Photo courtesy of HSD.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

Photos courtesy of Shelly Werfelmann (left) and Ramona Trevino.

Nonprofits

Juvenile Hall volunteers launch nonprofit to help at-risk youth

L.I.F.E. Project aims to help youth transition back into the community through apprenticeships.

Students at the Firefighters Memorial. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

Homeschool students go to Sacramento

The field trip included Capitol Park, Sacramento History Museum and the California State Railroad Museum.

Baler practice. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Baler football begins Aug. 27 against Santa Teresa

Free from COVID restrictions, coach Bryan Smith looks forward to a full season.

Link Crew Leaders take their group of freshman around the different parts campus and show them where their classes are located. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Schools & Education

SBHS holds in-person orientation for students

Link Crew hosts freshman gathering to start the new school year.

Students were able to choose from quality backpacks of different colors and styles. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Schools & Education

San Benito United Way distributes over 1,300 backpacks to students

Calculators, pencils, binders and notebooks were included.

Students working on HDLA's mural. Photo courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Colorful murals enliven Hollister Schools

Summer school program pushes art to the walls.

Cindy Brown. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Hollister schools librarian retires after 32 years

Cindy Brown made libraries accessible to students, providing a safe space to read.

Alec Garcia was also team captain of the boys volleyball team, which made it all the way to the CCS prelims this year.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Alec Garcia

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Jefferson School students. Back row; Jake Volmer, Kathy Miramontes. Middle row: Daniel Miramontes, Justin Delgado and Atticus Ortez-Salas. Front; Kassandra Mirmontes. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Local rural school holds end-of year ceremony for six students

They had been receiving in-person instruction since January.

Adam Kalstrom running down the field during his last home game against Pacific Grove high school. Photo courtesy of Julia Hicks.

Features

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Adam Kalstrom

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Marty Richman. Photo by John Chadwell.

Features

4 San Benito High seniors awarded Marty Richman Memorial Scholarship

Hollister Councilman Tim Burns established the fund to honor the late councilman.

Itzel Del Rio. Photo by Robert Eliason

Features

Anzar senior graduation includes parade through San Juan Bautista

Graduation was bittersweet for seniors for not been able to be with friends or participate in school activities during most of their last year in high school.

Ramon Duran running the 110m hurdles during his track meet at Christopher High School. Photo curtesy of Julia Hicks.

Schools & Education

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Ramon Duran

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Schools & Education

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Victoria De Sousa

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.