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Another service gets cut

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Throughout the day, construction workers are seen on campus daily and at night as part of Hoover’s ongoing efforts to enhance and beautify the campus such as repainting walls and reconstructing efficient drinking water fountains, with the goal of improving the overall environment for students and staff. However, financial limitations have emerged due to unwise district money decisions, resulting in shortages and the removal of the Hoover health center at the beginning of the 2024/25 school year.

The conclusion to officially shut down the health center in the following school year was made due to the district’s handling of money distribution, resulting in deficient funds to maintain its vital health services for Hoover students. The center has been a cornerstone of aid for all students, providing essential medical services ranging from dental care to mental health assistance. Unfortunately, these services are expensive and can no longer be sustained.

To adapt to these changes, Hoover High School encourages perseverance. Each classroom will now be required to be equipped with essential first-aid kits to address immediate and minor medical needs in an improved and more accessible manner to keep some form of medical attention in lieu of Hoover’s health center. These kits will possess a span of rudimentary supplies, including bandages, disinfectants, deodorants, tissues, dental kits, and feminine products.

Monthly, classes will take a survey in their third period classes for any feedback and recommendations to add to the first aid kits and to take inventory for kits to be replenished and ready for any student’s needs. Though this transition may be challenging, the Hoover High community possesses the resilience and strength to remain committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all our students on campus.

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Kenia Ortiz, Junior Editor
Kenia Ortiz is a Junior at Hoover High School. She was born at the spookiest yet coziest time of the year, October 6th. Like the season she was born in, the cold, crisp weather fall brings is her favorite. Outside school, Kenia spends her days listening to music, watching movies, and taking long walks. The Weeknd, Giveon, and The Internet band are her top artists. She’ll never tire of rewatching her favorite childhood movies, Madagascar and Cars. Her favorite meal is chicken alfredo and pink lemonade for any occasion. She despises slow walkers and loud talkers. She could come off as dull, but in all reality, she’s a tranquil and non-judgmental being who cherishes laughs and the petite things in life. She enjoys her independent time as an introvert although, pushes to be more out there by being additionally involved with the school. Kenia is part of Cardinals Interact, where they support their Cardinal family in every way possible. She plans to join clubs such as IMIN and Key Club. She adores the work of expressing her lens of the world through writing, especially with the opportunities her yearbook class brings. She aspires to graduate here at Hoover High, as it is traditional in her family, and at least four years in college, preferably SDSU, where she will strive for a career in the photography industry. Her biggest motivation is to be the first of her three siblings to attend and complete college for her mom, who she looks up to. Kenia desires improvement within herself, to acquire her full potential, and to find self-love for who she is. She truly believes the world could be better if we held love and basic respect for one another as a family. Today, she aims daily to own up to her beliefs, not only with care and love for her peers but understanding them as well.