Coronavirus Coverage

The dilemma of cancer screening during the pandemic

The dilemma of cancer screening during the pandemic

Everyday life seems to be put on pause. With the country experiencing the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, many people are limiting their use of health care services. While this practice has slowed the potential spread of the...

Opinion: AirPods might not be music to your ears

Opinion: AirPods might not be music to your ears

Your AirPod case pops open with a click and you slip the cold, smooth plastic into your ear, waiting for your music to begin blasting; but although the music may sound good, its harmful consequences might not be music to your ears, including hearing loss and even...

A dancer against cancer

A dancer against cancer

We all dream of having the best of both worlds. In Dr. Irene Hutchins' case, this includes researching and working with both medicine and ballroom dancing. The two fields make an unlikely, but dynamic combination. At a young age, Hutchin’s mom took her to watch "The...

Screening sunscreen

Screening sunscreen

The word “sunscreen” has one of the most positive and harmless connotations of almost anything one can say. In a world where 1 out of every 5 of us will get some form of skin cancer, there is no doubt why sunscreen would be spoken so highly of and viewed as the hero...

Recap with Rachel: First gene therapy approved

Earning the bad lucky lottery with leukemia

Shock is an understatement to how I felt as my father said those life-changing words. He gasped in intervals and cried between each syllable. Last week, my 6-year-old brother Jacob was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I had never been so speechless in my...

Team Heideman: Keep Calm and Fight On

In 2011, beloved Mira Costa English teacher John Heideman was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Recently, his conditions have worsened, as he is now fighting metastatic cancer of the bones and tumors in his liver. After the...

Recap with Rachel: First gene therapy approved

Charter Oak student-athlete battles cancer

Dec. 5, 2014, is the date that changed Charter Oak senior Anthony Ortega’s life forever. Anthony was going through what was a normal day until he was in his second period Economics class. “I was in second period, and my friend Ryan Hansen pointed out that I had a ball...