The Student Newspaper of Acalanes High School
Author: Acalanes Blueprint
Don Mascot Community Response
The following letter is a submission from a community member regarding the Acalanes Don mascot. If you are interested in submitting a response, please comment below or use the website submissions page. By Ron Jones, Community Member Hello to the current students, faculty and staff
Unapproved Fliers Hung in Support of Don Mascot
By Lulu Levy and Kiran Foster, Online Feature Editor and Online Sports Editor // As Acalanes students and staff arrived at school early Wednesday morning, they were met with fliers posted throughout campus urging them to “Back the Don.” Unapproved posters were taped to classroom
Hot Takes: Episode 7
By Gus McKinney, Jake Boseli, Henry Hagel, and Kiran Foster, Podcast and Video Content Manager, Copy Editor, Print Sports Editor, Online Sports Editor // The seventh episode of Hot Takes features a special guest and the guys debate would-you-rather questions.
High School Sports Fail Female Athletes
By Haley Chelemedos, Staff Writer // “This is a man’s world,” James Brown sang in 1966, sending a clear message to all listeners. While we may not consider everything to men’s advantage anymore, the high school sports system certainly still is. Despite progress made through
A Profile of LPIE’s Mission and Vision Poster Design Contest Winner: John Cain
By Maddyx Bride and Sophie Gold, and Aya O’Neal, Staff Writers // Out with the old, in with the new. Every classroom across Acalanes displays the newest mission and vision poster. Following Acalanes’ revisiting of its mission, vision, and the Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE)
Historic Snow in Lafayette
This week the Lafayette community experienced the rare sight of snow due to a powerful storm. Lamorinda last experienced snowfall in 2017. Check out the photos below!
Fox News Covers Acalanes Teacher Affinity Group
Dr. Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, Director of Student Support, Equity and Inclusion for the Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD), became the subject of a Fox News article published on Feb. 16 regarding an email about a teachers’ affinity group on campus. Blueprint Issue 6 covered this
Hot Takes: Episode 6
By Gus McKinney, Jake Boseli, Henry Hagel, and Kiran Foster, Podcast and Video Content Manager, Copy Editor, Print Sports Editor, Online Sports Editor //The guys air a second iteration of America’s favorite segment Fire and Ice.
Plans for the Remodeling of Lafayette Reservoir’s Iconic Tower
By Maddyx Bride and Jenna Kessler, Staff Writers // On Jan. 9, EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility District) officials presented an update of the plan to retrofit the Lafayette Reservoir Tower to the Lafayette City Council. The Lafayette Reservoir is a significant historic site and
Stanley Middle School Principal Placed on Leave
By Helen O’Neal and Lulu Levy, Online Editor-in-Chief and Online Feature Editor // The Lafayette School District placed Stanley Middle School Principal Nicole Chaplan on leave on Jan. 28 as officials investigate her involvement in a sex abuse case against a former teacher at San