The Reality of Price Gouging- by Bailey Brinkley

   Ever since the Coronavirus Pandemic spread to the United States, prices for common household items such as toilet paper have increased tremendously. What happened is called price gouging. “An act or instance of charging customers too high a price for goods or services, especially when demand is high and supplies are limited,” according to dictionary.com.  It’s no surprise that random people would try to scam … Continue reading The Reality of Price Gouging- by Bailey Brinkley

My Shelter In Place Playlist- by Desiree Flaming

Song Title Album Title Artist 1 Trying  Adventures in Eville Eleventyseven 2 Underground Beyond Belief Petra 3 I Know Now is Not Forever B. Reith 4 Fad of the Land Thrive Newsboys 5 Paranoia No Shame Tenth Avenue North 6 Lies and Fear Go Hand in Hand Best Night of Our Lives Everyday Sunday 7 Pull Me Out Bebo Norman Bebo Norman 8 Fight On, … Continue reading My Shelter In Place Playlist- by Desiree Flaming

Rallying On- by Laura Lovell

   Even through these times of uncertainty, a few of South Albany’s seniors have been trying out and auditioning for their college sports teams. One of these students is Alyssa Marstall. She tried out for cheer and dance at the University of Oregon.     “Growing up I was always dancing around the house, so at the age of three my parents put me in a dance class … Continue reading Rallying On- by Laura Lovell

DYI: Summertime Sparks Creativity- by Desiree Flaming

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it,” -Pablo Picasso.    Many people have extra time on their hands because they are home from school or work, for those who like to be creative, this extra time is perfect for art.    Now is a good opportunity to learn new skills or hone existing skills. There … Continue reading DYI: Summertime Sparks Creativity- by Desiree Flaming

When Your Teacher is Your Parent- by Kat Terrones

   Many students at South Albany have a parent working at their school, there are pros and cons to this, some students feel having a parent at their school makes a positive impact on their life, and some students feel otherwise.    Karsen Angel, a freshman at South, expressed how she feels her mom has affected her life in highschool, she said, “For me there aren’t really … Continue reading When Your Teacher is Your Parent- by Kat Terrones

The Same Twelve Notes- by Desiree Flaming

“It’s the same twelve notes/Six strings/And a million little mysteries/In one broken heart,” After All These Years by Andrew Peterson.    Music is universal. Over the centuries and across continents, music has been an important part of human culture. Two SAHS sophomore students, Jade and Kaylee Dodson, share their views on music:    Jade said, “For me listening to music is extremely important. I don’t think I … Continue reading The Same Twelve Notes- by Desiree Flaming

Refection on Distance Learning- by Kat Terrones

   Quarantine has caused many things that are considered normal to shift, many things that are essential are now done in a different way, like school, distance learning gives the students their own schedule and more responsibility. In my opinion distance learning has created a great opportunity for positive change. Distance learning has been a game changer for me: it has helped me to break old … Continue reading Refection on Distance Learning- by Kat Terrones

The Only Goodbye – by Angela Ortiz

  Leaving school the day that I did was strange. Those last two days felt weird. It felt like everything was normal, and then all of a sudden it wasn’t. Life was still moving, days kept coming and going, and yet it felt like we were at a standstill. Questions blocking thoughts on the new reality we now had to face. Writing a goodbye was … Continue reading The Only Goodbye – by Angela Ortiz

Column: AP Testing During the Pandemic- by Kat Terrones

 Quarantine has made a huge impact on everyone’s lives, it has changed the way how many things are done, especially for students. Going from learning in-person to learning at home through a screen can make things challenging. Students are trying to find a new normal with distance learning, everything known as normal has changed, one of the most surprising changes was AP testing.    AP classes … Continue reading Column: AP Testing During the Pandemic- by Kat Terrones