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Fresh start

By Cheryl Senn “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all,” Josiyah Martin once said. After a year of partial to complete shutdowns of schools, business, and community events, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like opening up is on the horizon. With safety…...

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Gradual return to campus brings a glimpse of normalcy

By Cheryl Senn It was reminiscent of long lines for a rock concert, blockbuster movie or opening night of a famous play. If you would have driven by the Sanger High School on Tuesday afternoon, you would have wondered what was happening. This was the most students I had seen…...

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Creating a vision

By Cheryl Senn “Vision is the ability to see potential in what others overlook,”-Rick Warren For the past few years, James Pinedo, owner of Definitive Staffing, in downtown Sanger, looked at the big blank east wall of his business building. Pinedo envisioned a mural on the wall, but didn’t have…...

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A new beginning

By Anahi Jaramillo “And yet the dawn is ours before we know it. Somehow we do it, somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. We are the successors of a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised…...

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Light at the end of the tunnel

By Cheryl Senn I have been hearing the phrase,”the light at the end of the tunnel” a lot lately from our leaders. Most of them are talking about the Nation going through a world pandemic. With the distribution of the vaccine for COVID-19, most leaders feel we can see the…...

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Honoring Allie

By Dana Xiong, Allie’s mother Dear Friends,  I am sharing a very intimate speech that I gave during an interview with the local news. I know that no words can fully capture the life of my beautiful daughter, Allie Chang. Full speech:       “It is every parent’s nightmare, but…...

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Overcoming the distance of a COVID Christmas

By Cheryl Senn “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it,” said Helen Keller This holiday season is complicated, at best, and presents many challenges that no other year has ever experienced. How do families and friends celebrate Christmas at a distance?…...

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New traditions for Christmas

By Cheryl Senn Christmas time in Sanger has always been a time of traditions. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of the time honored traditions had to be cancelled or modified. Even visiting with Santa has been socially distanced. The Sanger Chamber Tree Lighting had to be…...

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Acts of gratitude for Thanksgiving

By Cheryl Senn “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel The pandemic may have everyone feeling divided and separated, but it cannot prevent acts of gratitude from being exhibited all…...

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Always connected

By Cheryl Senn “Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others,” said Paul Bloom. Sanger Unified School District’s (SUSD) motto for the 2020-21 school year is “Always connected.” While dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been separated and learning was distanced and online,…...

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Fresh start

By Cheryl Senn “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all,” Josiyah Martin once said. After a year of partial to complete shutdowns of schools, business, and community events, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like opening up is on the horizon. With safety…...

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Gradual return to campus brings a glimpse of normalcy

By Cheryl Senn It was reminiscent of long lines for a rock concert, blockbuster movie or opening night of a famous play. If you would have driven by the Sanger High School on Tuesday afternoon, you would have wondered what was happening. This was the most students I had seen…...

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Creating a vision

By Cheryl Senn “Vision is the ability to see potential in what others overlook,”-Rick Warren For the past few years, James Pinedo, owner of Definitive Staffing, in downtown Sanger, looked at the big blank east wall of his business building. Pinedo envisioned a mural on the wall, but didn’t have…...

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A new beginning

By Anahi Jaramillo “And yet the dawn is ours before we know it. Somehow we do it, somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. We are the successors of a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised…...

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Light at the end of the tunnel

By Cheryl Senn I have been hearing the phrase,”the light at the end of the tunnel” a lot lately from our leaders. Most of them are talking about the Nation going through a world pandemic. With the distribution of the vaccine for COVID-19, most leaders feel we can see the…...

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Honoring Allie

By Dana Xiong, Allie’s mother Dear Friends,  I am sharing a very intimate speech that I gave during an interview with the local news. I know that no words can fully capture the life of my beautiful daughter, Allie Chang. Full speech:       “It is every parent’s nightmare, but…...

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Overcoming the distance of a COVID Christmas

By Cheryl Senn “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it,” said Helen Keller This holiday season is complicated, at best, and presents many challenges that no other year has ever experienced. How do families and friends celebrate Christmas at a distance?…...

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New traditions for Christmas

By Cheryl Senn Christmas time in Sanger has always been a time of traditions. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of the time honored traditions had to be cancelled or modified. Even visiting with Santa has been socially distanced. The Sanger Chamber Tree Lighting had to be…...

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Acts of gratitude for Thanksgiving

By Cheryl Senn “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel The pandemic may have everyone feeling divided and separated, but it cannot prevent acts of gratitude from being exhibited all…...

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Always connected

By Cheryl Senn “Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others,” said Paul Bloom. Sanger Unified School District’s (SUSD) motto for the 2020-21 school year is “Always connected.” While dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been separated and learning was distanced and online,…...

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