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Published on April 14th, 2021
What's in a name?
What's in a name? The phrase comes from Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet" - "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." A name is an arbitrary label, but when it comes to Campolindo, Acalanes and Miramonte high schools, ...By Vera Kochan


Published on March 31st, 2021
Lafayette elementary schools ramp up for five-day, on-campus learning
Lafayette elementary schools are several ...By Pippa Fisher


Published on March 17th, 2021
Orinda all-girl robotics team makes it to NorCal championships
Team Stampede, an all-girl robotics team from Orinda, made it through a highly competitive round of the FIRST LEGO League robotics qualifiers and headed to the Northern California RePlay Championships on March 14. While they didn't advance at the championships, the ...Submitted by Roxanne Christophe


Published on March 17th, 2021
COVID increased the importance of diversity essays on college applications: Four questions to help you brainstorm
Diversity statements are an increasingly common requirement on college applications. These questions are going to become even more common in upcoming cycles because of the ways the COVID pandemic has changed college admissions. With more colleges offering test optional ...By Elizabeth LaScala PhD


Published on March 17th, 2021
Miramonte students return to city council to urge ban on Styrofoam
After clarifying that the Contra Costa ...By Sora O'Doherty


Published on March 17th, 2021
Eagle Scouts and Angora goats tend Campolindo Garden
A small patch of land between Campolindo High School's stadium and parking lot has been designated the Campolindo Garden for nearly nine years. Surrounded by a fence, the garden currently contains a small bed of flowers along with six beds of beans, cabbage, broccoli, ...By Vera Kochan


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Acalanes and Miramonte Mock Trial teams take second and third in academic event
Eighteen teams from 19 Contra Costa County high schools competed in the annual Mock Trial competition, with California High beating Acalanes Feb. 16, taking the championship in the final round of Mock Trials. The match was judged and scored by former judge and current ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Marking time
Moraga mom Cathy Harris chronicled a return to the classroom for her sons - fifth-grader Bodhi Harris, who attends Los Perales Elementary, and Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School sixth-grader Riley Harris - with plaques marking the number of days since the beginning of ...By Jennifer Wake


Published on March 3rd, 2021
High schools moving toward hybrid opening in mid-March
If the downward trend in the number of new ...By Sophie Braccini


Published on February 17th, 2021
Hastened by COVID, a test optional experiment is underway in college admission
The movement toward optional use of standardized tests dates back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges have moved in the same direction. This year, as the coronavirus interrupted SAT and ACT exam schedules, ...By Elizabeth LaScala



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