A tour of La Quinta High School on Fri., April 2, 2021 during the first week of the hybrid learning model.

January absences hit a district-wide total of 98,333; COVID-19 related

Isaa Villicana and Leila Terrazas April 6, 2022

Throughout the month of January, there was a surge of absences in classrooms, mostly due to COVID-19 cases and other unknown reasons.  According to Kelly Perlo, the student attendance specialist at...

Students reflect on quarantines caused by COVID-19

Students reflect on quarantines caused by COVID-19

Keeley Jibben, Reporter April 5, 2022

After returning from winter break, COVID-19 cases had a massive spike due to the Omicron variant. Students and teachers were absent and forced to quarantine due to exposure and positive tests. With the...

This is one of the proposed bell schedules that eligible certificated staff will vote on this week.

Staff to vote on office hours bell schedule this week

William Franklin, Reporter April 4, 2022

Update, Friday, April 8 -- The proposed bell schedule that includes two periods of office hours on both block days passed for the 2022-2023 school year; it received 74% of the vote and 93% of staff voted....

KEY Club gives back through Her drive

KEY Club gives back through Her drive

Andrea Barrera, Reporter March 25, 2022

From January to February, KEY Club collected feminine hygiene products for the Her Drive.  Her Drive is a Chicago non-profit organization that launched in June 2020. It provides valuable items for...

A collection of masks at La Quinta High.

La Quinta High students have mixed opinions on in-person learning, mask mandates

Avery Webb, Managing Editor March 11, 2022

The conversation on distance and hybrid learning started up again at the beginning of the second semester with the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Back in January, schools around the country...

College of the Deserts communication building

College of the Desert offers a grant for upcoming students

Christina Montes, Reporter March 10, 2022

For the spring semester of 2022, College of the Desert offered a grant of $100 per unit. Both credit and non-credit courses are eligible, thanks to the U.S. Department of Education.  A grant is money...

A trash can filled to the top with food of all sorts after lunch at La Quinta High School.

School food waste is a problem; a new California law aims to fix the issue in general

Kayleigh Carstairs, Assistant Multimedia Editor January 4, 2022

Every day the sun rises, casting beautiful light upon the school’s outdoor cafeteria. The area is clean, washed down with a hose from the previous day.  But once the bell rings, the trashing...

Students at after school detention for tardy sweeps.

Tardy sweeps implemented to “prepare students for the world”

Emily Taylor, News Editor December 20, 2021

On the morning of November 2, La Quinta High School student Ethaniel Draper ‘24 had gone into the office to get a temporary tardy slip after forgetting his that morning. By the time he had left, a domino...

New bell schedule has unintended impact on students’ lives

William Franklin and Willow Mcmaster December 16, 2021

A new law was signed in California in 2019, delaying start times for secondary schools across California. The law was passed in an attempt to improve student well-being and decrease student tardiness.  Taking...

Liliana Valdovinos 25 receives her COVID-19 vaccine.

Students talk COVID-19 vaccines

Bryanna Valenzuela, Reporter December 16, 2021

As COVID-19 surges, vaccines are becoming a more popular topic around the world, especially at La Quinta High School.  On Friday, Oct. 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be...

KyLee Borgen 22 is the ASB President.

ASB leaders welcome students back to campus

Andrea Barrera, Reporter December 15, 2021

After a year and a half, the students at La Quinta High are returning to being full-time students largely due to COVID-19. ASB intends to build a heartening culture to welcome back students at La Quinta...

Devious licks: A TikTok trend gone too far

Devious licks: A TikTok trend gone too far

Alyssa Zepeda, Tiffany Bailey, and Angelina Valdez December 15, 2021

The new viral TikTok trend known as the "Devious Licks" skyrocketed in September 2021. La Quinta High School was no exception. Did it go too far? Was it all just for 15 seconds of fame? Security at...

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