By Stella Heo, Staff Writer // On Friday, Jan. 17, club day took place in the big gym. Watch the recap below!
By Keith Johnson, Staff Writer // The annual Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) Shakespeare Festival took place at Acalanes on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Watch the recap below!
By Zack Lara and Keith Johnson, Staff Writers // On this episode of Bluepers, Demetri discusses movies, music, and sits down with digital design teacher Chris Busse. Enjoy episode two!
By Natalie Means and Shrida Pandey, Staff Writers // The Acalanes women’s soccer team (7-2-1) fell to the Campolindo Cougars (6-1-1) 2-0 in their rivalry game last Friday night. The Acalanes stands […]
Student Nicotine Addiction: Counselors, administrators, and lawmakers scramble to counteract the spread of vaping
By John Kalil and Demetri Leones, Managing Editor and Liaison Editor // As a result of years of successful youth education and societal attitude shifts, a 2017 report by the Center for […]
By Kayli Harley, Staff Writer // There are “madmen” in the room. They sit the same as the others in the space, but a barrier of shame and ignorance isolates them. They […]
By Keith Johnson, Staff Writer // On Thursday, Dec. 12, the annual Holiday Choral Concert took place in the Acalanes Preforming Arts Center. Watch the recap below!
By Zack Lara, Staff Writer // On Thursday, Dec. 5, the wind ensemble and orchestra performed numerous holiday tunes in the second part of their two part winter concert series. Watch the […]
By Stella Heo and Shrida Pandey, Staff Writers // Students gather in a classroom to read and analyze their class text. White students, Asian students, African American students are of equal rank […]
By Allie Marcu and Shrida Pandey, Staff Writers // Every year in the United States, 40 percent of the food is left untouched. The world wastes 1.3 billion tons of food every […]
By Keith Johnson, Staff Writer // The annual winter Instrumental Music Concert took place in the Acalanes Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Watch the recap below!
By Mason Archer and Liam McGlynn, Staff Writers // As Acalanes fall sports teams finish up their seasons with North Coast Section (NCS) and state playoff runs, winter sports teams gear up […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor The game of football has continued to evolve in of favor spectacular offensive displays and ridiculous passing numbers. Yet nothing close to an offensive explosion transpired […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // What started as a mere possibility two years ago has blossomed into reality. The Women’s Water Polo team is the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Northern […]
By Nicole Prozan, Opinion Editor // In this episode of Double NPR, Nicole Prozan and Nelson Rogers have a conversation about the current impeachment trials. Enjoy!
By Daniel Adri and Mason Archer, Staff Writers // A simple extra credit opportunity for Acalanes teacher Kristen Anderson’s government class, escalated quickly into an interview on live television with KTVU. On […]
By Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // Senior Dodgeball took place in the Acalanes big gym from Monday, Nov. 18 through Wednesday Nov. 20. Watch the recap below!
By Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // Acalanes students got to show off their talents at the annual Open Mic Night this Wednesday, Nov. 20. Watch the recap below!
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor //Just four days ago, the women’s water polo team earned its 51st straight victory and repeated as North Coast Section (NCS) Open Division Champions. Due to the […]
By Sam Bequette, Staff Writer // The Acalanes Varsity football team showed up Friday night, taking down Newark Memorial 42-0 in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs. The […]
By Jamie Lattin and Binti Sohn, News Editor and Copy Editor The most popular psychoactive drug at Acalanes High School isn’t marijuana or ecstasy. It isn’t shrooms, cocaine, LSD, or any of […]
By Tom Bequette, Staff Writer // It’s no secret that the Acalanes Varsity Girls Water Polo team is one of the best programs in all of California, but the junior varsity (JV) […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // In 2018, the men’s water polo team failed to qualify for the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs. After an eventful 2019 campaign, Acalanes captured the ultimate […]
John Kalil, Managing Editor // A sunset which covered the sky with pinkish red clouds gave way to night as Mother Nature placed Heaston Aquatic Center at the center of a perfect […]
By Kayli Harley, Staff writer // The school hallways he once walked through were vacant and still as sirens blared just up the street, breaking the silence of the once normal day. […]
By Stella Heo, Staff Writer // Kiwis covered the floor. Cardboard boxes and bags were ready to be filled. Student volunteers and their teacher stood ready to organize. As an opportunity for […]
By Daniel Adri, Staff Writer // With the season at its end, the junior varsity (JV) Women’s Volleyball team (10-4) has many things to look back on and be proud of. The […]
By Keith Johnson and Zack Lara, Staff Writers // Welcome to Blueprint online’s first ever talkshow: Bluepers! Blueprint’s very own Demetri Leones sits down to discuss current events, pop culture and all […]
By John Kalil, Managing Editor // Two years and five days ago, the women’s varsity water polo team lost a game. In triple overtime, the Lady Dons fell to Monte Vista 9-8 […]
By Shrida Pandey, Staff Writer // Using phenomenal performances from a core group of players, the Acalanes junior varsity (JV) football team finished their season with a perfect 9-0 record. The team […]
By Mason Archer, Staff Writer // With another solid season under their belt, the junior varsity (JV) men’s water polo team (10-9 overall, 3-5 league) gained some much needed experience as they […]
By Stephanie Liu, Copy Editor In an increasingly globalized world, and an especially diverse Bay Area community, Acalanes students will interact with many people of different races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, and genders […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // One Down, two to go. The men’s water polo team are now one step closer to attaining a North Coast Section (NCS) Championship. Despite a sluggish […]
John Kalil, Managing Editor In just under 1600 words the First Book of Samuel chronicles the greatest underdog story ever told. The tale of David overcoming long odds to best Goliath inspired […]
By Ella Alpert, Staff Writer // Waking up and running to your window, just in time to see the first snow of the season fall. School is cancelled, and you can spend […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor // The football team picked up an easy victory Friday night over Alhambra 56-7 on a night that was all about the Class of 2020. The […]
By Shrida Pandey, Staff Writer // Acalanes BioTech teacher Sydney Johnson sat down with Blueprint to discuss the devastating affects of the Acalanes power outage on her classroom.
By Kayli Harley, Staff writer// One second tennis players are mindlessly hitting the ball across the net. Two seconds and there is an explosion. Three seconds and the flames spark. Four seconds and […]
By Tom Bequette, Staff Writer // The women’s water polo team showed yet again why they are an elite program by becoming the NorCal invitational champions for the second year in a […]
By Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // On Sunday Oct. 27, a brush fire broke out in Lafayette burning both sides of Highway 24. Subsequently, power lines were damaged, resulting in a power […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // After a slow first half, the football team stormed back against Diablo Athletic League (DAL) rival Miramonte and completely shut down the Matador offense in the […]
By Stephanie Liu, Staff Writer // In a world that can be cruel to LGBT youth, Acalanes strives to make its queer students feel safe and represented. Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), Peer […]
By Anna Yiannikos and Zoe Edelman, Head Photographer and Head Videographer // The Laramie Project comes to the Acalanes small theatre Wednesday Oct. 23 through Saturday Oct. 26. Tickets can be purchased […]
By Nicole Prozan and Zoe Cate, Opinion Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief //“You have a new match!” Gone are the days of love letters, candlelit dinners, and formal courtship. Now, the new […]
By Natalie Means, Staff Writer // For some students, high school serves as an exciting and memorable chapter of their lives. However, others feel that high school is predominantly a source of […]
Anne Thiselton-Dyer, Arts Editor // “That kind of thing doesn’t happen here.” This line is echoed by multiple Laramie residents and actors within the play, “The Laramie Project.” This line references the […]
Sofia Olsson and Charlotte Glass, Copy Editor and Print Editor-In-Chief // August 20, 2018 – A fifteen-year-old girl skips her Friday classes and stands alone on the steps of the Swedish parliament […]
Lizzy Xie, Stephanie Liu, Catherine Lomond, Online News Editor, Staff Writers // The last of the blue Instagram profile photos for the Sudan massacre have disappeared. The outraged posts about restricting abortion […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor A sea of blue and pink engulfed the south side of the Acalanes football field Friday night as the sweet sound of an “ACA-LAN-ES” chant was […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor // The football team has played at a high level for most of the season, suffering only two losses on the road against tough Vintage and […]
By Sabrina Agazzi and Keith Johnson, Staff Writers // The Acalanes front quad buzzed as students played with animals, enjoyed free treats and practiced yoga. On Friday, Oct. 11 The Acalanes Student […]
By Anna Yiannkos, Head Photographer // The first annual fall instrumental Pops concert took place in the Acalanes Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 10. Watch the recap below!
By Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // On Friday, Oct. 11, classrooms in the 400 wing were flooded. Watch the video below to find out how the flood occurred and how it will impact […]
Emerson Brown, Stella Heo, Katrina Ortman, Staff Writers // The seconds ticked by as residents waited for the power to go out. Five minutes passed. Ten minutes passed. Nothing. The lights were […]
Stephanie Liu, Copy Editor // While wildfires from previous years such as the Paradise fire in 2018 and the Santa Rosa fire in 2017 were disastrous, they were relatively far removed from the […]
By Emerson Brown, Katrina Ortman, Stella Heo, Staff Writers // At the infamous Acalanes gas station, a line of cars inches into the small Shell gas station in preparation for the upcoming […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // The women’s water polo team hosted its annual Acalanes Invitational Tournament during the weekend of Sept. 6-8. After winning the tournament championship in 2018, the team […]
By Emerson Brown, Staff Writer // Through the cracks of the band room door, students can be heard chanting “ooga chaka ooga ooga ooga chaka.” This is a stark contrast to the usual […]
By Sophia Cooper, Staff Writer // Typically, the Acalanes homecoming week is centered around the football team and the competition between the grades, but this year the spotlight shifted elsewhere. Three […]
By Stella Heo and Kayli Harley, Staff writers // What started as a mere vision in the minds of the Editors-in-Chief of Blueprint to create a revamped publication has blossomed into a reality. […]
By Julia Poole, Staff Writer // School comes with daily stressors such as test anxiety, loads of homework and navigating the ins and outs of relationships. In addition to these mundane issues, […]
By Keith Johnson, Staff Writer // Blueprint sat down with the Acalanes band, the Delivery Men to learn about their members and how they came together. Watch the video below to learn more!
By Oliver Lane, Contributing Videographer // Acalanes homecoming week consisted of various lunchtime activities, class competitions, a rally, a football game, and a dance. Watch the recap of this week’s events below!
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor // The Acalanes football team shook off a slow start to down Oakland 41-7 in front of an electric homecoming atmosphere Friday, Sept. 27. The […]
By Emerson Brown, Staff Writer // Without a flicker, the Acalanes stadium suddenly plunged into darkness during the 2019 homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 27. Immediately, students and parents pulled out […]
Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // The whirlwind politics of the last few days confused, angered, and saddened me. After attempting to digest it all, I am left with one overarching question: What kind […]
By Oliver Lane, Contributing Videographer // For Tuesday’s homecoming lunchtime activity, dons gathered in the freshmen quad to tie-dye shirts. Watch the recap below!
By Oliver Lane, Contributing Videographer // On Monday, Sep. 23, Acalanes students gathered on the field to support the special education students in a game of unified soccer. Watch the recap below!
By Oliver Lane, Contributing Videographer // Homecoming week has officially begun! To kick off the week students from all grades got together on Sunday, Sep. 22, to decorate their hallway in accordance with […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // Thirty-six wins and counting. The Lady Dons proved once again why they are number one in Northern California with another illustrious tournament victory. Led by a […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor // Revenge is always best served cold. The Acalanes football team showed they had not forgotten last year’s brutal loss to El Cerrito by racing […]
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // Nearly 40,000 people flooded the streets of San Francisco on Sep. 20 to call attention to the ever-pressing issue of climate change. This march was youth-led and […]
No More Coal, No More Oil: The San Fransico Climate Strike Through the Eyes of Two Acalanes Students
By Emerson Brown and Katrina Ortman, Staff Writers // Walking down Market Street, we chanted, “No more coal, no more oil, keep your carbon in the soil,” our voices echoing through the […]
Lizzy Xie, Online News Editor // Members of the Acalanes Parents Club (APC) and Acalanes students gathered on Sunday, Sep. 15, to beautify the Acalanes campus. Sixty-one parent and student volunteers showed […]
By Keith Johnson, Videographer // Acalanes hosted ‘Club Day’ on Sept. 13 during academy, an annual tradition to grow and learn about club involvement. Watch the recap below!
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // The school district has applied for a $1 million grant to combat student vaping by hiring nicotine addiction specialists and installing vape detectors and surveillance cameras. Vaping […]
By Aaron Vaserman & Mason Archer, Staff Writers // The Acalanes faithful packed the stadium to watch the Dons defeat visiting Berkeley 57-28 on Friday, Sept. 13. Acalanes received the opening kickoff, […]
By Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Acalanes students and staff reflect on the importance of the day and what it means to them.
By Allie Marcu, Staff Writer We all live or have lived the freshmen experience. Freshmen don’t understand why upperclassmen hate them until they aren’t one anymore. Once they become a sophomore, they then […]
By Nicole Prozan, Opinion Editor // On this weeks episode of Double NPR, our editors discuss the electoral college. Enjoy!
By Ella Alpert, Staff Writer // Curious Acalanes students quickly fell silent as a young man, with hair past his shoulders and a sleeve of tattoos made his way across the gym. This […]
By Tom Bequette, Staff Writer // For many students and staff, using the Acalanes bathrooms is the last thing on their mind as they go about their day. But for Abigail Smith, Acalanes’ […]
By Aysha Craig, Staff Writer // Whether the goal is to take on a large responsibility or to try something new, jobs and internships are a popular way Acalanes students spend their time […]
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // The long-awaited first episode of Double NPR is here. In this new segment, two editors, Nicole Prozan and Nelson Rogers, from opposite ends of the political […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor // The greatest teams in sports are always resilient. The Acalanes football team showed plenty of resiliency Friday night as they defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep […]
By Daniel Adri, Staff Writer // The energy followed the Acalanes football team as they sprinted out onto the field. The crowd was buzzing with excitement as the Dons kicked off their season […]
By Lizzy Xie, Online News Editor // While the majority of the Acalanes High School staff and students slept in on Saturday, August 25, a group of teachers jumpstarted their weekend with an […]
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // Cooking With Charlie is back! This time chef Charlie teaches us how to make popcorn three ways: sweet, salty, and spicy. Watch the video below to learn […]
By Zoe Edelman, Head Videographer // An awards ceremony was held at Acalanes on May 30 to celebrate the seniors who are pursuing the arts in college. Watch the recap below!
// As the school year comes to an end, so does the class of 2019’s time at Acalanes. Senior week was held May 20- 24 at Acalanes as a way for the […]
By Stephanie Liu, Staff Writer // It’s 8:30 on a Friday morning and classrooms feel weirdly empty. Around two-thirds of students are missing, and the rest of the class checks their social media […]
By Anne Thiselton-Dyer, Arts Editor // It seems every day that another celebrity turns out to be a horrible person; Johnny Depp, Kevin Spacey, and R. Kelly are just a few of many […]
By Stephanie Liu, Staff Writer // Track star Mila Mathias paced arround her room, willing the polish on her nails to dry faster. Her prom dress and heels laid in a bag by […]
By Zoe Cate and Sofia Olsson, Online Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor // Welcome to Generation Adderall: a generation of students struggling with a dependence on a tiny blue pill as a “study buddy” […]
By Sydney Lauer and Leda Abkenari, Feature Editors // Each year, the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) distributes “Teacher Of The Year Awards” to recognize outstanding staff members for their hard work […]
By Lizzy Xie, Online News Editor // Among the vast majority of American-born high schoolers at Acalanes, a small portion of students possess backgrounds far unlike those of their peers. These individuals have […]
By Noah Glosson, Sports Editor // Acalanes Boosters honored 13 student-athletes during lunchtime at the Big Gym on Thursday, May 23. These athletes have either signed or committed to play their sports […]
By Anna Yiannkos, Head Photographer // Acalanes hosted the annual POPs concert on Thursday, May 23. Watch the recap below!
By Anna Yiannkos, Head Photographer // Former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Blueprint Editor-in-Chief came back to Acalanes to speak about his journey from Blueprint to the White House and all the lessons he […]
By Lizzy Xie, Online News Editor // Acalanes’ student-run newspaper, Blueprint, won first place for Overall Excellence in the county-wide Lesher Journalism Awards contest for the second year in a row in a […]
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // On this episode of Cooking With Charlie, Charlie Keohane teaches us how to make garlic knots. Watch the video below to learn how to make these delicious […]
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // Welcome to the first episode of Cooking with Charlie. This is a new segment on Blueprint Online, where we sit down with Charlie Keohane as she experiments […]
By Sarah Westergren, Staff Writer // Tensions ran high as the Dons battled for first in the league against rival Campolindo High School on Thursday, April 25 at home. Competition picked up […]
By Ryan Owens, Online Sports Editor // The warmer weather might have had something to do with the smoking hot bats of the Acalanes Dons Tuesday, April 23. The Dons scored […]
By Zoe Cate, Online Editor-in-Chief // Baskerville comes to the Acalanes small theatre Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27 at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased on the webstore. Support the DramaDons!
By John Kalil, Managing Editor-in-Chief // Back for its second year on campus after a long hiatus, Powder Puff women’s football will take place Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17 on the field […]
By John Kalil, Managing Editor-in-Chief // It was a beautiful spring evening to celebrate the life of a cherished member of the Acalanes community. This past Friday, April 14, students, parents, and community […]
By Jamie Lattin, Staff Writer // A congregation of students donning red and wearing stickers gathered in the front quad on a bright, crisp spring morning, prepared for a silent protest that […]
By Zoe Edelman, Videographer // Students showcased their gifts through the annual talent show on Wednesday, March 27 in the PAC from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hosts included seniors Ed Collinson, […]
By Binti Sohn, Staff Writer // Spring break can either seem like the slowest week of the year, or it can pass by in a second. Learning how to spend it right […]
By Nicole Prozan, Staff Writer // Each year, new students are elected to head the Associated Student Body (ASB). ASB has many responsibilities including overseeing leadership, planning events, and being liaisons for […]
By Jamie Lattin, Staff Writer // When presented in an academic setting, history can often appear to be an impersonal slew of facts and statistics. The stories that are passed down from […]
By Ryann Drue, Videographer // In the first event of its kind, the Acalanes Leadership Associated Student Body (ASB) officers put together a senior-only dodgeball event, more formally known as “Dodge or […]
By Ryann Drue, Videographer // Psychology students discovered what it meant to be a teenage parent through the yearly flour baby project, spanning from March 4 to March 8. Students were required […]
By Stephanie Liu, Staff Writer // Acalanes Performing Arts presents a production of everyone’s favorite classic fairytale, Cinderella. Disney fans should prepare for different vibes, different songs, and different personalities than the Disney […]
By Binti Sohn, Staff Writer // To all students dreaming of becoming an actor or actress, becoming an Improvadon might just be the right course of action. The student-led club focuses on […]
By Kiara Kunnes and Charlie Keohane, Print Editor-in-Chief and News Editor // One recruited athlete who received a full-ride scholarship has taken the SAT. One academically oriented student who has consistently taken Advanced Placement […]
By Karen Rosenberg and Lisi Burciaga, Print Editors-in-Chief // Dear Readers, Before you read this story, we warn you that it is a very dark, heavy hitting, and sometimes stomach-turning piece. If matters […]
By Ryann Drue, Videographer // Staff and students kicked off March with the first annual March Madness Week from Feb. 25 to March 1. ASB hosted a faculty and student tournament at […]
By Zoe Edelman and Lizzy Xie, Staff Writers // February is Black History Month; Acalanes’ Black Student Union (BSU) teamed up with the Acalanes Leadership Diversity board to put on a week […]
By Binti Sohn, Staff Writer // While most students’ biggest achievements include grades or the starting lineup, sophomore Max Simas’ accomplishment stands apart; he played the drums as part of the esteemed All-State […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // The four-seeded women’s basketball team fell in heartbreaking fashion to the five-seed Redwood Giants of Larkspur by a score of 65-57 in the North Coast Section […]
By Nicole Prozan, Staff Writer // Valentine’s day singing grams are a coveted tradition at Acalanes. After a lapse in this tradition last year, singing grams are being re-instituted this Valentine’s day with […]
By John Kalil, Sports Editor // It was a dry day in Lafayette, but last night the women’s basketball team poured in 62 points to soak Northgate in the first round of […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // The men’s basketball team picked up its signature win of the season over Diablo Athletic League (DAL) powerhouse College Park 85-76 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at […]
How Different Writing Creative Submissions Winner, Anonymous “If you had a box of crayons,” Ms. Florine starts slowly, “would you want them to all be the same color?” She sweeps her shoulder length […]
Dear Readers, Before you read this story, we warn you that it is a very dark, heavy hitting, and sometimes stomach-turning piece. If matters of great sensitivity, such as sexual assault, will […]
By Leda Abkenari, Jamie Lattin, Stephanie Liu, and Zoe Edelman, Staff Writers and Videographer // Kindness is in our DNA. Despite the overall accepting atmosphere at Acalanes, the community is not immune to […]
By Aliye Wingate, Staff Writer // Whenever a team from Acalanes plays Campolindo High School, there will always be some sort of anticipation; after all, we are rivals. As part of the […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // The men’s basketball team endured a tough loss to rival high school Campolindo 43-66 in front of a sellout crowd on Thursday, Jan. 24, bringing their […]
By Nicole Prozan, Staff Writer // The two most important aspects of my identity are feminism and Judaism. Feminism is a main pillar of my everyday life which dictates my actions. My strong […]
By Sarah Westergren, Online Editor-in-Chief // As the final Common Application deadline comes to a close, Acalanes students took a moment to reflect on the process and offer their best advice for […]
By Ryann Drue, Videographer // In an exclusive Blueprint interview, Online Associate Editor Zoe Cate sat down with sophomore John Stancik to talk all things didgeridoo; a unique wind instrument he recently […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // Acalanes has closed the school weight room due to a recent discovery of mold on Tuesday, Jan. 9 in one of its corners. The weight room […]
By Shreekar Pandey and Zoe Cate, Feature Editor and Online Associate Editor // Finals week is taking place at Acalanes Monday, Jan. 14 through Jan. 17. For freshmen, this will be their […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // In an intense Chris Huber Classic championship game, Acalanes fell in heartbreaking fashion as Tamalpais scored the go-ahead basket with 1.1 seconds remaining, handing Acalanes its […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // The Acalanes men’s basketball team held off a physically talented De Anza squad 57-51 on Friday, Dec. 28, earning themselves a spot in the Chris Huber […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // In honor of longtime assistant basketball coach and Physical Education teacher Chris Huber, the men’s basketball team hosted the first day of its annual Chris Huber […]
By Anna Yiannikos, Natalie Seiler, and Sydney Rohrbough, Staff Photographers // Stuck at home for the holidays? Have no fear—here are 10 things to keep you busy this winter season. Make your […]
By Zoe Edelman, Videographer // Acalanes staff and students participated in the annual “Adopt-a-Family” celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 18 during Academy, hosted by the Community Outreach Leadership board. This year, 25 classes […]
// The Acalanes Performing Arts Department presented their 2018 winter concerts entitled “Sing All Together” on Dec. 18 and 20. The first performance included special guest Las Lomas Chorale, with the second […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // Finals week is a daunting time for most students. Unlike previous years, teachers will only have one week to review with their students before they hand […]
By Claire Mueller, Staff Writer // It’s the perfect time of year to bundle up under a warm blanket, drink hot cocoa, and watch a seasonal movie with close friends and family. […]
By Ryann Drue, Videographer // Acalanes hosted its annual Instrumental Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 18 through Thursday, Dec. 20. The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Freshman Band performed that Tuesday, with […]
By Nicole Prozan, Staff Writer // Bright twinkling lights throughout the streets, holiday commercials, and the coveted return of the red Starbucks cup stir up feelings of cheer, excitement, and happiness among […]
By John Kalil, Sports Editor // Sports Editor John Kalil interviewed women’s water polo head coach Misha Buchel on another successful season after their NCS Championship win on Saturday, Dec. 1. Kalil: […]
By Sarah Westergren, Online Editor-in-Chief // A subtle melody. Soft, warm hues. Walls, covered in art. It was the perfect ambiance at Lafayette’s Art Room last Friday night. “I wanted to showcase a […]
By Zoe Cate, Ari Goodman and Sarah Westergren, Online Associate Editor, Staff Writer, and Online Editor-in-Chief // The Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) suffered yet another loss last week with the […]
By Stephanie Liu and Lizzy Xie, staff writers // Although the Chinese education system is known for producing competitive, smart and capable students, there is always room to grow. For Chinese teachers, […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // Students and staff across the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) wore green for Miramonte Support Day on Friday, Nov. 30. Throughout the week, Leadership posted […]
By Noah Glosson, Staff Writer // The dream season is now complete. The Lady Dons are the 2018 North Coast Section (NCS) Women’s Water Polo Open Division Champions. In front of a […]
By John Kalil, Sports Editor // The Acalanes women’s varsity volleyball team gave new meaning to the term “road warriors” this past Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Lady Dons made the six hour […]
By Lizzy Xie, Staff Writer // Blueprint sat down with lead actors Anna Sominsky, Blake Levinson, Alex Gold and Joel Braunstein to get the latest scoop on everything “12 Angry Jurors”, a […]
By Sydney Lauer, Staff Writer // The Acalanes String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble wowed audiences during its annual Fall Instrumental Concert. Taking place Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Performing Arts Center, the […]
By Ryan Owens, Staff Writer // The Acalanes football team endured a tough loss to rival school Campolindo this past Friday, Oct. 12. The Dons committed three turnovers and failed to […]
// Acalanes’ Women’s Ensemble and Bella Voce choirs, along with Campolindo’s and Miramonte’s choirs, performed at the Women’s Fall Choral Classic (FCC) on Oct. 11 at the Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church. The […]
By Claire Mueller, Staff Writer // With an astounding rating of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is not your typical Netflix romantic comedy. It introduces […]
By Ryann Drue, Videographer // Students partook in Tuesday’s cardstacking challenge, modeled after the juniors’ subtheme, Alice In Wonderland. Juniors took first, with sophomores following behind and seniors lagging in third place. The senior […]
By Coco Cornish, Copy Editor // As the sun rises over senior year, so does a new found tradition at Acalanes High School. Coming together on Friday, Aug. 24, 75 seniors gathered […]