Technological Advancements

Li-Yen Ho According to a 2019 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, teenagers 13-18 spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on screens even before the pandemic struck. Now, high school students are forced to take classes online and factor in more time in front of a computer. During the pandemic, especially, mostContinue reading “Technological Advancements”

The Return To Campus

Skylar Long Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of our school year has been conducted online. Some students hoped to return to campus in person at the beginning of the second semester, but due to the increasing rate of transmission, the possibility of returning was pushed back to later in the year.  The County recentlyContinue reading “The Return To Campus”

Excessive Screen Time

Dhruthi Mahesh The pandemic and distance learning has brought many challenges for students, and some concerns as well regarding the amount of time students are spending on electronic devices. Some health experts and parents are currently voicing their concerns on one of the negative impacts of distance learning: excessive screen time.  Approximately 93.2% of studentsContinue reading “Excessive Screen Time”

Teen Pandemic Outlook

Natalie Bachman As a pandemic surges, many can’t help but realize the varying opinions with regards to protective measures. Society has continually noted that teenagers often don’t adhere to protective protocols, but a recent survey sent out to the school indicates that most teens are actually taking these protective measures. Rather, the few students whoContinue reading “Teen Pandemic Outlook”

Performing Arts

Natalie Bachman From concert ensembles to theater, many students have found themselves at home within Leigh’s performing arts department. During a typical school year, students dedicate large chunks of their time to these activities; however, as the pandemic surges, students and teachers alike have to develop creative ways in which to pursue the activities virtually.Continue reading “Performing Arts”

The Couple Next Door

Karen Guo Do you like solving puzzles? Do you like finding clues throughout a movie or book while having a feeling of suspense rising in you? Are you one of those people who are thrilled to see a mystery is finally solved? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then The Couple NextContinue reading “The Couple Next Door”

Opinion: Leigh Shouldn’t Be Ranking Students

Neve Apte Every so often, a student logs into Aeries and sees a statistic perhaps even more ominous than their GPA or letter grades – their class rank. As of right now, Leigh still still ranks their students,  even though many other high schools have stopped,due to the undue stress and unhealthy competition that stemsContinue reading “Opinion: Leigh Shouldn’t Be Ranking Students”

COVID Vaccination Updates

Nikitha Srinivasan President Biden told reporters about 90% of adults in the U.S. will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations by April 19 (April 15 for California) and will be eligible to even get them within five miles from their homes. According to Our World in Data, As of April 11th, there are 70.7 million AmericansContinue reading “COVID Vaccination Updates”

Athletics During A Pandemic

Anna Halmeaho This year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, school sports have been postponed. At Leigh, some athletic programs such as Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football and Water Polo, and Tennis are just a few of the sports that have begun. Golf (both girls and boys), Tennis (both), Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, SwimContinue reading “Athletics During A Pandemic”