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Student learning hindered during two-hour-long power outage

While junior Daniela Partida was in her first period physics class on Thursday, power around the school suddenly went out, leaving students with no Wi-Fi and minimal possibility to get digital classwork done.

“I was so confused because it happened so randomly in the morning,” Partida said. “It was really cold in the classrooms and in the halls.”

The school and the surrounding neighborhood experienced a power outage at 8:30 a.m., which left the school campus without electricity. Without any electricity and Wi-Fi, students couldn’t log onto Schoology for their lessons or charge their devices. Teachers who rely on online resources such as Google Drive to teach were compelled to either abandon or re-plan their lessons for their first and second periods. Additionally, the heaters stopped working throughout the school campus.

“The heaters weren’t working in any of my first classes so I was really cold,” junior Jennie Lopez said. “I’m worried I won’t be able to charge my phone in time before it dies.”

In their dark classes, students studied for upcoming quizzes or presentations. Some students taking online coures such as AP World History played board games or completed other classwork to stay occupied since their course was inaccessible.

Two hours later at 10:25 a.m. during period 2, electricity was restored before nutrition. Teachers were able to proceed with their lessons and students were able to return to their work for the rest of the school day.

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Vanessa Morales, Staff Writer
Vanessa Morales is currently in her junior year of high school. It is her first year on staff and she is a staff writer. She hopes to contribute her writing skills to the team, as well as learn how to improve. Outside of school, she loves to listen to music, read and spend time with family and friends.
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Kristin Intal is a junior and in her first year on staff. As the Visual Editor, she plans to contribute by expanding her knowledge of both journalism and the students of the school. Outside of classes, she can be found volunteering or exploring different hobbies, such as digital art and martial arts.
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