Why Most Middle Schoolers Can Only Take Up to Algebra 1 and How It Impacts Them Later On

Kyla Giffin | Editor-in-Chief My earliest math-associated memory can be traced back to a day in the second grade, where I sat among the small desks, ancient globs of gum stuck on their undersides, scratches and pencil markings lining their edges. The class was learning how to calculate time–a concept that plagued my seven-year-old mind … Read more…

Livermore High Celebrates 125 Years

Michelle Ansari | Staff Writer On Saturday, May 20th, Livermore High School will be “celebrating the past, present, and future” by hosting a 125th anniversary celebration. The event runs from 1pm to 9pm, featuring student art exhibits, a car show, musical performances, and snacks prepared by the LHS culinary students. Vice Principal Tom Fletcher estimates … Read more…

The Forgotten: The Stories and Human Aftermath Behind “At-Risk Youth”

Kyla Giffin | Cowboy Life Editor, Galleria Editor “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” So said the famous journalist and writer of English literature, Rudyard Kipling. “We live in a society where we are inundated with horrific stories.” So said Jennifer Harper, the Director of Developing and … Read more…

School District Considers Getting Rid of the Trimester System

Garrett Almeida | Co Editor-in-Chief The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will reevaluate the trimester system later this year, per Assistant Superintendent Chris Van Schaack. A committee of high school teachers and administrators will be brought together “to look at [the] schedule and talk about what is working and what needs adjusting,” according to … Read more…

The Forgotten: Confronting the Struggles of At-Risk Youth

Kyla Giffin | Cowboy Life Editor, Galleria Editor Recently in Washington, D.C., and across social media, the hashtag  “missing D.C. girls” began spreading when police decided to publicize missing children’s cases over social media, causing panic over the cases suddenly reported in large numbers, and leading to a false statement about fourteen teenage girls going … Read more…