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How safe are Hayward high schools?

How safe are Hayward high schools?

Cody Davis and Louis LaVenture,
Contributor and Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2017
Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Jan. 11 at a school board meeting Ladale Slocum, a campus safety officer for Tennyson High School in South Hayward, discussed the functionality of security cameras at high schools within the Hayward Unified School District. “Our camera system has been down for at least a couple of years now,” sai...

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

City Hall lights up Downtown Hayward

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Metro, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Hayward’s “Light Up The Season” celebration took over downtown on Saturday. City officials closed off sections of B and Watkins Streets near City Hall where attendees could watch performances, play games, go on carnival rides and much more. According to the President and CEO of the Hayw...

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Hayward trunk or treat event encourages autism acceptance

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

Ghouls, goblins and Mickey Mouse flocked to John Muir Elementary School in Hayward last Saturday to partake in a unique Trunk or Treat event geared toward special needs kids and their families. Cars adorned with spider webs and Halloween decorations opened their trunks to offer candy, treats and gam...

Hayward Unified School District superintendent fired

Hayward Unified School District superintendent fired

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Metro

It was not the farewell Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs was looking for. On Sept. 15 the Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees voted 3-0 to fire the embattled Dobbs following public and private meetings with Dobbs and his attorney Dorian Peters. Dobbs was placed on administrative leav...

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Father’s highlighted on first day of school

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2016
Filed under Metro

Fathers took center stage on the first day of school throughout the Hayward Unified School District last Thursday. In collaboration with the Black Star Project, HUSD teamed up to encourage fathers and men to participate in the 2016 version of the “Million Father March,” with a special event a...

California suspends high school exit exam

California suspends high school exit exam

Jesse Castro,
Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

For the last 12 years, California high school students were required to pass all three parts of the California High School Exit Exam to obtain their diploma. That came to an end when Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 172 this past October to suspend the exam for three or more years and allow a...

HUSD hosts second annual Education Summit

HUSD hosts second annual Education Summit

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor
April 23, 2015
Filed under Metro

On Saturday morning, hundreds of students, parents and community members filled Hayward City Hall’s first floor and lined the staircase to the second floor as they came together for Hayward Unified School District’s second annual Education Summit. The summit, dubbed “Cradle to Career,” took plac...

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