The Student Newspaper of Acalanes High School
By the Board of Inclusive Lafayette // The Board of Inclusive Lafayette asked Blueprint to publicize their viewpoints on housing in Lafayette. There will be a City Council meeting on April 26 at 5:45 p.m. for readers who are interested in attending and learning more.
By Griffin Ruebner, Print Sports Editor // “Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!” I can’t count the number of times I viewed this silly advertisement and others just like it during my cartoon-watching days. As I sat on the couch, my eyes locked on the rabbit
“Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel By Amani Williams, Contributing Writer To Whom It May Concern: Over and over again, I’m told that “we have expanded to teach more of a conclusive history” or “we are reading more books written by
By John Kalil, Contributing Writer // In 1971, the social scientist John Rawls explained what he called the Original Position thought experiment. If we knew what societies looked like, but didn’t know what place we would inhabit in society, what kind of society would we like
Not White Like You By Ava Moran, Contributing Writer // Blueprint reporters reached out to Miramonte High School senior Ava Moran for comment after hearing her speak at the Lafayette Peaceful Protest on June 7. I don’t want to die and nothing has changed. I
By Zoe Edelman, Graphics Manager // It is pathetic that the spread of a 38-second video of brazen, horrifying racist dialogue by Acalanes Union High School District (AUHSD) students was the catalyst for addressing racism within the Lamorinda community. As a member of this community,
By Stephanie Liu, Contributing Writer // George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, when police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for at least five minutes. Three other police officers stood by while Floyd was suffocating, pleading for his life. One of those police
By Jamie Bishop, Contributing Writer This is an opposing piece in response to Julia Poole’s article, “The U.S. Government Has Failed to Act Under Pressure of Coronavirus.” As reported coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalization cases start to drop and treatments underway, we as Americans, in the midst
By Zack Lara, Staff Writer // The COVID-19 pandemic stimulated a quarantine culture complete with trends, memes, and activities fit for isolation. Puppy adoptions joined the lineup as families scrambled to keep themselves engaged, but many turned their backs to one crucial detail: ordinary life
By Katrina Ortman, Contributing Writer // Fish swim in the eerily clear canals of Venice, Japanese sika deer wander into urban areas, and coyotes howl through San Franciscan streets. Reports of healthier air quality and reduced nitrogen pollution pour into the media from international scientists.