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Student articles 2021
As drought dries out creeks, fish and wildlife
fight for survival
By Daniela Bravo Berumen
For over two years, Santa Clara County has been facing below-average rainfall and extreme weather, causing a decrease in the reservoirs that keep the creeks full, according to the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Both the creeks and fish are suffering as a result.
Bay Area high schools report increase in failed grades during pandemic
By Naomi Baron
Distance learning during the pandemic has taken its toll on Bay Area students. Educators say students who come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, whose first language is not English or who have learning disabilities were hit the hardest.
Looming development worries San Jose Flea Market vendors
By Maya Barrientos
Vendors of the 61-year-old San Jose Flea Market, a vibrant, historic hub of culture and community, fear their world will come to an end as plans to build a massive urban village on the land move forward.
Roller rink owner helps keep skating — and her community — alive
By Lupita Fernandez Garcia
When Santa Clara County approached Liz Ruiz about turning her Aloha Roller Rink - shut down during the pandemic - into a vaccination center this year, she went for it. “... I can’t think of a better way to use this building,” she said.
shut down a slow road for flea market vendor
By Dali Guerrero Fernández
More than a year after the pandemic shut down her business at the San Jose Flea Market, Carolina Vazquez doesn’t feel she is 100% back up again. While she was closed, she not only lost her income, she also had to toss much of her merchandise.
San Jose bakery not only stayed open but thrived during the pandemic
By Dayanara Diaz
As businesses around him struggled during the pandemic, Jose Landin’s three bakeries succeeded beyond what he could have ever imagined as he continued to serve his grateful customers his beloved breads, pastries and sandwiches.