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Athletic director job comes true for David Pater

Athletic director job comes true for David Pater

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspective Editor

March 12, 2019

Working his way up from being a teacher to director of student services, David Pater will become the new athletic director starting in July. “I’ve always wanted this position and this is a position that even going into college I knew I wanted to do something with sports,” Pater said. “I’m s...

Without fear Yazidi student brings awareness of her people to the community

Without fear Yazidi student brings awareness of her people to the community

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

February 22, 2019

In Iraq, life for junior Ameena AlHammo was calm and simple. “We as Yazidis live our life simple. We didn't have electricity, internet, or schools but we were okay with it,” AlHammo said. And then ISIS arrived. Her family had heard of ISIS coming to their town from refugees whose towns w...

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

January 22, 2019

Following in his lifelong dream, senior Mark Perez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and will head to boot camp after graduation. “I’ve always wanted to do it as a kid and I’ve never changed my mind. Now that I’m age appropriate to join, I just did it,” Perez said. The Marines...

Senior athlete enjoys running lifestyle

Senior athlete enjoys running lifestyle

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

October 19, 2018

Three-year varsity cross country runner and captain senior Kamal Patel is enjoying his last season as a high schooler. “I would say that running is so great that it almost helps our body in every situation. It’s a lifestyle, it keeps the body in good shape, helps you concentrate, focus on study...

Undefeated golfer heads to state tournament

Undefeated golfer heads to state tournament

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

October 12, 2018

Four-year golfer, sophomore Kendall Farm remains undefeated for the season and is now heading to state Friday and Saturday. Farm won first place on Sept. 24 at the Upstate Eight Conference, regionals on Oct. 4, and sectionals on Oct. 8. Farm shot a 79 in the conference at The Bridges of Popla...

Freshman athlete discovers difference between middle school and high school sports

Freshman athlete discovers difference between middle school and high school sports

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 10, 2018

Freshman Maryam Al Kubaisi is a multi-sport athlete that has been playing sports for seven years, ranging from soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Al Kubaisi plays post (defense) in basketball, soccer as a center back and, volleyball as a spiker. Now, she moved on from playing at a middle school leve...

Playing badminton as team captain one last time

Playing badminton as team captain one last time

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 9, 2018

For senior Clarissa Vargas, being the varsity team captain of badminton can put a load of pressure on her shoulders inside and outside the court. “It's hard being a captain because sometimes what we want isn't what everyone else wants and that really takes a toll on all of us,” Vargas said. Bu...

The 5Ws and more for upcoming AP tests

The 5Ws and more for upcoming AP tests

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

May 1, 2018

Starting from Monday to May 18, 429 students will take a, if not more than one, Advanced Placement (AP) test after nearly a year of studying for it. According to Assistant Principal Allister Scott, 76 freshmen, 87 sophomores, 140 juniors, and 126 seniors have signed up for AP testing. This y...

A year without a birthday

A year without a birthday

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2018

Senior Jeremy Belingon is a leap year baby and having to wait four years for his birthday is nothing out of the ordinary. “I love my birthday,” Belingon said. “It doesn’t have a huge impact on who I have become or anything I (have) accomplished.” Belingon likes to joke around with everyo...

What it takes to be in track

What it takes to be in track

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 27, 2018

Track consists of many other activities and responsibilities than just running. Having a busy schedule, for example, is one of them. "We meet six days out of the week, we meet every day except Sunday,” girls track captain Catherine Franch said. Each day, their practices consist of differen...

Senior enjoys last year as high school cheerleader

Senior enjoys last year as high school cheerleader

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 16, 2018

From becoming more confident to bringing happy memories, cheerleading has significantly impacted senior Ajani Taylor’s high school life. “It’s made me really lively, now I see myself as someone that wants to take charge, someone who likes to teach people,” Taylor said. Taylor is able ...

English teachers earn National Board Certification

English teachers earn National Board Certification

By Isabela Casimiro, Reporter

February 15, 2018

Among the 112,000 teachers that have received the honor of National Board Certification are English teachers Jen Culbertson, Nicole Osborne, and Lauren Stewart. The certification is not easily obtained. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards requires applicants to have evidence of the standar...

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