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Thoughts On The First Semester Of Online Learning

This semester has been one of the most difficult semesters yet. There have been many good and bad things. Everything is online and it has been very hard to navigate and to try to stay focused. Article & Photo By: Jaden Burris Congratulations! Students are coming to the end of their first official online semester. If I am being completely honest, I can think of more negative things about distance learning than positive. So let’s talk about it.  One of the main issues I have is staying focused and motivated. Being home

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Online Grading Adaptations & Changes

Teaching on Vacation. Christina Grace, an ESL teacher at Rancho Cotate is shown here enjoying a cup of coffee while teaching from a house she rented for the weekend. Being able to teach from nearly anywhere is one of the benefits teachers and students are finding with distance learning.  Photo By: Ben Grace Article By: Conor Grace As students and teachers alike have changed from in-person classes to distance learning, there has been a myriad of difficulties for both parties. Students and teachers have had to adapt and learn

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Problems & Outages On Zoom

Class disruptions. Displaying the huge outage that occurred at the beginning of the school year, the chart shows the number of outage reports on that day. Outages affected a handful of classes at Santa Rosa High School, causing students to miss classwork. “I hope they don’t happen again,” said Junior Khmyah Prak, “It was a bit difficult to catch up after that." Image from Zoom Article By: Tianna Cooke One of the biggest challenges everyone has faced due to COVID-19 is shifting from on campus learning to virtual learning on

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The Pros And Cons Of Online Vs. In-Person Learning

Google garbage. This is the screen that every student sees each day instead of the faces of their teachers and peers. This is the screen that stresses out and frustrates so many teenagers. Freshman Payton Flohr from Woodcreek High School in Roseland wrote that, “It is difficult to find information directly relating to the topic we are learning about. There are too many websites on Google; it can become overwhelming.”

Article & Photo By: Tatiana Newman Have you ever felt lost and alone, scared in

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