News Briefs

Yearbook Struggles to Go Digital With CD
Last year, the Yearbook class intended to create a “hear the year” CD to complement the annual yearbook. However, the CD will not be produced for various reasons.

“The technology these days moves way too quickly,” Yearbook Adviser Danielle Paige said. “It would be really difficult to make a CD that could play successfully on all of the many different kinds of CD systems that students own.”

According to mug-shot editor senior Elio Champenois, the cost of making the CDs would be too expensive, and cut into yearbook sales. Also, the CD would mainly have pictures of sports events and dodgeball, which the class didn’t think would suit the interests of all students.

Paige mentioned that in place of making CDs, the Yearbook class will be creating a website that will include most of the same benefits and allow students to access extra pictures and information about the school year.

Culinary Still Not Able to Sell to Students
According to School Board member Julia Rosenberg, administrators and board members have not yet spoken to legislators regarding the Eagle’s Nest Café’s inability to sell food to students during school hours.

However, Rosenberg spoke with a Santa Clara County PTA representative who is trying to schedule a meeting with Anna Eshoo, a member of the United States House of Representatives who represents California’s 14th Congressional District.

Gay-Straight Alliance Tries to Stick Together
The school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) has lost many members, including former GSA Adviser Ruth Gibbs and Vice President junior Victoria Valles.

“I wanted [GSA] to participate in events that would defend civil rights and acceptance,” Gibbs said. “But last year quite a few of the members only wanted to have fun and didn’t want to defend gay rights as much.”

Victoria resigned from her position as vice president and said that many GSA members were not focused on promoting the gay community last year.

“I felt I was no longer able to inspire and motivate the GSA members for upcoming events,” Victoria said. “[There] was little time and little enthusiasm.”

Due to this loss of interest, GSA only has five members. However, they are pushing to remain active.

“Now GSA definitely is very focused, even though the group is much smaller,” said Lori Johnson, the current GSA adviser. “But we are hoping for more members.”