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Published on December 7th, 2022
What is a good college?
If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you might get 100 different answers. If there is so much variation just in what constitutes a good college, we know there is even more variation in what constitutes a best fit for a ...By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Published on November 23rd, 2022
Moraga School District to seat two new board members and one incumbent
Election results for the Nov. 8 Moraga ...By Vera Kochan

Published on November 23rd, 2022
LafSD and AUHSD school board elections favor incumbents
Following a contentious election season, ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on November 9th, 2022
SMC campus-wide walkout draws attention to sexual assault
Last May, the anonymous group called "SMC Survivors" posted flyers throughout the Saint Mary's College campus in order to bring awareness to the school's sexual assault issues and lack of satisfaction for victims. On Oct. 28 the group staged a campus-wide walkout with ...By Vera Kochan

Published on November 9th, 2022
Miramonte gardens razed, raising concern for some
Longtime Orinda resident and garden volunteer Linda Mizes was in a state of shock after her first visit to Miramonte High School post-pandemic. The three gardens, scattered throughout the school, in which she, along with many other volunteers, dedicated nearly two ...By Ashley Dong

Published on October 26th, 2022
Matador Express delivers rock music to high schoolers
As students devoured their lunches between classes on Oct. 20, a harmony rang out across the Miramonte quad very different from the usual murmur of conversations: rock and roll. During lunch, the high schoolers listened to their fellow students perform a selection of ...By Casey Scheiner

Published on October 26th, 2022
Campo's new principal is no stranger to Moraga
Campolindo High School's new principal, Pete Alvarez, officially took over the reins on July 1 from John Walker, who was promoted to Acalanes Union High School District Associate Superintendent of Educational Services after a 10-year run at the school.
By Vera Kochan

Published on October 26th, 2022
AUHSD forums address candidate funding, academic excellence
Acalanes Union High School District school board candidates recently met for two election forums. The first candidates' night was held on Oct. 14 at the Del Valle Education Center in Walnut Creek. It was co-sponsored by the League of Women's Voters Diablo Valley, the ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on October 12th, 2022
The most important essay you will write for your college applications
After the personal essay is done many students think the hardest part of their application is behind them. In my view, the personal essay is the easier part. In many ways and for many reasons, it is simpler to write about yourself than it is to write about a college ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on October 12th, 2022
Hundreds gather for School Board Candidate Forum
A few hundred people gathered at Stanley Middle School on Oct. 3 hoping to learn the views of the six Lafayette School District board candidates. Unfortunately three of the six candidates declined to attend.
By Sharon K. Sobotta

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