The Conqueror

How technology has affected students in quarantine

Students spend the whole day at their computers, overwhelmed with the new sites that have become their
November 22, 2020

The quarantine has undoubtedly been one of the toughest events that we faced throughout our lives. However, it has been the beginnings of a new era of learning, the era of online distance learning. Even...

Cómo la tecnología ha afectado a los estudiantes en cuarentena

Students spend the whole day at their computers, overwhelmed with the new sites that have become their
November 22, 2020

La cuarentena ha sido sin duda uno de los eventos más duros que enfrentamos a lo largo de nuestra vida, porque nuestra generación tuvo que afrontar este problema, siendo más independiente para estar...

How Food Pantries Are Managing During Covid

IFC adapts to a contactless drive-through model in March to keep their volunteers and recipients safe. Photo by Veronica Castro
November 17, 2020

  Many businesses and organizations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that hit our country in March. Among those organizations was Interfaith Food Center (IFC), located in Santa Fe Springs,...

How Leadership Rises Up During Bleak Distance Learning

Renaissance Promotion committee members brighten up the campus of Palm Elementary School with chalk art just in time for Halloween. Photo by Giovanna Fernandez
October 29, 2020

Staring at a computer screen for hours on end has become the norm for all Los Altos High School students, but this has not stopped leadership groups from operating off-campus. The main leadership groups...

Social Media Platforms Encourage Adults Registering to Vote

Vote Graphic
October 29, 2020

In the recent upcoming election, it is now more critical than ever that eligible voters vote. Social media platforms have made it possible for voters to register and vote through easy-access links. Platforms...

College Board’s AP Daily Review Videos for Rigorous Courses

Student begins viewing one of the many AP Daily review videos to aid their preparation for the 2021 exams. Photo by Elias Robles
October 22, 2020

Anxiety courses through the veins of students as they prepare for the dreaded Advanced Placement (AP) exam. Every May exhilaration is one of the emotions that surges through the hearts of students as...

The 2020 Census and What it Means for the Next 10 Years

With pandemic precautions, the 2020 census was conducted in a variety of ways, from online, to the mail, and of course a knock at the door. Photo by Karen Rivera
October 21, 2020

The census determines a vast amount of things, such as how many seats each state has in the Senate. The census counts each person in the U.S. every 10 years, and this is crucial for representation, and...

Recycling Drive Gains Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness

Renaissance advisor Christopher Reeder and Principal Jeff Hess set up in front of the Hacienda where they greet students as they drop off their bags of recyclables and cash donations. Photo by Elias Robles
October 21, 2020

Students revisited the empty campus to donate bags of recyclables and cash donations on Friday October 16. Renaissance’s student-ran committee prepared their annual Conquer Cancer, a month-long series...

Boba Purchases Boost Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising

20% of customers' proceeds go to the Conquer Cancer fundraiser when this flier is presented at Ding Tea. Photo Courtesy of Fiona Ngo.
October 19, 2020

LAHS Renaissance teamed up with Ding Tea in Hacienda Heights to help raise money for Conquer Cancer. When showing the online flier to the Ding Tea from now until October 22nd, 20% of each purchase will...

March on Washington 2020 Repeats Beautiful History

From Instagram user @venturewithv, boldly standing her ground amidst thousands at a Black Lives Matter protest.
October 14, 2020

On August 28, 2020, thousands at the Lincoln Memorial screamed the names of the victims of police brutality with pain and sorrow in their voices. The crowd longs for a world free of racial inequality which...

Youth Impacts the Nation’s Future, JSA Shows Them How

JSA
October 14, 2020

As the countdown to the 2020 Presidential Election begins, it is important now more than ever for students to be politically aware and active. Many students are unsure on how to open their eyes to the...

Mental Health Awareness on School Campus Helps Students

Freshman Sharlene Orozco holding up encouraging message for NAMI’s mental health awareness week on Instagram, @lahsnami.
October 14, 2020

Depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability. NAMI, which stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness, helped with that issue and spread education on the touchy subject. NAMI...

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