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Humans of LQHS: Hayli Castellanos looks on the bright side of things

Humans of LQHS: Hayli Castellanos looks on the bright side of things

Kaitlyn Magallon, Multimedia Editor May 3, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic, almost everything has become health precautions: most sports were canceled, major events were canceled, and schools have shut down due to increasing COVID-19 cases in California. And...

Dutch Bros makes it to the Coachella Valley

Dutch Bros makes it to the Coachella Valley

Lindsey Vatter, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

On the cold morning of December 28, 2020, Dutch Bros Coffee, a popular coffee drive-through on Fred Waring Dr. and Jefferson St., had its grand opening to celebrate the new coffee attraction in La Quinta....

Gabriel Baily poses for a photo during the second week of the hybrid learning model at La Quinta High School.

Humans of LQHS: Gabriel Baily hopes for life to get back to normal

Leonardo Flores, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 20, 2021

It is Thursday, March 12, 2020: it is a rainy and cold day, Gabriel Baily ‘24 is carrying out his normal day going from class to class, then going to lunch, and finally finishing up his classes. After...

Earrings designed by Alicia Juarez.

How Alicia Juarez launched a small business during the pandemic

Melissa Camarena, Reporter April 20, 2021

Alicia Juarez ‘22 did not expect to start making handmade masks and earrings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Juarez is a 16-year-old junior at La Quinta High School—but she’s also a creative entrepreneur...

Living in a social media world

Living in a social media world

Trey Timberlake, Reporter April 19, 2021

Social media had long been looked at as a means of communication, a uniting factor in the midst of a socially distanced world. However, is it possible that the increased usage of social media by young...

Photo courtesy of Weingarten and Hough Insurance Company via Yelp.com

The handshake that led to a legacy

Layla Freiberg, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

Around the years 1910 to 1935, when actress Mary Pickford filmed scenes where the Mary Pickford Theater in Cathedral City now resides, two bright-eyed friends shared a handshake—a handshake that would...

The Enough Is Enough Protest in the summer of 2020. Photo courtesy of @youngjusticeadvocates; Design by Miranda Muir

Young Justice Advocates inspires a generation to take a stand against racial injustice

Miranda Muir, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

The day is June 6, 2020.  It is warm, as hundreds of people are gathered at Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs carrying signs, wearing “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts, and following a group of high...

Susan Finch after receiving her first dose of Modernas COVID-19 vaccine in mid-January. 

Photo courtesy of Susan Finch; design by Kennedy Garman

Blackhawk teachers reflect on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Kennedy Garman, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2021

In mid-January 2021, educators from Riverside County became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, many have had their chance to line up outside the nearest Riverside County vaccine clinic:...

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Hernandez; Design By Kaitlyn Magallon

Graduating seniors share most important advice to underclassmen

Kaitlyn Magallon, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2021

As a freshman, it can be exciting to begin a new journey. Adapting to a new environment may be difficult for some, or it can be easy.  By now, seniors know what high school can be like as a freshman,...

Blackhawk perspectives after a year into distance learning

Blackhawk perspectives after a year into distance learning

Zoey Batres, A&E Editor March 26, 2021

On Dec. 31, 2019, the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Wuhan, China. A few weeks later, a Washington state man was identified as the first COVID-19 death in the United States.   Soon after,...

Humans of LQHS: Brian Vargas puts his loved ones first

Humans of LQHS: Brian Vargas puts his loved ones first

Unica Carrizoza Lawson, Managing Editor March 20, 2021

On this particular Thursday afternoon, the sky is glowing. Brian Vargas ‘21 drives through the desert, under the pink and orange sky, to pick up his friends for their weekly physical training.  Vargas...

La Quinta High School in 2017.

Reflecting on the lessons learned after a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

Lexi Noguera, Managing Editor & Advertising Manager March 12, 2021

It was arguably one of the most memorable rainy days in the Coachella Valley, the last Friday of the school year: March 13, 2020.  It was the start of an unexpected pandemic that the entire world had...

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