of their freshman year. However, as soon as the 2021-2022 school...

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