La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper


La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper


La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper



Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar will assume her new role as DSUSDs superintendent on July 1.

Desert Sands Unified names Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar as new superintendent

Lilli Koch, Reporter June 1, 2022

In early April, Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar was appointed Desert Sands Unified School District’s new superintendent by the Board of Education. Her first day will be on July 1. In the meantime, the 18-year...

Summer school offers second chance for students

Summer school offers second chance for students

Raisa Guerrero Cardenas and Joy Bridges May 31, 2022

Many students at La Quinta High School will be attending summer school this year, hoping they will be able to raise their grade for a certain class they failed during the school year.  While teachers...

A screenshot of DSUSDs COVID-19 Dashboard as of Monday, May 23, 2022.

Students reflect on the lifted mask mandate

Isaa Villicana, Reporter May 23, 2022

In the month of March, the California mask mandate was lifted. The change allowed everyone, vaccinated or not, to choose between wearing a mask. As soon as that happened, the DSUSD Board of Education made...

Nicklen and Mittermeier translate nature into photographs

Nicklen and Mittermeier translate nature into photographs

Kayleigh Carstairs, Assistant Multimedia Editor May 23, 2022

One of 2022's annual Desert Town Hall events took place on March 30. The event featured two award-winning photographers, Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, who inspired many aspiring students that...

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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Frank Ceja

Students and teachers reflect on the transition to in-person classes

Blaze Hinojosa and Kaelly Beltran December 21, 2021

Students and teachers have officially transitioned into the new 2021-2022 school year in- person after a year-and-a-half of remote and hybrid instruction.  This dramatic transition has brought many...

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